Fishing In Shah Alam

If you are staying in Shah Alam, you may soon be able to do some fishing once Shah Alam City Council open the eight lakes in this city for fishing.

A proposal by the Landscape Department is pending and once approved will allow the public to fish at eight public parks in this city. If approved, this will be the second city council in Malaysia that allows fishing in the lakes managed by the council. The Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya has been issuing permit that allowed anglers to fish at the 5 lakes in Petaling Jaya since 1999.

See the listing below for the parks in Shah Alam that may be approved for anglers to fish here.

  • Taman Tasik Shah Alam. This lake is one of the main parks that the public go to during the weekends and after work. Kayaking can be done here as well. The Shah Alam Water Theme Park is within walking distance from this lake.
  • Taman Subang Bestari Section U5
  • Taman Sungai Buloh
  • Bukit Jelutong
  • Section 7 Lake
  • Lake Parks
  • Section 31 Kota Kemuning Wet Lands
  • Section 8 NKVE Lake


You will need to apply for permit to fish at these ponds. The fee under proposal is RM30 monthly and RM150 annually. Once approved, you are allow to fish from 10am to 3pm everyday. The anglers will be required to view a 30 minutes video on the rules of fishing at the lakes. This is to ensure that they are educated in the aspects of environmental conservation.

You can check the date of implementation and apply for the permit at:

Landscape Department
Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
Tingkat 1, Wisma MBSA
Persiaran Perbandaran
40000 Shah Alam

Tel: +6 03 5510 5133

Enforcement officers will confiscate your fishing rod and fine you if you do not have the permit. Anglers are required to wear the pass while fishing.

Type of Fishes

Type of fishes you may get here include the tilapia, toman, haruan, lampam java, puyu, and tong san.

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