As it is known by now (if you have read my other entries), my husband and I are not big fans of Freshwater Fishing.
This is mostly due to the complicated bait preparations which is accompanied by a rather grubby experience alongside ponds which doesn’t fall far from filthy as a description. Nonetheless, for the love of fishing, we have been open though skeptical to try out new freshwater ponds to add on to the experience. We believe that we may just one day find one that could warm our hearts.
After the fruitful first time in Jugra, we were out the very next day for another fishing adventure. Having burst our budget, we knew that freshwater fishing would be the best option to consider this time. Doing exactly what we did the day before, pond hopping and research online, we decided to give Kok Fishing Pond a try.
A freshwater pond located in Kudang Selangor, online information highly recommended using bread and Strawberry flavoring as bait for this pond. Frankly speaking, bread and Strawberry would very well hook me, how can anyone (or Fish) not love Strawberries!
However, in the spirit of being adventurous, we decided to drop by Pasar Road in Kuala Lumpur, (a row of street market selling just about anything and everything odd you could think of) for more bait options which include small fishes and worms. Clearly, we know nothing about freshwater fishing but maximizing our options with common sense was in the plan.
With bread, Strawberry flavoring from a tackle shop nearby and our live bait options, off we went in search of Kok Fishing Pond. A few wrong turns, and a bumpy ride through farming land, with clear signs guiding us from where the tarred road ends, we arrive and were greeted by… A stench.
Our first impression championed our initial impression of filth association with freshwater ponds. Though the smell did not do justice to the pond and view around us, the discovery that smelly tofu is to blame and is in fact what the fishes are fed added to the discomfort.
Taking a walk around the area and discovering the bigger ponds at the back made matters worst, with rubbish and dead catfishes all around.
Nonetheless, we made it all the way there, and an entire day of fishing costs only RM6, catch and release, how could we turn that option down?
Adapt we shall!
Out of all our bait options, only the worms managed to continuously hook us the African Catfish, of various sizes but none of the Giants though we are aware they exist in the ponds. That was good enough for us, a decent fight throughout for RM6, no complains.
Based on our observation, everyone else, with the right bait combination and rig, of strawberry flavouring and bread, continuously caught the Iridescent Shark Catfish, known locally as Patin. Now THOSE, were of monumental sizes!
We gave Kok Fishing Pond a shot despite it’s little flaws (which were easily ignored once the fish started biting) for the fact that we know the fish species and it’s sizes were impressive, however, we lack the knowledge to tackle or trick them to our hooks.
Species there include and are not limited to the Giant African Catfish, the Iridescent Shark Catfish, the Indian Carp (Rohu) and even Pacu.
For freshwater lovers, don’t take my word for it, you might enjoy this pond with your knowledge much more than we did so give it a shot. Paying only RM6 for a day’s worth of fishing for giants is worth it. On top of that, if you wish to bring the fish home, all you need to do is pay the price for it based on weight. The best part, you get to bring home 1kg worth of Tilapia for free if you catch them.
If you’re a fan, give Kok Fishing Pond in Kundang the benefit of the doubt.
Directions to Kok Fishing pond are a little complicated therefore I’ve tried to take a screen print of the google map with hopes it’ll help ease the search for this pond. Set your GPS to Bandar Baru Kundang and from there, follow the google map direction below.
If you are aware of better directions and are willing to share, do so via our comment box below. In the meantime, Good Luck!