LOCATION of the fishing competition
Reccee trip was done in the evening and from what I gather, there are several “lubuk” in the pond. You can see the regulars that always book the lubuk. There are also one small restaurant that cater to the fisherman need. On a normal day entrance is RM13 /hour with live udang selling at RM1 / ekor. From my observation, the fish that were caught was siakap which have a min size 0.7 – 1.5 kg.. Manage to get few tips from the indons that are working in the pond on the best spot / time /method to fish.
We arrive at 8.30 am thinking that the other participant will come little bit later. Unfortunately, we came in too late as most of the lubuks already been booked. We end up settling with nice corner spot with air bubble flowing to the surface. Each team has been allocate 20 live udangs for the 4 hour competition. Started off @9 am and finish @ 1 pm.
The whole morning on our side was full of dull moment as we take turn untangling line from other opponent (place is too crowded with 52 people). Action began on the opposite side of our bench where we can see they are bringing in siakap one after another of total of 6 siakap in
less than 4 hour. Around 12:00 pm it started rain heavily, and we still didn’t catch any fish. The pond owner at one point release all the fish from their net inside the pond after heavy pressure from participant due to lack of action.
After the rain subsided, we are already packing our stuff and concede defeat when suddenly I notice that the “pelampung” was missing. I was cursing the team next to us as I thought that the line has been tangled again with their line. While reeling in, there’s a slight tug on the line and then realized that a fish actually has eaten the bait. Took about 10 minutes to reel in the fish with some acrobatic action.
It tooks 3 hour and heavy rain before a fish has been brought up. Quite sizeable fish @ 1.7kg. It was the second biggest fish in the competition. Unfortunately it’s not enough to win any prize.
The lunch and packing home
The menu for our lunch which was not that bad at all consist of siakap 3 Rasa with sambal udang. (Sorry no pic). I think this place would be a nice addition for saltwater pond lover.