Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mines Trip Tonight

Dear all,

Every Friday night after 11pm Chef and myself normally visit this spot for a bit of night fishing. The place is situated right behind the Palace of the Golden Horses in Sri Kembangan. We visited this place once and compared to the other places this was the best in KL. Have never looked back so far since then. The biggest perk of all is that its free!

Being the deepest man made lake in Asia (some say the world, other just defecate in it) there is a vast collective of fish species that we can try our skills at. From the awesome predatory Toman (Snakehead) to the docile and testy Bandaraya fish. Worth mentioning here is that there are some very scary sized catfish.

Chef’s favourite target are peacock basses. Largest he ever landed was approximately a 1 kilo fish, although he still swears that its about 2. On my rap sheet  I have one jelawat and one rohu to brag about (albeit not very big).

Armed with our standard issue of rods (cut it out you dirty b**ches), the bait we use are things like dedak, roti gardenia and seluang (minnows caught by net in mines itself). Both of us have a pair of black rubber boots that are available anywhere. This is to brave the ground that becomes a brush on top of a mire. Not good for slippers and sneakers. Barefoot if you’re a blithering imbecile.

Another good thing to mention here is that the species list is so vast that you can sink your bait or even float it. No issues. You’re bound to catch something. And often its a good edible sized fish. Except for the Bandaraya though throw it back. Beware when it rains because catfish become rampant and to an extent of bothersome.

Word of advice. If you’re going to visit this place please go after eleven PM and stay till about six AM. Reason being is that the place serves as a connecting canal between the wonderland and the hotel.

Regards,

SK

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Tanjung harapan show down…. Epic Bomb

Heading to Tanjung Harapan was somewhat a unfortunate experience.

The stupid toll companies have no qualms of showing how greedy and inconsiderate they are. These companies also affirm that the idea of privatising roads is something worth throwing away. If there were any winners in this process. The poor people of Malaysia aren’t definitely on the list.

Without Touch N Go

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Beginners guide to fishing

Before we can begin pursuing the art of catching fish, we need to gather the necessary tools to start o start our trade. Here’s a sundry list of items to consider getting.

1. A Rod

Basic 7′ Rod acquired from Pudu

I got this rod for about RM50.00 in one of the shops in Jalan Pudu. Its a 7′ sea casting rod. At least thats what it says on the spine. Casts about  40 – 50 yards so should do relatively ok today.

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Fishing in a hundred words (more or less)

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To some the mere mention of fishing suggests the boredom of the wait involved and the opulent amount of patience required to do it. Some.

For those who took the bait (pun intended), we have never looked back since.

The idea of a line bobbing in the water or tumbling at the floor of the sea somewhat connects us to the pure calm that this element represents and provides.

While being connected to this mass of physical fluid nirvana often the talented few are rewarded the crop of the sea. Some bounties being very reasonable rewards.

The combination of an art form and simple pleasure.

Regards,

SK

Rig Fishing At Tanjung Harapan: Show Down

Dear all,

Tomorrow I will be going toe to toe with my fishing adversary (/good friend): Chef “dog-faced” Kannan on one of the rigs there.

The stubborn canine thinks he’s one up just because he got me into fishing. However I plan to make the upcoming experience a bitter pill to swallow for him.

May the gods of sea fishing bless me and give me the power to defeat the power tripping prick. Please do keep me safe to Poseidon while you’re at it.

I do hope the weather keeps up and we will be able to land a good sized fish.

We plan to start in the morning and possibly be done by 3pm.

*editors note:

I don’t really hate the fellow. I just like getting on his nerves.

Where to fish in Malaysia / Petaling Jaya / Paramount Garden Park (Training Ground)

Recently I picked up the funky art of bait-casting. Somehow the idea of mimicking the way a small fish darts and swims sends me reeling with delight.

To be honest, I’m not very good at this skill. In the weeks I have been practicing in Paramount Garden which now I have proclaimed to be my training ground for bait-casting. I have not gained a single peck.

Having said that, this does not mean that there is no fish in the waters. As a matter of fact last week I witnessed a snakehead (toman harimau) stir from its dwellings to the fluttering of my tangerine shallow shad.

To my dismay our slithery stalker was tough to please and he disappeared into the foliage.

To those planning to pick this type of fishing up. Please do not be put down by lack of early success. Believe in yourselves. I certainly believe that I can have some success. So far….

Here are some pics of my training ground Paramount Park. A lovely quiet family park that is so beautiful when the sun shines bright.

First place where I start tossing my line around.

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