Kicking off Slow Pitch in Singapore

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We have a report from Werner in Singapore.
Congratulations on your first catch with slow pitch jigging!
Size doesn’t matter at all when you plan, prepare, act, and hit it. From all the choices you have taken, what you chose has worked. It’s a great feeling when YOU hit the fish, not the FISH hit you!

Werner’s tackle
Rod HOT’S Slow Style 63H
Reel Shimano Ocea Jigger 1500HG
Line YGK Jigman X8 PE3.0
Leader YGK fluoro 40lb
Jigs Caprice 130g, HOT’S Conker 180g
Dear Totos San,

Since the last time we contacted, I have got my slow jigging tackle set-up. I am currently using a HOT’S Slow Style 63H and a Shimano Ocea Jigger 1500HG with YGKPE3 line. Reason for using such a thick line is because here in Singapore we have many underwater structure and we target mainly groupers. So we tend to use heavier line on very tight drag to muscle in the fish on first contact to prevent it from going into the structure.

Anyway, just wanted to share with you that I have managed to catch my first two fishes on slow pitch jigging during a trip last weekend in Singapore waters.

I was jigging in about 40m of water throughout the day, and current was moderate. One was a small grouper that contacted while my jig was falling after a few lifts off the bottom.

The other was a small GT that took my jig midwater while I was dancing the jig through the entire water column. I am quite happy and really want to thank you for the guidance and ideas you imparted here on email and via your website. Without which, I would never have caught that GT which is not easy to get in Singapore. Have attached the picture for your viewing.

Cheers

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  1. Mark
    Mark12-16-2013

    Hi Werner
    Congratulations on your catch, I have just started slow pitch jigging myself and know how rewarding it is when you catch those first fish. I use those jis myself and the Conker is one of the best jigs I have used and also what I caught my first fish with. They are hard to find over here can you tell me where you buy them from ?. Hope you enjoy this brilliant style of fishing as much as I do.

    Mark

  2. Werner
    Werner12-16-2013

    Hi Mark, thanks. I’m still learning the finer details of slow pitch jigging with each trip…its alot of fun! I bought the Conker at Anglers Outfitter in Singapore, the action is really beautiful.. I understand they ship stuff overseas too, but probably require bigger quantities. Maybe you can check with them?

    Anglers’ Outfitter Pte Ltd
    755 North Bridge Road
    Singapore 198723
    T: +65 6294 7567
    F: +65 6294 9846

  3. Jay
    Jay12-16-2013

    Congrats on your 1st catch bro, Hope we can go on deeper water and long trip this year. Will try lighter line on OJ1500 and OJ2000.

    Thank you Totos for the wonderful forum. Slow pitch is getting popular here. Cheers.

    • Totos
      Totos12-27-2013

      Thanks Jay for dropping by.
      Good luck and have fun with exploring this game!

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