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Thursday, September 29, 2005

President's Closing Address

PMPP Family Day Catch and Release Fishing Competition
Venue: Aqua Culture Farm Bidong Sungei Petani Kedah Belonging to Mr. Tan Boon Thye
Date: 24thSeptember
Time: 3.30pm-7.30pm

President's Closing Address (K.Arumugam)

Good evening all members of the Persatuan and family members. This competition is unlike other competitions where the fish is caught and released and this is to protect theresources and also to prevent catching fish which is too small for the table. This "Catch and release fishing competition" is unique. (Enjoy the new experience)Persatuan Memancing Pulau Pinang leads the way for other clubs to follow.
For this to materialize we are indeed grateful to Mr. Tan Boon Thye, owner of this place for allowing us to pursue one of the Persatuan's activities i.e. "Catch and Release". Despite the fact that his stock of fish may be hurt and traumatized during the event, he is prepared to sacrifice his loss for the sake of PMPP. We are also grateful to Mr. H.T Kuan, his daughter, Ah Pengand his family who assisted us to promote this event. A lot of sacrifice and time was spent by our Dr. Chan Chee Keong who took pains to prepare the entry forms and also help to liase with Ah Peng. The organizing chairman, Francis Khoo together with Chee Keong and Rozlan Meah for helping me to prepare the groundwork for this event.
I would like to thank Regent Photo for preparing the Certificate of Appreciation free of
charge, Lucky Craft for sponsoring the top 3 prizes, our treasurer Mr. Siew Kam Weng
for supplying mineral water to all our participants, to Miss Kuan Wei Ping (Ah Peng) for preparing the barbless lures and last but not least to all members of the management committee who helped out in one way or another to make this event worthwhile and successful.
Today I am proud to welcome all our new members who have joined the
PMPP. Let us all together work for PMPP (penang Angling Association) and keep its
flag flying.

Winners of the Family Fishing Competition!

Congratulations to the winners! We all had a good time there and these fishermen showed their true colours!


1. Mohd Zambri Mohd Akhir (Sild)- 19 Fish Caught & Released
2. Daud Khariree - 15 fish
3. Payrolnisyam - 13 fish
4. Che Om Md Hassan (Sally) - 12 fish
5. Dr Heah - 12 fish
6. Margaret Ooi - 9 fish
7. Sundara Murthy - 9 fish
8. Tan Hung Huat (Fishnut Robert) - 8 fish
9. Setobe - 7 fish
10. Paul L. Stevens - 7 fish
11. Dr Chan - 6 fish
12. Muhamad Redwan (Gulam) - 5 fish
13. Syed Azman b. Syed Alwie - 3 fish
14. Surenda Raj - 3 fish
15. Roslan Meah - 2 fish

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

More Pictures from the Family Competition

Hoo Soo Tat's Big Barra!

Another Whopper by Syed Azman

A Big Siakap Caught By WildBoar!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Family Fishing Competition!

Ahh my arm still aches after catching 6 big siakap yesterday! Thank you to everyone who made it a success! I shall write a more detailed article soon but I wanted to share the pictures with you first. A big thank you to Albert (Realmaniac) who took excellent photos of the event. He is a fantastic photographer who I invited along to take pictures....but we worked him so hard he was sweating and running around to take pictures...some of them can be seen here.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Family Fishing Competition Day!

Today is the day...ahh beautiful weather! I can't wait to go and catch the Siakap and Jenahak! Good luck to all. Remember it's not too late, you can still contact me and come at 3pm-7.30pm.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Are you Ready for the Family Competition?

It't coming up this Saturday 24th September. Today is the last day to sign up, but if you can't, you can contact me(016-4466696) and still register there. Remember it's catch & release and you can only use the barbless lures provided. Each contestent will be given a lure, 2 packets of nasi lemak and a bottle of mineral water. The place can get hot, so make sure you are well protected from the sun.

More Good News! Tomorrow there will be 200 1.2kg Jenahak and Siakap will be released into the pond tomorrow to further enhance our fun! Come join us!

Wait there's more...well if you contact me and give your details, your membership cards will be ready for collection too. But I cannot promise that all will be ready yet.

Have fun!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Short Article : Siakap Fishing in Sungai Petani

In August, the PMPP committee had the priveledge to visit a special pond in Sungai Petani in which we would be having the Family Fishing Competition. The owner was gracious enough to allow us to fish from 3 water retention ponds that were meant to store water for his tiger prawn ponds. It was not a commercial pond, but the 2 large ponds were stocked with Siakap(Barramundi) ranging from 600gm to 15kg! There were not fed regularly and so the Siakap were pretty hungry!The ponds were filled with a mixture of salt and fresh water pumped from the nearby tidal river and is perfect for siakap action!

The drive from Penang to the pond which is in Sugai Petani Utara took about 1 hour. The final 2km was through a red earth road and was a bit bumpy. Finally we came to the fenced off area in which the ponds looked invitingly fishable. It was already 4pm by the time we were ready to fish and we all happily casted our barbless lures into the water. Francis, the resident lure expert seemed to be the only one catching siakap after siakap with each cast! Finally I swallewed my pride and borrowed his secret weapon : A simple small weighted Jig Head adorned with a green soft plastic squid.The trick was to use light line, about 6-8 pounds and cast out into the pond, allowing it to sink to the bottom first, then retrieving it slowly. Wham! The siakap loved it! Cast after cast the siakap took the barbless lure and displayed it's acrobatic nature! In the 3 hours I was there, I had 50 hookups but landed only half of them. They were promptly released to be fished another day! Even jigging for the Siakap 3 feet away was met with vigorous and surprising strikes! Check out this video of jigging for siakaps.

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There were also other fish in the pond, namely ladyfish and tarpon. However they seemed uninterested in our offerings. Some of the other fishermen were fly fishing and were also very successful in catching the barramundi and an odd tarpon here and there.
After 3 hours we were satisfied and ready to eat! The owner prepared a sumptuous barbeque dinner of corn, crabs, mantis prawn, siakap and kembong with local fruits to satisfy our stomachs!
We went home very satisfied and we hope you will take the opportunity to fish there during the family fishing competition this Saturday! Such a great spot is meant to be shared, as it is not open to public on normal occasions. Happy fishing!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Double Siakap ActionDouble hook up while jigging for Siakap at the competiton site!

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Jigging for Siakap at the Compettiton Site. Look at how easy it is! A Siakap in less than 10 seconds! Make sure you sign up for the competition...It's on this Saturday 24th September.

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Check out the PMPP Forum!

Hi again! I have posted fishing tips on the upcoming FAMILY FISHING COMPETITION on the 24th September. If you want to know some inside info on fishing the pond...take a peek at our forum. Forums add life and character to the site, so don't be shy...I know it's quite empty now, but help fill it up and use it to plan fishing trips and get to know more fishing kakis! You can also post any questions and enquiries there!

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

More pics from the SP Family Fishing Competition Pond


Siakap caught on Popper!


The popper!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Fishing First Aid : Drowning

This is probably the worst thing that could happen to a fisherman, so best be prepared for it. It's not uncommon to see a small newspaper article saying this or that person drowned in a mining pool.

Prevention is of course better than cure, use your brain first.

Forget about retrieving that expensive lure, it's not worth your life. Wear that life jacket properly, it will save your life.

OK here are some tips for Near-Drowning first aid. Technically if you had drowned it would be too late already, so it's actually referred to as Near-Drowning.

Near Drowning: First Aid

When someone is drowning, get help immediately, but do not place yourself in danger. Do not get into the water or go out onto ice unless your own safety can be assured. Rescue options may include extending a long pole or branch to the victim, or using a throw rope attached to a buoyant object, such as a life ring or life jacket. Toss it to the floundering person, then pull him or her to shore.

Keep in mind that victims who have fallen through the ice become hypothermic very rapidly and may not be able to grasp objects within their reach or hold on while being pulled to safety.

If a person is still floundering in the water and you are appropriately trained to attempt rescue yourself, do so immediately if conditions do not pose undue risk to your own safety.
Do not be a hero...normally the rescuer drowns as well...

If there is any likelihood of spinal injury, care must be taken to stabilize the victim's head and neck at all times during the rescue and resuscitation.

If the victim's breathing has stopped, begin rescue breaths as soon as you safely can. This often means starting the breathing process while still in the water.

Continue to breathe for the person every few seconds while moving them to shore. Once on land, check for a pulse (or other signs of circulation, such as spontaneous breathing, coughing, or movement) and administer CPR if needed.

For step-by-step instructions on rescue breathing, see CPR and rescue breathing first aid.

The Heimlich maneuver should not be used routinely in the rescue of near-drowning victims. It should be used only if the airway is blocked with debris or vomit, and you are unable to successfully ventilate the victim (unable to get air into the the lungs with proper rescue breaths). Since most drowning victims do not breathe in large quantities of water, immediate rescue breaths are effective without first draining the lungs. Furthermore, performing the Heimlich maneuver unnecessarily may increase the chances that an unconscious victim will vomit, and subsequently choke on the vomitus.

Always use caution when moving a drowning victim. Always assume that the victim may have a neck or spine injury, and avoid turning or bending the neck. Take appropriate steps to immobilize the head and neck during resuscitation and transport. Either tape it to a backboard or stretcher, or secure the neck by placing rolled towels or other objects around it. It is important to keep the victim calm and to keep them immobilized. Seek medical help immediately.

In order to prevent hypothermia, remove any cold, wet clothes from the victim and cover him with something warm, if possible.

Once the victim is stabilized, administer first aid for any other serious injuries.

As the victim revives, he may cough and experience difficulty breathing. Calm and reassure the victim until you get medical help. All near-drowning victims should be seen by a health care provider. Even though victims may revive quickly at the scene, lung complications are common.


Friday, September 16, 2005

Membership Card Finalised

Here it is...


Thursday, September 15, 2005

Another Membership Card Possibility

PMPP Membership Cards



Which do you prefer?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Introducing the PMPP Committee

More pics from the Upcoming Fishing Competition Site

Remember the Family Fishing Competition is coming up on the 24th Saturday! Here are some pics from that pond...Barramundi Action!


Wow it's a big one!

It's a good hook up, the Siakap gives a good fight and jumps.

Closer to's a beauty

The proud fisherman with his 5kg Siakap

Released back to grow even bigger! Thanks to Jeymatt for the pics.

Fishing First Aid : Sunburns

Once the fish start biting...all other things are forgotten...and many fishermen get very bad sunburn! Prevention is of course better than SLIP, SLOP, SLAP!

SLIP on a light cotton t-shirt, preferably long sleeved.
SLOP on some sun-block lotion of at least SPF 30+
SLAP on a hat, preferably with a wide brim to protect your ears and neck.

This is a good example! He is well covered and probably does not need to put on sun block since he is already well protected and comfortable!

More Prevention Tips

Avoid sun exposure during hours of peak sun ray intensity.
Apply generous amounts of sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Pay special attention to your face, nose, ears, and shoulders. The higher the SPF, the greater the protection.
Apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure to allow penetration. Re-apply after swimming and every 2 hours while you are outdoors.
Wear sun hats. There is also SPF clothing and swimwear available.
Wear sunglasses with UV protection.
Use a lip balm with sunscreen.

Another good example of a well protected fisherkid.
And of course she learnt it from her well protected fisherdad!

So why is sun burn so dangerous?

Keep in mind:

There is no such thing as a "healthy tan". Unprotected sun exposure causes premature aging of the skin.

Sun exposure can cause first and second degree burns.

Skin cancer usually appears in adulthood, but is caused by sun exposure and sunburns that began as early as childhood. You can help prevent skin cancer by protecting your skin and your children's skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Factors that make sunburn more likely:

Infants and children are especially sensitive to the burning effects of the sun.
People with fair skin are more likely to get sunburn. But even dark and black skin can burn and should be protected.
The sun's rays are strongest during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sun's rays are also stronger at higher altitudes and lower latitudes (closer to the tropics). Reflection off water, sand, or snow can intensify the sun's burning rays.
Sun lamps can cause severe sunburn.
Some medications (such as the antibiotic doxycycline) can make you more susceptible to sunburn.


The first signs of a sunburn may not appear for a few hours. The full effect to your skin may not appear for 24 hours or longer. Possible symptoms include:

Red, tender skin that is warm to touch.
Blisters that develop hours to days later.
Severe reactions (sometimes called "sun poisoning"), including fever, chills, nausea, or rash.
Skin peeling on sunburned areas several days after the sunburn.

First Aid

Try taking a cool bath or shower. Or place wet, cold wash cloths on the burn for 10 to 15 minutes, several times a day. You can mix baking soda in the water to help relieve the pain. (Small children may become easily chilled, so keep the water tepid.)

Apply a soothing lotion to the skin.

Aloe gel is a common household remedy for sunburns. Aloe contains active compounds that help stop pain and inflammation of the skin.

An over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be helpful. DO NOT give aspirin to children.

Do Not

DO NOT apply petroleum jelly, benzocaine, lidocaine, or butter to the sunburn. They make the symptoms worse and can prevent healing. Butter can actually promote certain types of bacteria to multiply and lead to a serious infection.

DO NOT wash burned skin with harsh soap.

So remember to dress sensibly. Most experienced fishermen will have their favourite outfit. Only amatuers go out in t-shirt and shorts (umm like me sometimes!) and suffer terrible sunburn like a cooked lobster!

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Spinflying Rigs


This months Rod & Line has an interesting section on spinflying. It seems we can use the fly fishing lures on our spinning rods by utilising special rigs such as these. I can't wait to try it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Fishing First Aid

This page is an index of the various Fishing First Aid topics that we have compiled here. We hope that it will be useful for all you fishos out there. Thanks to all who have contributed their knowledge and experience to this section.

1. Fishing First Aid Kit
2. Removing Fish Hooks
3. Jelly Fish Stings
4. Removing Leeches
5. Snake Bites
6. Sun Burns
7. Near-Drowning

More to come!

Fishing First Aid : Snakebites

For the adventurous angler, snakes are an inevitable encounter in the jungle path to our favourite secret fishing spot. Prevention is of course better than cure, so...

Preventing Snake Bites

1. Wear thick hiking boots and heavy pants if you are going into the jungle
2. Make a lot of noise...snakes will hear your footsteps and slither away
3. Be careful when stepping over a log or stone as snakes like to hide underneath
4. Never hike alone
5. If you see a snake, don't chase it or corner it, stay still and let it go away
6. Don't try to be the Croc Hunter and catch the snake la.

First Aid for Snake bites.


Ok now that that is out of the way, I had the priveledge of meeting Professor Struan Sutherland in Melbourne University as he gave us this lecture on venomous snake bites in Australia. The first aid is called the Pressure Immobilisation Method.

The pressure-immobilisation first aid technique was developed in the 1970's by Professor Struan Sutherland. Its purpose is to retard the movement of venom from the bite site into the circulation, thus "buying time" for the patient to reach medical care. Research with snake venom has shown that very little venom reaches the blood stream if firm pressure is applied over the bitten area and the limb is immobilised. Pressure-immobilisation was initially developed to treat snakebite, but it is also applicable to bites and stings by some other venomous creatures. It is currently recommended for most life threatening venomous bites and stings in Australia.

How to apply pressure-immobilisation first aid

Bites to the lower limb
1. Apply a broad pressure bandage over the bite site as soon as possible.
Crepe bandages are ideal, but any flexible material may be used. Clothing, towels etc may be torn into strips. Panty hose have been successfully used.

Do not take off clothing, as the movement of doing so will promote the movement of venom into the blood stream. Keep the bitten limb, and the patient, still.

Bandage upwards from the lower portion of the bitten limb. Even though a little venom may be squeezed upwards, the bandage will be more comfortable, and therefore can be left in place for longer if required.

2. The bandage should be as tight as you would apply to a sprained ankle.
3. Extend the bandage as high as possible up the limb.
4. Apply a splint to the leg. Any rigid object may be used as a splint. e.g. spade, piece of wood or tree branch, rolled up newspapers etc.

5. Bind it firmly to as much of the leg as possible.

Keep the patient still. Lie the patient down to prevent walking or moving around.

Bites to the hand or forearm

Bandage as much of the arm as possible, starting at the fingers.

Use a splint to the elbow.
Use a sling to immobilise the arm.

Keep the patient still. Lie the patient down to prevent walking or moving around.

Bites to the trunkIf possible apply firm pressure over the bitten area. Do no restrict chest movement. Keep the patient still.
Bites to the head or neckNo first aid for bitten area. Keep the patient still.

Research stresses the importance of keeping the patient still. This includes all the limbs. Bring transport to the patient if possible.

DO NOT cut or excise the bitten area.

DO NOT apply an arterial tourniquet. (Arterial tourniquets, which cut off the circulation to the limb, are potentially dangerous, and are no longer recommended for any type of bite or sting in Australia.)

DO NOT wash the bitten area. The type of snake involved may be identified by the detection of venom on the skin. If the snake can be safely killed, bring it to the hospital with the victim.

Note: Even if the bitten or stung person is ill when first seen, the application of pressure-immobilisation first aid may prevent further absorption of venom from the bite or sting site during transport to hospital.


Things to bring along.

1. Elastic Crepe bandage
2. Splint can be made of any piece of wood that is available
3. Brains

Snakes that inject venom use modified salivary glands. Venom is a modified form of saliva and probably evolved to aid in chemical digestion. Varying degrees of toxicity also make it useful in killing prey. During envenomation (the bite that injects venom or poison), the venom passes from the venom gland through a duct into the snake's fangs, and finally into its prey. Snake venom is a combination of numerous substances with varying effects. In simple terms, these proteins can be divided into 4 categories:

1.Cytotoxins cause local tissue damage.

2.Hemotoxins cause internal bleeding.

3.Neurotoxins affect the nervous system.

4.Cardiotoxins act directly on the heart.

Signs and symptoms of snake poisoning can be broken into a few major categories:

Local effects: Bites by vipers and some cobras (Naja and other genera) are painful and tender. They can be severely swollen and can bleed and blister. Some cobra venoms can also kill the tissue around the site of the bite.

Bleeding: Bites by vipers and some Australian elapids can cause bleeding of internal organs such as the brain or bowels. A victim may bleed from the bite site or bleed spontaneously from the mouth or old wounds. Unchecked bleeding can cause shock or even death.

Nervous system effects: Venom from elapids and sea snakes can affect the nervous system directly. Cobra (Naja and other genera) and mamba (Dendroaspis) venom can act particularly quickly by stopping the breathing muscles, resulting in death without treatment. Initially, victims may have vision problems, speaking and breathing trouble, and numbness.

Muscle death: Venom from Russell's vipers (Daboia russellii), sea snakes, and some Australian elapids can directly cause muscle death in multiple areas of the body. The debris from dead muscle cells can clog the kidneys, which try to filter out the proteins. This can lead to kidney failure.

Eyes: Spitting cobras and ringhals (cobralike snakes from Africa) can actually eject their venom quite accurately into the eyes of their victims, resulting in direct eye pain and damage.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Understanding Tides

Tides are periodic rises and falls of large bodies of water. Tides are caused by the gravitational interaction between the Earth and the Moon. The gravitational attraction of the moon causes the oceans to bulge out in the direction of the moon. Another bulge occurs on the opposite side, since the Earth is also being pulled toward the moon (and away from the water on the far side). Since the earth is rotating while this is happening, two tides occur each day. Isaac Newton was the first person to explain tides scientifically.

The Sun's Interaction with the Tides

Spring Tides
Spring tides are especially strong tides (they do not have anything to do with the season Spring). They occur when the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon are in a line. The gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun both contribute to the tides. Spring tides occur during the full moon and the new moon.

The Sun's Interaction with the Tides

Spring Tides
Spring tides are especially strong tides (they do not have anything to do with the season Spring). They occur when the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon are in a line. The gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun both contribute to the tides. Spring tides occur during the full moon and the new moon.

Proxigean tide
The eccentricity of the orbit of the moon in this illustration is greatly exaggerated.
The Proxigean Spring Tide is a rare, unusually high tide. This very high tide occurs when the moon is both unusually close to the Earth (at its closest perigee, called the proxigee) and in the New Moon phase (when the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth). The proxigean spring tide occurs at most once every 1.5 years.

Neap Tides
Neap tides are especially weak tides. They occur when the gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun are perpendicular to one another (with respect to the Earth). Neap tides occur during quarter moons.

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Bug Eats and Replaces Snapper's Tongue

A gross creature which gobbles up a fish's tongue and then replaces it with its own body has been found in Britain for the first time.
The bug - which has the scientific name cymothoa exigua - was discovered inside the mouth of a red snapper bought from a London fishmonger.
The 3.5cm creature had grabbed onto the fish's tongue and slowly ate away at it until only a stub was left. It then latched onto the stub and became the fish's "replacement tongue".
Looks like we better check out fishies before we eat curry fish head!
Cymothoa exigua, a crustacean, is the only known parasite that effectively replaces a body organ. It makes its home in the mouth of a fish, where it drains blood from the tongue until it withers and dies. It attaches itself to the remaining stub and the fish is actually able to utilize it as a replacement tongue to draw in and manipulate food, which the parasite shares.

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Friday, September 09, 2005

Fishing First Aid : Removing Leeches

Sometimes the best fishing spots require a trek through the jungle...and sometimes you may pick up an unwanted visitor. Here are some fishing stories :

" of his bad experience was kena buffalo leech of size of your hand loop around his feet no way to get it out have to go home use fire n knife to cut it out. believe it or not.

Buffalo Leach!! Had close encounter with them in Temburong, Brunei. Unfed yet HUGE!! Was told 15 - 20 would be sufficient to kill you!!
I think you put 2 on me also cukup mati liow..."

So without further ado here are some first aid tips :

Leeches are found in ponds,swamps and stagnant water. They attach themselves to the human body by making a tiny hole in the skin. Forceful removal of leeches may cause injury to the skin and infection.They can be attached to the underside of rocks, vegetation and logs or around ponds and puddles. They are attracted by body warmth and movement, finding their way into socks and jeans, where they latch onto skin and begin sucking.

First Aid for leech bites:

1. Sprinkle some salt, bring a lighted match close to it, or apply turpentine or oil to its body. It will curl up and drop off by itself.

*do not pull or scrape it off the skin

2. Wash the area around the bite to remove the anticoagulant

3. Apply a weak solution of baking soda or ammonia to relieve irritation

4. Apply a dressing until the bleeding stops

How can I try to avoid them?

In leech infested areas always wear

* thick socks
* long trousers
* strong shoes
* rub tea-tree oil/insect repellent onto your skin

Source St John's Ambulance

Camping First Aid

I guess at the end you could use it as a juicy bait!

More Tips from experienced Anglers fr Malaysian Fishing Net :

kenfkyong :

"Heat from Cigarettes are good too. And tobacco for the wound. Pinch some tobacco and just press it down on the wound and the bleeding stops. Not sure how healthy and hygenic it is for the wound but when you are in the jungle with no first aid kit, your box of cigarettes is your best bet; and your smoking buddies your best friends."

v_lsh also added this :

"talking about leaches, there is one remedy on preventing these **%%$$# from getting on you. mix a solution of dettol and water. the ratio is about 50:50. spray on pants and shirts. it works on the little ones but never tested on buffalo leach. becareful not to wipe on the face. wearing rubber boots adds additional save guard to it. (just in case there are places not protected from the leach.)"

"I dont waste cigarrettes, too expensive,so i use the ash to stop the bleeding,works with pacat,dunno about lintah.I also carry Mopiko with me rub it on the leech and it will drop off ASAP!Even kills the small ones and besides you use the oinment to stop bleeding and relieve the itch."

"A few cents' worth from me:

-There are basically two types of leeches: the water leech (lintah), and the landborne one (pacat). I guess we are talking of pacat lah
- Leeches don't like bright material. One tip is to wear something bright above your boots, so they don't climb up your torso. Some outdoor shops overseas sell leech socks with colours like shocking orange or chartreuse, for this purpose.
-Another kampung tip to prevent leeches is to rub lime juice on your legs. Of course the efficacy goes off once you cross a stream or something.
- be careful when you use Baygon; it is powerful. I get bad skin rashes, so I have stopped using it. Personally, I'd prefer to have the leeches bite me than to use poisons on my body.
- Some leeches are more potent than others. In my experience the most terrible leeches are those in Upper Endau, Sungai Sat (Taman Negara) and Sg Tisa (Kapit). Depending on season of course. I once had to extract 50 leeches from one leg, in Endau! But the Sg Sat leeches are champions: the sores persisted for 8 months! "

"Aiyah.. wear bright colored waders la if you don't want these leeches..."

"An old jungle kaki gave me this tip;collect old gigarrette butts,tear out the tobacco and soak them in a bucket.Strain the juice and soak a pair of socks [your old football socks will do nicely] overnight.Dry them and wear them on your next trip.The scent will stop any leech from climbing on even if you have to wade thru water the scent won't wash off.Havent tried it myself but am going to try next week when I visit Belum.But be warned, the socks will be permanently stained,so dont use your best pair!"

Family Fishing Competition Saturday 24th September

Don't forget to send in your competition forms as it is limited to the first 50 members! The aim is to have a fun time fishing together in this special pond which virtually guarantees everyone to catch some siakap.

Details of the Competition

The Competition Fee is RM20.00 which will include an barbless artificial lure, mineral water and 2 packets of nasi lemak per contestant. It will be Catch & Release with the provided barbless lure only. Join up now.