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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Baung Catfish

Baung Catfish or its scientific name Mystus spp. are among the freshwater fish you can find in the ASEAN countries including Malaysia. There are different type of Baung Catfish. The one I caught is called Flat-headed catfish, Root catfish or Mystus Planiceps. 

This type of catfish can grow up to 20 kg. The baits you can use to fish Baung is usually ants, use 5 to 10 ants per hook, or use a large worm or chicken intestines if you can't find some ants. According to local residents, there was a time in the 60's, people used to fish Baung with soap. For me, I just use small shrimp. No fuss no cuss.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back From The Village

You know when you haven't done something in soooo long, it's really hard to get back into it.  I kept telling myself that I was going to start blogging again, and even took pics of lots of stuff with the intention of blogging it. But, life just happens and I just didn't get around to it. However, tonight, I'm giving it a try again.

So, the big question is, where do I start?  Should I go back months or should I start with today.  I think I will just start by sharing some of the pics I took while I was away in my village.

 Catching tiny shrimps for fishing bait.

I manage to catch this type of catfish and some Mahseer fry a few times. This fellow weights almost a kilo. We called this type of catfish the Baung. I'll write more about the Baung in my next post.

Learning to fish.

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