Good News for Avid Fishers!
“Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it”. It is about the satisfaction felt from being in the open air. Being a fisher teaches you how to be disciplined, focused, and dedicated. Listed are the top 5 best fishing spots in Selangor!
Tanjung Harapan, Port Klang
Tanjung Harapan also known as the ‘Cape of Good Hope’ is located in Port Klang, Selangor. Tanjung Harapan is a 2km stretch of tree-lined shoreline bordering the Port Klang Golf Resort and is a calm oasis amid the bustling industrial estates and shipping terminals of the surrounding Port. Tanjung Harapan is also a great place to watch the sunset while fishing. There are a lot of jetties in Tanjung Harapan, however the amount charged for the entrance fee depends on its respective owners. Sea Lion and Pak Harun Jetty are the two famous jetties that are considered favourites among fishing enthusiasts in Selangor.
Pulau Ketam, Port Klang
Pulau Ketam is an island mostly inhabited by the Chinese from the clans of Teochew and Hokkien. The Island is a mangrove island surrounded by mud flat area. There are four neighbouring fishing villages consisting of Ketam Island Township, Bagan Teo Chew, Sungai Lima and Sungai Dua. To get to Pulau Ketam, you need to take a ferry ride from the Port Klang jetty. For one-way ticket, it costs RM10 for adults and RM6 for children and for two-way ticket, it costs RM18 for adults and RM10 for children. One of the ferry providers is Alibaba Pulau Ketam Cruises which starts its operation from 7:30am until 7:30pm during weekend and 7:30am until 6:30pm on weekdays. Other than fishing, you can also wander around Pulau Ketam by renting a bike for RM5 per day and also enjoy fresh seafood sold near the Pulau Ketam jetty.
One Fanthom Bank, Kuala Selangor
One Fanthom Bank located at Kuala Selangor is also known to the locals as Pematang Sedepa. There, you can see two lighthouses – the old and the new one, both of which are facing one another. People often come in groups for fishing and simply for enjoying the scenic view from the bank. To reach to One Fanthom Bank, you will need to take a boat ride from Tanjung Harapan or Port Klang jetty, which cost varies depending on the rental providers.
Pantai Jeram, Kuala Selangor
Pantai Jeram is a waterfront beach that is popular among visitors that come here in huge number during weekends and public holidays. The beach itself lies along 2km stretch composing sand, rocks and shells shaded by abundant Casuarina trees. Pantai Jeram has become one of the favourite tourist areas in Selangor. Many fishing enthusiasts will try their fortune by casting their baits toward the sea hoping to get some fish. This beach provides an ideal place to have a peaceful, windy and carefree stroll at the beach.
Pulau Angsa, Kuala Selangor
Pulau Angsa is located off the coast of Kuala Selangor, and is a lush green island that owes much of its history to the Bugis who were among its earliest settlers. It is set around 2 hours from Shah Alam to the nearest jetty, Pangkalan Jeram (Medan Ikan Bakar), then you will need to take a boat to reach Pulau Angsa. There are fisherman available to bring you along the island- they would be more than happy to ferry you for a small fee. If you are lucky, you can fish for the Fourfinger Threadfin, Spanish Mackerel, Golden Snapper and more.
The State of Selangor is home to various fishing spots. Fishers will attain a great experience from fishing at this spots. While having the opportunity of being there, we should always preserve the environment so that we are able to curb pollution.
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