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.

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


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


wild arowana kuala koh

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”.

best fishing in asia our catch

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.


best fishing adventure boatman at his chalet

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.

best fishing adventure waiting fish to bite

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……



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.

udang galah

My catch in early morning