Paul Arden | Monday, 17 April 2017

For the last four days I've been fishing with my good friend Tim Kempton who has been visiting from Australia. It's Tim's third trip to Malaysia so we knew this time for sure that he'd catch a Toman. However partly because of some very heavy rainfall on his day of arrival, which saw the lake level rise by a full meter and put the fish down, and partly because Tim obviously thought it would be better to cast behind the fish (so he could catch them by the tail) things were not as smooth as they could have been... however on the fourth day, Tim successfully executed the perfect shot and was rewarded with a trophy 5KG Snakehead.

It's interesting that heavy rain puts Toman off rising, this is probably because there is more oxygen in the water and so there is less need to surface, but it might also be temperature driven. Following the rain the lake temperature dropped by a full 2 degrees.

Anyway now I plan to make a video of Tim's trip, but I have a lot of work to catch up on and Flavio is back. I drop one friend off and pick another up - it's just one long adventure! Smile This week we will be trying very hard to catch Jungle Perch and other fishes.

Have a great week.

Cheers, Paul

ps a fantastic looking fly from Daniela yesterday!