Fishing Expedition at Fish Farm next to Tasik Biru Kundang A Thrilling Experience for Kids

by | Sep 27, 2017 | travel | 0 comments

What is exciting for the entire family is being able to haul in a big catch especially if it is a Patin Mekong fish weighing 27.1kg.

By large, according to Arif Hartono who works here, this is the largest fish that has been caught at this fish farm located just across the street from Tasik Biru Kundang.

The fish farm has been opened since 2008 to anglers who just want to have some thrill in fishing.

“The biggest local Ikan Patin that has been caught here weighs 18 kg,” he adds. “This was just a week ago.”

There are two ponds. Pond 1 is open 24 hours for anglers and the farm operator charges a fee of RM30 for three hours, and for an additional hour, the fee is RM35. For the more serious anglers, there is also night fishing.

“Whatever your catch, if it is below two kilogrammes, you can take it back home to cook or grill,” explains Arif. “If it is above two kilogrammes, then you will have to sell it back to us for RM1 per kilogramme.”

Understandably, this is a fish farm, where they breed the Patin fish for the restaurants.

Fishing in Pond 2 is open from 10am – 12 midnight. “Whatever fish you can catch here cannot be taken home. However, you get cash prizes if you hit a jackpot by catching a fish of certain weight,” elaborates Arif, pointing to a chart that shows various cash prizes available.

Tasik Biru Kundang is a short drive from Bukit Rahman Putra in Sungai Buloh. The local tourism industry here is just at its early stages but it has the potential to grow, depending on how the locals develop it into an interesting spot for local tourists.

On certain days, if you happen to be there when some jetskiers cruise the waters, it is fun to take photographs because the water looks blue from its reflection of the sky.

On certain days, if you happen to be there when some jetskiers cruise the waters, it is fun to take photographs because the water looks blue from its reflection of the sky.

There is not very much to expect from the scenic point of view but for a relaxing, “kampung style” outing for the children, it is a nice place to spend the day. If you have a drone with a good camera, you can survey around the lake and capture nice views.

After all, it is just a 25-minute drive on the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong and Jalan Kuala Selangor from Petaling Jaya on a traffic free weekend.

Along the way, there are a number of food stalls. We particularly like the Patin fish cooked kampung style at Patin Mamimia Champion, a small stall operated by a former banker, Mazlan and his family. Food here is suitable for the younger children as it is not spicy.

There are also other foodstalls serving Ikan Bakar, Cendul and all sorts of local kampung-style cuisines which the children would enjoy. However, do not expect the water to be blue all the time – just enjoy the day’s brief outing and the food.

STEPHEN NG is an ordinary citizen with an avid interest in all sorts of gastronomical delights – Western, Middle Eastern and Asian.

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Stephen Ng

Stephen is an ordinary citizen with an avid interest in writing about interesting tourist spots and places to eat.
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