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Barramundi Fishing with Jeff on Prince of Peace

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Few hours of casting. All fish are not wasted. "Very long never go fishing leh... heightened alert coming, cannot fish already" followed by "Come let's go!" When you have such fishing kakis like Jeff, a short few hours fishing getaway is always possible. We picked up some prawns and drinks for sharing and we were good to go. Casting live prawns for barramundi (seabass, KBL, siakap) with Jeff was always interesting and has always intrigued me. The rig was just a simple leader line and a 2/0 or 1/0 hook with no split shot. Similar to what you would do at the fishing ponds, you would cast out your bait and spin it back. Except that there were alot more rocks here and the fish could be a lot more bigger. The spots that we are fishing for our target barramundi are shallow beachfronts with rocks and debris. The average depth was around 2 to 3 meters and the bigger fish would hang about the shallows, waiting to ambush baitfish.  The night started "fast" like

Back to Eging at Punggol End Jetty Eging Spot

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I'm finally eging (also known as squid fishing) again thanks to the boredom brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, I suppose I accidentally rediscovered eging again thanks to one of the Southern Island offshore trips were we went to Pulau Hantu to hide from the storm. I got bullied by a squid there and got itchy again... Went to hide but got a squid instead? Yamashita rattle egi oh k 2.5 The eging scene is kind of different now from when I just started. Now there seems to be many models of squid jigs and many specific ones just for different purposes like sight casting, shallow, deep and so on. But for me I still firmly believe in a few things which are sound/vibration, action and contrasting colours for different occasions. In general you can use pink, orange, green egi for night time or day time. If day time gets difficult due to shy squid, you can try silver, grey, dark red, brown or gold which are also known as natural colours. Went to Punggol End Jetty to try out som

Marina South Singapore Fishing Spot (Eging and Shore Jigging Recce)

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Marina South has always been a favourite fishing spot in Singapore. In the past, we would go settle our dinner at the Marina South buffet steamboat and then head off to the water breakers to crank deep diver lures. In fact, I remember a memory of having my popper being taxed from me one of those times we went luring there! Another fairly famous fishing spot were the freshwater ponds just next to the saltwater side. Quite a fair bit of haruan (snakehead) and tarpon in there! Ok back to the topic. I finally had time to go for a full recce of the Marina South fishing areas. It's quite amazing that there are no restrictions for fishing almost the entire Marina South coast and it makes shore casting, eging, ajing and microjigging so much more fun. We explored three spots today and I think we sort of regretted not bringing some bait... Below are some of the areas with Google map pins and what I think of the spots. Marina South Pier Fishing (Beside Marina Bay Fire Station) Google map:  ht

Changi Fishing Ah Fong Trip

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Slow half day fishing trip with Ah Fong And after a few weeks of fishing with groups of 5, we are back to 2 pax! Strangely, I prefer fishing with 2 pax though as I found out that it doesn't really affect that catch and you generally are able to bring back more fish. Less folks also mean you can keep errors down to a minimum and this is exactly what we did on this trip. Can you guess whose rig was this? Beng and Son spotted! Dead calm. Not necessarily a good thing... It wasn't an easy trip though and the fish only started to bite in the late morning when the wind started to pick up. Most of the fishing spots yielded only a fish or two so it was a really slow day of picking up fish. It was dead calm and flat in the morning and this wasn't good for drift fishing. Lawrence with a decent sized grouper weighing just about 2kg. Not going to blog much since it's just a usual trip at Changi. Fancy a simple boat fishing trip off Changi, Singapore waters? You can contact Ah Fong.

Fishing trip with Fish Stalker Fishing Charters in September 2021

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Super lukewarm CR. The groupers are pretty good sized though. They say not every fishing trip will be good. Some result in "ice cream" which is a famous saying among the locals here that has the same meaning as a bad trip. It won't be accurate to blog just about awesome trips so here I am with this catch report... I learned that... Strange regional weather does affect the catch. It might be due to pressure build ups. Sometimes, fish bite harder during the days when there is no current. Drift fishing can be terrible without wind and current. But I also... Discovered the wonderful taste and eating qualities of the red emperor fish (again!) Was able to fish with "Tenya" the whole day (since Fish Stalker has an ongoing Tenya fishing competition) Oh well, to cut things short... The bite rate was lukewarm in the morning on the up current and we expected it to pick up during the down going in the afternoon but never materialised... nevertheless, we had fun as with all

Meaty Indonesian Mud Crabs from B&B Fishery Services

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Meaty Indonesian Mud Crabs! My thoughts on Sri Lanka Mud Crab vs Indonesia Mud Crab To be honest, most folks in Singapore don't really choose mud crabs down to the exact breed and location. Most of us just go to restaurants and order the crabs, bearing in mind the usual market rate. However, this is not always recommended as there are so many kinds of crab available in the market. For example, crabs from Indonesia, Sri Lanka (or India), Vietnam, Philippines and so on. The grades do differ and when you are going to buy your own to cook, you might want to take note. There are quite a number of resources online and nothing Google can't solve! The way of tying and the material used (vine, rattan, raffia) are tell tale signs of where the crab is from. Sri Lanka crabs tend to have the vine kind of material. Look at the tying material. This usually gives hints to where the crab is from. I actually love the Indonesian mud crabs! They are cheap, mostly meaty and of good quality perhaps