Spread across various locations in the state, fishing spots in Selangor are great for those who enjoy or would like to experience fishing.
1. Tanjung Harapan, Port Klang
Tanjung Harapan, which translates from Malay into the ‘Cape of Hope’, is located near Port Klang, the main gateway by sea into Selangor.
With a promenade stretching roughly 2 kilometers, this serene area located near bustling shipping terminals and industrial zones is a beautiful spot to go fishing while enjoying ocean views.
There are several named and unnamed jetties dotted along Lingkaran Sultan Hishamuddin, the main road in Tanjung Harapan, where anglers may set up their equipment. These include Bagan Hailam Jetty, Sea Lion Fishing Pond, Pak Harun Jetty, Sri Tanjung Fishing Pond and more — some of the establishments may charge a fee.
2. Air Kuning Dam, Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam
Located within the compounds of the must-visit Shah Alam National Botanical Gardens (Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam), Air Kuning Dam is a popular fly fishing spot. Various types of fish can be found including the snakehead, patin, keli, tilapia, river carp, Indian carp, lampam, krai, baung, mahseer and others. The usage of live bait is not allowed.
3. Kelong Paradise Resort, Sabak Bernam
Kelong Paradise Waterfront Resort is a haven for diehard anglers. Sitting 15 nautical miles off Pantai Bagan Nakhoda Omar in Sabak Bernam, Kelong Paradise is right in the fish middle of the sea that promises nothing but the best in terms of catch. This is one place where anglers can fish in peace!
The kelong has been attracting fishing enthusiasts from all over the country because the waters around it teem with jenahak, tenggiri, kurau, stingray, senangin and gelama, among others. Senangin is the most popular fish among anglers and the best months to land this fish is from March through to August.
This is a unique spot for those wishing to enjoy a relaxed and peaceful weekend while watching the sunset in the middle of the ocean.
4. Pantai Remis, Kuala Selangor
Usually crowded on the weekends, the beach is a popular spot among locals for fishing, seafood and the market where fresh and dried seafood as well as snacks and delicacies can be purchased.
Watch the local fishermen or try your hand at catching clams, horseshoe crabs (belangkas), fan muscles (siput kemudi), sea snails (balitong) and other shellfish and crustaceans which inhabit the beach.
5. Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat
Traditionally a fishing town, today Tanjung Sepat is also known for its agrotourism and culinary delights. This includes dragonfruit and mushroom farming as well as coffee, fish ball, cassava chips and pao making.
6. Pulau Carey, Kuala Langat
The LS Fishing Pond is a catch-and-release recreational fishing spot in Pulau Carey, Selangor, where anglers get to reel in goliath groupers and giant groupers that weigh up to hundreds of kilograms each.
7. Pantai Morib, Banting
A favourite beach destination for locals, Pantai Morib regularly holds fishing competitions for die-hard anglers, and Ikan Gelama (croaker fish) are the most popular catch here. Morib Beach is great for those who wish to fish and indulge in seaside activities.
8. Wak Sempoh Jetty, Pantai Bagan Lalang, Sepang
Wak Sempoh Jetty in lively Bagan Lalang Beach is an affordable place for anglers who want to fish for Grade A type fish such as grouper, senangin, jenahak or sea bass. Charges are ~RM4 visitors for a rod and visitors may also purchase live shrimp and other bait here. Those who wish to venture further may charter a boat near the jetty.
9. Tasik Typha, Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil
Recreational fishing/angling is allowed at Tasik Typha in Paya Indah Wetlands near Dengkil. Charges are approximately RM10 for two hours, and no live bait is allowed.
10. MAEPS, Serdang
Standing for Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang, MAEPS is another hotspot for fishing in Selangor. Over here, fishing at the lake located opposite the State Pavilions is allowed.
At the 3 man-made lakes in beautiful Taman Tasik Shah Alam, fishing competitions as well as Majlis Pelepasan Ikan (fish releases) are regularly held.
12. Pulau Ketam, Port Klang
Accessible via a short ferry ride from Port Klang pier, Pulau Ketam is a mangrove island surrounded by mud flats. It is mainly inhabited mainly by the Chinese community of Teochew and Hokkien descent, with four main fishing villages consisting of Perbandanan Pulau Ketam, Bagan Teo Chew, Sungai Lima dan Sungai Dua.
Ferry tickets cost around RM10 for adults and RM6 for children for a one-way journey, and RM18 for adults and RM10 for children for a return journey.
Ferry rides begin from as early as 7:30am to 6:30pm on weekdays and 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on weekends. Besides fishing, one may also explore Pulau Ketam by renting a bicycle for about RM5 per day. Fresh seafood is available at restaurants near the main jetty.
13. Pulau Angsa, Kuala Selangor
Located off the coast of Kuala Selangor, approximately 67 km from Kuala Lumpur, lies Pulau Angsa, a lush green island that owes much of its history to the Bugis who were among its earliest settlers. Rich in legends and landmarks, including an 11m tall white concrete lighthouse built in 1887, you will find the locals only too willing to regale you with tales about Pulau Angsa’s colourful past. Getting to the island may be tricky, but try the local fishermen. They would be more than willing to ferry you for a small fee. Nowdays, people come to Pulau Angsa for fishing. The island is usually visited together with the nearby Sky Mirror.
14. One Fathom Bank Lighthouse, Port Klang
Perhaps one of the most unique fishing spots in Selangor, the One Fathom Bank Lighthouse has a history going back to 1852. There are in fact two lighthouses here – an older and newer one collectively known as the One Fathom Bank Lighthouse.
Visitors normally arrive here in groups by chartered boat from Port Klang or Tanjung Harapan for fishing activities as well as to take in the panoramic scenery from the lighthouses.
15. Tasik Biru Seri Kundang
It’s hard to believe that this area used to be an abandoned tin mine, but Tasik Biru Seri Kundang has been transformed into a recreational playground especially for watersports, 4WD and angling enthusiasts. It’s a good picnic spot too.
16. Pantai Acheh, Pulau Indah
Pulau Indah is one of several islands off the west coast of Selangor. It’s name, which literally translates into ‘beautiful island’, encompasses the beauty of a coast enveloped with natural mangrove swamps and a rich ecosystem.
The island is home to West Port, one of Port Klang and Malaysia’s largest port operators.
Traditional Malay villages engaging in agricultural and fishing activities occupy the south of the island, whereas the northern area is undergoing rapid urbanization in the form of commercial developments.
There are plenty of fishing spots in the form of jetties (Pantai Acheh being the main one) and fishing ponds located around the island.