I took along my Boosese Scout sit on kayak to enjoy some paddling in the lake. KC Foong is also another keen kayaker so I have company. Too bad I could not bring along one more kayak otherwise it will be good fun .
Our first destination is Langsir waterfall . Going at 3.5 kts it took us about 2 hrs to reach the waterfall. While on the way the avid and hopeful fishermen were preparing their tackles in the balcony of the boat. (I had declared I am not a good fisherman from the start!)
There were three other boats near the waterfall and they were very noisy so after a good swim at the waterfall we decided to continue our journey to Petang Island.
However the baotman En Karem was kind enough to put in a net and we got some real good eating lampang jawa for food.
The second day was a trip to the Kelah Sanctaury. In fact this is always the highlight of my trips to Kenyir. I must say the sanctuary is well managed and there are strict enforcement on the protection of the kelah fish that breeds in abundance naturally in the clean water of the Petang river.
Plenty of kelah fish here to give you a massage !
The water here is really clean and unpolluted. There is a ranger assigned to each group and the sanctuary only accepts 80 guest per day. It closes from Nov to Feb every year.
En Karem our friendly boatman.He hails from a village that is now submerged by the water of the lake. When not at the helm of his houseboat he collect wild honey. All of us ended up buying a few bottles of really good wild honey from him.
However, I managed to get a 5 kg Patin fish when I used the correct bait. This bait has the Bank Negara governor's signature on it !.