Showing posts from 2014

Haibin Prawning at Jurong Hill (Jurong Birdpark)

Finally! A Prawning post... Everyone's itchy for some prawning fun these days but the location that you can do prawning with good catch rate seems to be so few these days... That's why I was pleasantly surprised that Haibin Jurong prawning ponds had good sized, big blue mountain and thai prawns! The quantity was not amazing as compared to the old Bishan Haibin but it's always size over quantity for me! Strangely v good size hor? I had a prawning catch up session with a friend and during the 1st hour we were hitting prawns like crazy.... I think all of our 20-30pcs of prawns were hit in the 1st hour. After that the prawns stopped biting! not pro also look pro! Good beer to go with prawning Does prawning require patience? As usual, normal prawning tips apply... prawn near the centre pump and sides will never go wrong! The prawns were cooked on the spot with the BBQ..... probably this is what most likely happens after every Singapore prawning session... ha

Smith Marine "Straits House" Floating Restaurant Kelong Off Pulau Ubin, Changi

After receiving some very kind comments during my previous post, I'm back! for a post... I'm still fishing in Singapore strongly although I find it tough to find time to write about my trips now with work, church, fishing, hobbies taking up time... I'd rather live it than blog it! Here's a post on a great restaurant concept that we chanced upon after fishing with Jimmy... Jimmy brought us to this floating restaurant off Pulau Ubin... Smith Marine "Straits House" it was called! Best thing was that they readily took our fresh catches and cooked them for us! While the restaurant cannot be compared to Jumbo or other more "premium" restaurants, they did the basics right! Straits House Floating Restaurant! After a day of fishing.... cook your fish!! Excellent all round place Romantic enough for you? Pool table! Dig in guys! We had our fresh catch... and a mixture of live seafood direct from their keep nets! Sea prawn with ch

LED Princess Grow Lights for Gardening

Hi guys, do help support and like a page of my friend's. Inside there I also showcase my indoor gardening with LED Growing for cherry tomatoes in my room using some LED grow lights...

Why Nigel Likes Fishing

I know I know, my blog is inactive! But work takes precedence and until anyone sponsors me to be a full time blogger, priority takes place. But here's a little piece that I wrote for the purpose of a writing test for my job interview. Hope it resonates with some of you because it sure means a great deal to me! My interest in fishing started at a tender age of 5 when father brought me on a fishing trip to Bedok Jetty. The two of us didn’t have any fancy fishing gear but we made do with our hand line spools. As our trips became more regular and I got increasingly intrigued in the hobby, father invested in some fishing gear for me. It was a dream come true for me as I now had my very own fishing gear and yet father would still use the old hand line spools. However, our happy fishing times didn’t last forever as father became increasingly busy at work. I recalled intentionally waking up early on many a weekend as I would catch father before he went to work. I would go up to him,

Singapore Fishing Offshore Saloon by Jimmy Lim

It's not everyday or it's probably not ever that you would be able to get your hair cut onboard but Charter Captain Jimmy Lim did just that for me on my last trip out with him. He actually brought his saloon and cutting hair instruments to the boat for me! Before every trip with Jimmy lurked a fair bit of hope We started the day with Jimmy hitting some good baby trevallies on jigs but the action was slow and fishing was difficult... Soon, we had the boat anchored while Jimmy whipped out his scissors! As usual only Jimmy hitting fish  Fishing was hard. Jimmy was stressed Who said offshore fishing in Singapore was boring? Who said Singaporeans are not creative? Itchy ok Woohoo! Commando style treatment After the haircut, the difficult fishing became slightly better as two quick fire Grunters (Guhood) were landed in quick succession by the girlfriend (with some help)! Oh yeah! Be sure to try out offshore fishing Salon with Jimmy Lim the ne

Extra Large Flower Crabs from NTUC (Simple Steam Recipe)

I just gotta have my big flower crabs because I simply miss the fresh sweet taste... Ever since I stop doing crabbing in Singapore because of lack of good crabbing spots, I turned to NTUC... Luckily, Bukit Panjang Plaza NTUC sometimes has surprises during the flower crab season and this time I chanced upon some very large male and female flower crabs on sale at $12/kg. These were not live and were covered with shaved ice... but no matter because they were fairly fresh (for flower crabs standards) and they were super meaty at an average of 800g a crab! Extra large sizes! The females were huge too! I bought about 10 big crabs and went home to prepare simple ingredients for a quick steam. Since these crabs are already dead and chilled, quickly cook them as soon as possible... If you are not planning to cook them today, simply chuck them in the freezer. I clean crabs myself so I had no trouble preparing them for the steam! If you do not know how to clean crabs... here's how

Live Flower Crab Delivery from Ah Hua Kelong

In the past, I used to frequent Changi Offshores and Boat-fishing. This would mean I had a lot of opportunity to interact with local fishermen and kelong owners. We would pass by kelong owners who were setting out nets and would sell their catches to us for a good quickie price. This was how I came to know about Live Wild Flower Crabs and their awesome freshness/sweetness that no other crabs can provide! A previous cheap buy of live flower crabs from fishermen We used to buy them from local fishermen and netters at $4-$6 per kg and this was very cheap considering these were freshly caught (still alive!). The netters would sometimes throw in mantis and tiger prawns for free out of good will! The main benefit of eating wild flower crabs is that the meat is not mushy but very firm. The meat is also very sweet and appetizing! Compare this to market crabs from NTUC or even wet market and it is a NO CONTEST! Crabs bought at markets often spend hours inside ice or can even be the previo

Annual Warren Golf Course and Country Club (WGCC) Fishing Competition 2014

Fishing at the Warren Golf Course was always an annual thing for Warren Golf Course and Country Club and her members. Freshwater fishes like Toman, Peacock Bass, Tilapia, Carp would be bought and added into the pond on an annual basis. The competition is strictly catch and release (CNR) and that meant base fish stocks would always be healthy year after year. It was no different this year except that instead of participating, I was roped in to officiate and help with the fishes! I must admit that this year saw a large numbers of fishes (Toman, Peacock Bass) landed on lure probably because of the weather and the huge density of lurers this year. Lurers did not do so well previous years! Anyway, some good sized Toman were landed on lures and not surprisingly, they took the smaller minnows and lures. In fact, they took 65mm lures! Luring at the pond was always going to be a challenge since the fish were not "wild" Toman and probably are less aggressive. Everyone still had a