The Asian Angler - Issue #054 Digital Issue - Malaysia Edition

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The Asian Angler

Issue 54

Asia’s Angling

Lifestyle Magazine

Viper Perseus

Lightweight Monster Fighter

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Abu Garcia’s

New Ultra Light

Weapon

Microfiber Braid

By GT-Zero,

Tested

Abu Garcia

Salty Stage KRX

The New Killer

Relax With

Coleman

Comfort Chair

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Who Says You Can’

Salty Max Plus

Low Profile Reel

A Smooth & Powerful

Performer Made For

Saltwater Fishing.


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t Have Power & Affordability?

NEW

2017


• 2 Stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing

provides smooth operation

• One piece graphite frame

• Graphite sideplates

• Machined Aluminum spool provides strength with

out adding excess weight

• Power Disk drag system gives smooth drag performance

• Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

• MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake

pressure throughout the cast

• Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic

design

• Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic

reel design

• Flip Switch on reel that gives anglers the ability

to engage/disengage the spool with one hand (This

feature eliminates the need for anglers to turn the

handle for engagement and is perfect for pitching,

flipping or back trolling fishing techniques)

For More Info: www.purefishingmalaysia.com

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A show of Power


Description: Salty Max Plus LP

Reel

Salty Max Plus-L LP Reel

Weight: 225g

Max Drag: 5kg

Line Cap.: PE 2 / 200m

Ball / Roller Bearings: 2+1

Retrieve Rate Per Turn: 28in

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

Pure Fishing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (515617-x)

T: 603-78323380

E: info@my.purefishing.com

For More Info: www.purefishingmalaysia.com

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A Superb Reel For

Oceanfield 7

Low Profile Reel (JDM)

When Only Success

Matters; The Oceanfield

7 Is Your Sure Bet


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The Discerning Angler

• 3 Stainless Steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing

provides smooth operation

• One piece graphite frame

• Graphite sideplates

• Machined aluminum spool provides strength with

out adding excess weight

• Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

• MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake

pressure throughout the cast

• Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic

reel design

• 95mm Crank Handle Included in box

• Big Round Knob Handle with 2 adjustable positions

(60-70mm)

• Includes Tool for Handle Exchange

• Optional BF Spool for bait finesse


A Versatile Reel For Many

Conditions


Oceanfield 7

Low Profile Reel (JDM)

Description: Oceanfield 7 | Oceanfield 7-L

Weight: 217g

Max Drag: 7kg

Line Cap.: PE 2 / 200m

Ball / Roller Bearings: 3+1

Retrieve Rate Per Turn: 29in / 74cm

Gear Ratio: 7.1:1

Pure Fishing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (515617-x)

T: 603-78323380

E: info@my.purefishing.com

For More Info: www.purefishingmalaysia.com

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er : Kenny Chee

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Contents Click To Go Directly To Article

Viper Perseus

Coastal Game

Lightweight

Monster Fighter

Page: 20

GT-Zero AIR

PE BRAID, The

Microfiber Braided

Line

Page: 58

Abu Garcia

Silver Max 5; Ultra

Light Fishing Reel

Page: 82

Natural Exotic

Fish Fishing Pond,

Behrang (New)

Abu Garcia

Axecutor; The New

Ultra Light Fun Rod

Page: 44

Abu Garcia

SaltyStage KRX

Light Jigging

Page: 70

Coleman Deluxe

Comfort Relax Outdoors

Chair

Page: 96

Sea Lion Hotel,

Ketam Island

Selangor, Malaysia

Page: 122

Café

Lumière, Kuala

Selangor, Malaysia

Page: 142

Ho Dai Sek

Promotion @The

Blossom, Swiss-

Garden Beach

Resort Kuantan

Page: 152

Coleman Instant

Shelter

Page: 104

Page: 160


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Victorinox

SwissTool Pocket

Tools

Page: 162

Catalyst Case

For Apple Watch

(42mm)

Page: 164

MGFA UL Micro

Clinic With Ginson

Tan & Kenny Chee

Abu Garcia

LAYERED HOODIE

2

Page: 178

Abu Garcia

REVO LT7 LOW

PROFILE REEL

(JDM)

Page: 180

Abu Garcia

SALTY MAX PLUS

LOW PROFILE

REEL

Page: 184

Abu Gacia

SALTY STAGE

KR-X LIGHT

JIGGING (JDM)

Page: 188

BERKLEY®

TRILENE® BIG

GAME

Page: 192

Page: 166


Test Drives

The Asian Angler

Perseus

COASTAL GAME

Testing Grounds: Natural Exotic Pond, Behrang

Series: Viper Perseus Coastal Game

Model: VP612 SJ

Opponents: Amazon Redtail Catfish, Asian

Redtail Catfish, Aligator Gar


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NEW

J igging is lots of fun and is the current “in thing”

in our region, with more and more anglers picking

up the sport. That said, we see a lot more jigging

tackle in stores these days compared to a few years

ago. One of these is the Viper Perseus Coastal

Game rod.


Lightweight Fighter

The Viper Perseus Coastal Game is a lightweight

and very well balanced rod built on a 24 ton graphite

blank. Pick up the rod and put on a reel, and at

a horizontal position the weight disperses throughout

the rod making it feel lighter.


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Components

When it comes to components, the Viper Perseus

Coastal Game rod comes with standard reel seats,

standard guides, and quality EVA handles; keeping

the prices within the lower end of the spectrum

thus allowing anglers to upgrade as and when

they want to.


Made For


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Light Jigging

The Viper Perseus Coastal Game rod is a rod

made for light jigging. It is rated at PE 0.8-2.0

and has a recommended max jig weight of 60g.

Being 6’1” in length, it can cast pretty well too,

shooting our baits to very good distances.


Battling Giants

Model: VPS12SJ

Line weight: PE 0.8-2.0

Max Jig weight: 60g

Length: 6’1”


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Ground Zero

To test the Viper Perseus Coastal Game rod we

took it to the new Natural Exotic Pond in Behrang,

the new home of the hard fighting gladiators such

as the Mekong catfish, Amazon redtail catfish, Siamese

catfish, etc.


Casting is certainly not an issue as we got our

baits to where the gladiators sit back and wait for

a fight. When the fights broke out, they were intense.

The gladiators knew where the snags were

(underwater pipes) and we had to force them out

and away from the danger zone. The Perseus had

no issues doing so.

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The Perseus has enough power in its

backbone to turn the heads of these

gladiators and manage every battle

well. We subdued every gladiator that

took our baits and gladly returned them

back to their homes to fight more battles.

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Check

out thAT

curve

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The Viper Perseus Coastal Game rod is a

very good rod and priced at a very attractive

price range. It is a very capable rod landed

hard fighting fishes without issues, even high

drag settings. It feels like a higher end rod as

it lightweight, well balanced, and has a good

feel.


Landed lots of these gladiators without issues.

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Built Quality

Finishing

Ergonomics (Feel)

Balance

Weight

Components (quality)

Castability

Sensitivity

Power

Rating

Fishing Rods

7.6


Bass Field Rod (JDM)

OCEANFIELD BG

A Versatile Rod For The

Versatile Angler

• Magtrax brake system

• Power stack carbon matrix drag

• Backup ratchet

• 3 position power handle

• EVA big round knob

• 4 HPCR bearings

• Dura g

• Recess

• Lower

• 105mm

special t

A high performance low profile reel with 10Kg max drag, l

included, suitable for saltwater jigging, octopus fishing an

If you love fishing for bass this rod is for you...

Material Description Weight Max Drag Line Capacity (PE 3) Su

1417877 Oceanfield BG 347g 10Kg 260m

Created by Abu Garcia’s Japan team for bass

fishing, 1417878 the Oceanfield Bass BG Field – L is 347g a great 10Kg rod for all 260m anglers

whatever the level.

Continue Next Page

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Casting Rods

Comfortable grip.

Quality Fuji O-Ring Guides.

BSFC-662 M - Length 6’6”

Line 8 – 20lb • Lure 3/16 – 3/4oz

2 piece, Medium Action

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BSFC-672 MH - Length 6’7”

Line 10 – 30lb • Lure 1/4 – 1 1/2oz

2 piece, Medium Heavy Action

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Spinning Rods

Comfortable grip.

Quality Fuji O-Ring Guides.

BSFS-622 UL - Length 6’2”

Line 2 – 6lb • Lure 1/32 – 1/4oz

2 piece, Ultra Light Action

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BSFS-672L - Length 6’7”

Line 2 – 8lb • Lure 1/32 – 5/16oz

2 piece, Light Action

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Bass Field Rod (JDM)

OCEANFIELD BG

Well designed contoured rear EVA grip for better support.

• Magtrax brake system

• Power stack carbon matrix drag

• Backup ratchet

• 3 position power handle

• EVA big round knob

• 4 HPCR bearings

• Dura g

• Recess

• Lower

• 105mm

special t

A high performance low profile reel with 10Kg max drag, l

included, suitable for saltwater jigging, octopus fishing an

Material Description Weight Max Drag Line Capacity (PE 3) Su

1417877 Oceanfield BG 347g 10Kg 260m

1417878 Oceanfield BG – L Pure 347g Fishing 10Kg Malaysia 260m Sdn. Bhd.

(515617-x)

T: 603-78323380

E: info@my.purefishing.com

For More Info: www.purefishingmalaysia.com

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Test Drives The Asian Angler

Abu Garcia

Axecutor

The New Ultra

Testing Grounds: Barramundi Pond, Jugra

Series: Abu Garcia Axecutor

Model: AAXS601UL A

Opponents: Barramundi


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NEW

Light Fun

I have for many years enjoyed ultra light tackle

fishing and every now and then I indulge in it. I

often go looking for some ultralight fishing tackle

to play with. I recently got to test Abu Garcia’s

new ultra light rod; the Axecutor.


Lightweight

Rod


The Abu Garcia Axecutor is a light weight

rod that looks good coming in black and gold

cosmetics that gives it a sporty looks especially

with the carbon fibre section. It comes

with a 24 ton graphite blank that gives it a

more forgiving flex that an ultra light tackle

rod needs providing needed absorption especially

when fishes make a sudden dash.

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Quality Com


The Axecutor comes with standard

stainless steel K-guides,

quality Fuji reel seat, quality EVA

handles that have been contoured

for a more comfortable

grip. This setup helps keep the

rod within an affordable range

preserving good performance.

ponents

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Field Test

To field test the Axecutor we took it to the barramundi

pond in Jugra. The barramundis in

this ponds fight well although not as powerful

as those in the wild and they have open up

hooks (light tackle hooks). This make them

ideal test subjects to test the Axecutor on.


Casting Ability

The Axecutor casts well and with confidence;

not wobbling during the cast. It has a tip that

gives a pretty good flick, easily shooting my

1 inch grubs to very good distances allowing

me to cover more area thus increasing my

chances of attracting a fish to bite.

Fish Management

The Axecutor handles very well. Being an ultra

light tackle rod it does not come with a

stiff backbone but the Axecutor certainly has

enough power to manage the battles here

without losing any fish. Every battle was well

fought with plenty of ultra light tackle fun.


Barramundis are fun to play with on ultra light tackle.

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Good size fighters subdued by the Axecutor.


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Verdict

Built Quality

Finishing

Ergonomics (Feel)

Balance

Weight

Components (quality)

Castability

Sensitivity

Power

Rating

Fishing Rods

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The Abu Garcia Axecutor is a good performer

especially with ultra light fishing. It

is lightweight, well balanced, looks decent,

cast well, and can managed fish well. It is

also within an affordable price range making

it even more desirable. Two thumbs up for

the Axecutor.


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Johor Malaysia. Email: info@mgfanglers.com


Test Drives The Asian Angler


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F ishing lines are super important and

all anglers want lines that are capable

and able to improve their chances of

catching fish by allowing for better sensitivity,

better break strength, and lower

diameter. A line that meets all these criteria

is braid. We recently got to test out

the new GT Zero Air PE Braid.

Testing Grounds: Natural Exotic Pond, Behrang

Series: GT-Zero AIR PE BRaid

Poundage: 20lb

Opponents: Amazon Redtail Catfish


Good Castability

The GT Zero Air PE Braid is a pretty

smooth line and being smooth allows

it to easily glide through the guides

of the fishing rod with low amounts

of friction. This is probably due to the

Teflon coating on the line that also

acts as a protective coat. This translates

to improved casting distances

of which means that one covers more

ground (or water) with every cast.


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8 Strands

The GT Zero Air PE Braid

is braided together by eight

tightly weaved strands of

premium microfiber yarns at

32 weaves 32 weaves per

inch. Being tightly weaved

with 8 strands of microfiber

yarns gives the GT Zero Air

PE Braid a smoother body

with added strength.


Playing With

Gladiators


We recently took the GT Zero Air PE Braid

to the new Natural Exotic Pond in Tanjung

Malim, Perak; testing them against

the hard fighting gladiators that lie await

in these newly built arena.

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Managing

Fights


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The GT Zero Air PE Braid certainly casts

pretty well sending our baits (fish meat)

towards the area where the gladiators

were hiding out. Within minutes our

fishing rod took a bow signalling that a

gladiator has taken the bait.

With the drag set high, we started the

first few fights using a “tug of war” technique

where we the battles ensued using

brute force against brute force. Despite

high pressured fights the line stood its

ground landing every fish that took the

bait.


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Conclusion

With many wins and plenty of photos, we had a satisfying

and successful field test. There was zero tackle

failure and as far as the GT Zero Air PE Braid goes, it

performed very well. Good knot strength, smooth, easy

to cast with, and strong.

More on this new pond in this issue. Click here to read.


Note: Products in this section may have not been tested by The Asian Angler magazine

Introducin’

The Asian Angler

Abu Garcia

Salty Stage KRX

Light Jigging

H ere’s some news for those into light jigging.

Abu Garcia recently launched the new Abu Garcia

Salty Stage KR-X Light Jigging rod. I managed to

take a look at the 3 piece model and that got me

really excited. In all honesty I have not fished with

it yet but it feels really good.


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NEW

The Abu Garcia Salty Stage KR-X is one sporty looking

rod with carbon fibre reel seat nuts, metallic light blue

ring washers, carbon X wrapped blank, and nicely contoured

EVA grips. All these on a black base adds to the

sportiness and tough stance of the rod.


Lightweight And Wel

The Abu Garcia Salty Stage KR-X

is lightweight rod that is very well

balanced, capable of making rods

two to three times its price; feel

shy. This rod that is designed by

Abu Garcia’s team in Japan certainly

feels very high-end but in reality

it comes with a very reasonable

price tag.


l Balanced

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Comfortable Grip

The grip of the Abu Garcia Salty Stage KR-X Light Jigging

is ergonomically designed and is comfortable to hold.

This level of comfort allows for hours of fishing without

feeling fatigue. It also allows for a good and steady grip,

an important factor especially when fighting the fish.


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Great Fish Handling

Rod twisting on the Abu Garcia Salty Stage KR-X is reduced

thanks to its carbon X wrapping that strengthens

the blank giving it additional fighting power with better

control over the fish. It also has a good backbone to handle

the fights of hard fighting fishes.


Quality Components

The Abu Garcia Salty Stage

KR-X Light Jigging comes

with high quality components

that gives this rod

its prowess. It comes with

Fuji tangle free K-Guides

with SiC ring inserts for

lightweight and smooth line

movements with capability

of handling super lines.


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The reel seat on the Salty Stage KR-X allows for a good

feel of the blank via am exposed section at the bottom providing

contact for the angler and the rod. Coming with a

high quality composite blank certainly gains more points,

adding better sensitivity to the mix.


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Conclusion

While I personally have not fished with

the Abu Garcia Salty Stage KR-X , all I

can say now is that it has already impressed

me with the way it looks and

more importantly, feels in my hands being

lightweight, well balanced, and with

an ergonomic grip that provides for a

comfortable and confident grip. Now, I

am left with one issue. I want this rod so

badly that sleep has been eluding me.

It will be soon that I get my hands on

one. Lookout for more reports in issues

to come.


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Introducin’

The Asian Angler

Abu Garcia

Silver Max

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Fun Reel

Abu Garcia has been bringing

us reels for many many

years now. Recently we

fished ultra light with Abu

Garcia’s Silver Max spinning

reel; having ultra light

fun with barramundis at a

barramundi pond in Jugra.


Looks

The Silver Max spinning

reel good having a simple

and unassuming design. It

comes with a grey body and

gun metal spool colours,

with a black handle. Decent

design and cosmetics in my

opinion.


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Weight

The weight of the Silver Max

spinning reel, this model especially,

is quite light being

an ultra light reel. It feels

solid too and that is good

especially for adding confidence

to anglers when in

battle with a fish.


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Good Pair

I paired the Silver Max spinning

reel with Abu Garcia’s

Axecutor Ultra Light rod and

they made a good pair being

well balanced. There was no

feeling of fatigue fishing the

entire six hours (almost).


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Performance

I was fishing with 4lb braided

line and smoothness is

important as a jerky sticky

spool will cause the line to

burst. The Silver Max spinning

reel performed smoothly

and had zero line burst. It

has enough drag to play and

tire the fish out allowing for

lots of fun, even with bigger

fighters.


Features:

5 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides

smooth operation

Lightweight graphite body and rotor

Machined aluminum spool provides

strength without adding excess weight

Everlast bail system for improved durability

Slow Oscillation provides even line lay

with all types of line

Rocket line management system

provides better control for all types of

lines

Rocket Spool Lip Design allows better

control of line coming off the spool

Gear Ratio: 5.2:1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPsrGjbFiMI

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Summary

I personally find the Abu Garcia Silver Max spinning reel

to be a good performer. It also does not burn a hole in

one’s pocket. Definitely a good reel for ultra light fishing.

I foresee more fun to come.


Note: Products in this section may have not been tested by The Asian Angler magazine

Introducin’

The Asian Angler

Coleman

Deluxe Relax

Chair

T he Coleman Deluxe Relax Chair is an outdoor

chair that allows you to bring comfort to the

outdoors whether to the beach for a picnic, or by

the side of a lake fishing with friends and family,

or perhaps for a barbeque just outside on the

lawn.


The Coleman Deluxe Relax Chair come in a easy

to fold design with a compact frame that folds

down into small dimensions for easy carrying

and storage. These chairs do not take up much

space making them convenient to have.

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Easy To Carry

One important factor is weight. The Coleman

Deluxe Relax Chair is lightweight with

a total carrying weight of only 3.5kg. This is

attributed to its slim aluminium frame and

lightweight cloth materials. Carrying the

Coleman Deluxe Relax Chair certainly is not

an issue.


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Sturdy &

Strong

People like me have issues with outdoor chairs

having broke a few but the rigid frame design of

the Coleman Deluxe Relax Chair is built sturdy

being able to take up to a maximum of 102kg, a

weight I am familiar with. The Coleman Deluxe

Relax Chair holds steady allowing people my

size to sit with confidence.


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Comfortable And Relaxing

The Coleman Deluxe Relax Chair comes in a design that

is comfortable to most people allowing one to sit back

and relax in comfort. It even comes with contoured arms

for added comfort. This certainly makes it more fun living

it up in the great outdoors.


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Easy And Convenient

Convenience is certainly a strong point and the Coleman

Deluxe Relax Chair comes with a carrying bag making

carrying easy and convenient. One just needs to fold it

up, put it in its bag and be on one’s way. Easy for carry

and easy for storage.


Travel & Fish

The Asian Angler

Natural Exotic

Fish Fishing Pond

Behrang, Perak


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W hen it comes to fishing, we anglers

want to catch lots of fish; enjoying as many

hard fighting battles as possible. When

it comes to fishing in commercial fishing

ponds, the Natural Exotic Fish Fishing

(more fondly known as Natural Exotic

Pond) Pond is one of those ponds where

one gets to fight fish after fish and go home

with slightly sore muscles and a big grin.


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New

Location

When friends want to go fishing (especially

those from overseas) I normally

take them to the Natural Exotic Pond

and there have never been a single

complain. It has also been one of our

usual test labs. The pond was then in

Rawang, Selangor. It has since closed

and moved to Behrang in Perak.


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Concrete Pond

The new Natural Exotic Pond is made of concrete with a

long fishing area in the middle of the pond. This fishing

area is shaded with plenty of place to sit. Rod holders

are built into the floor since metal type rod holders can

no longer be used. There are also toilets and taps nearby

making it more convenient for anglers.


Food Outlets

As with the previous

place; there is a food outlet

there too. It is above

the fishing area. Food can

also be delivered to anglers

at the fishing area

since most anglers prefer

to eat and drink where

they fish.


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A dining area on the upper deck or foor.

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Fish

Species

There are plenty of fishes in

the pond and they will readily

take one’s bait if one uses

baits that they are open to

taking at the time. Some of

the hard fighting fish species

that call this place home are

Mekong catfish (plabuk), Siamese

catfish, Asian redtail

catfish, Siamese carp, Amazon

Redtail catfish, alligator

gar fish, etc.

< An alligator gar fish.


Baits

As for baits, a variety of baits can be purchased at the

pond including fish, chicken, and chicken innards. While

my favourite bait is fish, other baits are successful at

catching fish to various degrees of success.

Casting artificial baits such as plastic lures both hard and

soft is allowed. On that note, treble hooks are not allowed

and thus all lures with treble hooks must have the hooks

replaced with single hooks. The barb of hooks used must

be removed to facilitate easier or faster hook removal

with less damage to the fish.


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Sports Fishing

The Natural Exotic Pond is a strictly a sports fishing pond.

All fishes caught must be landed as safely or properly as

possible. One can pose with the fish creating nice photo

trophies. All fishes caught must be released.

*As of time of writing, purchasing of caught fish is not allowed.


^ A view from above of an Amazon Redtail Catfish.


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Facilities

Ample Proper toilets

Taps and hoses for washing equipment

and hands

Ample sitting

Shaded fishing area

Rod holders

Cafe

Restaurant (halal)

Ample parking area covered and noncovered

Vending machine


https://goo.gl/maps/oXh5PY4autn

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Information

Operation hours: 24 hours

Pricing: RM100.00 for 4 hours

(+ RM50.00 deposit).

Click For Google Maps


Rooms

Philemon Foo

Sea Lion

Hotel,

Ketam

Island

Interesting:

Ketam Island is

an island built

on top of a mangrove

island.


The biggest hotel in Pulau

Ketam, the Sea Lion Hotel

Pulau Ketam is the first hotel

to greet visitors to Ketam

Island or Crab Island. It is

built right at the main jetty

making it a prime property

at Ketam Island.

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Rooms

The Sea Lion Hotel Pulau Ketam offers simple rooms in 5

categories with a total of 42 rooms. All rooms come with

basic amenities such as air-conditioning, proper toilets

and bathroom, television, comfortable beds, etc. are provided

ensuring guests a comfortable stay.


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General Amenities & Facilities

These days WiFi is one thing that many travellers look for.

WiFi is available at the hotel. There is a recreation area

at the back of the hotel that provides for karaoke, BBQ,

etc. It is also a lovely place to just sit back and relax.


Fishing


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Guests can rent fishing equipment and do some fishing.

One can fish at the hotel’s recreation area when the tide

is high. The jetty is too is a good place to fish. Another

place that the locals fish at is at a ram beside the island’s

volunteer fire department..

< The lighted area on the left is the hotel’s recreation area.


Rental Of Electric

Bicycles


Should one want to check out the island; a less tiring

way to do so is to rent an electric bicycle. Electric

bicycles are available for rent at the hotel’s lobby.

Do practise first at the square near the jetty to get a

feel of what riding an electric bicycle feels like. An

electric bicycle will allow one to visit many parts of

the island with ease.

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Boat Tours


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The hotel provides boat tours (mainly for groups) such

as Sea River Cruise that brings visitors around the

island and to the nearby fish farms. These services

cater mainly to groups. More information is available

at the hotel.

^ A fish farm near the island.


Produce Shop

For convenience sake the hotel has its own produce shop

offering seafood or fish products such as dried anchovies,

dried shrimps, dried oysters, Ketam Island’s famous chilli

flakes, titbits, ice cream, etc.


https://goo.gl/maps/JAyZEvN21Hk

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Information

Address: S3, Jalan Merdeka, 42940

Pulau Ketam,

Contact (8am to Midnight):

+603-3110 4121 | +603-3110 5121

+603 3119 4072

Mobile: +6012-2648052 (Mr. Cha)

+6013-6723614 (Ms. Lim)

Email: info@sealion.com.my

Website: http://www.sealion.com.my/

Click For Google Maps


Sea Lion Homestay Pulau Ketam

Should you prefer not to stay in a hotel but to go stay at a

homestay, Sea Lion has a homestay too at Ketam Island.

Sea Lion Homestay is further in, some 15 to 20 minutes

walk away from the Sea Lion Hotel. Should you not feel

like walking so far, transportation is provided.


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Rooms & Amenities

The Sea Lion Homestay Pulau Ketam has air-conditioned

rooms in four categories for couples to family rooms, of

various configurations. It is a good place for group of

friends to stay at as they have outdoor amenities such

barbeque pits, outdoor hangout area, etc.


Barbeque pits ready for a barbeque party.

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Pathway to pretty cool hangout areas.


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Fishing

There is a long pathway with two landings or perhaps gazebos

that ends at a small river where river flows through

during the high tides. These gazebos are good places to

sit back and relax as well as to fish at.


Information

Contact:

+6012-2648052 (Mr. Cha)

+6013-6723614 (Ms. Lim)

Email: info@sealion.com.my

Website:

http://www.sealion.com.my/


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Foodies

Philemon Foo

Café

Lumière

Kuala

Selangor

Interesting:

One will have to

savour the daily

specialties.


When in Kuala Selangor, seafood normally

comes to mind since Kuala Selangor is famous for

its fishing industry and fresh hauls from the sea.

Just go to the seafood area of Kuala Selangor during

dinner and one will see how packed these restaurants

get especially during the weekends. That

is dinner. For other meals there are cafes to visit

and one of the latest is Café Lumière.

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Nice Place To Relax At

Café Lumière is one cosy place to have a meal and hangout

at. It’s relaxing ambience makes this place a good

place to relax especially if one gets to sit on the sofa

section of the cafe. Part of its contemporary decor are

big light bulbs that hangs down from the ceiling providing

some warm lighting to the place; perhaps from these bulbs

comes the name “Lumière” of which is Light in French.


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Western Cuisine

Gerald and wife, Vivian; started Café Lumière in April or

May 2017 and have been hands on preparing and serving

tasty food with the objective of serving up healthier

meals to their dinners. Both Gerald and Vivian has been

in the hospitality industry for many years now.


The concept of Café Lumière is one where they only

serve what is on the menu (main course) that day and

nothing else. During our visit we enjoyed lasagne, cream

of pumpkin soup, and spaghetti Bolognese prepared by

Gerald using only fresh herbs without any premixed seasoning.


As for desserts Café Lumière serves delicious cakes that

are not too sweet but yet sweet enough. The cakes come

from the coastal town of Klang in Selangor instead of

nearby bakeries as Gerald and Vivian wanted them in a

certain way being tasty yet not too sweet.

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Eat And Relax

When in Kuala Selangor and in search

for a place to sit back and relax after

visiting the sites, look no further. Head

to Café Lumière for a tasty meal and relax,

allowing time to go by as you chill

out with family /and friends.


https://www.facebook.com/cafelumiereks/?fref=nf

https://goo.gl/maps/vacrRX1qL8k

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More Information

Address: No. 50, Jalan Stesen, 45000

Kuala Selangor, Selangor.

Contact: +6018-2912799

Click For Google Maps


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For those who love to eat and to eat a lot, here is

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No Wastage Please


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You get to order as much as you can eat

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This comes to a total of one hundred and

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Go Eat

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Goodies

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Going Ons

Amirul Irfan

MGFA UL Micro Clinic

With Ginson Tan & Kenny

Chee


Back in April I had the opportunity

to attend the second MGFA UL

Micro Clinic held at Extreme Anglers

Studio 16 in Petaling Jaya. I

missed attending the first clinic as I

was still in college but my holidays

came just in time for the second

clinic. The clinic’s purpose was to

share knowledge on micro luring

and effective techniques for the

new deadly ORCraft Baby Code

and Spearyu lures. A preview of

hooks from Ichikawa Fishing Malaysia

and free testing samples

were also offered for participants.

From this clinic I gained a lot more

than what I expected. The discussions

and sharing ventured

into the finesse concept and I will

share some important knowledge

I learned from the clinic.

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The clinic began with a talk on the finesse concept by

MGFA Pro Staff, Mr. Ginson Tan. What I understood is

that finesse concept is about creating a presentation that

is as natural as possible. To achieve this, sizing down

tackle is important. From rod, reel, line, lure – the whole

package must be sized down. The finesse approach is

not just important but a must these days. Immense fishing

pressure and other factors have affected fish populations,

and the fishes that are around are not easy to

catch.


Next, Ichikawa Fishing Malaysia Pro Staff, Mr. Sam

shared his knowledge on the advantages of Ichikawa

hooks. He previewed a few models which have been in

the Malaysian market such as the Ichikawa J-Spike Jigging

Hook, Kamakiri Trebles, B.S.P hooks, and K.O.S.H

single hooks. Being the soft plastic addict that I am, I was

definitely interested in the B.S.P hooks for soft plastic

fishing. The B.S.P wormhooks has a PTFE coating which

makes it feel kind of oily when held in hand. I believe this

can bring an advantage particularly during tournament

situations when each bite matters. The Kamakiri trebles

also have the same coating and are very sharp, making

them the perfect choice for game fish species that don’t

require beefy hooks.

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Another interesting part of Mr. Sam’s talk was about the

Ichikawa Fishing K.O.S.H single hooks. He said that the

K.O.S.H single hooks were designed specifically to be

used for our local fishing. As we all know Malaysian game

fish such as Giant Snakeheads and Hampala Barbs can

easily destroy even the best hooks out there. The K.O.S.H

hooks certainly seemed strong and worthy of battling

such monsters.


Mr. Ginson continued sharing about suitable setups for

finesse presentations. A spinning setup is certainly preferred,

but there are also casting setups capable of handling

light lures well, if not better than spinning setups. It

goes down to personal preference. The important part is

balancing the setup well in order to get the most out of a

lure, and the finesse presentation.

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Mr. Kenny Chee of Extreme Anglers talked about presenting

your lure for a finesse approach. with a focus on

a well balanced setup in order for the finesse presentation

to be effective. For example, a 3-10lb setup with 8lb

line and a 20lb leader would be unfavourable for the finesse

presentation as the thick leader would dampen the

action of the lure thus hampering the presentation.


Mr. Kenny Chee continued on how to present two deadly

finesse lures from ORCraft – Baby Code and Spearyu.

The main techniques are casting it out, and jerking it continuously,

as well as a jerk and pause technique. These

are mainstream approaches which have proven to catch

fish. However, what Mr. Kenny demonstrated next was

completely new to me.

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The third approach was casting it out and letting it sink

before jerking it upwards similar to jigging and letting it

fall on slack line. Both the Baby Code and Spearyu flutter

on the drop, making them deadly for fishes such as Peacock

Bass. During the fall (no matter how long), observe

the slack without reeling and if the slack line begins moving,

slowly crank in line until pressure is felt which means

a fish is on. This technique is responsible for Mr. Kenny’s

monster 63cm Peacock Bass (personal record).


Those are the key points that I can summarize for this

article. The discussion was long and covered a broad

range of topics which also included the type of rods suitable

for finesse luring, what rod actions, and what kind of

reels (shallow spool or regular spools). These topics are

a bit too long to be discussed here but the key things that

you want are a balanced setup from your rod, reel, line,

leader and even swivel. Light line would be an obvious

advantage for presenting finesse lures and it would help

in detecting bites. Rod length goes down to your personal

preference and your choice of poundage should match

your line of choice. For more questions you can contact

Mr.Kenny at:

https://www.facebook.com/extremeanglerscustoms/

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I travelled 2 hours to get to the clinic and I didn’t waste

my chance to go around the shop and snap some photos.

Extreme Anglers Studio 16 has a variety of tackle

which made me drool. A majority of the tackle are from

Malaysian Game Fishing Anglers. Great place to visit if

you need to stock up on MGFA gear. These rods here are

the latest Rod Ford Creations Halfmoon Ultimate Finessizm

– made specifically for finesse luring. Economically

priced and well built: they are rods to consider if you need

a finesse rod.


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REVO LT7 LOW

PROFILE REEL (JDM)


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• Light weight at 166g

• Magtrax III brake system gives consistent brake pres

sure throughout the cast

• Φ 32mm spool suits light lure casting

• X-Craftic Frame

• Duragear Brass Gear for extended gear life

• Carbon Matrix drag

• HPCR ball bearing

• Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel

design

• 85mm Handle with lightweight EVA flat knob for easy

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• Lure keeper on reel


Description: REVO LT 7-L

Weight: 166g

Max Drag: 5kg

Line Cap.: Mono - 8lb / 100m | 10lb / 80m

Super Fireline - PE1 / 200m

Ball / Roller Bearings: 6+1

Retrieve Rate Per Turn: 71cm

Gear Ratio: 7.1:1


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Lure Keeper

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SALTY MAX PLUS

LOW PROFILE REEL


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• 2 Stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides

smooth operation

• One piece graphite frame

• Graphite sideplates

• Machined Aluminum spool provides strength without

adding excess weight

• Power Disk drag system gives smooth drag performance

• Duragear brass gear for extended gear life


• MagTrax brake system gives consistent brake pressure

throughout the cast

• Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic

design

• Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel

design


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Salty Max Plus-L LP Reel

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Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

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SALTY STAGE KR-X LIGHT

JIGGING (JDM)

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• Signature Micro Guide System (MGS) with ergonomic

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• Suits all your light jigging needs for all saltwater fishing


Contents Page 191

Model: SS KR-X LIGHT JIGGING SXLC-633-150-KR

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