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#1 glen

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 06:48 PM

I have been trying to locate some good squid (sotong) and cuttlefish fishing spots in malaysia.

1) Fishing around the town of Nenasi in the Pahang Region is quite productive for cuttlefish. (This is on the east coast of Malaysia).

2) Pulau Perhentian (or Perhentian Island) is good for sotong (or squid). This island is off the east coast of Malaysia near the Kuala Besut township.

3) Kapas Island -which can be accessed by boat from Marang fishing village which is 17km south of the Kuala Terengganu township - is good for squid fishing and it is possible to go on squid jigging tours. I belive squid fishing is referred to as "Candat Sotong" - the fishing is best between March and September and prior arrangements need to be made with the fishermaen before they set out on their night excursions. Most established tourist resorts can arrange a trip for you given a lead time of two days. There is also an annual Candat Competition in Terengganu. - http://www.visitorma...re/angling.html

4) Pulau Redang (or Redang Island) is located 45km offshore from the Kuala Terengganu township and it is also good for squid fishing (Candat Sotong).
http://www.impressio...gBay/redbay.htm

If you have some local knowledge I would like to hear from you.

Cheers, Glen :th
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 11:40 AM

G'Day Glen and greetings from Malaysia...

I've been lurking on this forum and has been a squid-jigging fan for a while. Here in Penisular Malaysia, squid-jigging with artificial lures are popular at the East Coast States such as Pahang, Terengganu and Johor.

You can try them out at :

Johor : Mersing, Pulau Sibu and Pulau Tinggi - Most of the squids here are smaller compared to those in Terengganu

Terengganu : Kuala Terengganu, Marang, Merang, Setiu and Kuala Besut - some of the best spots for squid jigging are found here. The largest specimen - Sotong Torak - measuring more than 1 feet are found along the coastal waters off Terengganu. Squid-jigging is considered a past-time here and each year from April-June, a festival call "Pesta Candat Sotong" is held to promote the State as a tourist destination.. :th :ink :th

Kelantan : Head to a coastal fishing town called "Tok Bali". Here, boat charters are offered by fishermen for RM450-RM500 a night depending on the classification of their vessel. I'm yet to try this place out, but it will be cool! :beer :ink :beer

Here's some photos of my recent trip with my wife on May 21 :
Mrs Samo in her jigging action..
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My wifey's first catch..
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A pair of Terengganu's finest! :th :ink :th
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Close-up on our catch..

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#3 glen

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 06:24 PM

Hi samo,

I am glad that you have stopped lurking because you have shared some terrific information! Thank you very much and welcome to the forums! :beer

I have figured out that "Pulau" means "Island" in Malaysian. Is "Kuala" another geographical term? As in Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Besut...?

Also thanks very much for posting the photographs. They are great. Hopefully this will encourage other anglers in Malaysia to start sharing their experiences fishing for sotong.

All the best, Glen :beer
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 07:15 PM

G'Day Glen and thanks for the warm welcome..

Pulau = Island
Kuala = River mouth, usually, most riverine towns or cities in Malaysia are referred as Kuala _ _ _ _

I've been jigging for squid for a coupla years. Usually, recreational outing as such is big in Terengganu. Its also a heavily promoted sport by the Federal and State Government of Malaysia..

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A view of Pulau Redang off the coast of Terengganu
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Samo and his catch.. :geek :beer :geek

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 09:31 AM

:beer

i noticed an Alvey brand handline in one of the pics,.. jeez they get around ha?

:beer

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 11:14 AM

Well spotted! I never would have thought you'd see one in Malaysia. :blink:
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Posted 24 May 2005 - 12:13 PM

Hello All :beer

Those are some really nice pictures and a wealth of information. Thanks for all the information. Do you do most of your squid fishing from boats or can you catch them from piers?

Thanks again for the info :beer

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 11:15 PM

:beer

i noticed an Alvey brand handline in one of the pics,.. jeez they get around ha?

:ink

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Yep! That's an Alvey Handspool allright! Its the best I've ever used for deep-sea fishing.. :th :geek :th And thanks for the kind words mates! :beer :ink :ink

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:05 PM

Hi everyone,

SAM CHEONG (who is also a member here at squidfish) has written a great article about his squid jigging (candat sotong) adventures in Malaysia.

Sam's Squid Article

Sounds like he is a very lucky man with a wife that loves squid fishing! :)

They went squid jigging with a charter boat operator off the coast of Terengganu last month. He explains that April and June are the top times to fish for squid in the coastal waters off this State of Malaysia.

The had some fun fishing off Pulau Lang Tengah.

I gave the article a rating of five stars samo!

Cheers, Glen

p.s. thanks for mentioning squidfish! :lol
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Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:07 PM

Hi everyone,

SAM CHEONG (who is also a member here at squidfish) has written a great article about his squid jigging (candat sotong) adventures in Malaysia.

Sam's Squid Article

Sounds like he is a very lucky man with a wife that loves squid fishing! :)

They went squid jigging with a charter boat operator off the coast of Terengganu last month. He explains that April and June are the top times to fish for squid in the coastal waters off this State of Malaysia.

The had some fun fishing off Pulau Lang Tengah.

I gave the article a rating of five stars samo!

Cheers, Glen

p.s. thanks for mentioning squidfish! :lol
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:11 PM

Great article!
:lol :)
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 12:44 PM

G'Day Glen. Sorry for the late reply.. Thanks for the kind words! :D

Those are some really nice pictures and a wealth of information. Thanks for all the information. Do you do most of your squid fishing from boats or can you catch them from piers?


Hi Squidmaster - We mainly jig from boats..

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:03 AM

no worries samo, thanks again,

cheers, glen :th
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:37 AM

There are different seasons for squid in Malaysia. From December to March, the best parts are Kedah, Perlis and Penang.

I'm located here on Langkawi in the State of Kedah, and last week I caught about 200 squids only using one Rod and no light.

Squid up to 2kg are quite often here to be caught.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:09 AM

hi mazdev, it looks like you are catching 2 types of squid?

i had a look at your website and its very nicely laid out.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:25 PM

hi mazdev, it looks like you are catching 2 types of squid?

i had a look at your website and its very nicely laid out.

cheers, glen



Hi Glen,

2 types of squid, if you mean species I'm not sure about it. I'm catching 2 types of squid, one to use as live bait and during the season also for sale.

In the none squid season it can be sometimes a little bit tough and involve long hours, as we need at least 30 squids to use as bait.

Thanks about the compliment about the website.

Should you come one day to Langkawi, let me know and I will take you out for some squid fishing.
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:41 PM

Hi Glen,

2 types of squid, if you mean species I'm not sure about it. I'm catching 2 types of squid, one to use as live bait and during the season also for sale.

In the none squid season it can be sometimes a little bit tough and involve long hours, as we need at least 30 squids to use as bait.

Thanks about the compliment about the website.

Should you come one day to Langkawi, let me know and I will take you out for some squid fishing.



I go Sibu Kelong very often for Fishing and i especially love Squid Fishing. Can anyone give me the Colours of Squid Jig to use during the Day and at Night ?

Does Blue Squid Jig works during the Day and Pink Squid Jig at Night ?
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

and I'm still trying to find good spots in East malaysia Borneo. haha

If you are shore based, Sutera Harbor is a good place to reach bluewater for squid. The spot which i recommend a proper jetty be built with night lights for fishing.
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