Also known as the five-lined snapper or local name, ikan kunyit.
Usually found in schools of 100 or more swimming in reef areas, 2 – 40 meters in depth.
Feeds on small fish and bottom living crustaceans.
Common sizes: 20 – 40 cm (8 – 16 inches)
Watch Alan successfully land the biggest chao phraya catfish in IT Monster Lake to date, estimated at 60kg, on a fairly light but strong AJN APR rod paired to a Shimano Stella reel.
Great effort indeed. (I feel his pain, too – JW)
Fish: Giant pangasius
Common name: Chao phraya catfish
Also known as the dog-eating catfish, it is said to grow up to 300 centimetres (9 feet) in length and weigh up to 300 kg (660 lb).
The giant pangasius, Paroon Shark or Chao Phraya giant catfish is a species of freshwater fish in the shark catfish family of order Siluriformes, found in the Chao Phraya and Mekong basins in Indochina. These fish are benthopelagic* swimmers.
The chao phraya catfish are carnivores that feed on small fish, shrimps and carcasses of large animals, and they will hunt as well as scavenge.
Scientific name: Pangasius sanitwongsei
*Benthopelagic fish inhabit the water just above the bottom, feeding on benthos and zooplankton. Most demersal (bottom feeder) fish are benthopelagic.
Steve Lockett, a renowned angling journalist from the UK, will be around to show our anglers what coarse fishing is all about.
By: Tengku Izzudin @ Guv
Course fishing can be a highly effective method of catching fish. And here is your chance to learn from the experts.
The stage has been set for Malaysia’s first ever coarse fishing clinic!
Perhaps some has attended some of my presentations during previous angling fairs but this time instead of just me babbling away we are having a practical class complete with the tackle and a proper coaching session.
The styles of fishing that is going to be taught during the day will be float and feeder fishing, the two most popular branches of fishing in Europe.
Mr. Steve Lockett, a renowned angling journalist from the UK, will be around to show our anglers what coarse fishing is all about. Steve, who has visited and fished in Malaysia twice, has worked with many of the world’s top anglers including World Champion Will Raison, so he has quite a number of tips to share with us. [Read more…] about First ever Coarse Fishing Clinic in Malaysia
A pick-up and lay-down distance casting competition was held during the International Fly Fishing Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Competitors have three chances to pick-up the line and make a single cast. The first cast starting with one rod length of overhang line.
In this video we see Yusaku Tsutsui, owner of Drag Free Fly Fishing Shop located in Osaka Japan, having a go at it. Casting Instructors may participate for fun but does not qualify for the prize at stake which is an Abel reel sponsored by Tacklebox Adventures. Yusaku is a FFF MCI.
One of the competition we put together during the Kuala Lumpur International Fly Fishing Festival is the accuracy casting competition. Contestants have to cast into 5 loops, each one further than the one before, in 10 casts.
At stake is one of the first Sexyloops fly rod. Casting Instructors are barred from entering, as is with all the competitions held.
In this video we see Peter Hayes, Paul Arden and Simon Zerifah having a shot at it before the event proper.