Fishing Adventure-Enjoying Eating Your Catch

October 29, 2015 by  
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When you go for fishing adventure, are going to eat your catch? The answer will be “No”, “Yes”, “Maybe”, “Sometime” or “It depend..”. Anglers normally enjoying landing a good fish. It is advisable to practice catch and released. If you are humanitarian enough not to kill the fish, then why are you putting a hook in its mouth. But for some people the thrill of the challenge is enough, and there is no need to go any further.

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“Queuing please……I know you all hungry” said houseboat captain. (location: Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu)


Fishing Adventure


It was a pleasant moment having nice food serve. We need energy before fishing adventure start. Everybody enjoy having good food with wonderful scenery.


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Delicious……… special dishes form special place. (location: Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu)


However, if you already plan to eat the fish you catch, you should do a research first, to know what are the species live in the water and be sure what kind bait to use in order for you to increase the possibilities landed the targeted fish. It may be that the available species are not really the kind of fish you want to eat. It is true that everyone has different tastes, but there is no doubt that some tastes are so out there that most people will not consider it to be worth the effort of acquiring them. If you can find nearby a fishing location with a fair supply of the kind of fish that you want to eat, then it is all the better for you.


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Unique Tasik Kenyir houseboat


Last but not least, learning how to prepare them for cooking is also important. The fish that you hook will not be ready for eating yet unless you cleaned and filleted properly. With your best effort, you also need to know several ways to cook them nicely. Not only to have a great fishing adventure but also enjoy having good dish.

Wild Arowana – Taman Negara Kuala Koh

October 26, 2015 by  
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Fishing in Asia always offer a big surprise. Kelisa is one of the endangered species in Malaysia. Famously known as Arowana. It is one of most valuable aquarium fish in Malaysia. Wild arowana can be found in Southeast Asia. Today, Malaysia have great fisheries knowledge and technologies. There are a lot of arowana breeder especially in Bukit Merah, peninsular Malaysia.

Brief Info:


  • scientific name – Scleropages Formosus
  • have varieties colour (silver, red, gold green, etc)
  • Chinese also called “dragonfish”
  • can grow alomost 1 meter long
  • best bait – small live fish, cricket

Wild Arowana


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My big surprise !!!! beautiful arowana


This magnificent creature has bite live small bait fish during my fishing trip at Taman Negara Kuala Koh. This National Park located in state of Kelantan, 5 hours driving form Kuala Lumpur. As you can see she live in crystal clear deep slow moving water. This fish is a stealth predator that can attack with a powerful stamina. It can jump almost a meter and break the fishing line. It normally a game fish for a freshwater caster.

wild arowana fishing spot

Best spot to catch wild arowana


Arowana is a popular aquarium fish due to it color appearance. Malaysian normally do not eat this fish. Great anglers must know the rule and regulation especially for endangered species. Catch and released is a a good practice.

Best Fishing Adventure in Asia – Terengganu Secret Spot

October 25, 2015 by  
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Quality is more important than than quantity. All anglers will have best fishing adventure in Asia. Saltwater fishing adventure is one of the most challenging, thrilling and exciting. Located in Terenggganu, Marang offer varieties of fish. It is one of the interesting fishing spot in Asia. From Kuala Lumpur it take about 4 to 5 hours to reach there by car.Traveling with a group of friend become enjoyable with a lot of funny stories and also great scenery a long the way. Beside that, Terengganu also famous with their local food such as fish cracker snack called “kerepok lekor” and their famous dish consisting of rice steamed in coconut milk, eat together with fish curry called “nasi dagang”.

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Our catch- varieties of fish

Our boatman Mat Yo has confirmed that weather is good and fresh squid is ready. Upon arriving, we take a good rest at a  warm  and comfortable chalet own by a boatman. It was the best fishing adventure in Asia.


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Boatman welcome us at his chalet


inside cosy chalet

Well maintain chalet


best fishing adventure chalet front view

Chalet just a few feet from water and boat


Best Fishing Adventure in Asia

Here we will using bottom technique. Trolling also effective during mackerel season. Medium and heavy equipment set up ready for a good thrilling moment. Best bait here is a live squid. We arrived at first fishing spot only take 45 minutes. We can saw Kapas island, famous location for squid jigging. In a hour a hour we manage to catch a few snapper.

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Waiting fish to bite


While fishing, boatman share some tips to landed a good fish.

  • Use 3 meter strong leader line.
  • Use life squid
  • Always check your bait
  • Prepare steel leader if a group of barracuda arrive


Everyone manage to get their catch. Can not wait to repeat this fishing adventure, really enjoy the moment and hospitality that Marang can offer. Here are a smiley face. Enjoy……………..

best fishing adventure with smile

Happily ever after……



Borderless Fishing World

October 24, 2015 by  
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Do you think fishing is a hobby ? For me it is a lifestyle….. Why ?  There are many element involve in fishing world. People and family, flora and fauna, environment and also economy will be blend together to produce sub culture in fishing world. All angler goes fishing with a positive aura and mindset. Preparation are the important part before we go fishing. Equipment, logistic, schedule and also budget must take into consideration.

Fishing World


There is a widespread tendency to think of fishing world as an older persona’s pursuit, and a hobby from a bygone age. In some people’s minds, it is hard to tally the idea of fishing as a lifestyle with using the internet for entertainment and information. However, this is a total misconception. For one thing, there are far more old-style hobbies which have websites devoted to them, and for another, as an exchange of information the Internet is peerless. Having the web available to you when you are looking for a heads-up on fishing technique will always be helpful.

When we get sick, we will meet doctor at the hospital to get medicine. How about when we want to go fishing what, what we need to do……..

There are several specialized fishing sites on the Internet, and they take many forms. Some take the approach of a travelog, noting experiences of an angler who spends time visiting different locations and reporting back on which were good and which simply were not. There are other sites which are specifically informational, and still others which are more social than anything else. Usually these will be forums or message boards, and these can be the best place to look if you wish to ask questions.

If you have concerns over whether you are using the right bait, are looking to buy a better rod but want one that suits the waters you are fishing in, or are looking for a decent location in which to fish, then there is plenty on the Internet for you to check out. You’d be surprised what you can find and some of the information you get will be highly beneficial.

Furthermore, u are making a lot of friend on top of knowledge gain.

Fishing Adventure Asia-Expect the Unexpected

October 23, 2015 by  
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Every where I go reel and rod must follow. Why ? It is because when you travel, often you will saw good fishing spot somewhere in a sunny day. The huge advantage to bring along your equipment is you can always go fishing anywhere along your journey. Unexpected fishing adventure trip sometimes create a good chances landed a good catch. Not only a miles away from the grind of work and personal life, but you are able to spend your free time on a riverbank or boat, challenging yourself against the best that the marine world can throw at you. Satisfaction is yours when you are manage to fight the unexpected great fish.

Fishing Adventure


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Fishing gear ready for action

Fishing trip are big business in this day, their cost increased day by day. Financial constraint sometime make you feel down.Hardworking people like us, sometime have difficulties to find good time to go fishing due to our unapproved leave, work and family matters. Unexpected fishing trip during your journey are best practice and cost saving.

Nowadays, stress become major problem. It is a good thing to do, if you can get rid of some of the stresses by battling to land a larger fish. It is these kind of experiences that make a fishing  memorable, after all.

The big question for you,  are going to bring your fishing equipment everywhere you go ? Is there any space left in your car boot. However, it depend on what kind of fishing adventure you enjoy most. If you are keen on sea fishing then if you travel along major areas of coastline in the world, bring in your equipment might be just perfect. If you are more of a riverbank, then bring along your “thing” when you traveling somewhere more rural area. In the end it is up to you, and the main thing is that you enjoy yourself.

Kelah The Freshwater King

October 21, 2015 by  
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Finally I got kelah. It was a kind of a blessing when I managed to catch my first Malaysia Mahseer. It is a powerful fish with long stamina that give a good fight in clear rapid river. Located in the states of Kelantan, Taman Negara Kuala Koh are one of Malaysia national forest reserves that allow angler to go fishing. Before that, we must walk in and do register to get fishing permit.



1st kelah

Then boatman will send you to the fishing spot. Here, we need to built or setup our own tent and cook our own meal. It is a good experience for a person who love camping and adventure activity. Here, we can breath fresh clean air. Some fishing spot don’t even have telecommunication network. It is special fishing spot because have minimal human intervention and modernization.

boatman to spot

Effective Bait

The most effective bait to catch Malaysia Mahseer or Kelah is using palm oil fruit. It must be sprayed with some water and let it fragmented for 3 days before use. Now, the bait will be oily with nice aroma that will attract mahseer.

palm oil fruit

I prefer to use a small diameter line . The main reason is  to reduce line vibration sound underwater. Malaysia mahseer are sensitive and highly alert fish, Malaysian angler said it is a very shy fish. Try to reduce movement and noise as much as you can while fishing. At night and early morning, kill any lighting, and fishing in the dark will give you big surprise. Try to throw your bait near the riverbank, this is because mahseer came out near riverbank to find food at this hour.

Medium and high  capability equipment must be set up. Please check and ensure they are not faulty. Kelah have so much power and can  surprise you. While you waiting for the fish to bite, please remember to tie up your rod otherwise you need to dive to find your rod underwater if the masheer takes it away!!

my 1st Masheer

Udang Galah – Malaysia Freshwater Lobster

October 20, 2015 by  
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Malaysia freshwater lobster is locally called “Udang Galah”. After monsoon season, weather will become  dry and hot. Sun will warm up the water, now it is the best time to catch freshwater lobster. ” Satisfaction guaranteed ” that is what angler say if they are lucky to catch big size lobster. Good spot must be deep and have  weak water current. Effective baits are worm, baby prawn, small fish, and sometime people also use chicken liver.

Here is my best spot to catch freshwater lobster.

udang galah fishing spot

Best fishing spot

For Malaysian, Udang Galah is one of the best dishes. It give good income for freshwater fisherman. In wet market, the price can be MYR 90 per kilogram!! For angler like us we just go fishing to enjoy the moment while relaxing and getting fresh air.

Udang Galah


This is the victory face captured at Sungai Pahang river, Temerloh.

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My catch in early morning








Malaysia, Asia Fishing Destination

October 16, 2015 by  
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When you talk about Asia fishing destination, Malaysia should not be left out. Apart from Rompin or Kuala Rompin in Pahang. There are many more fishing spots that offers an unforgettable experience due to its great catch. Special species only found in Malaysia or the south east part of the Asia. Here we can enjoying breathtaking and beautiful nature.

Asia Fishing Destination


For freshwater fishing, here are the list of top 5 fishing destination in Malaysia:


  1. Tasik Kenyir  in Pahang / Terengganu (the water spreads into 2 states)

  2. Sungai Tembeling of Taman Negara, Pahang

  3. Kuala Koh in Kelantan

  4. Tasik Temenggor in Perak

  5. Royal Belum State Park, Perak


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Asia fishing destination – Kuala Koh

For saltwater or sea fishing the top 5 fishing spots are:


  1. Off the shore of Pulau Perhentian, Redang and Kapas in Terengganu.

  2. Kuala Rompin, Pahang

  3. Pulau Jarak in Perak

  4. Pulau Pemangil, Mersing, Johor

  5. Tukun Perak, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah

I have been to most of the fishing spots above. I am gathering all the photos from my previous fishing trips before I can start writing about them. I hope you will stick around and come to check my posts regularly. I promise that it will all be worth it!!

Some Malay words to learn:

  1. Tasik – lake
  2. Pulau – island
  3. Taman – park
  4. Negara – country / national
  5. Pancing / memancing – fishing

Finding Best Equipment

August 1, 2014 by  
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When you do something, you want to do it well. Important to finding best equipment. It is a natural human attitude to feel that your experience of something will be improved the better you are at it. and for most people, this is certainly the case. This is why people spend a lot of money on fishing equipment. Some will spend a great deal on something that they don’t even end up using very much. The reason for their doing so is that there is a lot of equipment out there that will enable you to improve your game. When that’s at stake, people will be prepared to push the boat out (pardon the accidental and awful pun).

Finding Best Equipment Depending On It Capability


Good fishing equipment does not need to be expensive, but there is no doubt that some financial outlay will be rewarded with more sophisticated equipment. If you know what you are looking for, then you will be able to find a lot of different variations on the theme and then comes the time for the comparison shop. Comparison shopping has become hugely popular in recent years as a way of finding the best deal on any product. Not just the best price, but the best value. How well does it do what it does, and is it worth the $10 extra they are asking for? Ask the Internet.

People who know about finding best equipment will often congregate on forums with fishing as their theme. Visit a few of these forums and canvass opinion before going and spending your cash.

How Far Will You Go?

August 1, 2014 by  
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There are perhaps more fishermen and anglers in the world than there are practitioners of any other sporting pursuit. How far will you go?. There are many reasons for this; the peace and quiet that it offers; the fact that you can, ordinarily, eat what you catch; even, in some people’s view, the return to a sort of hunter-gatherer mentality. Whatever the reason for going, though, one thing that never ceases to surprise people is how far a committed angler will go on a fishing trip. There are perfectly good streams and rivers in this country, they will argue. Why go half way round the world?

How Far Will You Go When Exploring Fishing World


The same people would probably not ask the world’s great botanists and naturalists why they go to Kenya to see tigers or to Norway to see the handsome forests which are there. So, how far will you go. People like to go fishing in different locations because it provides different fish, different climates, and different experiences. You might just as well ask why people go to foreign countries on holiday. There is a big world out there, and a lot to see. And there are many fish to be caught.

There are also a number of hot spots on the planet where fishing will be rewarded with a more exotic catch, a challenge in terms of landing the larger fish that you catch, or a more peaceful location to cast your line. Whatever your reason for going, there really is a wide range of choice out there, and if you are planning a fishing holiday you should certainly consider spreading your wings somewhat.

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