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Java Barb

Freshwater - glitters of silver in the water

If there ever was an award for being a gourmandizing species, then this fish is sure to be nominated. While its average size may be a few inches, Java Barb makes up for that in number. A shoal of 50 strong can easily finish a loaf of bread in no time ...

Read more... November 14, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

208 lbs skate caught off British shores

News - considered to be the largest ever caught from British shores

Daniel Bennett, 26, recently reeled in what is considered to be the largest fish ever caught from British shores. The Yorkshire, England, fisherman caught a massive common skate, weighing an estimated 208 pounds, while he was sifting with members of The Whitby Bass Club off the northern tip of the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Read more... November 08, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

New record sheepshead in Delaware

News - fisherman catches new record sheepshead in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a sheepshead fish caught in Lewes last month has set a new state record. The 17.1-pound fish measured 28 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches.

Read more... October 29, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

Line Twist

Technical - dreaded mini curls - causes, prevention & fix

Line twist is a condition where nylon monofilament on a reel forms multiple twist onto itself. Sometimes it can be so bad that fishing is rendered impossible...

Read more... September 20, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

Line Lay

Technical - something fishy about your line alignment?

Let's clear things up before we jump to the conclusion that any uneven line lay is a shortcoming. Some reels are designed to have line lay slightly tapered either towards the top or bottom...

Read more... September 02, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

It's The Monsoon Season

News - heavy rain in the Malaysian rainforest

The frequent & unpredictable rain has made fishing almost impossible. Although there are some places with shelter to fish from, I still don't fancy getting zapped by lightning. So for the past few weeks I did some website enhancement, especially on its appearance. Hopefully this will provide a better viewing experience. Ultralight fishing will be next on the to-do list as soon as opportunity knocks.

Read more... August 27, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

Hampala Barb

Freshwater - despite its name this fish has no barbs

Mention the name Hampala Barb (hampala macrolepidota) & the following reply would probably be "huh?" Here in Malaysia, it is usually referred to as Sebarau or Jungle Perch ...

Read more... August 2, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

Site Went Down

News - quick update

Site went down for 3 days or so, probably due to some glitch but everything is back to normal now. I'll be uploading new stuff in the next few days. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Read more... July 30, 2014 posted by N.C Lip

Pimp My Lure - Weedguard

Technical - venturing lures to hard to reach places!

Tried getting weedless hook for your lure but couldn't find the right one? Let's face it, they do not come in wide array of choices...

Read more... June 28, 2014 posted by N.C Lip