Kannika is seen casting an expert eye over the American imported mainline with her 'guide' Khun Boy persuading her it was up to Offshore Rebel standards! Ha Ha! The rods are custom made and twinned with Shimano Baitrunners loaded with 30lb mono to 70lb braid traces.
Jez, the owner, is currently going through that decision making dilemma all charter skippers go through with their hire rods....to load the reels with braid with all the advantages and potentially even bigger disadvantages that this would afford over the more forgiving mono mainline.
On this occasion we did not bring our own tackle preferring to use Jez's.
Note the use of the fingers to predict the estimated time expected before the first fish, an ancient gesture which has been adopted and at times altered throughout the world to convey a variety of meanings.
so, you ask...why are such infamous anglers catching these smaller fish....well, it was because we were actually trying to catch tilapia...which we eventually did.
And here we are (shown below) our designated species...the tilapia. And why this species in particular? .OK...at this point I hand over to Wikipedia....
|So there we have it....a fascinating insight into the development and importance of this humbles species which has become so massively important....and Kannika has caught one which tonight we will eat..and see what all the fuss is about!!|
|And here we have the final result....Tilapia, Kannika style.|