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Fishing at Barelang Fishing Pond (with trip itinerary and tips), Batam

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It's never easy for angler-couples with kids to go fishing. You bring the kid along, it doesn't really feel like quality fishing together. You leave the kid at home, you're basically confined to one day trips which can only mean fishing in Singapore. But... there's Batam too! At the now very famous Barelang Fishing Pond. It's a fairly inexpensive fishing venue, surrounded with nice restaurants, massage parlours, shopping malls and you bring rupiah. It's definitely easy to arrange too. I detail below three steps on how to arrange an affordable one day trip to Barelang Fishing Pond. 1. Pre-book a trusted driver with car for your one day trip There are many operators and drivers around. Just search around in Facebook and you'll find plenty. It is always a good idea to pre-book one as you'll be assured you have transport on that day! My driver was Aan +6281268187673 and he has WhatsApp. The fee to book Aan is $60 per day. Note that there are cheaper o

Fishing with Ah Orh (Boon Black) Fishing Charters (Berthed at Raffles Marina)

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Boon Black Fishing It’s been a few months and I’m catching up on my catch reports. Recently, I was invited to fish on the Boon Black Fishing Charter and subsequently booked another trip after that. Boon Black Fishing Charter is berthed at Raffles Marina and is actually made up of two separate boats – one captained by Ah Org (Black) and another by Ah Boon. Both of them are really easy going captains and this made fishing really relaxing.  Comfort Level 100 The first thing I noticed when I boarded the first time was the comfort level of the boat. It was spacious and had comfortable backrests and cushions. Simple bait trays, bait tubs and iceboxes were also arranged neatly which made things really organised. Boat should be a Pongga 28ft. Big Grouper Culture Shock During the trip at the start of the year, we went for Big Grouper (at Tuas) or what our local community calls “Tong Gas”. It was here that I was introduced to the big grouper culture. Not really a shock for me lah but I just felt

7 Recommended Fishing Charters and Cost Sharing Boat Fishing in Singapore (2022)

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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

Singapore Boat Fishing Charter Contacts (2022)

Contacts and details are forever changing so it's best you call up the boatmen directly and get fresh information from them! Remember to get details such as rates, bait, ice, toilet, max no. of pax able to fish, boarding location and so on!  

Short visit to Ah Hua Fishing and Prawning

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They have pole fishing and prawning Clean pond and fairly spacious More pictures of the location Pole fishing! Go to the counter to get your rods Water is clear and you can see this prawn hiding in the hole lol Prawns are mostly medium sized. Resident parrot! Fish feeding at $1 per small bag. Not very economical to dump everything in lol We had some time the other day and went to visit Ah Hua Fishing on a weekday morning to do some prawning. I also brought the kiddo there to do some fish feeding and it was rather fun as Ah Hua also brought his parrot out for the kiddo to play. The way the place is setup is nice and laidback, with a bit of a kampong vibe and feels different from those urban prawning locations in Singapore. Some thoughts about the place: ➡️ Water is very clear. Can see many prawns. It is rather rare that operators will not add "colouring" to their pond so that people don't know how many prawns there are. Ah Hua's pond water is clear and you can literall