I joined this trip at relatively short notice. I was enticed by the chance to lure fish for Peacock Bass and toman (snakehead) in a natural setting. We were to fish the Chenderoh Lake are of Sungai Perak – an area known as Malaysia’s mini Amazon. We travelled up to Kampung Beng near Lenggong for a homestay and then to fish with a guide set-up by Mr.Roslan, a localc angler and guide.
The fishing group was made up of Noru, Badrul, and a young Malaysian angler, Amiral Irfan, making his first solo venture. We travelled up late on Friday evening, finally arriving at our destination at around 3.30am in the morning. It was all a bit of a blur as I was extremely tired after having been working intensely on an important project with a tight deadline over the past few months. I managed to get four hours sleep before we awoke for breakfast and then the first of two casting sessions.
The place itself was stunning – the views were magnificent. We fished hard for the morning session, but didn’t catch anything and only had a few strikes, including missing two snakehead hits on weedless frog lures in an overgrown backwater section of the river. I was completely knackered by the lunch-break and we all, with the exception of the youngster, took a long nap before the second in the afternoon. This session was a complete blank. But, once again, the scenery was a privilege to see and be part of.
As I said, the trip was a blur to me because of my tiredness, and my story of the trip is given in the following photographs. However, Amiral has given a comprehensive write-up of the trip here:
This is a great place and I will definitely return to give it a second try sometime in the future.
View from the homestay
Fishing at the first location
Sungai Perak River views #3
Rigs & lures