I received a lot of questions regarding the catch and release casting at Mantaranau river. Many seems to regard see this place the same as other river casting area. I think it is only right that I explain what you can expect from this casting area, so you would have a better idea on what this place has to offer.
Casting at this river offers a new experience to casting enthusiasts, the concept at this place is a little bit different in terms of the way anglers will be catered. Since the river is located a bit off from the main road, guests will be chaperoned by our experienced guide cum casting buddy, from the main road, to the casting point, along the river and back to Pusat Reakriasi Tagal Kg. Poturidong, Kiulu.
Catch and release angling here begins from upstream heading downstream or can be the other way around along a 4.05km river. Your casting buddy will take you from one fishing sites to another along this river. Be sure to pay attention to your guide, for safety purposes or maybe he can share with you the best ‘lubuk’ out of the 12 major ‘lubuk’ available at Mantaranau. Casting here will be a unique experience, since the river setup is different from the main river of this Bombon area. Canopy of trees will shield you from the sun and the boulders along the river provide a safe standing zone for casting.
Moving along and crossing the river is a must in this trip, suitable shoes and attire is advisable and you have to enjoy getting wet while casting here. Besides enjoying the brisk walk along the river bank, crossing the river offers you a different view of the river….and on a good day, you might bump into fish swimming by as you cross the river.
I will not promise you a 16kg fish from this river, after all this not Amazon but so far (based of the test we have done) the average weight is 1kg. However,all through the casting test week, there was never a day where we didn’t strike any fish from Mantaranau. There are Haruan in this river and if you are lucky enough to bring up this fish, we are happy to let you bring it back home, free of charge. Yes, its on the house.
The guides we provide is not just ordinary guides. They are locals of Poturidong and share the same interest as you. Besides looking after for your safety, your guide will also be able to share with you his experience at this river and maybe their favorite striking spot. This is why we prefer to call them your casting buddy.
Note to you
(1) You have to cross the river by – yes, you are going to be wet.
(2) You will be trekking along/ across a 4.05km long river
(3) Extra caution for electronic equipment (handphones/ tab / camera). A waterproof casing is advice able.
(4) Suitable shoes
(5) Food and drinks of your own.
Now, you are all set. Come, lets go fishing.