Kelah Sanctuary

Kelah Sanctuary

Kelah Sanctuary is located in Lubuk Tenor, Sungai Tahan, Taman Negara.

It has a research and conservation centre for the kelah fish, also known as Malaysian mahseer. From Kuala Tahan jetty, tourist can reach Lubuk Tenor by going upstream  about 15 – 20 minutes.

Playing and feeding Kelah are main activities beside swimming.

Angling is not allowed at Lubuk Tenor and along Sungai Tahan.

In a dry season, you can view schools of kelah fry swimming in the crystal-clear waters.

Enjoy seeing how kelah react with lightning speed as feed pellets are thrown on the water. The kelah is known as the king of freshwater fish or river king as its flesh is tasty. Even its scales are edible when fried. Kelah is very expensive which a kilo of the fish costs hundred of ringgit.

The sanctuary is open to the public from 9am to 5pm daily.