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Squid Fishing / Jigging

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SQUID FISHING / JIGGING

(CANDAT SOTONG)

 

Calamari anyone?

 

Squid catching or jigging, or in Terengganu speak - 'Candat Sotong' - is an income generating activity and also a favorite past time for the locals. The best time to go squid jigging is from March to July as this is the nesting time for squids. We left the shores in a not so sturdy looking 10-footer fishing boat that fitted 6 people nicely. I assessed the night sky and thought that the weather was good to last us till we got back to the island which will be around midnight according to the friendly boatman. Most of the boatman operating tourist boats are seasoned sea-men and have many interesting facts about Terengganu and their way of lives to share as we head to the lubok, where the most squid congregate. Once we got settled at one of the most famous lubok, we saw other similar boats around us, our boatman showed us what to do and how to use the squid jig for starters. We were told not to worry because there plenty of squids to go around. Female squids can lay up to nearly 100,000 eggs which make squid jigging such a fun and easy thing to do since there are so manyto catch.

 
 

All boats are equipped with fluorescent lamps attached to the left and right to lure squids.We used a baitless jig that looks like a slender rod and have multiple hooks at the end of it. It is important that the jig is made from a reflective material which glows in the dark. Squid are very attracted to light, so we had to take turn pointing our torch lights into the water. First we lowered the jig as much as we could and start jerking the rod up. Then, let it fall again smoothly. Squid bites as the jig falls. After a few minutes of silent and calmness on the boat, one of us felt that his jig was getting heavy. In less than 10 minutes, everyone was on a roll and we managed to catch plenty of squids that night. If all is fail where you couldn?t catch any, the feeling to lay back and enjoy the sea breeze at night is priceless.

 

Don?t wear your favorite clothes because it can get messy. Squid squirts out a black ink like a fire host when you raise them out of the water. It was a good laugh trying to aim the squid to squirt on each other. But don?t do this if you can?t handle the pay back. If someone does pay you back don?t worry though, the ink does not stain. Squids or calamari (Calamari is squid in Greek) are good eats. They are deliciously grilled, fried or whatever other way you can cook them. Part of the fun was starting a fire and grilling them fresh by the beach.

 

We were promised that we will come back with a lot of squid and we surely did. The next time you want to try something fun and new, try squid jigging.

 
 

Source : Treasure Tales - Terengganu Newsletter.

 
 
 
 

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Squid Fishing / Jigging
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