Monday, 29 April 2013

Mola mola hunting in Bali


There are few places on earth where you can find the strange-looking Mola mola, and exotic Bali is one of them.
Bali. The name conjures up visions of beautiful, golden beaches like Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, not to mention great bargains in art and craft items in laid-back Ubud.
Scuba divers, though, can think only of the Mola mola when in Bali.
The Mola mola, also known as the sunfish, is one of the ocean’s rare and amazing oddities. With its large oval body and ridiculously flimsy-looking flippers, the Mola mola looks like a science fiction-inspired cartoon creation.

Scuba divers allowing a Mola mola or sunfish to pass in Crystal Bay, Bali. — BLUE SEASON BALI

Its eyes are as a big as soup bowls and, even better, this fish loves divers.
Bali is only one of two spots in the world where the Mola mola can be seen. The trouble is, these critters have a fussy time-schedule for appearing in shallow water. Also, they prefer certain temperatures — the colder the better!
The sunfish’s favourite rendezvous spot is off the small island of Nusa Penida, southeast of Bali.
From my villa in Seminyak, we took just 20 minutes to reach Sanur, where the dive operator Blue Season Bali is located. Here, the divers congregated, the usual paperwork was done, and then we were off on a short ride to the beach to the waiting boat.
Thankfully, the trip out took no more than 45 minutes. Our first dive site, Crystal Bay, was an unnerving experience.
I tolerated the cold water temperature to check out the corals, which seemed healthy and vibrant. There were plenty of fish around, including porcupinefish, pipefish and nudibranchs.

A curious pipefish. — Filepix

However, the current that we swam against became increasingly stronger, and it was soon apparent that we had been caught in the mother of all surges.
Kicking against the flow, we soon decided to hold on to ledges by the tips of our fingers and wait it out, hovering diagonally, looking like airborne superheroes with air tanks for capes.
Comically, as we found ourselves suspended in mid-surge, struggling to avoid being swept away, two feelers and a pair of beady eyes popped out from under the ledge I held on to. I pulled myself forward and came within inches of a mantis shrimp.
Looking startled, it scuttled back into its hole before comically peering out again. Some really big tunas zoomed ahead of our group, but not much else was happening so we cut our dive short and headed back to the surface.
The second dive at Tugu was a real coral fest. Tonnes of soft coral spread out before us like a landscaped royal backyard. It was also a much better improvement in terms of currents. We descended, following the steep slopes of Nusa Penida’s west coast.
Calmed by the gentle undertow, the fish life seemed to spring to life, with lionfish and other reef inhabitants out and about. The highlight was a pair of huge pipefish, which stumbled upon our group.
Almost 2m long, they stared wide-eyed at us (as we did them) before dashing off past us. We hardly finished shaking our heads in amazement when we chanced upon a lone cuttlefish. Flaring colours, it too made a beeline for the angled horizon behind us.

The lionfish is one of the most beautiful creatures under the sea. — Filepix

In between dives, I was quite surprised to see a number of dive instructors and divemasters in our group chatting away in different languages.
Blue Season Bali’s dive boat wasn’t exactly spacious, which made relaxing a bit difficult. The answer? Climb up to the roof which doubles as a sun-deck.
Lunch was duly provided, and the ample drinks kept us chatting. All of us were hoping to see those glorious Mola molas.
Finally we made our last dive at Sental, just further down. The drift remained as gentle as before.
With the sun warming our bodies through the shallower water, we got our most leisurely dive yet as we observed a flurry of fish life, including more lionfish, smaller pipefish and even a couple of triggerfish.
I didn’t get a chance to see the Mola mola, though, and that was a genuine disappointment. Perhaps the waters were just too warm.
The fact that divers a couple of days before us had seen a huge bunch made me envious. Then again, Bali underwater is a lot more than just the sunfish, popular though they are.
The healthy reefs and healthy fish population are apparent, even if they seem like any other dive site in Malaysia. If you’re looking for a holiday filled with excitement and discovery, you should now add Bali’s dive sites to your list.
Just pray that the water’s cold, for maybe then you could end up peering back at a Mola mola.

Getting there

AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines fly daily to Bali. Once there, travel by car for around 30 minutes (from Legian or Seminyak) to the dive centre office in Sanur. From there, it’s another 15 minutes to the boat.
IVING A three-tank diving trip with Blue Season Bali to Nusa Penida costs US$145 (RM507) per person, inclusive of lunch, drinks, transfer from centre to the boat and equipment.
INFO For enquiries, contact Blue Season Bali at Jalan Danau Poso, Gang Wanasari 3B, Sanur, 80228 Bali, Indonesia, call: +62 361 270852 /842, fax: +62 361 270842 or e-mail: You can also visit

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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Kaloi Rompin

ROMPIN: Selepas dikecewakan sang sebarau, penulis dan rakan menukar sasaran mencari kalui. Seingat penulis, dua gewang saiz 9 lesap digasak sebarau bagak menyebabkan stok gewang, habis.Perjalanan kali ini ke Lubuk Lais di mana lokasi itu kebanyakan dipenuhi reba dan kayu yang tenggelam di dasar sungai. Ini potensi besar bagi menjerat spesies itu. Bukan itu saja, baung boleh dipancing di tempat sama menggunakan umpan peram atau perumpun. Perlu diberi perhatian, jika berhajat menjerat sang kalui maka tali utama yang digunakan mesti melebihi 20 paun, manakala perambut antara 30 hingga 40 paun.
Ini bagi mengelakkan tali atau perambut putus ketika bertarung dengan mangsa.Setibanya di tempat yang dituju, sauh dilabuhkan. Pancingan pun bermula dengan umpan cebisan kelapa sawit. Hampir satu jam penantian dengan penuh sabar bagi memujuk sang kalui meragut umpan. Getuan kecil mula kelihatan. Inilah tabiat kalui ketika memakan umpan yang dilabuhkan.Penulis menunggu getuan yang agak kencang sebelum membuat sentapan balas supaya umpan yang dikunyah betul-betul ditelan mangsa. Rembatan kuat dilakukan. Nyata hujung tali terasa berat.
Mangsa melawan dengan membuat larian kencang menuju ke reba. Walaupun sistem seretan dikunci ketat, namun mangsa berjaya menyusup ke reba. Hampa bila tali perambut berkekuatan 20 paun berjaya diputuskan mangsa. Seketika kemudian rakan Ahmad Bahari pun menerima nasib sama. Perambut ditingkatkan kepada 40 paun. Kalui seakan mencabar kerana kami sangkakan tidak akan ada lagi getuan selepas itu seperti kebiasaannya. Kali ini joran ditarik rakus walaupun tiada getuan ditunjukkan langsung. Sentapan kuat dibuat. Berlaku pertarungan hebat hingga lenguh otot bahu dan pergelangan tangan.
Terasa kalui ini terlalu besar dengan daya juang yang tinggi dan enggan menurut tarikan tali supaya berentap di pertengahan sungai. Namun setelah beberapa teknik memujuk dengan menghenjut joran perlahan-lahan, mangsa akhirnya akur dan berjaya ditarik keluar dari kawasan reba. Kalui seberat 5.69 kilogram berjaya ditawan. Ini adalah antara mangsa yang terbesar pernah diperoleh setakat ini.Berbanding dengan dua tahun lalu, rekod tangkapan ikan bersaiz besar makin berkurangan. Kemungkinan kerap kali dituba atau ambai haram yang menjerat baka ikan ini daripada membiak. Justeru, komitmen pemancing terhadap pemeliharaan khazanah sungai amat dihargai supaya sumbernya berkekalan selamanya.
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Saturday, March 16 saw thirty eight anglers show up to compete in the fourth tournament of the Challenge Series, “Seeing Spots in Upper Tampa Bay”. These tournaments have always been designed to take anglers out of their comfort zone and this one was no different. The tournament director for this event, Chris “ChrisR” Ravelo, called on “Nut’s Hookers” to supply two bucktail jigs, one each in brown and white, for each angler.
The format had a little twist as well; instead of total length of fish caught, the anglers were allowed to enter two redfish, for five points each, then an additional point for each spot. A tiebreaker would be a third redfish’s length.
I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t really excited about entering this tournament. I wasn’t a big fan of bucktail jigs. I’ve used them in the past and caught fish on them, but I haven’t been in the “tournament” spirit lately. I thought about it some more and said, “Wait a 2minute; they are no different than what I have been using all winter. Why not enter?” I made a few calls to my good friend Norman Hall to see if he was fishing in the tournament. He said that he was, and talked me into going. At first I wasn’t aware of the format, but when he told me it was a redfish tourney my ears perked up.
A few more calls to discuss strategy and launch options, and we came to a game plan. We would launch from the check in point, which was the boat ramp on the Courtney Campbell Causeway located in Upper Tampa Bay. From there we would paddle the roughly one mile over to the flats, which we hoped held some redfish. My thought was this area had mixed and broken grass, the tide was coming out that morning and with several creeks along this shore, the reds should be sitting out in front of those creeks waiting for a meal.
We got checked in, received our tokens and score sheets and unloaded the kayaks. Since the launch time was 7:45 a.m., we had several anxious minutes to kill. I had no great aspirations for this tournament. With a couple of side bets placed, I was really just hoping for third place redfish and the coveted “Juggie”. I was the first to win Juggie some time ago. It started out as a gag, but has since grown to be the most valued award in the event series.
Upper Tampa Bay
As 7:45 approached, we eased the kayaks into the water and wished each other good luck. I had my Malibu Kayaks “X-13”, as I knew I would be covering a lot of water that morning and wanted to do it quickly. As we launched, it was apparent we weren’t the only ones with the same strategy as at least a dozen other competitors launched from the same area. After a nonstop paddle, I arrived on the flats around 8 a.m. and could tell my game plan might have been a good one; I could see schools of mullet jumping up and down the shoreline. I made a quick stop to work a few schools, but had no luck.
Feeling like the water was a bit too deep, I moved in closer to the shore and spooked a couple of really big fish. Now every time I spook something and it leaves a big boil in the water, I like to believe it was one of the fish I was after and not just a really big mullet. Anyone that has fished with me for any length of time will tell you I love to wade. In my opinion it’s one of the best ways to fish. I slow down and work an area more thoroughly. Tethering the kayak to my belt, I waded in until the water was knee deep, then paralleled the shore line making casts out towards the deeper water and the schools of mullet cruising by. Around 8:30 I got my first strike - it came as I was reeling the jig back in rather quickly in order to make another cast. “Fish on,” I thought, “Off to a good start.”
I got the fish on the measuring board, snapped a quick photo with the token, and it was back in the water to be caught another day. Now I had three other anglers close by, and one in particular had me worried. You see, once he saw me catch that first red, he got between me and a few other guys on the outside of me. I kept a close eye out and decided early on that if he got closer or out in front of me, I would have to say something. The last thing I want on the water is any confrontation, but I’m never above speaking my mind.
first redfish of the day
Wading further, I had two follows but no more strikes. It must have been around 9:00 when the next strike came. I could tell this one was a good fish, so I didn’t try to overpower it to the kayak. It made a couple of attempts to go between my legs in order to scrape the jig out of its mouth. I had learned a hard lesson a few years ago (I had a friend’s redfish with a topwater lure bury itself into my left calf muscle), and I put my legs together preventing this fish from repeating that awful morning.
It wasn’t until I had this red in my hands that I noticed the spots. Six spots on both sides - man, I couldn’t believe my luck. Right then I thought, “I have a good chance of winning this thing.” Trying to keep low key, I quickly got a picture on the measuring board and got the red back in the water. That’s when I noticed the shakes. It’s been a long time since I had the shakes on the water. Tell you the truth, I have missed it. This past summer I thought I might never fish again, and here I was out on the flats right in the middle of winning another tournament. It felt pretty good.
second redfish of the day
At this point, I had a major decision to make: do I return to the point where I started wading, or continue down the flat? A quick check behind me made up my mind, as one of the anglers that had been close by had eased in where I had just come from, and was following me from about 200 yards. That’s when a calming voice said to me, “Just keep doing what you are doing.” Not sure where that came from, but I like to think it was my dad watching over me. Continuing down the flats I noticed that the mullet activity had ceased. This was not a great sign, and I figured it was due to the slack tide. “All I need is one more, one more redfish…” I wanted one for the tie breaker, but felt pretty confident that my six-spotter would be hard to beat. But you never know.
Around 10 a.m. I got another strike and hooked into a good redfish, only to pull the hook a mere 25 yards away. To say I was bummed was an understatement - but wait, there’s more. Two casts later I get another hit, only to miss connecting with this one. Now I’m really bummed. “Is this how it’s going to end up?” I thought. Spotting a nice sand hole, I made a really long cast to the far side of it. Two twitches, and I felt that familiar thump on the end of the line. “Another red, baby!” I made sure this one wasn’t going to get off, and brought it in for a quick picture.
third redfish of the day
Three reds on the board - I couldn’t believe my good fortune. Almost at the end of the flats, I looked over to see that my buddy Norm had finally caught up with me. I had left him behind at the start and he had gone and fished a different location. He was working the outside of the same flat I was, so I got back in the kayak and eased out around him. We discussed the morning’s bite, and I left him to go off in search of his own redfish. I met up with another angler, my good friend, John Lee. We talked a bit, and he, too, took off to search for another red. I drifted around for a bit, looking for more activity but seeing none. Norm came out to where I was, and as the wind had started to pick up we decided to head back to the launch.
We arrived at the location for our version of a weigh-in, which we call a “Pic-N-Sip”, at the BarFly in Safety Harbor. Norm and I both ordered some lunch and waited for the final results to be tabulated. Talk among the other anglers was of a hard bite all morning.
kayak anglers at the bar fly
post kayak fishing tournament
With all the anglers checked in, it was time to determine the winners. My two-redfish total of 17 points was good enough for 1st Place. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. And to think, I almost didn’t show up that morning.
 first place kayak fishing tournament bill howard
Bill Howard takes first place
Todd Llewellyn
Second Place goes to Todd Llewellyn
Chuck Statham
Third Place finisher Chuck Statham
Taking home prizes donated by Polar Bear Coolers, Metalfab and the coveted “Juggie” were: 1st Place red with a 26.75” fish, John Lee; 2nd Place with a 26” red, Steve Manning; and Rich Piatt in 3rd with a 22” red. Rich took home the “Juggie”,’s “Stanley Cup”.
 Longest Redfish winners
L to R, John Lee, Steve Manning, Rich Piatt and Tournament Director Chris Ravelo
It felt pretty good to be back in the winner’s circle. Considering what I have gone through in the past year with my health, I would say it felt damned good. Now I’ll be the first one to admit that I might have gotten lucky. It’s not often that you catch a multi-spot redfish, much less catch one in a tournament where it actually counts for something. But like my dad always said to me while playing golf, “I’d rather be lucky than good any day.”
Until next time…

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Nelma (freshwater whitefish)


Stenodus nelma
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Species:S. nelma
Binomial name
Stenodus nelma
(Pallas, 1773)
  • Salmo nelma Pallas, 1773
  • Stenodus leucichthys nelma (Pallas, 1773)
  • Salmo mackenzii Richardson, 1823
  • Stenodus leucichthys mackenzii (Richardson, 1823)
  • Stenodus mackenzii (Richardson, 1823)
  • Leucichthys nelma(Pallas, 1773)
Stenodus nelma, known alternatively as the nelma, sheefish, inconnu or connie is a commercial species of freshwater whitefish in the family Salmonidae. It is widespread in the arctic rivers from the Kola Peninsula (White Sea basin) eastward across Siberia to the Anadyr River and also in the North American basins of Yukon River and Mackenzie River.[1][2][3][4]


Appearance and lifestyle

Stenodus nelma is an anadromous fish, up to 150 cm in length. The fish has a large mouth with a protruding lower jaw and a high and pointed dorsal fin. It is generally silver in color with a green, blue or brown back. The meat is white, flaky and somewhat oily. An adult fish weighs from 14 to 25 kilograms (31 to 55 lb).
The fish eat plankton for their first year of life and then become predators of smaller fish. They live in lakes and rivers and in the brackish water at the outlets of rivers into the ocean, and may migrate 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) to spawn.


Stenodus nelma has previously been considered a subspecies of Stenodus leucichthys (S. leucichthys nelma). The typical Stenodus leucichthys (beloribitsa) is a landlocked Eurasian species restricted to the Caspian Sea basin, and now extinct in the wild.

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Ayat Qursi, solat elak gangguan syaitan


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KITA selalu lupa, di laut adalah kawasan paling banyak dugaan bukan saja sentiasa berdepan ribut dan gelombang besar kadang-kadang gangguan makhluk halus yang sudah berumah tangga di laut. Kita haus menerima hakikat ini sama ada mahu atau pun tidak, kerana laut selalunya menjadi buangan hantu syaitan kerana itu kawasan laut paling ditakuti untuk melanggar pantang dari keluarga pelaut kerana kesan daripada kisah yang diganggu makhluk halus di laut terlalu banyak berlaku.
KITA selalu lupa, di laut adalah kawasan paling banyak dugaan bukan saja sentiasa berdepan ribut dan gelombang besar kadang-kadang gangguan makhluk halus yang sudah berumah tangga di laut. Kita haus menerima hakikat ini sama ada mahu atau pun tidak, kerana laut selalunya menjadi buangan hantu syaitan kerana itu kawasan laut paling ditakuti untuk melanggar pantang dari keluarga pelaut kerana kesan daripada kisah yang diganggu makhluk halus di laut terlalu banyak berlaku.

Beberapa kisah yang dapat dikesan daripada kejadian pulau hilang dari pandangan, ikan kecil menarik bot, hilang pandangan tapi nyenyak tidur dalam bot, jumlah pemancing bertambah semasa memancing, malah terlalu banyak perkara-perkara aneh sering berlaku semasa memancing di laut.

Namun daripada beberapa kejadian, petua Pak Nuri kali ini ingin mengajak anda kaki pancing yang sering diganggu ketakutan dan kadang-kadang hingga semalaman tidak dapat tidur dengan selesa.

Syaitan akan menjelma dengan pelbagai rupa. Kita mesti menguatkan semangat dan jangan sekali-kali mengalah kerana kita tahu bahawa iblis itu memang kerjanya untuk menyesatkan manusia, justeru antara langkah-langkah terbaik diambil ialah membaca ayat-ayat suci Al-Quran, Malah paling baik membaca ayat Qursi beberapa kali dan tidurlah dengan menyerah diri kepada Allah sambil meminta perlindungan dari-Nya.

Jika apa yang sudah kita lakukan masih kurang berkesan tentunya gejala ini bukan dari gangguan hantu syaitan dan anda perlu mengubah cara lain dengan anda cuba mandi pada waktu malam (jangan di amalkan mandi tengah malam jika tidak ada sebab) dan solat sunat dua rakaat dengan memohon kepada Allah agar anda tidak di ganggu hantu syaitan sepanjang malam.

Jika ini juga tidak berjaya anda teruskan aktiviti memancing dan tidur pada waktu siang pada ketika anda benar-benar letih. Tentunya pada waktu begini anda mesti tertidur.

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Sekumpulan pemancing tegar berjaya mengumpan beberapa ekor ikan yang besar di sebuah sungai. Apa yang memeranjatkan, mereka menjumpai ikan yang mempunyai mirip seperti buaya.
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Subhanallah! Ikan Mirip Seekor Buaya | Kalau sekali imbas melihat gambar ikan pelik di bawah ni memang nampak seperti macam buaya.  Berbentuk fizikal  kepala yang leper, dan mempunyai gigi yang tajam. Tetapi bila tengok satu badan, macam mirip seekor ikan pula. Kalau anda hendak tahu, inilah dia Crocodile Fish-gelaran bagi ikan-ikan yang ada kepala leper macam buaya ni. Tapi ikan pelik yang ini rasanya crocodile fish yang paling seiras dengan buaya tu. Kalaulah ikan ni berenang dengan kepala timbul, sudah semestinya orang akan ingat buaya. Jom layan gambar ikan pelik mirip seekor buaya ini.
 - Ternyata, ikan ini mirip seekor buaya. Jika kita lihat, ia juga mirip seperti ikan todak yang bermuncung mulut di bahagian hadapan. Namun tidak diketahui sama ada ikan merupakan pemangsa ataupun tidak. Apa yang dapat kita simpulkan, haiwan ini seolah-olah haiwan pemangsa keran mempunyai gigi yang tajam.
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Tulsa Man Catches A Fish Not Common To Oklahoma Waters

Posted: Apr 22, 2013 12:40 PM PDT Updated: Apr 22, 2013 12:59 PM PDT

Photo of Daxton Neal with the fish.
Another photo of Daxton Neal with the fish.
Another photo of Daxton Neal with the fish.

TULSA, Oklahoma -
A Tulsa businessman recently reeled in a fish story that has everyone talking.
Daxton Neal went fishing with some friends on Grand Lake on April 13, 2013, and caught a fish not native to the lake.
Neal says they were fishing for crappie and he had hung an ultra-light lure with a minnow off the boat in the Honey Creek area, hoping a bass would hit it.
When he saw his pole bend, Neal knew he had caught something big. He said the fish put up a fight and Neal was surprised when an enormous goldfish or koi emerged at the end of the line.
Neal is amazed the fish survived in Grand Lake.  He said it weighed 2.5 pounds.
Daxton Neal owns RedFish Advertising in Tulsa and says he may change the name to GoldFish Advertising

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    Field Remedies For Poison Ivy

    by Tim MacWelch

    The maddening itch of poison ivy is something that most outdoor lovers know all too well. Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are all capable of torturing us at some point during the course of the year. But the shiny, oily springtime leaves of poison ivy seem to be the worst of the bunch.
    It’s not hard to avoid these noxious plants if you can spot them, but they seem to defy identification in some cases. Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) can look like a little weed when young and a furry vine when older. It can even resemble a small tree—up to four feet tall—in cases where it has been cut back often. You can get the itch and blisters from touching the plants themselves, but the irritating oils can also hitch a ride on your boots, your tools, and even your pets. Pick up somebody’s hatchet after they chopped poison oak, or pat the dog on the head after he rolled in poison sumac, and you’ll get the itch just the same. Burn some of these plants by accident or on purpose, and everybody around that fire will be going to the hospital soon.
    So how does this skin irritant work? Ivy, oak, and sumac contain a substance called urushiol, a clear liquid compound found in all parts of the plant. Urushiol binds to your skin cells, creating an allergic reaction of itching, irritation, and sometimes a painful rash in most people who touch it. Some rare folks are completely immune to this substance. Lucky for them.

    So what do you do if you come into contact with poison ivy? Washing with soap and water are of some help, especially when done immediately after exposure. If soap and water are lacking where you are, try a traditional native plant remedy, which I have used successfully on many occasions. Look for jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) in moist and shady areas, and crush the juicy, purplish stalk into a slimy paste. Briskly scrub this snotty-looking mush all over the skin where it came into contact with the irritant. After two minutes, wash off the jewelweed with clean water. If you use the jewelweed within 30 to 45 minutes of poison ivy exposure, you should have little to no reaction. If it took more time to find jewelweed, you can still experience some relief by using jewelweed as a wash. If you already have blisters and itch, then you got into the ivy yesterday. Jewelweed will cool the itch, but calamine lotion will work just as well at that point.
    If you can’t find jewelweed, try crushed leaves and stems of chickweed (Stellaria media) and crushed leaves of plantain (Plantago major or P. lanceolata). These two will help to heal the blisters and relieve the itch if you find yourself without calamine, and must rely on weeds to provide your medicinal compounds. Plantain leaf paste also works well on bee stings and other venomous bites. Just for clarification, the banana-like fruit at the grocery store is no relation to the lawn weed plantain.
    For more fun with poison ivy, you can visit to see some hideous pictures of infected skin and eyes swollen shut, and learn some neat facts about these devilish plants.

    Full Article:  Outdoorlife

    Pengalaman Seram Kaki Pancing

    Terdapat satu kisah di mana dua orang sahabat baik telah pergi memancing ke sebuah tempat. Namun lain yang dihajat, lain pula yang datang. Mereka berdua telah diganggu oleh makhluk halus.
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    By Shah – Pengalaman Seram Kaki Pancing | Selain manusia, Allah turut menciptakan makhluk lain yang tidak dapat dilihat dengan mata kasar tetapi kehadirannya dapat dirasai walaupun ia tidak pernah menyenangkan. Di layar perak atau kaca televisyen, kehadiran makhluk halus selalunya disertakan dengan muzik menyeramkan, membuatkan bulu roma penonton turut sama berdiri.

    Bagaimanapun, di alam nyata, kehadirannya langsung tidak memberi petanda kerana tiba-tiba saja ekor mata dapat menangkap kelibat sesuatu tetapi akhirnya hilang begitu saja. Ada ketikanya, ia menjelma betul-betul di depan mata tetapi bagi yang penuh ilmu di dada, ia tidak sedikit pun mencuit rasa. Sebaliknya, bagi yang longgar iman, kemunculan makhluk yang dijanjikan kekal dalam neraka itu sedikit sebanyak mencabar kewarasan.
    Sebaiknya kehadiran makhluk berkenaan sama ada di depan mata atau sekadar berasakan kelibatnya tidak dihiraukan kerana takut bererti manusia yang disertakan akal bersama kejadiannya memberikan kemenangan kepada iblis yang diizinkan Allah mengusik dan menyesatkan anak cucu Adam sehingga hari kiamat.
    Mungkin kisah yang diceritakan pemuda berusia awal 20-an yang cuma dikenali sebagai Faiz boleh dijadikan panduan betapa makhluk itu juga bosan jika usikan dan gangguannya tidak diendahkan.
    “Kisah ini diceritakan oleh rakan sekerja yang jauh lebih senior. Dulu, di tempat kerja saya ada dua sahabat baik yang gila memancing. Persahabatan mereka sejak di bangku sekolah rendah terbawa-bawa sehingga ke alam pekerjaan.
    “Memandangkan persekitaran kerja yang dekat dengan laut, kedua-dua mereka tidak melepaskan peluang memancing sebaik tamat tugas. Keakraban mereka dapat dilihat jika seorang bekerja syif pagi dan seorang lagi syif petang hingga malam, kedua-duanya akan balik ke rumah esok pagi selepas memancing semalaman,” kata Faiz.
    Pada malam kejadian, kedua-dua sahabat baik itu duduk selesa di atas tembok bersebelahan antara satu sama lain sambil menunggu joran masing-masing diragut ikan. Malam semakin hening tetapi kedua-dua lelaki berkenaan terus sabar menanti.
    Tiba-tiba mereka ternampak sebiji labu sayong yang hanyut entah dari mana. Salah seorang lelaki berkenaan terus memungut labu itu dan diletakkan di tepi kemudian kembali menumpukan perhatian kepada joran.
    “Dalam keadaan sunyi sepi dan hening itu, tiba-tiba mereka ternampak ada sesuatu menjelma di tengah laut dan di atas permukaan laut, makhluk itu berjalan menghampiri mereka. Kedua-dua sahabat itu cuma melihat makhluk itu semakin menghampiri dan duduk di tengah-tengah antara mereka berdua.
    “Lucunya, mereka tidak pula lari lintang pukang, sebaliknya cuma mengalih kedudukan seolah-olah memberi ruang kepada makhluk itu. Agaknya bosan gangguannya tidak dihiraukan, makhluk itu lesap begitu saja meninggalkan kedua-dua sahabat tadi yang asyik memancing itu. Rupa makhluk itu tidak pula diceritakan oleh rakan sekerja,” katanya.
    Mungkin juga kerana nasib tidak menyebelahi, joran mereka tidak dimakan ikan menyebabkan kedua-dua sahabat itu berkemas untuk balik. Ketika itulah baru disedari labu yang sebelumnya berada berhampiran mereka sudah hilang.
    Kedua-dua sahabat itu terperanjat besar apabila membuka but kereta kerana mereka mendapati labu berkenaan berada di dalamnya. Siapa yang meletakkan labu sayong itu di dalam bonet menjadi misteri kepada kedua-duanya.
    Faiz berkata, seorang rakannya yang digelar abang Din, juga kaki pancing kerap diganggu makhluk halus tetapi bak kata pepatah alah bisa tegal biasa.
    “Dia menceritakan pernah satu hari dia balik ke rumah pada waktu dinihari selepas memancing. Selepas membersihkan badan, abang Din mengejutkan isterinya untuk memberitahu ikan sudah dibawa masuk ke dalam sebelum tidur.
    “Tidak lama kemudian, isterinya mengejutkan abang Din untuk bertanya apa yang dibawa balik. Apabila abang Din menjawab ikan, isterinya dengan selamba berkata: ‘Ikan apa dengan bentuk badan besar macam beruk, hitam legam dan berbulu lebat?’ Rupa-rupanya abang Din turut membawa balik makhluk lain,” katanya.
    Sudah tiba masa kita kembali membetulkan anggapan salah yang kerap disajikan di layar perak mengenai makhluk halus mencari korban. Memang betul kata seorang ustaz – makhluk itu cuma berjanji untuk mengusik dan menyesatkan, bukan membunuh. - Makhluk halus ada di mana-mana sahaja dan ia memang suka tinggal di tempat yang tidak berpenghuni. Oleh itu sudah menjadi kebiasaannya jika ada kaki memancing sering diganggu jika mereka berkunjung ke sesebuah lubuk. Walaubagaimanapun, perlu sentiasa bersedia dengan ayat pendinding semoga mereka tidak mengganggu kita.

    Sumber: Tak Mungkin Benar | Koleksi Berita Informasi

    Wednesday, 24 April 2013

    Elak memakai cincin berbatu ketika memancing


    Oleh Nordin Misnan

    MEMAKAI cincin berbatu sama ada nilam, zamrud, delima, batu serai, kayu tas dan sebagainya mempunyai keistimewaannya tersendiri serta si pemakai kelihatan gah. Bagaimanapun, jika anda memakainya ketika memancing.... anda mungkin akan pulang dengan tangan kosong. Benar atau tidak, terpulanglah... mungkin juga ia secara kebetulannya.
    MEMAKAI cincin berbatu sama ada nilam, zamrud, delima, batu serai, kayu tas dan sebagainya mempunyai keistimewaannya tersendiri serta si pemakai kelihatan gah.

    Bagaimanapun, jika anda memakainya ketika memancing.... anda mungkin akan pulang dengan tangan kosong. Benar atau tidak, terpulanglah... mungkin juga ia secara kebetulannya.

    Bagi seorang pemancing tegar, Mohd Suffian Hassan dari Melaka, beliau mempunyai pengalaman memancing dengan memakai cincin berbatu serai dan kayu tas, di mana tiada sebarang tangkapan diperoleh ketika mengikuti trip menjejak kelah di Lubuk Kaloi, Taman Negara Kuala Koh, baru-baru ini.

    Bukan beliau saja, tidak memperoleh sebarang tangkapan... malah beberapa rakan yang mengikuti trip berkenaan turut pulang dengan tangan kosong. Sudah puas pelbagai umpan termasuk buah ara masak ranum, kelapa sawit peram dan ..... digunakan, namun tiada sebarang reaksi daripada Raja air tawar berkenaan.

    Begitu juga menyamar, berpakaian hitam dan bersembunyi di belakang pokok ketika memancing kelah, namun masih gagal. Bahkan, dalam trip itu tiada seorang pun pemancing memperoleh ikan sama ada kelah, lampam sungai, kerai mahupun kejor.

    Selepas diperiksa, seorang pemancing menunjukkan sebentuk cincin berbatu kayu tas.

    Tindakannya itu, menyebabkan seorang pemancing veteran marah dan kecewa, lalu menasihatkan rakannya itu supaya tidak memakainya ketika menyertai trip pada masa akan datang.

    Source:  Joran

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    Freshwater Shrimp
    Mormyshka (or Mormishka, or Marmooska, Russian: мормышка) is a sort of fishing lure or a jig. The word is derived from Russian word Mormysh (Russian: мормыш) - that means Freshwater Shrimp (Gammarus).
    Mormyshka was invented in the 19th century in Russia. The prototypes were big spoon lures used for ice fishing. Trying to imitate shrimps, anglers made lures smaller and changed the way of fixing them on the line. As a result, efficient lures appeared and were spread quickly among ice fishermen all around Russia and Scandinavia.
    Mormyshka consists of a metallic head, often made of tungsten, and a hook soldered in it. There is a small vertical hole in the middle of the head where the line passes through.

    The way to knot Mormyshka to the line is unusual, but is not difficult. The line is put through the hole and tied to the hook. When suspended, Mormyshka keeps an almost horizontal position, and the point of the hook is above its shank.

    Some mormyshkas have a Bead Head on the hook.
    In contrast to Jig Heads, original Russian Mormyshka jigs have no up eye; Mormyshkas are not always globe-shaped. There are many forms that provide different presentations to fish; Usually, high quality Mormyshka is not painted, but coated or plated with Nickel, Brass, Copper, Gold, Silver, or combination of two metals, that provides better attraction to fish.
    For the past few years Mormyshka has been used in summer fishing as well with long poles and a float or a nod. It is used either with live bait or alone. Also, anglers use palmers tied on Mormyshkas.


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    Storm Gomoku Series Metal Jig - Thunder Jig

    The Storm Thunder Jig is no newcomer to the Storm Gomoku Metal Jig line up. A proven fish-catching jig, it now comes in 7 new colours! Featuring the same quality holographic finishes as the other metals in the Storm Gomoku series, it is a deadly weapon especially for slow-jigging the bottom, thanks to its bottom-heavy curvature that gives a glittering flutter on the drop. The 28g & 40g models are also great for casting and speed-jigging. 

    Species: GT, Diamond Trevally, Coral Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Queenfish, Bludger Trevally & Golden Trevally
    Technique: Slow-Jigging (Casting and Speed Jigging - 28 & 40g)
    Available Weight: 28g, 40g, 60g

    Storm Thunder Jig memang telah terbukti sebagai jig yang amat berkesan sebelum kemasukkannya kedalam siri jig besi Storm Gomoku. Ia kini terdapat dalam 7 warna baru yang juga mempunyai ciri-ciri kemasan holografik berkualiti seperti jig-jig besi Storm Gomoku yang lain. Storm Thunder Jig yang berciri berat-bawah ini amat berkesan terutamanya ketika memburu spesis demersil dengan teknik jigging dasar perlahan. Jig berat 28g dan 40g juga sesuai untuk casting dan jigging berkelajuan tinggi.

    Spesis: Gerepoh (GT), Ebek, Kerapu, Kerapu Bara, Jenahak, Haruan Tasik, Talang, Jemuduk, Gerong Belang
    Teknik: Jigging Dasar Secara Perlahan (Casting dan Jigging Berkelajuan Tinggi - 28g & 40g)
    Berat Jig: 28g, 40g, 60g

    Storm Thunder Jig

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    7 Colours (2 models with dual face design)

    Bottom-heavy design

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    Holographic eyes

    Sleek lines 

    Ebek love them! 

     Yu Hock and Ebek

    Yu Hock and Cobia 

    Ebek again 

    Other Trevally species love Thunder Jig too! 

    Double happiness! 

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