Water Temperature For Freshwater Fishing

December 1, 2015 by  
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Water temperature play important rule when fishing in freshwater. Water tide will be not take into consideration. Here water temperature are the most important element. We need to monitor if there are changes in water temperature during freshwater fishing trip. All species have their own comfortable water temperature. Perfect water temperature will ensure our fishing objective archive. It will give clue to us where are the fish striking zone.

ideal water temperature

Checking temperature….. extremely cold here !!!!

Ideal Water Temperature


Roughly fish will become passive when water is cold. Usually fish will become more active when temperature increase due to sunlight. Fish will move to shallow  water when temperature drop to find warmer spot that suitable for them. Vice versa fish will come back to deep water if temperature too cold for them. That why normally fish love to be near the falling tree or any water plant to get a nice temperature. On top of that, it is easier for predator fish to hunt for their food.

Normally water temperature have interrelated with environment factor such as weather, air pressure, monsoon season or dry season. It is believe that freshwater fish will at their active mode when got significant increase in barometer reading. Fish will become passive again if barometer reading low or drop drastically.

Try to find the most ideal temperature to capture your great catch. Good barometer reading also my be carefully take into consideration when you hunting freshwater fish. Often fish will rest at shallow water at night. In a very hot sunny day fish will run away from shallow water and dive into the deep. Beside that if temperature too hot, fish also like to hide in dim shallow water. Most angler like to cast their lures near the falling tree or dim area to catch predator fish that hide in stealth mode waiting for their food.

20kg Giant Fish Baung Pahang River

November 24, 2015 by  
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During my weekend, I went fishing at the Pahang river, Temerloh. Since the last big flood, there are a few changes to the fishing spot I’ve ever gone before. Without wasting any time I went to a Baung (Mystus) fishing location with fallen trees on the river bank. Properly setup my light fishing gear with cricket as a bait . At the time, the weather was hot and sunny. I took refuge under a tree while waiting for the Giant Fish Baung Pahang River take the bait.

Freshwater Gamefish – Giant Fish Baung Pahang River


Giant fish baung pahang river

20kg Baung

Approximately nearly 30 minutes, audible bell rang. So I immediately reached my rod and reel it hard. I was wondering what kind of fish species they are. Almost 15 minutes, I finally managed to land a medium sized fish called Baung. Luckily the fish do not run towards the fallen trees that reach of the river.

I feel happy  able to land the fish. Without wasting time, I reinstall the bait and cast at the same place. Hopes that the larger fish can be raised. Suddenly I was startled saw my rod bending hard. Luckily rods already tied neatly on a nearby stump.

Apparently there are still some big fish here. Finally I managed to land a rare giant fish baung Pahang river. The weight of the fish is almost 20 kg. My heartbeat is still high the result of a fight with the fish. It was a nice feeling when we catch a big fish. Normally you can find this fish in the deep river bottom with medium water current.

Giant Fish Baung Pahang River

3kg Baung

Large fish like this have very strong stamina. Often it break fishing line if the fish manage to run into the fast water current. Beside cricket, you also can use worm or small fish as a bait. Most proper time to catch this fish is during raining season when water level goes up than normal. Angler believe it is because during raining season this will come out from their nest. Mystus always patrol near the river band  to find their food.

You Should Have Seen The One That Got Away

November 16, 2015 by  
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There is a popular running joke which is used to gently mock fishermen. It essentially runs that a fisherman who shows off his catch looks apologetic at its relatively small size, and says to their audience you should have seen the one that got away. It was huge. Commonly, this joke is expanded upon by the unfortunate angler spreading their arms wide, to demonstrate the length of the fish which, by the fourth telling of the story, has begun to rival Moby Dick in terms of size.

Fishing Joke

There is a grain of truth in the stereotype, but no more so than that which exists for any hobby. You will always find at least one golfer in any club that you walk into who shows you, by means of putting their thumb and forefinger very close together, how close they were to getting a hole in one. The keen amateur soccer player will talk of a goal they scored which, when they originally hit it, was about ten yards out. By the time they have finished talking about it, they will be saying how they were somewhere around the halfway line.

This kind of bravado exists anywhere where there is competition. It is mostly self-mocking in any case, where people jokingly plead with you to believe that they are so good at what they do that they can achieve feats that are beyond the reach of a mere mortal. And frankly, it is what makes most hobbies so much fun. We would be nowhere without our boasts. Cannot stop to laugh when I heard this sentence “You Should Have Seen The One That Got Away” Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaaa……..

great fishing joke

You should has seen the one that got away………..


November 15, 2015 by  
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Patin is one of the most popular fish in Malaysia. Also known in English as Catfish. You can find this fish a lot at Temerloh, Pahang, now Temerloh also known as ” Town of Patin” . Wild patin has high commercial value in the market. There are a lot of fish cage in the river along Pahang river that cultured this fish.

Wild Patin


temerloh home of patin

Successful catch Fruit Catfish

Brief Info:

  • scientific name – Pangasius
  • commonly known as catfish pond, catfish cage, river catfish (fruit catfish and golden catfish)
  • have various color depending on it habitat
  • can grow up to over 1 meter long
  • weight up to 40 kilogram
  • best bait – river shrimps, worm, palm oil fruit
  • best fishing spot – deep and medium water current

Beside that, Patin has become popular dish in Pahang. The freshwater fish will be nicely cook with durian paste and also with some natural ingredients. Nowadays there are many food courts and restaurants serve this savory dish. The price for wild river catfish can be a lot higher compare to catfish that cultured in pond or river cage.

As an anglers you must try to land this fish. This fish not is easy to defeat if you catch a good size. It can take a lot of your line before it get tired. Often it dive into the deep fast current and break your line. Sometime it also make you in difficult situation if it get stuck with old root and log underwater.

Great Anglers Should Do Great Thing

November 13, 2015 by  
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Most important elements great anglers must do. It can be ours core value. Lets do it !!!! others will follow.

Great anglers Striking big Hampala at Kenyir

Striking big Hampala at Kenyir


10 Great Anglers Tips


1.Catch and released.

If you going to fishing trip just to enjoy the excitement fighting with big and long stamina fish such as billfish or gaint travelly, as great anglers you must quickly released back the fish into water  as quickly as possible without hurting or kill it. Try to reduce taking too long time for photo session.

2. Do not littering at fishing spot.

Beside your enjoyable time at fishing spot, please help to save our environment for our next generation. Great anglers will keep any rubbish and dispose with a proper way. You must become as an ambassador with nature.

3. Improve your fishing knowledge.

Fishing is a journey, the more you experience it more knowledge you will gain. There are a lot of ways that can help you to master fishing technique. You surf in the web, read fishing book, magazine and also videos.

4. Mastering handling a boat.

It a bonus if you as an angler can handle a boat well. Beside that you also need to have some knowledge to service and repair a boat and it engine.

5. Know to swim.

As you know water is anglers friend. Know to swim well will give you extra safety during your fishing trip. On top of that always wear your life jacket when you fishing.

6. Follow rule and regulation

Where ever you go, always alert to any rule and regulation impose. Strictly follow and do not break it.

7. Respect with other anglers

Always show a good spirit and teamwork. Do not hurt others emotionally or physically. Make a friend and happily enjoy the fishing moment together.

8. Do not released any foreign fish species into fishing spot

You are strictly must not released any foreign species into fishing spot. It will create problem to the ecosystem and can damage it permanently especially if the fish that you released are predator species that can multiply and grow fast.

9. Share the fishing knowledge

Always share your fishing experience, tips and tricks with other. Always become helpful to other anglers. By sharing and discuss with others you can gain more knowledge.

10. Grow the fishing Industry

Always encourage others to go fishing. Tell them about your exciting trip and show them the perfect fishing equipment. Teach them the correct fishing technique. The most important thing are to educate how to become great angler.




Fishing Adventure Trick-Quick Released Sinker

November 10, 2015 by  
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Currently haze has gone away. Hopefully same goes to others country. Let go fishing!!! First of all, personally I would like to thank to all the visitor. Here I would like to share a simple fishing adventure trick that you can try to apply during your fishing adventure trip.

Fishing Adventure Trick-Quick Released Sinker


Normally we use sinker for bottom fishing technique. There are a lot of sinker type and weight depending on it purpose. Sinkers are important to ensure our bait reach the bottom of our fishing spot. It is suggested to bring variety of sinker that have different weight in order for you to perfectly suit the water current. Too light  will make your bait do not reach to bottom. If you use inappropriate heavy sinker, it will make your rod not sensitive enough to signal fish bite. That are one of the reason why sometime your bait always gone without notice it.

Beside that, it will give you another problem if you use too heavy sinker. Inappropriate sinker weight will just make you tired. It also will give extra pressure to your fishing equipment. Often you need to use big reel and heavy rod in other for you to suit with sinker weight.Here you are all wrong, that does not serve the purpose. You go fishing to enjoy the excitement to land a fish not to get tired fighting with your own heavy sinker.

Here are the secret fishing adventure trick quick released sinker trick. The sinker can be released upon strike a fish. It has many ways to do it, you can use normal sinker but do not tie it with your main line directly use additional less strength line to connect it. Upon fish strike that connection will be break of and you will bring up the fish but not the heavy sinker. Bye bye to your heavy sinker.

Can you get it…. upon fish strike you will get 100% fishing excitement. Fighting with the fish only instead of your heavy sinker.

Personally, I pefer not use normal sinker in the market. It is a wasteful if I leave my valuable sinker the sea or river bottom. I use small bag of sand or bigger rock tie it together with less strength fishing line to connect with my main line and will easily released upon strike a fish. Is it awesome………try quick released sinker and you will feel the fishing adventure with real fish fight.

Fishing adventure trick , crew members with great catch at Jarak Island

Crew members with great catch at Jarak Island

Squid Jigging Adventure – Terengganu

November 8, 2015 by  
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You must try it! then you will feel the excitement famous yearly activity at Marang, Terengganu. Located about 5 hours driving journey from Kuala Lumpur. Squid jigging spot is near the beautiful Kapas Island. It is the place for billion of squid gather every year to lay their egg. The jigging spot is near the shoreline just 30 minutes by  boat. For beginner, normally boatman will teach you how to jigging squid. It just a simple technique  that anybody can master it. In short time, you will get your rhythm to land a lot of squid.

Squid Jigging


There are a lot of squid jigging adventure package offered by local villager. It is advisable to do your booking early to avoid package has been fully book because it is hot package of the year. Normally squid jigging seasoned will start after monsoon seasoned, between end of March until end of August.

first squid in late evening

Amir… our crew member manage to catch his first squid in late evening


It like a carnival when you can see a lot of  boat light up their light to attract the squid come up into the water surface and gather. Then you just need to let your jig submerge and wait until squid bite it. Sometime it become fiesta when everybody land a multiple big squid. Beside jigging skillful fisherman use a net to scoop up the squid that swim on top of the water. It was a great experience when everybody enjoy their night with a big laugh an joke.

squid jigging carnival

Squid jigging carnival – bright light from other boat


For me, the best part during squid jigging adventure is boatman will cook the fresh squid and serve it as our dinner. Beside that you also can earn your pocket money if you are able to catch more because this squid have a good price in the market. Now it become my yearly event to come to Terengganu for exciting squid jigging with friend.

squid fiesta

Satisfaction guarantee….. multiple size of squid


Fishing Bait Dilemma

November 7, 2015 by  
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What in your mind when you go fishing and come home empty handed, normally a lot of complaint will appear. Some anglers may may admit not their luck but other will throw any one of a number of reasons. Basically fishing world is not that simple. As an anglers you need to know about good fishing bait, in order for you to determine the specific reason why you come home empty handed from fishing trip. Often, most of it due to your fishing bait. Best fishing bait selection is the main criteria for you to catch your trophy.

Fishing Bait


multi fishing bait multiple catch

Multiple catch with multi bait type

There are many fishing technique and fishing spot that required specific fishing bait. Knowing the best bait to use will ensure your great achievement. Depending on what kind of fishing you are doing, you will need different kinds of bait. There are several element you need to consider before choosing your bait such as fishing spot ecosystem, bait quality, native fresh bait, homemade bait or modern lure.

Universal bait such as worm and maggot can generate you a good fishing result or it will go better if you use a fatter longer worm. In reality, with and great fishing research and development, there are many type of fishing lure and soft plastic in the market that also have great credibility. It come handy for you as long as you are willing to spend.

On top of that, there are anglers who will swear by using bait that they have made themselves, with many arguing that bread is an excellent standby. The simple truth is that choosing your bait is not that simple. It up to you whether to use natural fresh native bait, commercial bait that sell at fishing shop or fish market or modern lure and soft plastic.

Last but not least, you have to consider the type of fishing equipment. Your fishing gear must suit with your bait you want to use. Sometime, when you are trying to land a fish that you want to hooked other fish just keep on bite it, then you need to change your bait. Here are example why your need to have more than one type of bait in your fishing trip. This is just one example, and there are many others. Ask around with more experienced fishermen to see if they have any useful tips to break your fishing bait dilemma.

Fishing Gear-Knowing When To Upgrade

November 3, 2015 by  
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One thing that you can absolutely guarantee about any hobby is that the longer you practice it, the more and better gear you will accumulate. Even if the word better is the wrong word to use here, more sophisticated fishing gear would be appropriate. Everybody have their own reason and taste and it is unquestionable that the more often you go fishing, the more you will be aware of how additional and more developed equipment will benefit you in terms of catching more and bigger fish. Focusing in this matter, yes money will buy anything for you. The difficult part is only how strong your financial capabilities.

Fishing Gear


Fishing gear, Penn reelAs a consequence, you will become more conscious of the fact that, after a while, equipment needs to be renewed and replaced. You need to find a very good reason to visit your favourite fishing shop and pay for the items you pick. hopefully you really know what kind of fishing gear fit to you. The important element is to use your the specific equipment at their ideal capabilities otherwise u will over use and damage it.

Fishing equipment can be divided roughly into permanent items such as rods and reels which you can use for years, if they are properly maintained and other items such as line and hooks are more perishable. Fishing line will become frayed and weakened as time goes on, and hooks will become blunt. These will need to be replaced quite regularly. As a rule, you should have spares in any case. Rods and reels are a different matter, you must ensure your rod no faulty and service your reel after several trips.

Freshwater fishing gear can not be use to for saltwater because it will suffer corrosive and damage it. Then you must ensure to use them separately. Some anglers use to improvise their gears by using non corrosive gear and equipment that can be perform well for freshwater and saltwater fishing.Furthermore when you use jigging technique, several PE ratio rod required in order for your to get the perfect balance between jig weight and fish size. Imbalance of jigging equipment, often bring upset result.

Knowing when the rod you are using has had its day will rely on you being aware that it is giving you less performance. Easiest way to identify is your rod over bend then normal when you catch same size of fish. It may be that the rod has been weakened over time by the amount it has to bend in order for you to reel in a fish. A reel may begin to stick somewhat, and you will have to work harder to lad those fish that you hook.Once this has begun to happen, you will need to look at replacing the equipment that is causing the problems. If you do not want to throw out a faithful old rod, then keep it and use it less regularly.

10 Special Fishing Adventure Tips

November 1, 2015 by  
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All anglers must have a lot of joyful fishing experience. Like our life it has up and down. While fishing we tend to follow our own judgement resulted landed or not a good fish. Along the way, we will learn what are the best practice to achieve our fishing goal. Let’s think outside the box. Here are the 10 special fishing adventure tips while fishing freshwater or saltwater fish.

10 Special Fishing Adventure Tips


Enjoyful Hampala fiesta

Enjoyful Hampala fiesta

All anglers must have a lot of joyful fishing experience. Like our life it has up and down. While fishing we tend to follow our own judgement resulted landed or not a good fish. Along the way, we will learn what are the best practice to achieve our fishing goal. Let’s think outside the box. Here are the 10 special fishing adventure tips while fishing freshwater or saltwater fish.

Tip No. 1  Research and Development

Anglers always do research before go out fishing but how good you perform will have impact on it result. Like a student who learn alone will definitely getting average result compare to excellent student who do group discussion and also always consult with teacher. In fishing world, experience is everything to ensure getting a perfect result. Beside gain knowledge in mass media, try to collect real experience stories from old timer anglers or any fisherman. They have more fishing hours than us. Compress all the valuable information then you will get PERFECTION.

Tip No. 2  Practice Make Perfect

Although you are good angler already, please practice. Learning any fishing skill without practice will make us just like others. For example you can spend your free time to practice precision casting and also special knot required. Here you need to go to polish your skill at the nearest fishing location. It will help you a lot rather than gambling your luck at real battle zone.

Terengganu Twin Croaker

Twin Croaker – Marang, Terengganu

Tip No. 3  Testing and Checking Your Fishing Equipment

Normally, Anglers tend to have their favourite fishing equipment like rod, reel and line. Small fishing accessories like swivel,hook and others normally sit tight in the fishing tool box. You need to check it all to ensure no failure or faulty. Old fishing line need to be change because often it already damage due to hitting rock or hot sun during previous fishing trip. Rusty swivel and hook also need to put aside form our fishing tool box.

Tip No. 4  Equipment Checklist

Normally we always use checklist as our control mechanism in working environment. Here checklist is important to you because to avoid forgetting something important for your fishing trip. This are special fishing adventure tips that you must follow. Beside that, it can always help you to double check whether you bring too much irrelevant equipment. Furthermore, you also can use this checklist as your storage report to know what equipment or accessories need to add or buy. This is important to avoid any unnecessary spending.


Tip No. 5  Diaries  or Logbook

Here it has a magical power in fishing world. Simple note about your fishing trip will help you a lot. Except journalist or writer you will need this information for your future fishing trip. Information especially on your great catch will determine your fishing result later. For example:

a. Fish species

b. Weight

c. Location

d. Date

e. Time

f. Bait

g. Relevant fishing equipment

In time, compilation of this information or more will give you head up on targeted fish behavior. Certain species normally have their special active season. Beside that it also depending on environment and weather factor.

Multiple Malaysia Mahseer

Multiple Malaysia Mahseer

Tip No. 6  Fishing Attire

Camouflage, quick dry, UV resistant, waterproof, windproof and many more are the element in fishing gear or attire. It is important for anglers because it give lot of advantages. Comfortable is a must for everyone especially to compensate hot shinny sun or rain. Today there are many good brand offer their product with a reasonable price range. As long as it serve the purpose, it worthwhile  to spend for your interest. Some anglers believe ware dark color non reflective attire is a must when fishing freshwater fish near the river or rapid.

Tip No. 7  Perfect Bait

Bait selection is a top element in fishing. As an anglers, not knowing what kind of bait to use is a disaster. Expected result will run away from you. You will miss the excitement and just wasting your time. With your research, choose the perfect bait for specific fishing location. Different fishing spot have their own favourite bait. There are many reason why this is happen, normally it due to fishing bait history, fish food chain and environment factor. If you want to catch a great fish in specific location, using fresh native bait is the perfect choice. Beside that, if you use artificial bait, observe your surrounding and fish food chain in order for you to choose the artificial bait that have same characteristic with native fresh bait. It is advisable to bring a lot of different bait if you not sure what kind of bait to use especially in new fishing spot. Furthermore if you using good fresh bait, always check and change your bait wisely. Sometime small fish already taken it away without any sign.

Tip No. 8  Teamwork

Fishing objective will archive if we have teamwork. It required good team effort in order to have a good result in fishing trip.Most important element in this special fishing adventure tips is not to be a selfish angler but helping other if required. Well planned fishing trip with a great fishing technique  strategy required a lot of teamwork. Good team member always ensure others safety. Beside that, you also need to ensure all team member follow the rule and regulation. Act as an environmental ambassador is a must to ensure members do not damaging fishing place in any ways. Sharing any tip to members to improve their knowledge and result.

Special catch at Marang, Terengganu

Special catch at Marang, Terengganu

Tip No. 9  Focus, Patience and Calm Down

“Not everyday is our day” Always accept any circumstances. Sometime weather or result not in our favor. Weather is a fisherman friend but nowadays it so difficult to read weather perfectly. That why I write this special fishing adventure tips for anglers to think about it. Do not blame other if you get bad result during fishing trip, maybe it just not your luck yet. Another situation that angler wish not to happen is members get sick during fishing trip. It sometime just a normal sea sick or fever but rarely happen it become worst. Please remember if it become worst, trip will be jeopardize and we need to accept it and react fast.

Tip No. 10  Bring Extra Equipment or Tie It

A few anglers already experience of rod and reel jump into the water, this is due to to unexpected powerful fish take the bait. Some angler get back their rod and reel but some admit that their equipment has lost in deep water. So you must follow this special fishing adventure tips to ensure your rod and reel must be tie up properly during fishing adventure period. It also applicable went you do casting, surprise attack from bigger fish sometime can make your hand loose a grip of your equipment. Here in some occasion if you are fishing in a rough sea or dangerous slippery rocky fishing spot, you also need tie up yourself with safety line to avoid any unwanted accident.

special fishing adventure tips ,Malaysia Mackerel

Malaysia Mackerel – Marang, Terengganu

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