KUALA SEPANG, SELANGOR – 15 FEB 2014
Kuala Sepang is located in Selangor. It is near to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang F1 Circuit and to Sepang Gold Coast Resort. It has been a while since I’ve last visited Kuala Sepang. It has been the prime location for Me, Izzudin and Asrazi back in the old days. Its seems the furthest location I could be possible fishing trip. Haha!
That was after SPM, now we travel throughout Malaysia for our fishing trip. This trip was organized by Salihin and the Geng of avid anglers. I simply slot in my name to test out casting session in mangrove area. Our target species would be Barramundi who lurke between the mangrove branches. We head out from home around 6.00 am in the morning and reached at the jetty at 8.00am. 11 anglers signup for this trip and most of them are Malaysian top anglers hehe. I’m expecting a great showdown today. My boat was guided by Mr Rahim a veteran Angler from Nilai and Mr Solomon Kane.
We would cast our lure along the mangrove shoreline
Local fisherman would stop at their fishing spot, away from the sun
We don’t use local guide, simply know how to sail a boat and off we go!
From videos and picture posted from other anglers, lure’s like minnow are effective in catching Barramundi or siakap in this water. Either shallow or deep divers, it is all up to the anglers on how they want to present the bait. I have tried all of the possible combination and still has yet to catch one. Suspending minnow is the best choice in this water and with a size of 5cm.
We did not manage to land any Barramundi or Siakap in the morning session. Only one Archerfish was fooled by Mr Solomon Kane suspending minnow. By afternoon, the tide was at its lowest and the sun is directly on top of our head. We sat down at a small pathway just few meters from the Estuary opening.
The Archerfish (spinner fish or archer fish) are a family (Toxotidae) of fish known for their habit of preying on land-based insects and other small animals by shooting them down with water droplets from their specialized mouths. The family is small, consisting of seven species in the genus Toxotes; which typically inhabit brackish waters of estuaries and mangroves, but can also be found in the open ocean, as well as far upstream in fresh water. They can be found from India to the Philippines, Australia, and Polynesia.
Archerfish or spinnerfish bodies are deep and laterally compressed, with the dorsal fin, and the profile a straight line from dorsal fin to mouth. The mouth is protractile, and the lower jaw juts out. Sizes are generally small,about 5–10 cm, but T. chatareus can reach 40 cm (16 in).
My Model today hahaha
Small Pathway to the unknown!
Small with big appetite! Archerfish!
Inside the hidden path
We ended the morning session with lunch at a local fisherman port. It was a relief with 2 cans of coca cola haha. We waited for others to join in for lunch and chit chat on how they are doing. Apparently same thing, no Barramundi only Archerfish.
We waited for the tide to rise again and we head out the the secret pathway. We continue on fishing but only manage to land another Archerfish thanks to Mr. Solomon Kane. We ended the day by relaxing near the Mangrove tree accompanied by monkeys haha! We shall return definitely with the proper lure and maybe some bait for bait fishin.
Our final catch of the day! Archerfish