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Batu Pahat Fishing Trip with Captain Tony Lim (Kurau Haven) and David Ho

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Fishing with the legends It's been more than two years since our last trip to Batu Pahat for fishing. I truly enjoyed the first one  for reasons only a bottom fisherman would know. It's not just anywhere where you have superb tasting fish to catch. The type of fishing in Batu Pahat also suited us since we were targeting bottom dwellers like the golden snapper, grouper, grunters and also the somewhat rare kurau and senangin . It was a no brainer when slots opened up for this trip and I could go fishing with my lovely friends - Biao, Bao, Ho and Baks. It was also Bao's birthday which made it all the more special. I truly enjoyed myself again. If you wanna go, contact David at +6590154088, he will be more than willing to bring you up. Some highlights of the trip. Breakfast at Batu Pahat We had breakfast at one of the neighbourfood roadside food stalls  called Kedai Kopi dan Makanan Laiyi. Delish local fare and very hearty food. The meatballs are so addictive. Queuing up with t

Half Day Fishing with Jeffrey Tsen, Dr Rod from Sembawang

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When you need fish, he is there! Aeroplane, aeroplane. Kaki cannot make it for cost sharing trip tomorrow. That was the shout out from Jeff and before he could even say no, we mustered a few of us to go for a half day trip. The three Bs! Baktao, Biao, Bao.  Expectations weren't really high especially after the rain at the Pulau Ubin fishing spot got us.  The rain was literally smacking us. Kinda painful! But hey, sometimes, one good fishing spot is all it takes to find the feeding fishes and have a good haul. Ah Bao nailed one on jig with his eging setup ! Decent size Mangrove Jack Even better was the rainbow at the end of the trip! Sunshine after the rain Fishing with good kakis. Very impressive for half a day fishing. Set off in the afternoon, came back in the evening Really a bit too big Decent day of fishing! Fishing is a little like that don't you think? @baktao Blessed #humpday ! Monday is a little like the rain. Wednesday is when you see a peak of sunshine and Friday

Good Fishing Spot at Singapore Changi Carpark 2 (suitable for kids and newbies)

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Read below for the fishing spot! Have you always wondered where to bring your kid or a newbie fishing? Maybe you brought them to Orto or D'best or even Gills fishing pond. Those are good but nothing will ever beat free fishing where a newbie can try out all his new fishing gear without much negative comments from pro anglers. But ok, so recently I brought my Kiddo fishing at Changi Carpark 2 and was quite surprised that there was quite abit of leng chiam aka red eared emperor at this spot. We only fished for 15 minutes and caught many pieces. In fact, I would say you don't even need any fishing lessons to catch fish here. Best of all this fishing spot in Singapore is not that crowded and fairly easy to locate. The exact fishing spot You don't really need to fish exactly at this spot since you can fish and explore around the whole coast but if you need some visual indication, refer to the photos. A little shade Calm beautiful waters I stood around this area How to get to the

Is Boat Squid Fishing (Eging) in Singapore Possible?

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We should have scooped until morning! Ok, I know the article is kinda like a click bait thing but I always wondered if we could catch squids in Singapore like the tourist boats do in places like Vietnam. Not using a squid jig/eging and whipping it like a Japanese egi pro but more like the touristy kind of squid fishing. You know, the kind that bring you out for a few hours and you just use a handline and squid jig to catch squid? I think it might be possible in Singapore and to even do it as a fishing charter if the squid season is good.  Generally, it seems like there is one main squid season in Singapore when you can get arrow head squid in numbers. End of the year (November to April) is usually a good time and Tuas is good place to scoop squids because they tend to congregate there. And in return, the Big Groupers or Gao Tuns tend to also come in. Coincidence? Not sure. I know scooping them (using a light source) is much easier and we usually do so when we are getting baits for doin