Saturday, March 23, 2019

Singapore Prawning Pond Locations (updated in 2019)

Prawning rates are usually $30 to $36+ per 3 hrs and the only difference for some operators is whether they allow you to store your hours, split the 3 hrs into 2 rods. Promotions are available for many operators so have a look at their Facebook page or website. It's best to do your research on where has the most prawns and promotions for the period you are going at.

Operators, for advertisement purposes, please contact me at nigel.lian@gmail.com to update listing. For a basic introduction into Prawning, click here.

ATC Fishing Village (formerly Jurong Hill Prawning)

Address: 241, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim (near Jurong Bird Park), The Village
Singapore 629143
Tel: 6265 8268

Hai Bin Prawning at Promenade Riverside Walk

Extremely nice place with good environment and lots of young folks.
Address: 6 Tebing Lane
Singapore 828835
Tel: 64478693

Prawning at Orto (former bottle tree park)

Address: #01-09 81 Lorong Chencharu, 769198
Tel: 6257 8858
Open 24 hours

Farm Mart Prawning

Website: http://www.farmart.com.sg/
67 Sungei Tengah Rd , Singapore (699008)
Tel : 65 6767 0070, Fax: 65 6767 475, Email: enquiry@farmart.com.sg

Prawning at Ah Hua Prawning and Fishing (formerly 1Ders)

10 Neo Tiew Lane 2
Facebook | +65 9125 2088
Open 24 hours daily

Pasir Ris Farmway 3 (Iwarna)
No. 70 Pasir Ris Farmway 3
Singapore 518234
Operating hours: 24 Hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Pasir Ris Park Prawning Pond (D Best Prawning)

1 Pasir Ris Drive 1, Pasir Ris Park
Tel: 6581 2123

East Coast Prawning

Address: 1020 East Coast Parkway (Next to Burger King), Singapore 449878
Opening Hours: 24/7
Tel: 6227 3330
Rates: Competitive(See their Website)

Hai Bin Sembawang

301 Canberra Road #01-08, 759774 Singapore
Tel: 6261 7226
Website
24 hours

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Prawning Family Day at Hai Bin Punggol

Keen on prawning events? Here's one that Safra is organising and is coming up. Seems like Non-Safra members are also welcome.

Copied and pasted the information here:

Get ready for some good old-fashioned, Singapore-style fun with your family at SAFRA Family Day Out Prawning Challenge 2019! This popular weekend get-together activity helps bring families a step closer to nature and is a crowd-pleaser be it for the young or the old.

Take part in our Families for Life Prawning Challenge and bond together with your little one as you teach them the ropes of being patient, from waiting for the catch to feasting on freshly-cooked prawns!

Always skilled at carnival games? Try your luck at our game booths and stand a chance to attractive prizes!

Look forward to other activities which include Families for Life 365 Talk, Nature crafting workshop and many more.

With activities catering to all age groups, grab your family and friends down for an afternoon of fun!
All SAFRA Family Package sign-ups are entitled to one SAFRA Family Day Out Goodie Bag worth $25.00.

You can find more information here: https://www.safra.sg/sfdo#.XG5dq6BS-Uk

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Don't release your the flathead you catch when fishing!

Better off on my dinner plate
The flathead is a fairly common by-catch when we are fishing in estuary and inshore reef systems. More often that not, it is also a fish that readily takes baits and lures and cause frustration for anglers that are hunting other more valuable species. The most common species that we get here is the Bartailed Flathead. This species is one of the biggest locally and has a yellow/black marking on its tail.

But why the bias one may ask?

Is it Asian culture that prizes certain fishes more? Or is it that that flathead looks ugly? Or maybe Asian cuisine rarely uses the fish.

Well, after today I hope you don't throw away this species because it is absolutely top notch if prepared well. In a world that treasures sustainability, consuming flathead can go a long way in lowering demand for more prized fishes that may be seeing decline in their numbers. Flatheads are also prized in overseas fishing markets such as Australia. Fishermen fish for them exclusively.

I append a simple guide below on how to prepare the humble flathead. You can also apply most baked fish recipes or simply pan fry the bugger.

Preparation for cooking:
  • Depending on the size of the flathead, you can choose to remove the head or fillet the fish. I recommend this only for fishes above 800g.
  • The head has not much meat so you can chop it off.
  • You can opt to remove the fin and spikes with a scissors before scaling the fish because the scales are quite hardy and if you lose your grip, you won't get pricked.
  • If filleting, take note that the belly area is extremely tricky since it is considered a "long" fish. Don't waste the meat!
  • If the fish is small, pan fry is the better option as baking may deplete the juices. Perhaps a general guide is to panfry below 800g and to bake above 1kg.
  • Simple batter or seasoning works well. Think along the lines of flour, ground black pepper, salt, lemon zest and so on.
  • The flesh of the fish is fairly similar to snapper meat or halibut. Overcooking it means tough meat so treat it with care!
  • Most flatheads I caught in local waters often have eggs. Don't remove these away. Cook them with the fish. Tasty!
Happy eating flathead! Let me know if you have any other questions and I can help ;)

A recent flathead eating episode that I shared on my Facebook page. Pardon the tasty mangrove jack :p

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Tioman Dive: What if you could do a dive beneath your favourite unjam?

Fishing at unjams or artificial reefs seems like nothing new to experienced anglers. We always dare to drop our jigs right beside unjam ropes but what if we did some diving below our favourite unjams?

As I did a dive down an unjam, I could see the various species of fishes. There was also a heirarchy of sorts in the reef. The cobias seem to be circling the fringe of the reef while the groupers were like perched in the middle.

Simply amazing... Diving at Tioman is Awesome ;)


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