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2019/03/01
Pekan Trip FEB 2019

Ebek (also known as Diamond Trevally), one of the most powerful, speediest predators in the sea and is best tackled with light jigs with slow rhythmic presentation. The Ebek (Diamond Trevally), Malaysian are normally acquainted with Ebek Kapak. Recently, Team Expert Graphite Malaysia had visited Pekan of Pahang State during the open season for Ebek fishing.

We were fortunate that the date we requested was available since all fishing charters are normally fully booked during these season. Once the green light was on, we immediately started to prepare for this trip. As in any fishing trip, it is always a mystery until the end of the expedition. But whatever it is, preparation is always paramount to any success!

As usual, we equipped ourselves with Expert Graphite light jigging rods namely Butterfly, Independence, Innovate and Mirage of PE 0.8 - 1.5 to PE 1 - 3 as the bites of Ebek is often similar to the nibbles by the small fishes. For Ebek jigging, it is common for anglers to make use of spinning reels of size 4000 – 6000, spooled in with about 250 meters of 20lb braided line.

We were in South China Sea for two days and it was one of the most productive Ebek trip we had ever seen. The hectic fishing also offered us a fantastic opportunity to check out the performance of the Expert Graphite products which we tagged along. During the trip, we came across several Ebek that we just could not control as the fish gave unstoppable powerful blistering runs. We could only wonder how big these monsters were!

In Malaysia, the hot spots for Ebek Kapak are almost exclusively in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, notably Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. This species can be caught all year round, But it is most abundant just before and after the Northeast Monsoon.

All in all it was a memorable trip and the team members were pleased with the catch rate and most importantly we met our objective successfully.

All in all it was a memorable trip and the team members were pleased with the catch rate and most importantly we met our objective successfully.

Johari Jamil

19th February 2019

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