Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gone Fishing

Our first catch of the day, a lampam sungai

One happy fisherman with the one that didn't get away

Novice fishing family in action

Our whole catch for the day (after 3 hour's work)


The end of year school term break is almost coming to its end. Yet - apart from the trip back to kampong - my family and I have not gone anywhere for a holiday.

I have not been able to take a leave for the boss has gone to Makkah for his hajj. And yours truly has had to cover up for him whilst he's in the holy land.

Consumed with a sense of guilt, I had to think of something to make up for it and found myself having to resort to something a bit more creative, albeit quite out of the ordinary somewhat.

Just last week we took the KL Hop On Hop Off bus ride around KL.

Yup, you heard me right. We became like foreign tourists in our own country. But it was a joy nevertheless. Got to go to a few places that we'd never been to before.

For me especially, it was a much welcomed change because for once I did not have to concentrate on my driving. I just sat back and relaxed and had the full opportunity to view and enjoy KL streets, buildings and its people.

Today was a totally different experience altogether.

We went fishing in Putrajaya.

The Putrajaya Lake is teeming with fishes. This includes much sought after species like the baung, tenggala and even the odd kelah. More common species are the lampam sungai and predators like toman.

But one cannot just fish anywhere in Putrajaya. The lake and its flora and fauna are strictly regulated and managed by Perbadanan Putrajaya so that they are not plundered by overzealous fishermen.

To do fishing one can always head to the Lake Recreation Centre in Precinct 13. Here, upon paying a small fee, everyone can fish to their heart's content from 9.00am to 7.00pm.

For a novice fishing family, we did not do that bad today. For a three-hour's work, we managed to catch four lampam sungai.

One tenggala was donated to us by a kind angler by the name of Hassan who took pity on us upon seeing our meagre catch by his standard. Hassan managed to catch eight lampam and two tenggala in just two-and-a half hour!

We had the fish for dinner. They were just delicious.
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3 comments:

NGINAP SRENGENGE said...

saudara azizi,

Lampam bakar,sambal belacan dan petai bakar satu kombinasi yang cukup enak buat saya.

congrate for the catch.

wassalam

kotastar said...

Saudara Azizi
nampaknya kawan kita dari Sik dah sampai dulu.Pasai ikan ayer tawak tentu dia pandai sekali.Congratulation for being given the honour to hold the fort and therefore unable to take the family for an outstation break. Yr story being on the hop on hop off bus and memancing ikan di Tasik Putrajaya sound exciting. I am sure all of you had a good time. Salam

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Pak Cha dan Pak Non

I must admit I am not a big fan of ikan air tawak. But having caught them from the pristine Putrajaya Lake and freshly cooked the very same day really made the difference.

I look forward to more. This time I'll try Pak Cha's combination of lampam bakar and sambal belacan.