FISH VALLEY, SEMENYIH – 14 NOV 2014
It was Friday afternoon when I received a text message from AG that he is already down in Fish Valley. Completely forgotten our short evening outing at Fish Valley. Luckily its just a 15 minutes drive from my house. It is time to further experiment the capabilities of floating bread technique in Fish Valley. After a couple of successful outing previously, It is time to share my knowledge with fellow compatriot, Andrew Griffin haha. This time, a new angling member join in Mr Jon Wood. A carp angler enthusiast and he has written 2 book in professional carp angling in UK.
Carp angling in Malaysia is limited to several native and non native species such as grass carp, rohu, big head carp and common carp. It is not as specific angling regime like in UK and other European Countries. Look forward to know more about carp angling technique and maybe one day we can try those technique in local fishing pond.
2 selection of bait, burger buns and palm oil seeds will be our bait of choice. There is a slight setback as AG purchased a quality burger buns which absorbs water quickly and will not sinks when it is completely soaked with water. Anyway, the fundamental rigging the bait is still the same as shown earlier in my previous post. Since my reel is currently being serviced, I had to use AG’s set and I go with his lightest setup hehe.
We set off after heavy rain and went to the highest point in Jon off to a flying start when his palm oil seed bait was taken by a decent size Pacu. I was on Palm Oil Seed too and relieve Several strike on my end but the fish did not taken the whole bait. It just bite a chunk of the bait leaving a well known bite mark of a Pacu.
Jon Wood taken a head start with a beautiful Pacu!
Jon drew first blood, but no worries the Pacu is safely released back in the pond 🙂
As the rains stops, surface activity on the rise, now is the good time to starts chumming the water with bread. We begin our to floating bread technique and it was not long when AG’s start to haul all the species that feeds on the bread. 2 Pacu, a Javanese Barb and a Black Chinese Carp within 1 hour of fishing.
AG’s turn! Score his first Pacu of the day
Landing net is a must have tool in Fish Valley, helps you land the fish safely
Ag’s first score of the day 🙂
Lampam @ Javanese Barb, the first one I’ve seen this year 🙂
Tongsan Sisik Kasar @ Black Carp is another exotic species in Fish Valley
AG’s with his heaviest Pacu in Fish Valley! 8kg!
As we continue our fishing, rains start again towards late evening. I was not catching anything until the final part of the fishing session. Once I switched to a Fluorocarbon Shock Leader, finally scored two Pacu. I guess material used for leaders does play a vital role in determining your catch rate. It seems AG’s doing better with FC Shock leaders then me on normal braid as leaders. Once I change to FC, easily landed two Pacu. It is still a mystery or probably it is scientifically proven that FC works better to outsmart the fish. I’ve read somewhere that FC is almost invisible underwater as compared to mono and braid leaders. Probably we need to do a test to kill this myth haha. A great short outing and meet up with new friend. Stay tuned for more report from Fishyology.com 😀
One of my two Pacu of the day 🙂