September 6, 2010
Alfred and His 12 kilogram Fish!!
Alfred a very friendly Brunei young man who is a hobby fisherman caught this beauty on a Sunday morning...from a little place called Danau (which is an estuary south of Bandar the capital of Brunei Darusallem). This was indeed a not to be missed opportunity for me.
While he was busy unloading and chatting with one passerby I asked him for permission to take a photo of him and his catch telling him in one quick gasp that I was going to keep the photo as a really good souvenir and for my blog!! He happily consented and gave me his name too.
I was quite tempted to ask if any one could take a photo of me and Alfred with the beauty. But no one else was sporting enough near me.... and I saw this one man who was really having a "foul face" near by!!
Probably he was thinking of intellectual property and the appropriateness of this old lady making a fuss out of a fish!!
I really thought we should do justice to both Alfred and the fish!! So here you are...two great photos of Alfred and his fish.... hooked by one single line with a light rod and in a short time too in the morning...you might be jealous...mightn't you?
Well we can say that there are fishes swimming in the Brunei estuaries which are as long as from the ground to the waist and the size of the fish is as big as one's thigh!! This is the more " figurative " or metaphorical way of talking about fish in this part of the world.
I do wish Alfred the best of luck and a good Sunday outing always....Hope to see you with your catch on a Sunday...! My uncle said that you must pray harder on Saturday evening in church and God will bless you with a good catch.
Cheers to fish and all fishing hobbyists of Brunei!!