News - happy new year
Right now I'm working on several articles & being a porch monkey at the same time. Probably that's why none of them gets completed.
I'll try to get one uploaded by the next two weeks. Other than wishing you guys a Happy New Year 30 days late, a 'Dropper Loop' has been added to the 'Knots 1 - The Fundamentals' under the Technical section. Saltwater anglers ought to check it out.
Read more... January 30, 2015 posted by N.C Lip
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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