Thursday, December 22, 2011

What is it that you need to know about fishing in Malaysia?

Rules, Regulations and Bag Limits
Currently rules and regulations with regards to angling are being drafted by the government. However, at present no legislation has been imposed on angling in general. The only exception to this is with regard to National and Marine parks. In National parks a permit to fish is required and is obtainable for a fee of approximately $3 from parks office. A camera fee of approximately $2 is also imposed. In Marine parks, fishing is not permitted within 2 nautical miles of the park boundary.

In order to sustain the quality of angling, catch and release is highly recommended for majority of species.

As with all tropical destinations, it is advisable to carry high UVA or UVB sunblock skin protection and good quality polarized glasses. Hat should be worn at all times during exposure to sun. Anti Malarial protection is strongly recommended.

All angling visitors should arrange their own personal accident insurance and sufficient cover for their fishing tackle, cameras and other valuables.

Many Factors need to be considered when it comes to angling and even if all the required measures are taken to ensure a good trip there is still no known method to force a fish to bite. Excellent catches, however, should prevail.

Food and Drinks
All customized fishing itineraries include meals as part of the package while at sea, camping or at major lakes. This, however, is mainly local food. Mineral water is also usually provided. All other drinks and meals are at one’s own expense

Fishing Periodicals / Magazines
Rod and Line (English-Monthly)
Life Publisher Berhad
Second Floor, Nanyang Siang Pau Building,
No.1, Jalan SS7/2, P.O.BOX 8565
46793 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


  1. Thanks for this information but there is one fact missing - what sort of fish are we likely to catch? Especially if on a catch and release basis only?