Daniel Report: Jeram Fish Garden, Kapar, Klang

There are plenty of Saltwater fishing ponds in Klang, Malaysia. One up and coming place here is in Kapar. Fishing in these salwater hourly rate fishing ponds can be quite challenging if inexperienced. However if there is some success in these fishing ponds it is definitely worth it.

Our friend Daniel recently visited a the Jeram Fish Garden in Kapar, Klang. Its not very far from the city of Kuala Lumpur (KL). Its new and offers some very exciting fishing. Daniel shares the fruits of a successful trip here.

by Daniel

So the GF is sick, friends are all not free, so what else is left to do? Fish or course. My fishing mates have been visiting this new saltwater tapao pond in Jeram called Fish Garden lately. They’ve been asking me to go and always sending me catch updates and photos also adding that the fishes here are very strong and what not but I was never interested.

I was free tonight and one of them offered to pick me and I though “what the heck!” since no need to drive mah. Just go lor. The pond is just after Kapar town and the road leading to the pond is rather dark and dodgy somewhat like the entrance to Exotic.

I was quite impressed upon reaching. The place was brightly lit, benches are clean unlike some ponds which have filthy benches cause people cut their bait on it. Toilet’s pretty decent too with dedicated male and female stalls. There’s also a mamak stall right beside the counter which has same hours as the pond so getting a bite is easy. Fishing rates here ain’t cheap at RM25/hr and a deposit of RM100 is required which is a normal thing for these sort of ponds.

The first jenahak on the first cast.
The first jenahak on the first cast.

We arrived around 1040pm and sat at the mamak to setup. I seldom use a BC setup at tapao ponds but decided to use my casting setup for this trip. I was told that most people there uses a float rig but since I’m more accustomed to the hook directly to leader style with a small running ball sinker.

One thing interesting about this pond is that they mark on the floor where all the “kolong” are and even the distance from the point of the marking. Some are concrete foot structures whereas some are the regular concrete slab with holes in them. Of course I headed to the one with foot structure. “Di mana ada kolong, sana ada ikan”. That’s a moto I live by.

After paying the deposit, I rigged up a live prawn, casted slightly further to where the kolong is and let my bait reach the bottom. After 2 twitches on the first cast, there was a very gentle thud, followed by a few grinds. I knew something has taken my bait.

Struggling to remove the hook. This grouper was rather lively on land and started thrashing around resulting in my setup smashing the ground and scratching my reel quite badly. It refused to open its mouth hence had to pry it open. It also stayed very much alive until we left which was 2.5 hrs after landing it. Just shows the quality of it.
Struggling to remove the hook. This grouper was rather lively on land and started thrashing around resulting in my setup smashing the ground and scratching my reel quite badly. It refused to open its mouth hence had to pry it open. It also stayed very much alive until we left which was 2.5 hrs after landing it. Just shows the quality of it.

I counted to three and gave a firm yank. I looked over to my mate and said “FISH ON!!!”. The take might have been shy but the pull definitely wasn’t. The pond have landing nets prepared around so my mate came and help me net the fish. It was a decent sized jenahak, slightly above 2kg and it swallows the hook all the way in. I tried to get it out but decided not to waste time and just cut the leader since I usually tie an FG of about 8-10ft.

After tying on a new hook, i baited up another prawn and cast out to roughly the same spot where I caught my first fish. Second cast no takes. Third cast no takes. On the fourth cast I felt a thud again but this time it felt stronger but it didn’t move.

I felt my leader grazing the structure slowly. I knew it was another fish but I also knew I had to force this fish up before it coils itself around the structure. I made sure my drag was on max and gave a form and authoritative strike. True enough the fish had swam close to the structure so I put my thumb dead on the spool and forced it out and out it came.

The moment it came out of the structure I could feel the heft and though it lacked speed, it constantly tried to run back to the structure. I looked to my mate, winked at him and said “KERAPU!!!!”. After a brief fight, true enough it was a kerapu, a 3.1kg kerapu harimau to be precise.

Had to cut off close to 3 feet of my leader as it was badly damaged due to structure. Not bad I thought, 2 fishes within 15 minutes. Shortly after landing that kerapu I caught myself another jenahak roughly round 1.5kg which hit not more than 15 feet from the bank. It was 3 fishes within 40 minutes and it stayed that was until my 3 hour session was up.

My 3rd and last fish. I could be left after an hour since it made no difference after that hahaha.
My 3rd and last fish. I could be left after an hour since it made no difference after that hahaha.

The night ended with 2 jenahak, 1 kerapu and 1 happy angler. For those who are interested, it’s worth a try but this pond is not cheap and not near too. Facility wise, perhaps one of the cleanest tapao pond I’ve come across but then again it’s still relatively new so time will tell.

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Bunch of crazy old man trying to act young, and one young man (yours truly) trying to act old.

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To find out the location please visit there FB page by following the link below.

Jeram Fish Village

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