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3 methods of using madai with live prawns for newbies during drift fishing

With anglers in Singapore now armed with Madai Jigs and Slow Fall Jigs when they go offshore fishing, it's no wonder the days of the Paternoster Rig (Apollo Rig) and Running Sinker Rigs are numbered. Madai Jigs complemented with live prawns (Maprawns) are very effective and proven in Southern Island or even Changi Offshore fishing. That said, does everyone truly know how to use a Madai Jig with bait? Most newbies will ask what do I do with the Madai Jig and what's the best sure win tactic to get the fish? You'll be surprised at the questions that I get when people ask me how to use it. I get questions like do I cast the Madai Jig! Before you use a Madai Jig without bait, I put together three sure-win or surecatch methods that will definitely make a difference to your offshore fishing if it's your first time using a Madai with bait. Forget about what people tell you about how to hook, how to tie, what rhythm to use or what tactic to use. When drifting, just obs

Why your Community Manager matters?

  Community Managers have always existed... It doesn’t matter which industry of work you’re in because you surely have seen the curious job title of “Community Manager” everywhere. While not everyone will eventually be a Community Manager, it’s crucial to understand how this evolving (yes I reckon it is still in its premature stage) role can help businesses. People often tell me, “Hey Nigel, forget about community management because it’s just a title that the big boys that Apple or Google come up with.” Thoughts like that put me to sleep because if you still think like that, you risk being left out of the new world. If you’re like the people above, quit reading this now. The truth is that community management has been existing even before the big boys coined the titles and formal roles. As a teenager that grew up with online gaming, I saw community management everywhere in that industry. The people that ran the IRC chat rooms (to organize multiplayer games), the h

5 brownie points for Crazii (Joe Chan) Charters

An excellent day of fishing for groupers with Joe Chan It's not always that we have both comfort and good fishing on fishing charters in Singapore. When the fishing is good, it's likely that the fishing captain is not really the cleanest guy around or service may not be the best (since he/she let's the fishing do the talking). That brings me to fishing with Joe Chan and I wasn't disappointed. Fishermen are often skeptical of "comfortable" fishing charters since most productive boatmen are old timers and they don't really own luxurious boats. Joe Chan shatters all of this with his huge boat equipped with air con cabin and even a sun deck. The first trip with Joe Chan to Southern Islands was a real treat and it shook me so much that I am writing about him! Below are five points that you can consider if you are taking his boat. 1. Fishing on Joe Chan is actually cheap Air con cabin with two deckies & still affordable? Joe Chan's boat

Singapore Red Cross Family Fishing Fundraiser "Fish For Food"

Hey folks, check out my Facebook page on how you can take part in a special social media contest to win a single entry ticket to the upcoming Singapore Red Cross Family Fishing Fundraiserat D'Best Fishing Pond also known as Pasir Ris Main Fishing Pond. Please check out my Facebook page below for the contest post and details: Singapore Red Cross will be holding the 1st ever Family Fishing Fundraiser "Fish For Food" at D'Best Fishing! All... Posted by on  Sunday, 22 November 2015

Fast track to learning how to fish like a pro: catch and release payponds

The Dragon Tiger Group - Not too bad a fight for my custom St Croix 8-14lbs! As wild fish stocks in Singapore and the rest of the world start to decline, paying money to fish in a stocked artificial pond will be lucrative business. We've seen "catch and keep" payponds in Singapore do well but recently more ponds are using the "catch and release" model. This model sees more ponds stocked with huge Tiger Groups and Dragon Tiger Groupers which are popular among our local Singapore anglers. Various ponds locally and regionally are now stocking these fish. We even have a new "catch and release" fishing pond in Batam, Barelang. While I do not usually fish at pay ponds, I can't deny that such ponds give newbies or beginners a good first experience. Such ponds are usually high on bite rate and well stocked so newbies won't have the problem of "fish not biting". This was exactly what happened when I brought first time budding fisher-wo

Prawning at 1Ders Recreation, D Kranji Farm Resort (Neo Tiew)

Prawning catches in Singapore have been on the slide since this hobby got popular. Prawn ponds these days stock up more small prawns and don't release as much prawns as before. The bridge concept Very big pond. Big for usual prawning pond standards Lemon herb seasoning & curry powder BBQ time! Nothing like fresh prawns? All is not lost though and to my surprise, this humble small pond at D Kranji Farm Resort are stocking up big blue mountain prawns and are very generous in releasing prawns. I got a very decent catch and I wasn't even trying. Five things to note below: The management of the pond were very friendly and serves you with a smile. Another interesting feature of the pond is that it also provides curry powder as a seasoning and the MSG made the prawns more flavorful as we grilled them! The tagged prawn system is very logical and down to earth. Simply get cash when you catch tagged prawns. This is good as it is not the usual get free ho

Singapore Tenya Fishing with Jimmy Lim

Baktao and friends go on a pure Tenya fishing trip on Fishing on IT'S Gr-R-Reat. So is Tenya effective? You bet it is! Hear from Jimmy as he shares with us how to do it right in Singapore waters. Tenya fishing is a less tiring way of fishing compared to using Madai jigs. Jimmy compared it to the traditional way of fishing using HK hooks. Catch the video as he teaches you how to hook the prawn for a tenya, what tackle is suitable for Tenya and shows you his various types of Tenya such as the Shimano cupcake Engetsu. A good day out fishing at the waters near Pulau Ubin, Pulau Tekong and Changi! Tenya has now picked up popularity in Singapore and is one of the most effective methods of doing offshore fishing in Singapore. I've currently brought in a batch on Red Tenya 60g which you can get from me here .

14 Coconut Waters found in Singapore that you can bring for a fishing trip (or the outdoors)

Which is the best? There are many benefits to drinking coconut water but it is only recently that the Singapore market has been flooded with these refreshing drinks. If you look closely, you can find more than 15 brands of coconut water in our supermarkets. This could be due to drink manufacturers finally adapting to Singapore consumer’s healthier choices. These days, modern day coconut water such as UFC Refresh is also proven to contain less sugar than conventional canned coconut water and also available in large tetrapaks. Check out this site on the criteria on how to choose the healthiest coconut waters. The fact that they are packaged in tetrapaks actually reminds me of buying milk and very soon it gets into my head that whenever I grab some milk, I should grab coconut water too! While coconut water is usually drunk as a beverage while eating out, you should also start to consider bringing coconut water on your fishing trips because of various beneficial reasons. 

#GE2015 and Fishing Charters

It's #GE2015 and surely the Baktao has something to say about it? Thankfully though, I won't be politicizing my page in a nonsensical way. This post will link back to fishing in a fun way and hopefully not be too biased to any political party. Since ESM Goh likened PAP to a cruise ship and LTK thought it was the Titanic, Baktao would like to think that the Government is a fishing charter operation in Singapore which is driven by 89 boatmen.  Why fishing charter? I believe that the Government is responsible for creating a productive environment in which our people can possibly catch the biggest fish of their lives, whether to feed their family or to keep as trophies. Below are my fishy views on #GE2015 so far. The views are individual points that stand out to me and are in no way written to relate or link to each other. Instability & an increasingly grey Future Our world was never stable and is facing increasing instability in this generation. Econom