Some of you might know that I have been game-fishing for more than 20 years. By the grace of Allah, besides lots of various catches of different species of different sizes and weights, in 1995 I was also awarded a prize in TKO’95 (The Karachi Offshore’95) Angling Tournament for catching the heaviest King Mackerel (50 lbs).

 

During this entire journey, I have caught various species of salt-water fishes from the inshore and off shore waters of the Arabian Sea… and since beginning, I have been dreaming of catching a Marlin or Sailfish.

 

And his dream came true when I created a sort of an unregistered record by catching a huge 111.33 lbs Blue Marlin from the Continental Shelf, Arabian Sea on December 3, 2016.

 

It was a real tough fight but Alhamdulillah, I successfully landed this Blue Marlin within 15 minutes of fight. In fact after catching some giant Tunas, while trolling at 10:42 AM, this monster Blue Marlin bit my Zuker blue squirt lure, which was tied to my 80 lbs Daiwa Mono line on the Shimano TLD-50 reel mounted on the Daiwa STP 24Kg trolling rod.

 

The moment was so thrilling that when it got hooked, it immediately jumped off the water and started tail-dancing. Usually, billfish when hooked start jumping and running in order to get unhooked, but luckily with some techniques that I learnt from my Guru, I managed to keep the line tight and made her remain hooked until landed.

It was a 15 minutes tough game and after her 2-3 more jumps I landed my dream catch successfully.

 

For the complete video of this fight, check below:

 

 

Along with this Marlin, our teammate, Muhammad Yousuf bhai landed 2 giant Tunas, weighing 48 Kg and 38 Kg each respectively. I also caught a couple of Tunas, which weighed approx 10 and 15 kg respectively. My son Shahzain caught one Tuna of around 5 Kg. Our captain Mr. Adnan Hussain caught 3 Tunas of around 10-15 kg each.

Exact weight of Blue Marlin – 50.4984 Kg / 111.33 Lbs

 

Our boatmen were Dilboth and Qalandari Mama.
To see more pictures, please click on this link: https://goo.gl/qkyQEE

 

Photos & Video By: Khizar Hameed Kath (Son)


(Abdul Hameed Kath is a proud Pakistani. By profession he is a CFO of a Textile Buying House, (Synergies Worldwide). He is a social worker. Member of Strategic Advisory Board - MPF, Ex-President of Memon Professional Forum, Ex President of The Okhai Memon Youth Services. Member WMO)

The Best Thrilling & Exhilarating Outdoor Activities

Posted: October 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

Being active is essential in order for you to stay healthy and fit. But instead of sticking to walking, running, or jogging, why don’t you try …

The Best Thrilling & Exhilarating Outdoor Activities

Our Boatman/ Nakwa, Mubarak

Offshore fishing in the blue waters of Arabian sea had become so dull in the past decade or more because of illegal fishing trawlers that almost all senior anglers who used to fish in the continental shelf had stopped thinking about going to fish in this part of our waters… but thank God, for the past 2–3 years or more, the strike results are remarkably outstanding and all the anglers who make a trip to continental shelf do not return empty handed.

Alhamdulillah, this season has also started very well, and Anglers have made great reports of catching Dorados, Yellowfin Tunas and other species in great numbers, sizes and weights. Currently, there is some great action and fish biting due to loads of bait-balls and feeding.

Following the fish activity and pattern, on Saturday night Nov 11th, 2017, we 4 anglers, Irshad Junaid bhai, Shahzad Khan bhai, Shahzain Hameed Kath and myself headed towards continental shelf (Khadda) with another 2 boats, 1 of Mujtaba KarimAsif Ahmed Siddiqui bhai and one of Asim Siddiqui, ToTo Mehdi, Syed Rafi Raza Kazmi to hunt giant Tunas and off course the Marlin.

As planned, we had to reach the destination by 6 AM, but unfortunately, before almost 15 NMs to the destination, our boat’s engine stopped due to its fuel pump problem. The other 2 boats also stopped to rescue us and, in case, to tow our boat, if the engine would not start.. (this is the benefit of accompanying another boat/ Sangari when you visit Khadda). Our boatman Mubarak and our great Angler Irshad Junaid bhai did their best and after almost one and an half hours of struggle, the boat’s engine started. This put loads of smiles on our faces and we felt like having another life. The moment our boat started sailing again, we gathered all our energies back and immediately threw our lures/lines in the water and started trawling, only to experience the heavy strike. As we just passed 50 mtr mark, our one of the reels started screaming and yes it was an strike, a tuna on Bonita, which was played by Irshad bhai who enjoyed great offshore game-fishing. Then, as we kept on going, we saw pins of Tunas jumping and feeding all over the way to Banana. These were the best moments of the trip because we seldom see such Tuna frenzy here in our waters. That time, our 2 rods started screaming like any motor engine, although they were on full drag. It was Shahzad Hussain bhai and Shahzain Hameed’s turn who played very well and landed 2 giant tunas successfully. The next turn was mine, as I was waiting for a huge strike… and after only 15–20 minutes of me sitting patiently, got an strike and then started battling with a huge Tuna. It was the biggest one out of all 4 catches we landed until then. It was a great fight with Tuna that jolted my all arms and shoulders joints. I just landed it in around 10 minutes. Then our reels kept screaming as after every 20–25 minutes there was a strike, we continued fighting and landing them aboard. During these fights, one tuna just took a run with the gaff after a moment it was gaffed, so we lost the gaff but luckily the fish stayed hooked, I reeled it in and this was then landed by our great nakwa, Mubarak with the help of a rope that he tied to its tail.

Shahzain after fighting with his 2nd Tuna got fully exhausted and his hand and neck got numbed. Even though he played 3rd fish and landed it so professionally with full confidence.

Until 11:30 AM we had successfully landed 11 Tunas after joints and wrist-breaking fights. We lost 3 “Stretch-30” lures due to line snapping and missed 3 strikes.

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The most favourite lure was Yo Zuri Bonita (s) Orange and Blue colour.

Our boatman was Mubarak along with him he had Dilshad as his khalasi. Mubarak did his great job, gaffed and landed 9 Tunas all himself alone while Dilshad helped him in landing 2 Tunas.

Alhamdulillah, we all returned safely with bags full of fish and more than what we had expected.

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Pictures and Video Credits: Shahzain Hameed, Shahzad Khan, Myself

Our 7-Days Fishing Expedition

Posted: August 22, 2020 in Uncategorized
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Hello & Assalamu Alaikum to all fishing enthusiasts,

This time, to fish inshore we made a long trip all the way from Mubarak Village to Ormara (Baluchistan). Since the number of days of trip were not known, we started our trip with the name of Allah and departed in the evening of 24-Dec-2019 on Arif Diver’s boat (a great person to accompany with) along with another boat of Naseer Diver and his team as a sangari.

After sleeping for a few hours of 1st night in front of Byco jetty, before dawn, we headed towards Chadman (Shadman), Balochistan.

We started trolling while hoping to catch some monsters from the deep water of “Four/ Phore”, where our reels started screaming, but it was a crazy Dorado, which was played by A.H. Kath.

After that just before reaching Chadman, a mackerel hit and bit our Halco, that was played by Khizar Hameed who landed it successfully,

Alhamdulillah. By the sunset of 25th Dec, we reached the 1st spot and called it a day, anchored our boat near the shore, where after having yummy fish pulao dinner, we did some bottom fishing for a couple of hours and caught a lot of small fry species.

More in the video…!



Video Credit: Khizar Hameed
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Umeed: Thalassemia Awareness Live Show with EID Celebration

Posted: May 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

I was live on Tuesday May 26, 2020, 3rd Day of Eid in the live session organized by Help International Welfare Trust, titled Umeed: Thalassemia Awareness Live Show with EID Celebration

You can watch the video here:

Must watch and comment.. and also subscribe to Youtube Channel of HIWT.

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پوری پاکستانی قوم، بالخصوص ہماری میڈیا، سوشل میڈیا، محکمہ پولیس، رینجرز اور قانون نافذ کرنے والے تمام چھوٹے بڑے اداروں سے ایک عاجزانہ، دردمندانہ اور ہاتھ جوڑُکر یہ اپیل ہے کہ خدارا خدارا “تبلیغی جماعت” میں الله کے دین کی احیاء و بقاء کیلئے اور پوری اُمّتِ محمدیہ صِلَّی اللهُ علیہ وسلم کی ہدایت کی فکر میں نکلے ہوئے بھائیوں پر بے جاظلم اور زیادتی نہ کریں۔ اور اس پُر امن جماعت کے خلاف زہر نہ اگلیں۔ ہم ویسے ہی الله کی طرف سے بھیجے گئے ایک عذاب سے گزررہے ہیں۔ یہاں ہمیں ہروقت الله سے گڑگڑاکرتوبہ کرنے کی اور اُس سے معافی مانگنے کی ضرورت ہے۔ خُدانخواستہ خدانخواستہ اگر الله کی پکڑ ہوئی تو آپ اور ہم سب اس کی لپیٹ میں آئیں گے اور ہم سب سوچ لیں کہ اُس کی پکڑ بہت سخت ہے۔ الله ہمیں عقلِ سلیم عطا فرمائے اور اپنے غضب و غصے سے پناہ عطا فرمائے۔ آمین۔

This is the time to salute all these over 40,000 doctors and nurses from across China who were dispatched to Wuhan to take care and to treat the patients of Coronavirus.

In Wuhan alone, over 1000 daily new infections were being reported when they arrived.

On the day they left, the city reported only one new coronavirus case.

This is the true nationalism and patriotism of Chinese people.

We salute you all. You are a brave nation.


CORONAVIRUS – TIPS & PRECAUTIONS

Posted: February 27, 2020 in Uncategorized
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براہ کرم ہر شخص کورونا وائرس سے متعلق اس آگاہی ویڈیو کو ضرور دیکھے۔
گھبرائیں نہ اور “بیکار ماسک” خریدنا بند کریں، کیونکہ یہ ماسک حفاظت نہیں کرسکتے۔ آپ کو صرف ان احتیاطی تدابیر پر عمل کرنے کی ضرورت ہے۔
میڈیا صرف انتشار پیدا کر رہا ہے ، میڈیا اور سوشل میڈیا کے ذریعہ پھیلائی جانے والی غلط فہمیوں اور گمراہ کن معلومات کا شکار نہ بنیں۔
دی گئی دعا کا مستقل ورد کریں۔ ان شاء الله تمام بلاؤں سے محفوظ رہیں گے۔

Please everyone watch this awareness video related to Coronavirus. Do not panic and please stop purchasing useless masks, as these masks can not protect you. You just need to follow these precautions. Media is just creating chaos. Do not become victim of misconception and misleading information spreading through media and social media.

Keep yourself in Wudhu (ablution) all the time and keep reciting the given supplications/ duas. In Shaa Allah, you will be protected by Allah.

Video Credit : AKUH

The Switzerland of Asia

Posted: October 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

Tips for Fishing Bass

Posted: September 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

Fishing Maverick

Different Kinds Of tips for fishing bass

Fishing is both a competitive sport and a hobby, with legions of fans. It is a very popular pastime or occupation, and enthusiasts exist worldwide. A lot of people who fish take pride in their unique fishing secrets. Some people won’t share their secrets for success, but this article will provide you with many new tricks to try.

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Choose an inverse color for your bait from the color of the water. If the water is murky, try to use light colored bait so that it is visible to the fish. On the other hand, if the water is clear, make sure to use darker colored bait.

Go bass fishing if you are new to fishing. The reason being because bass take bait more easily than other fish, and they fairly easy to find. Bass fishing continues to provide enjoyment even when you are…

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