Well, not exactly. But of all the places to catch a giant snakehead this will rank as among the most luxurious, off the room balcony of Bukit Merah Laketown Resort’s Kampung Air (water village).
Check out the video after the jump.
Comfortable and convenient, yes. Easy it was not! We managed to record the video towards the end of the fight.
The Toman took the bait at the edge of the grassy island, shot off under one of the ropes to the right, then into the pillars under the chalet, 180 degrees round a pillar and under another rope and somehow with lots of luck it was coaxed out again into the open water.
Lots of line stripping out of the Exceler-X 2500 reel and the way the 10 pound Fireline Crystal Fuse held up to all the above was pretty impressive to say the least. The line was all frayed in the end but it survived.
Landing the fish was another challenge from 5 meters up but somehow we managed that as well. Good thing a circle hook was used and it lodged perfectly at the corner of the Toman’s jaw.
For you gadget-inclined anglers, the first segment of the video was shot on an iPad and the second with a HTC Incredible S mobile phone, by Poh.