Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tengalan

Tengalan

The Tengalan / Crossbanded barb has similar body shape to the lampam. The species can be found in remote rivers, usually occupying deep pools. It is a difficult fish to catch on rod and line. Worms are the best bait, mounted on a small hook to match its dainty bite….

Gerahak

Gerahak

The Gerahak / Giant sheatfish has similar behavioural and physical characteristics as the Tapah. A distinct difference is the upward turning mouth, belying its habit of snatching at any animal that falls into the water. Its barbels is also markedly shorter than the Tapah’s. Scientific name: Wallago dinema (Belodontichthys dinema)…

Jelawat

Jelawat

The Jelawat / Sultan Fish is a strong fish inhabiting the middle reaches of big rivers like the Pahang and Perak. They may also be found in lakes like the Cini and Bera. Favourite baits are river prawns and grubs, although pond-bred fish have been known to take little spoons…

What Can I Do To Save The Rivers and Fishes?

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WHAT CAN I DO TO SAVE THE RIVERS AND FISHES? • Practice catch-and-release o Release the small fish: give them a chance to grow o Release the large fish: they carry strong genes, so let them reproduce more fish o Eat fish only when necessary, so don’t kill too much….