Fisherman’s Catch at Tanjung Karang, Selangor
On Sunday, I went to a road trip to Tanjung Karang for the fisherman’s catch. Tanjung Karang is located 10 km away from the famous Kuala Selangor.
We went to this small little fisherman market call Chop Hai Guan in Tanjung Karang. I was told they have the freshest seafood around.
We took around two hours of driving from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Karang. We reached there around 10.30 am. Our friends were still on their way, overslept on Sunday morning.
It is a typical private jetty made from wood and concrete. This place has been around for years. My sister in law’s family has been buying seafood here for more than 15 years.
A worker was breaking the ice before putting it into the icebreaker machine.
Since we were early, it was still low tide and the fishing boats were not back yet from the sea so we had to wait. We have no idea what time they will be coming but they estimated they will reached after noon.
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What is fisherman’s catch? Fisherman’s catch means the whole shebang of whatever the fishing boat manage to catch in the sea. No one knows what we will be getting until the fishing boat arrives. However, those will be the freshest seafood you can buy.
Since we had nothing to do, so I took a few pictures around the market.
Everyone was very excited when the first fishing boat arrived.
The first fishing boat had a big load of prawns/ shrimps. They sorted out the prawns and the small fishes on the boat before they transfer into the market. I was told that the smaller fishes will be sold to factories to process to fishballs or processed to feeds for fish farms.
The arrived second fishing boat was smaller but they caught more fish than the first. They had a big lot of larger shrimps/prawns too.
The third boat had the most catch. They caught varieties of fishes and five big eels as well.
It was our first time at a fresh fish market like this, city kids.
The workers were sorting out the fishes in front of the crowd.
We were waiting for them to sort out their catch.
Every catch will be weighed and then sold to the customers. We took the whole lot of the prawns.
My dad was taking his own sweet time to pick the fish.
Boon was caught napping in the market.
It was like a shopping spree. We brought our own ice-boxes. If you didn’t bring any, you can buy from them for RM 7 for white poly container. We bought 3 Coleman container size of seafood.
By the time we finished, it was around 3 pm. Most of the catch was sold out, only left the small fishes in the market.
We spent almost half a day in the market. In total, we spent more than RM 1000. I believe the supplies we bought can last us until year end.
After leaving the market, we drove to Kuala Selangor for a very late lunch. Tanjung Karang is no longer a story I’ve heard from my friends. It was an eye opener experience to city dwellers like us. We will not hesitate to visit the market again in the near future. Every experience is unique.
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