Friday, November 5, 2010

Prawning At Bishan

It was Deepavali eve and Weiyee was free. Our initial plan was to do some freshwater baiting but then we had abit of a squeaky mind and we thought of pasir ris farmway 3 and Punggol paypond. Punggol paypond closed at 12am so we gave it a miss. In the end, we settled on the prawning pond at Geylang which is located at the former Singapore Badminton Hall. We managed to poison AG to come over as well.

Well guess what when all of us reach the pond, it was CLOSED for renovation. So we make one U Turn again and went to East Coast Park prawning pond because last year i saw Alan's post on some pole fishing fishes so we were excited about giving it a try. When we reached there, the pole fishing pond is already gone there are only some people prawning there but the catch doesn't seem good so we went for supper and made our way to BISHAN!

No more pole fishing... sad...
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average size prawns
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The Bishan prawning place is very popular and crowded. It's a nice place as they have good facilities and a beer garden even.

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I was quite hopeful of this place because Alan posted a good report on it so we faster settled down and started prawning. Weiyee bought some live catfish to use as bait. The live catfish is abit big but Weiyee still use the whole thing... for me i will cut it into half haha. I find that Prawns like small baits. Best is to hook the small bait on the tip of the hook.

We went to the 4 ponds at the front of the restaurant as the rest is very crowded. It's a nice place to be at although it's a little stuffy. The rods they provide are also my favourite type of fast action rod and not the slow ones... haha... 

It's a good start for us... i landed my first tiny prawn in less than 2minutes... but after that... there's not much prawns being landed. It might be the timing but everyone around us seems to be catching less prawns. After 2am, the bite totally stopped... only after 10 minutes you will see your floater go down if you cant hook it up well you have to wait long long again. The prawns that we up are even worse it's so small in size that you can use it for changi offshore. hahahaha.


no prawns!
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The catch rate is so bad and it's so boring that me and Weiyee actually wanted to stop and just go home. We ended the session 10 minutes earlier and left the place.

Sad catch... each of us caught roughly 10 prawns only for 3 hrs
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I'm not sure i will ever go prawning seriously again... maybe just social prawning... hahaha...

And yup i have a written a short prawning guide too...

1 comment:

Paddy Pike said...

Dont give up Nigel, It may just be somthing to do with the Moon Phase, It effects all the different types of fishing, But you did have some bad luck with every where being closed, But i dont think Alan would send you on a bum steer,
Good luck for the next time my friend,
,,,Paddy,,,

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