Indegenous Fish

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…

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…