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.
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.
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.
For the past few days I’ve been noticing for a few hours a day (2pm to 5pm) we have been experiencing some lovely Sunshine. Please spend it outdoors. Gets your head straight when its nice and bright. Please avoid the scorching afternoon sun though. That one’s a killer, literally.