Where to fish in Malaysia / Hartamas / Pond Attempt 1

We need a machete. We need a bigger team.

Lack of upkeep has caused this place to be overwhelmed by the undergrowth. Some sensible paths have been well blocked by fallen trees and branches. As tough as it is to get to, the place is worth every difficult step and stumble we take.

Our bait today was some lampam, puyu and seluang (which we did not use). Ironically our bait too was our release fish into the pond.

Coming to the site we were greeted by a spectacular sight. A toman chomping down on a bug. The splashes thundered through the otherwise silent forest.

I estimate the critter to be a moderate 4 kilos. One way to find out is to snag him the next time around. Which we must!

We got this spot. One thing unfortunate about this place is that trees have fallen off on both sides and we're isolated here. No full access to lake.

We got this spot. One thing unfortunate about this place is that trees have fallen off on both sides and we’re isolated here. No full access to lake.

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On the bank which is the slightly higher than the water level the footing is surprisingly strong. So this was not an issue at all. What was the problem was these spiky vines that kept getting in our way all the time.

Despite all the vegetation and possibly years of isolation the only fish we saw that day was the earlier toman. Not a single baby fish or mollusk was to be seen.

Water was fairly clear but there was no hint at all. I threw a bread at 11 and till about 2 the bread was still floating around. Could have been nothing was biting. Or there could be nothing at all. This is good news in a sense. I feel as if i have a blank canvas and I can start working on a masterpiece.

We chose well our baitfish. Our next step after this. Possibly in the months to come is not to fish here but to keep introducing more baitfish.

Our little pioneers. Do note there was a pair of puyu. I lost one of them to the twigs in the water.

Our little pioneers. Do note there was a pair of puyu. I lost one of them to the twigs in the water.

Caesar's contribution towards a "private" lake

Caesar’s contribution towards a “private” lake

To all out there. I am putting together a team to work this project. Think of it as somewhat of an A team. What’s needed next is ideas on the food chain we want to put in here.

I have an idea to introduce temensis into these waters. The apex predator so far here we can determine it to be that lonely toman. To introduce temensis we would need to relocate him (probably taman aman!).

Puyu's are hardy and good bait fish. I think predators would find them cruchy. Like kitkat

Puyu’s are hardy and good bait fish. I think predators would find them cruchy. Like kitkat!

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Folks what we have here is a slice of fishing heaven in our bustling city. Place is safe as I know its been fenced up with high grade metal fences. They’re tall to about 12 – 15 feet. The only other people you will find here are horse riders. This bunch are a pleasant group of people.

Its good if some of us could get memberships for this club. There are chaps who are willing to sell theirs to migrate to another club. Usually going for below the market price.

I will be on the look out for this.

SK

PS. I will be putting together a team for fishmalaysia.com. So far the size i’m looking at is 4 people including myself. To be frank I think I have all of them already. However I can confirm that fishmalaysia.com will be expanding. When I make inroads with this lake here you’d definitely like it!

 

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