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Monday, May 08, 2006

Isang Hamak Na Mangingisda

I've gone fishing last Saturday with my friends here. It was up north and the sight's really fascinating there, reminiscent of our country's Ilocos Norte... autumn-struck trees everywhere (although we don't have an autumn), rolling hills, plethora of bird species, cold-air wisps, and a halcyon river free of human abuse.

The place's called Cottage Point, some thirty minutes drive from our place in Artarmon. Our good friend slash workmate, Marvin and his mates spared us some fishing lines. We fished from a dingy. The guys rented two boats for the afternoon's activity: the four OZ's on the first boat and Marvin, me, Ces, Yuki, and Jhoanna (Filo rulez!) on the second boat. While we moved to find a good fishing spot, we digged in to the pizza Marvin bought for dinner (Pizza Hut... hehe parang asa Pinas lang). It's good to eat before prepping up while we haven't got our hands all stinky yet.

It was pretty warm on that early afternoon. Nice weather for fishing. We used prawns as bait while we throw mashed white bread on the surface to get the fishes' attention. At least that's the theory. Hehe. Just before the first hour of trying our luck, I got a tug from my line. I caught a Snapper! Not of legit size though, so I have to throw it back to the river. A couple of small Snappers after, I was finally able to catch a fish that I could bring home. A Leather Jacket, 25cm long! It was so called because it feels like leather to the touch. Really weird-looking fish, but its edible! There's also this OZ tradition of kissing the fish before throwing it back to the waters. Here's one of my Snapper catch...


...and here's the Leather Jacket (it has an angular head with a stalk sticking out of its forehead, really queer-looking)...


The late afternoon of that day was bloody chilling! Nevertheless, I say fishing is waaaay cool. I could have bought my own fishing line if only I could have some place to fish in Manila... sadly, I never heard of a good fishing spot around the metro. Baka sa probinsya pa. We went to a friend's house in Parramata afterwards to spend the rest of the night. After a sumptuous dinner, the girls glued attention on watching "Swordfish" while we bout it out on FIFA and NBA Live in XBox.

I don't think I can eat the fish I caught. It's just too poor a thing.

=D

Statistics after the day's event:
Fishes caught: Leather Jacket, Snapper, some smaller species (as in tiny small)
Most legit catches: Jhoanna (2 Leather Jackets)
Biggest legit catch: Jhoanna (some 30 or so centimeters long)
Weirdest looking legit catch: Jhoanna (a queerer than queer-looking Leather Jacket, Marvin told us it might be of the "other" gender than our Leather Jackets)
Day's legit catches: 7 (All Leather Jackets)
2 - Jhoanna
1 - Obi
1 - Yuki
3 - Boat Number One (Reg, Paul, Duk, Dips)
Other catches:
Obi - 2 anchors (got tangled up there twice... ye ye, I suck)
Ces - a tree branch
Reg - an even bigger branch (still connected to its tree mind you! hehe)
Marvin - a big lump of rock
Smallest catch: tie between Jhoanna and Marvin's "anchovies" =)
Hooks wasted (locked deep inside fishes' innards): 5
Chinitas spotted: Hehe... akin na lang yun.

7 Comments:

Blogger phoebe said...

nyahaha... tatay ko nung binata pa sya. sa Pizza Hut sya nag wowork. taghiwa sya ng sibuyas at kamatis. kaya masarap ang pizza nun dahil saknya, pasmado kasi sya. ako rin pasmado. hehe.

ganda ng mga pics. Yung hinalikan mong fish nagtransfor ba into human? yung second pic ganda ng effects dahil sa araw.

may fishing gajets kami dito. di pa nagagamit. malmang ikaw narin nagsabi, walang magandang mapag ngingisdaan dito sa manila. sa probinsya pwede pa. (inulit ko lang)

di ko pa natra try mangisda pero mahilig ako sa isda. hehe. gusto ko ring mag bakasyon. wah!!!

5/08/2006 11:08 PM  
Blogger duke said...

well good for you you caught some fish. i remember a few years back, when my classmates and i couldn't catch a single fish at kaliraya, we just bought 3 big tilapias and hooked them to our lines and had our pictures taken kunwari madami kaming nahuli. hahaha!

5/09/2006 4:54 AM  
Blogger cruise said...

i havent tried fishing, pero nakakita ako nyan dati sa greenhills. pero ngayon renovated na greenhills, ginawa ng church yung fishpond doon.

mukhang napakasaya ng mag fishing!

5/09/2006 10:02 AM  
Blogger shink1m said...

Ooooooh! Fishing! The only times that I got to fish were playing Breath of Fire games LOL!

Nice blogpost, man! ^_^

5/09/2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger Kyuzo said...

obi trying to kiss every fish in the hopes of one turning into a... mermaid? ;)

5/10/2006 5:06 PM  
Anonymous rackyroad said...

malupit ka pala koya sa mga kamag-anak ko!!!

ingats lang baka matinik ka! :P

5/11/2006 3:49 AM  
Blogger Obi Macapuno said...

pee bee: pinangarap ko din mag gayat ng kamatis pero naisip ko walang sense kasi di ako kumakain ng kamatis. nun hinalikan ko e nag transform sya sa isdang malansa. buiset na isda yun. pero tingin ko pwede pa mangisda sa Manila Bay. madami pa nag tyatyaga e. nun huling bisita ko anlaki ng bota na nahuli nun nakita ko e.

dook: nice trick pare. nun huli kaming nangisda sa caliraya e naka bingwit ako ng jetski. kaya astig.

cruz: inabot ko din yung fishing sa greenhills kaso talagang pastime lang kc gadaming restriction. hehe. pero ngayon e tinabunan na ng lupa. damo at dibidi na ang maiisda dun ngayon.

keem: shak boyz should try fishing sometimes. hehe. riot yun.

roamee: yung huli ko hinalikan naging palaka. hehe.

rockie: ehehehe patawad ati marena. di ko po sinasadya.

5/13/2006 12:15 AM  

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Isang Hamak Na Mangingisda

I've gone fishing last Saturday with my friends here. It was up north and the sight's really fascinating there, reminiscent of our country's Ilocos Norte... autumn-struck trees everywhere (although we don't have an autumn), rolling hills, plethora of bird species, cold-air wisps, and a halcyon river free of human abuse.

The place's called Cottage Point, some thirty minutes drive from our place in Artarmon. Our good friend slash workmate, Marvin and his mates spared us some fishing lines. We fished from a dingy. The guys rented two boats for the afternoon's activity: the four OZ's on the first boat and Marvin, me, Ces, Yuki, and Jhoanna (Filo rulez!) on the second boat. While we moved to find a good fishing spot, we digged in to the pizza Marvin bought for dinner (Pizza Hut... hehe parang asa Pinas lang). It's good to eat before prepping up while we haven't got our hands all stinky yet.

It was pretty warm on that early afternoon. Nice weather for fishing. We used prawns as bait while we throw mashed white bread on the surface to get the fishes' attention. At least that's the theory. Hehe. Just before the first hour of trying our luck, I got a tug from my line. I caught a Snapper! Not of legit size though, so I have to throw it back to the river. A couple of small Snappers after, I was finally able to catch a fish that I could bring home. A Leather Jacket, 25cm long! It was so called because it feels like leather to the touch. Really weird-looking fish, but its edible! There's also this OZ tradition of kissing the fish before throwing it back to the waters. Here's one of my Snapper catch...


...and here's the Leather Jacket (it has an angular head with a stalk sticking out of its forehead, really queer-looking)...


The late afternoon of that day was bloody chilling! Nevertheless, I say fishing is waaaay cool. I could have bought my own fishing line if only I could have some place to fish in Manila... sadly, I never heard of a good fishing spot around the metro. Baka sa probinsya pa. We went to a friend's house in Parramata afterwards to spend the rest of the night. After a sumptuous dinner, the girls glued attention on watching "Swordfish" while we bout it out on FIFA and NBA Live in XBox.

I don't think I can eat the fish I caught. It's just too poor a thing.

=D

Statistics after the day's event:
Fishes caught: Leather Jacket, Snapper, some smaller species (as in tiny small)
Most legit catches: Jhoanna (2 Leather Jackets)
Biggest legit catch: Jhoanna (some 30 or so centimeters long)
Weirdest looking legit catch: Jhoanna (a queerer than queer-looking Leather Jacket, Marvin told us it might be of the "other" gender than our Leather Jackets)
Day's legit catches: 7 (All Leather Jackets)
2 - Jhoanna
1 - Obi
1 - Yuki
3 - Boat Number One (Reg, Paul, Duk, Dips)
Other catches:
Obi - 2 anchors (got tangled up there twice... ye ye, I suck)
Ces - a tree branch
Reg - an even bigger branch (still connected to its tree mind you! hehe)
Marvin - a big lump of rock
Smallest catch: tie between Jhoanna and Marvin's "anchovies" =)
Hooks wasted (locked deep inside fishes' innards): 5
Chinitas spotted: Hehe... akin na lang yun.

7 Comments:

Blogger phoebe said...

nyahaha... tatay ko nung binata pa sya. sa Pizza Hut sya nag wowork. taghiwa sya ng sibuyas at kamatis. kaya masarap ang pizza nun dahil saknya, pasmado kasi sya. ako rin pasmado. hehe.

ganda ng mga pics. Yung hinalikan mong fish nagtransfor ba into human? yung second pic ganda ng effects dahil sa araw.

may fishing gajets kami dito. di pa nagagamit. malmang ikaw narin nagsabi, walang magandang mapag ngingisdaan dito sa manila. sa probinsya pwede pa. (inulit ko lang)

di ko pa natra try mangisda pero mahilig ako sa isda. hehe. gusto ko ring mag bakasyon. wah!!!

5/08/2006 11:08 PM  
Blogger duke said...

well good for you you caught some fish. i remember a few years back, when my classmates and i couldn't catch a single fish at kaliraya, we just bought 3 big tilapias and hooked them to our lines and had our pictures taken kunwari madami kaming nahuli. hahaha!

5/09/2006 4:54 AM  
Blogger cruise said...

i havent tried fishing, pero nakakita ako nyan dati sa greenhills. pero ngayon renovated na greenhills, ginawa ng church yung fishpond doon.

mukhang napakasaya ng mag fishing!

5/09/2006 10:02 AM  
Blogger shink1m said...

Ooooooh! Fishing! The only times that I got to fish were playing Breath of Fire games LOL!

Nice blogpost, man! ^_^

5/09/2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger Kyuzo said...

obi trying to kiss every fish in the hopes of one turning into a... mermaid? ;)

5/10/2006 5:06 PM  
Anonymous rackyroad said...

malupit ka pala koya sa mga kamag-anak ko!!!

ingats lang baka matinik ka! :P

5/11/2006 3:49 AM  
Blogger Obi Macapuno said...

pee bee: pinangarap ko din mag gayat ng kamatis pero naisip ko walang sense kasi di ako kumakain ng kamatis. nun hinalikan ko e nag transform sya sa isdang malansa. buiset na isda yun. pero tingin ko pwede pa mangisda sa Manila Bay. madami pa nag tyatyaga e. nun huling bisita ko anlaki ng bota na nahuli nun nakita ko e.

dook: nice trick pare. nun huli kaming nangisda sa caliraya e naka bingwit ako ng jetski. kaya astig.

cruz: inabot ko din yung fishing sa greenhills kaso talagang pastime lang kc gadaming restriction. hehe. pero ngayon e tinabunan na ng lupa. damo at dibidi na ang maiisda dun ngayon.

keem: shak boyz should try fishing sometimes. hehe. riot yun.

roamee: yung huli ko hinalikan naging palaka. hehe.

rockie: ehehehe patawad ati marena. di ko po sinasadya.

5/13/2006 12:15 AM  

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