Saturday, August 23, 2008
22 ogos 2008 Lost world of Haruan kingdom
No one ever expect the existence of the 'lost world' in Kilan village,Labuan island . It does not refer to any castle or any ancient treasure but a hiding place of snakehead fish which have never taste or know any baits . Only a hard core anglers will go throught the jungle to be there .
Trees,bushes and other plants overhanging the banks provide cover for snakehead fish and also a soure of food, because terrestrial creatures such as spiders,beetles and caterpillars frequently fall from their branches and leaves into the water . Reeds are tall grasses that can reach a height about 3 m ( 10 ft ).When is no wind,any movement of reed stems may be caused by snakehead fish .
Beeds of reed line the margins of many stillwaters and are as comman on recently created waters as as on established lakes.Their stems plays host to wide variety of animal life,including many invertebrates such as snails ,frog,the larvae of damselflies and dragonflies.
Normally too dense for fish to swim in and out of,they are nonetheles attractive to some species . Haruan ( Channa Striatus) and Toman ( Channa Micropeltes )for exemples lurk alongside reed stems waiting for passing prey , beautifully camouflaged by their marking.
5.45pm , using Eupro plastic frog ( 17.7g/top water ) , i cast it towards the weedy area and i succesfully got a 1.1kg haruan ( Channa Striatus )....Yehoooo
Its not easy looking for the snakehead fish . Sometimes , the pressure from other anglers hunting for the fish makes it became smart and cautions with any baits . That why i always look and explore a new fishing area although i had to trek deep into the jungles with thorns and wild vines .I got cuts and scratches but its was worth it . I got to enjoys the scenery that no body ever seen before . That is the beauty of snakehead fishing .