Squid Jigging in Kuala Terengganu

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It is the traditional way of catching squids. The method of catching squids uses a tool called the Candat or Jigger. It is designed to resemble a bait and is made from either tin or plastic, which when dipped in sea water, appears luminous, attracting the squids. The Candat is usually fastened with 8 to 10 hooks. The squids are normally plentiful from April to July. Squids come to the waters off Terengganu to lay eggs during this period. There is even a competition organised for squid jigging that offers USD13,000 prize money.

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