A fishing expedition to Khadda / Continental Shelf

Posted: November 19, 2018 in Angling, Billfish, Fishing, Game-Fishing, Yellowfin Tuna

One always feels thrilled and excited when there is a plan to fish offshore especially to hunt giant Marlins and Tunas from the continental shelf/ Khadda.
For November 17, 2018 a trip to Khadda/ Continental Shelf was planned and we left for Sonehra at 8:30 pm with all the tackles needed for offshore fishing.
The best time to reach this spot is before sunrise but all your planning goes in vain when you do not reach the destination in time. It’s exactly like ‘snooze you loose’. The Sangari (another boat to accompany) was supposed to meet us at Churna by 12 am and from there both the boats had to depart together. The wait for our Sangari was too long and it reached after 3 am. By the time we left for Khadda, it was around 3:30 am. Wish we had departed earlier and reached the spot before sunrise and ultimately the game would be totally different. No one can stand against the will of God. He had another plan for us.
The weather turned very choppy and high wind started. We had a great difficulty in increasing the speed of our boat. With everything wet on the boat, we reached 50 mtr mark at around 9:30 am and started looking for the PODs while heading towards 123. By that time we had landed 2 Mahi mahi. At 3-4 different spots we came across big pins of Dolphins which swam along with our boat for quite a few minutes but there were no tunas chasing.
We got 2 strikes of small tuna but both got unhooked during retrieving.
At around 12:30 pm, we saw a Marlin coming from the opposite direction, we almost ran over it expecting it to bite our squirts at the back, but nothing happened. Then we took u turn and started chasing but it ran away like a bullet.
Overall it was a fun trip Alhamdulillah and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Anglers: A. Hameed Kath, Khizar Hameed,
Special thanks to my dear brother Arif Diver and his company for their great care and love.
Video/Photography by : Khizar H. Kath

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