We stayed at the Avillion P.Dickson:http://www.avillionportdickson.com/.It was a nice place to stay and the kids love it.It was a water chalet and you can fish from the balcony,from the window and even from the open sky concept bathroom.
We stayed in the premium water chalet which located further out at sea;premium also means have to pay more in order to get a better unblocked view of the straits of Malacca.
Immediately after checking in,we tried out luck fishing.This is the first time we attempted to catch some fish using a very basic home made fishing rods-rod,hook, string and some market prawns as bait.
Everyone was happy when we caught our first fish...a colourful rounded fish.
I tried to remove the hook from the fish mouth but unable to do so.In the mean time,the fish mouth gradually bloated up with prominent spikes below the mouth.Immediately I think it was some kind of puffer fish and decided to release it back to the ocean....but with the hook still intact!!
I didn't know the fish is poisonous until I do a Internet search when I reached home.Lucky I did not try to touch it.
Puffer fish are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world, the first being a Golden Poison Frog. The skin and certain internal organs of many tetraodontidae are highly toxic to humans, but nevertheless the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in both Japan and Korea. If one is caught while fishing, it is recommended that thick gloves be worn to avoid poisoning and getting bitten when removing the hook.
The puffers's unique and distinctive natural defenses are a compensation for their particular form of locomotion. Puffers use a combination of pectoral, dorsal, anal, and caudal fins for propulsion that make them highly maneuverable but very slow, and therefore comparatively easy targets for predators. As a defense mechanism, puffers have the ability to inflate rapidly, filling their extremely elastic stomachs with water (or air when outside the water) until they are almost spherical in shape.