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Fishing Tips at Singapore's one and only GT (Giant Trevally) Pond also known as Angler's Playground Catch & Release

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So I finally made the trip to the famous Singapore GT fishing pond that has been around for years. Due to the pandemic, there's nowhere else to fish so I thought why not. Recently, the pond has had a change of owner and is now renamed to "Angler's Playground Catch & Release". To start off, do note that the pond is catch and release so you can't bring back your catches. To make up for it, the pond houses some huge fish like GTs, Groupers, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Golden Snappers. There's a certain way that the owners feed the fish and the tactical feeding means that the fish are extremely healthy but clever as well.  The fishing time is also rather short at 2 hours so while many anglers have gone in with their own way of doing things by bringing assorted poppers, hard bodied lures and so on, the best lures are still good ol' rubber lures.   You must also be wondering "what tackle do I bring?" The good news is that you don't need any h

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

Large Flower Crabs and Mussels from Great Harvest Fisheries

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Give me a choice and I will pick good flower crabs over mud crabs any day. Flower crabs are easy to eat (you can use your hands or teeth to crack the shell), super sweet and if you get solid ones, they can be meaty! But of course, I'm also spoilt by being a seafood enthusiast and I only eat big flower crabs... Seafood boil! Ingredients were beer, chinese wine, garlic and ginger Ordered some from Great Harvest Fisheries at decent prices ($25/kg for large, $20/kg for medium) and wasn't disappointed as the crabs were meaty and fresh (they were alive lol). Live flower crabs rarely have issues and I had them as a seafood boil with other shellfish such as mussels, gong gong and clams. Really hassle free and quick way to prepare seafood. The large crabs were around 250g to 350g and although they weren't the biggest I've eaten, I was still happy :) The large ones were 250g to 300g Crab seafood boil Their mussels were also good. I was quite concerned as local green mussels usual

Lorong Halus Jetty Fishing Spot in Singapore

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Fishing in Singapore has gotten tough over the years. Dwindling fish stocks, lack of fishing spots and the pandemic has made it worse. I do think that because international travel is so restricted now, the local fishing scene is actually quite intense. There are so many fishing boats out fishing in local waters now since we can't travel. So... here's a fishing spot which I accidentally found the other day while collecting some flower crabs from Great Harvest Fisheries . The spot which is off Lorong Halus used to be very inaccessible without proper roads but is rather accessible now with parking available. The fishing spot is no secret. In fact, it is quite open and with Google Maps, it's really easy to access. Do note that the jetty itself is private property and you can't fish there. However, you can fish at the sides. There is ample space and it's not that crowded as well. For information, the spot is right next to the "Commando Camp / Pasir Ris Camp" an

7 Recommended Fishing Charters and Cost Sharing Boat Fishing in Singapore

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Yes yes, I know there are so many articles and posts now recommending you places to go fishing in Singapore. However, when you go read them, most of them are just fairly descriptive and is probably adapted from somewhere else. No personal snippets, no personal tips and are just plain click bait-ish. So, I thought why not just write about recommended fishing charters that I have personally went on before. That makes things a little more personal and it’s these nuggets that really do help people make decisions. Below recommended fishing charters/boatman in Singapore are not ranked by order of preference but alphabetical. Abang (Southern Islands Area) Abang is one of the most experienced and cheerful skippers operating in southern Singapore. He specialises in night fishing for golden snappers. If you want to try night fishing in Singapore, you have a pretty good chance with him. Optimal for 4 pax. Departs from Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. Fishing styles: Bottom fishing fo

How to do night fishing at ORTO Fishing Paradise Bottle Tree Park?

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Made a few trips to ORTO Fishing Paradise (formerly Bottle Tree Park) during the heightened alert and found it quite relaxing and entertaining especially since "SNA" was involved. I mean who on earth plucks out his rod holder together with his rod when the fishes take the bait.  What's the best bait at Orto? Over the past few trips, we reviewed this and it was quite obvious that the fishes there love live bait. However, if your live bait is lampan, that's a bonus. Size must not be too big or too small and just right. Kinda like Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Some tips at Orto. Hook sizes must be big at minimum 7/0 to be able to properly secure the bait and ensure hook up. Surprise though, we dropped some barramundi aka KBL on rubber lures during the trip. Anyway, I still don't enjoy the fight of the fishes here. What I like is how the fishing is similar to live baiting for toman and sailfish. Opening the bail arm, letting the line go out and closing the bail and