Showing posts from February, 2015

Fish Farming in Pasir Ris not Sustainable

The below opinion was done up hastily in response to the article on plankton bloom in Pasir Ris . There will be no extensive research figures given to support this article as the author strongly believes that credible experiences that engage are far more reliable than figures in a modern world. In addition, figures on fishery and fishery research are fairly limited in Singapore waters. This opinion should not be taken as a scholarly article or reference but merely as an abrupt ranting with regards to a recent issue.  A beautiful sun sets over a lone fish farm in Pasir Ris After yet another plankton bloom which sent the fish farms reeling (pun intended), it’s clear that Fish Farming in Pasir Ris needs to be reviewed. How long does the government intend to nurture such a venture? In this opinion, I shall share some personal experiences (in the tiny shoes of an angler) that may come as a surprise to many whom are not on the ground.   We farm for demand and not hunger Sustainab

Pandan Reservoir Belida

Every lunar new year I would set aside some time to catch some fish and it seems that I still have it! Although it was a slow and windy night, I managed to hit this juvenile Belida on white rabbit rubber lure while luring at the Pandan Reservoir legal area. Reel used to bring up the fish was my 10 year old Daiwa Caldia Kix 2000 which has been with me forever and catching fish for me even till this day. Spooled 6lbs Suffix 832 on the reel and paired it with a Shimano Bass Rise 4-8lbs. My old buddy - Caldia Kix 2000 It was really pure luck as earlier on I had another similar sized Belida chase my lure (Zman super tough ghost shad) all the way to the jetty platform and turn away at the last minute. Beautiful Knife fish AKA Belida for the night Awesome to hit CNY fish! Pandan Reservoir though over fished, is still producing some good catches for all the lurers in Singapore and hope this continues!