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    [QUOTE=KevinE;164793]Sounds like a mahseer - do you get them in Malaysia?[/QUOTE]

    Nah Kev,

    Mahseer are traditionally found in the more remote areas of Himalaya's and high country rivers where the locals find it difficult to string nets across the river. Malaysia would be too warm for them, and also most of the fishing is done in ponds and catchment type areas. Very few real cold, free flowing rivers in Malaysia given the geographical position. There are jungle rivers but it isn't suitable habitat.

    I'm honestly buggered if I know what Korrie is referring to here.

    Just hope it's not one of those photoshopped fish those locals showed him.

    All good!

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    Initially I thought maybe Mekong Catfish, but they don't have teeth and don't look much like carp unless you're tripping out on some halucinogenic. They make great mushroom shakes there incidentally!! <grin>
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinE View Post
    Sounds like a mahseer - do you get them in Malaysia?

    Yes, we do have Mahseer here in Malaysia. It's the Malaysian Mahseer (Tor Tombroides). It's very difficult to fish them coz they're very-very spooky. But I have seen people catch them, big ones too... Let me see if i have the pictures...hmmm

    Very beautiful color


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    Well......bugger me!

    Stand corrected Kev
    Sorry for wrong info fella's.

    Hey Naveen,

    Where do you get these?
    I've fished pretty much all over Malaysia and haven't heard about anyone getting them - drop me a PM if need be.
    Looks like a trip might be on the cards shortly.

    I've seen them a few times in India and they are magnificent fish all right.

    Good stuff Naveen.

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    Between my 1000's of fishing magazines at home, I have one from Malaysia.
    In there is an article about catching the "local masheer"

    Using spinners and rapalas, the article had a couple of photos of fish of approx that size.

    Upon reading the article, I thought that it is very similar to catching LM yellows in SA.

    Had it in the back of my mind, next time I am off the South East Asia for bussiness, will have to look into it.
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    Hi Guys,

    This was fished in the National Park, Pahang. You need get permits to fish and can only bring back few. The rest C&R. But these fishes sure do give a hell of a fight before giving up and if you can get them with your 5wts or even better 3wts....OMG, SIMPLY SUPERB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Between my 1000's of fishing magazines at home, I have one from Malaysia.
    In there is an article about catching the "local masheer"

    Using spinners and rapalas, the article had a couple of photos of fish of approx that size.

    Upon reading the article, I thought that it is very similar to catching LM yellows in SA.

    Had it in the back of my mind, next time I am off the South East Asia for business, will have to look into it.
    Yes, Spinners and rapalas are most effective on this fish but with fly we still can bring them down. Using small heavy minnow flies, large stone nymphs are good too. I've caught one before but it was a baby





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogtooth View Post
    Stand corrected Kev
    Sorry for wrong info fella's.
    No worries Kev!
    I'd love to catch a mahseer - right near the top of my bucket list. There seem to be quite a few different types, but the biggest are from India from what I can gather.
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