(Main photo: David’s toman caught on a popper fly)
Best times for toman (giant snakehead) and sebarau (jungle perch) fishing in Royal Belum is in the early and late part of the day.
Having said that, the giant snakehead can be a highly unpredictable fish and challenging to get a strike from. Here’s a short video from one of our trips.
Highlights would be the jungle perch “coming” on me by unloading a bunch of sperm, they’re swimming upstream to spawn, Irhamy having a huge toman coming up and striking his fly right next to the boat. I saw it happen like it was in slo-mo and then all hell broke loose.
Let me know what you think, leave a comment.