The Milkfish Lady, an identity given to me by a professional fly fisherman in Malaysia from watching my unexpected Milkfish catch on YouTube. My name is Shamin, originally from Singapore, I now live in Kuala Lumpur with my husband Naweshad, who got me hooked on Fishing. Since my first attempt that landed me a tiny Toadfish, I haven’t stopped at the sport (and Art) of Fishing. Combining research and a few years of experience I have in this sport, I decided to share our fishing adventures, lessons and guidelines to hopefully ease the struggle of beginners trying to get into the sport as well as the hits and misses of various Fishing spots .
Over the years, I learned that there was so much more to fishing than just a rod, line and hook. Fishing changed my life and perception of our marine world, how much it needs us just as much as we need it. When you thought you know it all about fishing, the marine life proves you wrong. Thus, we are constantly trying to outsmart different fish species, understanding their feeding habits, habitat and learning how to handle each and every one of them with love, be it for our own survival or the more preferred Catch & Release. Despite being a sport that has evolved with time, from the basic line and hook to a variety of gears and artificial bait being used today, the reality of working with nature requires anglers to keep the most important knowledge and skills that has remained unchanged over time; understanding tides, weather, time, moon phases and more.
I saw the benefits fishing had for our children; developing hand-eye coordination, focus, patience and confidence. Only an angler can tell you that the adrenaline and satisfaction in catching a fish is unlike any other sport. A sport that connects you with nature makes you feel a little more special. The joy we see when a child catches his first fish, gradually getting better at the sport, gaining independence in the art of assembling his/her own terminal tackle and adapting to changes in nature is surely a proud moment for any parent.
What we do as a husband and wife team is family friendly, we take anyone interested out fishing every weekend including young anglers, all of whom has since developed a healthy addiction to the sport, joining us today as fellow angling friends instead. We follow strict regulations on not only taking care of the fish and marine world but also the anglers fishing with us.
We have been asked, “Does it hurt the fish?”, “How can fishing make a positive difference to the ocean?”, if you have the same questions, we are more than delighted to answer them all on a day out fishing. Whether a one time activity to try out something new or a genuine interest to take up the sport and reward your curiosities, we try our best to make your fishing adventure a memorable good time.
For the love of Fish,
The Milkfish Lady