Indegenous Fish

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…

Temoleh

The Temoleh / Jullien’s Carp is the largest carp in the country, able to reach weights of 40 kg. It can only be found in two rivers: Sungai Perak and Pahang. It is a noble quarry for the angler, able to fight for prolonged periods. Normally, anglers need at least…

Kenderap

Kenderap

The Kenderap / Devil Catfish is a bottom-dwelling fish of weird design. In fact, at first glance, one is tempted to say it is not a fish, but a figment of one’s nightmares! It has this ugly, flattened head with beady eyes and a pair of fleshy, keris-like barbels. The…