Indegenous Fish

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…

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…