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Jigging at Changi Offshore Fishing with Changi Ah Fong Fishing Charter

Good take on the Zenaq Ikari 64-5 and Ocea Jigger 1500 When you talk to some anglers (even experienced ones) about jigging during Changi Offshore Fishing, they would often give you the incredulous or the "no fish one lah" look. How come? Why are some anglers master rock star jiggers when it comes to Southern Island/St John Island/Pulau Hantu/Kusu but when it comes to Changi, they suddenly turn into baiters? Is it truly less productive because of the water depth, water visibility and quality? Or is it true that there is less fish and simply not productive? The answer is very simple: those who truly know the meaning of jigging and artificial lures would tell you that is truly requires skill and a whole lot of patience if you're going to do artificial at our Changi seas. Bottom stroking for jigs is also completely underrated and underexplored! Most of us are more used to just buying tungsten micro jig, put on an assist hook and cast it at some sagai boiling. Right? Sagai nev

Back to Eging at Punggol End Jetty Eging Spot

I'm finally eging (also known as squid fishing) again thanks to the boredom brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, I suppose I accidentally rediscovered eging again thanks to one of the Southern Island offshore trips were we went to Pulau Hantu to hide from the storm. I got bullied by a squid there and got itchy again... Went to hide but got a squid instead? Yamashita rattle egi oh k 2.5 The eging scene is kind of different now from when I just started. Now there seems to be many models of squid jigs and many specific ones just for different purposes like sight casting, shallow, deep and so on. But for me I still firmly believe in a few things which are sound/vibration, action and contrasting colours for different occasions. In general you can use pink, orange, green egi for night time or day time. If day time gets difficult due to shy squid, you can try silver, grey, dark red, brown or gold which are also known as natural colours. Went to Punggol End Jetty to try out som

Marina South Singapore Fishing Spot (Eging and Shore Jigging Recce)

Marina South has always been a favourite fishing spot in Singapore. In the past, we would go settle our dinner at the Marina South buffet steamboat and then head off to the water breakers to crank deep diver lures. In fact, I remember a memory of having my popper being taxed from me one of those times we went luring there! Another fairly famous fishing spot were the freshwater ponds just next to the saltwater side. Quite a fair bit of haruan (snakehead) and tarpon in there! Ok back to the topic. I finally had time to go for a full recce of the Marina South fishing areas. It's quite amazing that there are no restrictions for fishing almost the entire Marina South coast and it makes shore casting, eging, ajing and microjigging so much more fun. We explored three spots today and I think we sort of regretted not bringing some bait... Below are some of the areas with Google map pins and what I think of the spots. Marina South Pier Fishing (Beside Marina Bay Fire Station) Google map:  ht

Fishing at SAF Yacht Club Sembawang

One of the best fishing spots in Singapore can be found SAF Yacht Club, Sembawang . In fact, because it is a restricted fishing area, the fish population is healthy. Is fishing allowed there? You can fish at the jetty but do beware of boaters and be safe. Members and guests can fish at the jetty while public can pay a small fee to fish. Do keep the place clean though. How to fish there? Most of the fishing can be done with live bait. You can drop down your bait or cast it out. Usually the fish that most people target are the barramundi (seabass/kbl), grouper, snapper and mangrove jacks. Sometimes you can also get ladyfish, tarpon and catfish. Some catches from the jetty: Decent mangrove jack caught on live prawns Grouper caught by bouncing Good size MJ at SAF Yacht Club Sembawang A fishing spot with snappers is a good fishing spot!

Changi Fishing Ah Fong Trip

Slow half day fishing trip with Ah Fong And after a few weeks of fishing with groups of 5, we are back to 2 pax! Strangely, I prefer fishing with 2 pax though as I found out that it doesn't really affect that catch and you generally are able to bring back more fish. Less folks also mean you can keep errors down to a minimum and this is exactly what we did on this trip. Can you guess whose rig was this? Beng and Son spotted! Dead calm. Not necessarily a good thing... It wasn't an easy trip though and the fish only started to bite in the late morning when the wind started to pick up. Most of the fishing spots yielded only a fish or two so it was a really slow day of picking up fish. It was dead calm and flat in the morning and this wasn't good for drift fishing. Lawrence with a decent sized grouper weighing just about 2kg. Not going to blog much since it's just a usual trip at Changi. Fancy a simple boat fishing trip off Changi, Singapore waters? You can contact Ah Fong.

Barramundi Fishing with Jeff on Prince of Peace

Few hours of casting. All fish are not wasted. "Very long never go fishing leh... heightened alert coming, cannot fish already" followed by "Come let's go!" When you have such fishing kakis like Jeff, a short few hours fishing getaway is always possible. We picked up some prawns and drinks for sharing and we were good to go. Casting live prawns for barramundi (seabass, KBL, siakap) with Jeff was always interesting and has always intrigued me. The rig was just a simple leader line and a 2/0 or 1/0 hook with no split shot. Similar to what you would do at the fishing ponds, you would cast out your bait and spin it back. Except that there were alot more rocks here and the fish could be a lot more bigger. The spots that we are fishing for our target barramundi are shallow beachfronts with rocks and debris. The average depth was around 2 to 3 meters and the bigger fish would hang about the shallows, waiting to ambush baitfish.  The night started "fast" like