Sunday, June 28, 2015

Top saltwater spinning reel

What do you look out for in a salt water spinning reel? We have listed down 4 main criteria for your reference. 

Durability –  Made to last. Able to withstand the might of the ocean and the power of game fish. Start with the physical. Usually material of reel will be made of graphite,aluminium or some other non-metal substance like carbon in CI4+
Line Capacity – Should be able to be loaded with line capacity that can outrun your the game fish. 
Targeting – It is an add on bonus if you have a specific target fish and the method of fishing. Certain reels have better performance in jigging that luring, so a little research can go a long way. Knowing the species can also ensure a fair and adrenaline pumping fight. A heavy reel with lots of line capacity will certainly overpower the fish, which equals to a easy win.  
Bearings – Good bearing is important for a smooth fighting experience. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fishing in East Coast Tasmania, Australia

A holiday combined with fishing on the east coast.
Brought along a handy telescopic with the intention of landing some unique species. 
Just stopping and fish by the shore. Can't do a holiday without fishing the local water...

Ultra beautiful shoreline at your doorstep. Can you resist not soaking your line??

In Tasmania no fishing licence is required. It is good to visit the local tackle shop for some advice. Feel free to approach them and tell them your fishing intention and they will be more willing to share some tips and even their fishing spots. 

As recommended I was asked to gear up with a running sinker rig. Shown below was the setup I used.

The results were satisfying. 

Landed a big Stingray at Swansea. Fight lasted for 30 minutes.

Nice size Bream at Swansea. 

Leather Jacket at St Helen. St Helen is also the best offshore sport fishing destination. 

The traveled route and fishing location. 

Took a plane from Melbourne to Hobart, Tasmania. From there one can easily rent a car at the airport (Pre-booking is adviced). We drove up all the way to the north, travelling along the east coast. You can choose to return your vehicle at any of the departing airport giving you lots of flexibility for planning your itinerary and inserting some fishing into your trip. 

Free feel to drop me an email if you have some questions, will be glad to share. 

Have fun and keep fishing!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

GT caught in Singapore

A good fighting juvenile GT caught on board Ubin Changi fishing trip.