Fly Fishing for Malaysia's Ox-Eye Tarpon

October 20, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Megalops cyprinoides, for those who are unfamiliar, is the Ox-eye or Indo-Pacific tarpon. It is known locally as ikan bulan. While their cousins in the Atlantic (Megalops atlanticus) can reach monster proportions, with some exceeding 100kg, our locals only grow to about 15kg, and even these are rare.” Ichtus, writing in the Malaysian Star, talks about the sport to be had stalking the southeast Asian cousin of the Atlantic tarpon.