Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kelulang

Kelulang

The Kelulang / Crystal Eye Catfish is a less common catfish with interesting colour markings. The species can be found in large rivers like the Tembeling, Pahang, Tanum, Jelai, Endau, Perak and Kelantan. The kelulang is a carnivore. Agreeable baits include live fishes, large grubs and even lures if the…

Tapah

Tapah

The Tapah / Giant sheatfish are arguably the largest catfish in the country. Records show that the largest Tapah ever found was about 120 kg and measuring over 2 metres long! Currently, specimens over 30 kg are considered large. The Tapah can be found in the deep sheltered pools of…

Kelah

Kelah

The kelah is arguably the most challenging freshwater sportfish in Malaysia. Locating, hooking and landing an adult kelah will be a highlight of an angler’s career. It is found in the remote rivers of our mountains, preferring deep dark pools, invariably filled with rocks and submerged timber. The kelah is…

Temakang

Temakang

The Temakang / Kissing Gourami is not a primary target for the fisherman. Scientific name: Helostoma temminkii Common name: Kissing Gourami Malay name: Temakang, Tembakang Other names: Salient Features: Preferred habitat: Shallow, slow-moving, and thickly vegetated backwaters. Distribution: Record size: up to 30cm Conservation status: Diet: They are midwater omnivores…