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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Fishing for Sebarau in Kenyir Lake

Tasik Kenyir in Malaysia is one of the top choice freshwater angler in Malaysia. Grade A species such Kelah(king of carp), Sebarau (close relative of mahseer) and toman (snakehead) would be the dream target. Other than the proper bait, anglers must be aware of the right time to fish those species. Located in north east Malaysia, probably the largest lake with blueish clear water, it is a must go spot. Most of the time, however, anglers often held back with dissappointment even after hearing glorious strories from buddies that fished there just while back. I had a chance of befriendly with the locals and shoot the same question, where have the fish gone. Apparently, the answer was so simple, it is not the right time. So when is the right time? Looking at the current weather, rainy and flooding, now is the good time to gear up. What happen there is the flood would fermentized the weeds and
grassed. The grasses would became the food for the Sebarau. When it is fermentized and release its fume in the water, Sebarau would come to shore to feast. This may as well be the best time to hunt for this species. So look up for the rainy season to end. Book yourself a chalet there and get fishing. By the way, if you are looking for boat trip, don't get it through the resorts. Go by the bay, a lot of local fisherman would give you muchpromising services with much affordable rate. Help the locals.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip.

shahrullah said...

i'll be going to kenyir for a fishing trip with my friends. wonder if you have any contact number where i can rent a boat with the local fisherman. thanks.