RIVER Kerian that separates the New Town in the Perak Kerian, a place of living most of New Town residents who live on the edge of river.
The river is so deep lobster and provides income to more than 200 people and holding fishing traps there.
In addition Kelisa gold fish (arowana) are also commonly found in the Kerian River to provide additional fishing.
"Over the past year we arrest an average of more than 100 kilograms of lobster a day and sold between RM30 to RM40 a kg," said Abdul Aziz Mat, 65, specializes in lobster fishing Sungai Kerian last 10 years.
He said he was normal for three to five kilograms of lobster every time out fishing from midnight to early morning.
When found in the base of the river at Kampung Parit fishing binoculars also known as Kampung Kubu, Abdul Aziz who is known among his colleagues as an expert fishing lobster, also use traps to catch more shrimp.
"In addition to lobster, I use traps to catch the ship huge fish (Oxyeleotris marmoratus) is a high demand and quite expensive on the market," he said.
In addition bubunya also entered as Tapah and teroboi fish.
According to Abdul Aziz, the right time to fish or hold traps lobster is at low tide and water clarity.
"Giant river prawn, more delicious flavor of lobster, and has its own fans," he said.
Chairman of the Federation of Village Development and Security (JKKKP) Success Village, New Town, Borhan Jaafar, 37, said there were nine lobster fishing base on the outskirts of Sungai Kerian.
This base is located in Kampung Besar, Kaampung King Top, Bottom Kampung Raja, Kampung Baru Bagan Samak, Kampung Parit Nibong, Kampung Kandis beetle, Lubuk Buntar Village, Village and Village For Inchong.
According to the lobster dealer from New Village, Bagan Samak, Boon Yong Woo, 37, each day during the month of December last year the lobster catch quite luxurious so many anglers to sell between 40 to 50 kilograms per day to him.
"The price depends on the size of lobster. For the size of 400 grams or above for a, wholesale prices to hit RM40 to RM60 per kg," he said.
According to Yong, who bought mostly lobster sent to Ipoh because there are many seafood restaurants there.
Another lobster wholesaler, Azizan Hassan, 58, made his home in Kampung Kandis beetle sebagi fixed location to buy lobster from the pickup.
"I bought the lobster between 80 to 100 kilograms per day of fishing on the River Kerian," said Azizan who depend on the provision lobster to raise 11 children.
To reach the City of New application was North-South Expressway to exit at Bagan Samak Toll Plaza and take the road towards New Town (NSW) and Parit Buntar (Perak).
A replica of a pointer towards the lobster to reach New Town. - BERNAMA