Lampam Jawa
Puntius gonionotus

Found in ponds and mining ponds in the low lands. Originally from Indonesia, it was brought here for aqua-culture purposes. It is an excellent catch on light tackle, generally giving the angler a good fight even though it doesn't grow very large. Catches above a kilo is very good.

The most common bait used is dough and bread. Nevertheless it does sometimes take crickets and worms. Starchy fruits like bananas work too. Lampam can be quite aggressive feeders, furiously hitting the bait within seconds of landing in the water. Use of berley (chum) will improve the fishing.

The flesh is quite sweet, but the only draw back is the many "Y" bones in the flesh. So to enjoy the sweet flesh one has to pick the "Y" bones out!