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Java Barb

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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