ULU BENDUL, NEGERI SEMBILAN – 3 FEB 2014
Today is a Public Holiday for all Federal Territory in Malaysia. We were supposed to head out to Port Dickson on the 2nd of FEB but since there is a shortage of angler, that trip has to be canceled. I have made some plans to replace our fishing outing by heading to my friend (Ikram) personal fish pond. His father involved in fresh water fishery activity and he decided to replace them with Udang Galah. Since the pond will be emptied soon, might as well let us do some fishing in the pond. I was joined by Badrul and Azmi and we reach ulu bendul at 11.00am. Its been a long time since we used ground bait for fishing, this time we are using pallet 6363 and a special concussion to increase bite rate.
After a few cast, it was not long when I hit my first Sultan Fish. Today I’m on my UL light set using Daiko Blue Spear 762ULS paired with my newly polished Daiwa Luvias 2506H.
Small pond with a stunning view
Nothing too technical today, just cast, chat and wait for a hit
Small size Jelawat, very beautiful fish with red fins and runs fast too
Azmi manage to land 4 Sultan Fish or Jelawat during his last visit here
Hoven’s carp (Leptobarbus hoevenii; Jelawat in Malay), also known as the mad barb or sultan fish, is a species of fish in the barb family. It is native to freshwater habitats in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra. Populations further north in the Chao Phraya and Mekong Basins were included in this species until 2009, but are now considered a separate species, L. rubripinna.The two are frequently confused and the same common names have been used for both; only L. rubripinna is known from the aquarium trade. – Source Wikipedia
It was great fun on that day, we manage to land 10 Sultan fish and 3 grass carp with an average size less than 2lb each. With light, we can extract some fun landing those fishes. We also manage to get some insights on the overview of fish farm business.
The main reason that Uncle wanted to change to fresh water prawn or Udang Galah was because the selling price of production is higher compared to fish and the demand of this prawn is very high. Personally I believe he is a great man, who works hard for his family and he has a deep interest in aquaculture and hunting. He also share some tricks on how to use bread as a bait for the fishes. We end the day at 5.00pm and stop by Uncle’s house to say thanks. Great fun =)
Badrul with his Grass Carp, Tongsan Sisik Kasar
Azmi’s with his Grass Carp, Tongsan Sisik Kasar
Common Barb Species
Desperately trying to escape and it manage to run free hehe
Another Jelawat, Sultan Fish