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Fishing for Hirasuzki (Blackfin Seabass) with the best fishing guide in Korea

Hirasuzuki fishing experience in Jeju I've never thought I'd be fishing in Korea all my life. Seriously! So when the opportunity to do some fishing in Jeju popped up, I couldn't say no. It was a completely gut based decision based on the goal that was to eat the korean hirasuzuki also known as blackfin seabass. I heard that the fight of the fish wasn't that great but I was very curious about eating it! To make my fishing dream come true, I engaged Hyunwook, whom I think is the best fishing guide in Korea and didn't regret it one bit (read below).  Family Fishing Holiday  This trip to Jeju was meant as a family holiday so I only had a day or two to go fishing for the hirasuzuki. It also meant I had to go fishing at night which was perfect since Hyunwook, said night fishing for hirasuzuki is the norm and recommended. So it was family outings in the day for me and then over to night luring! Since it was a family holiday, I did not bring anything and all equipment was

New Fishing and Prawning Pond at SAF Yacht Club (SAFYC), Sembawang (Opened on 27 October 2023)

Hey folks, a new fishing and prawning pond has opened in Sembawang, right outside the SAF Yacht Club (SAFYC). For details, head onto their Facebook page: . Heard that it operates on some points system now but the catch rate seems quite decent. Address: 43 Admiralty Rd W, Singapore 759962 (free parking available outside the open area) Contact number: 9121 7577 Below photos are embedded from their Facebook page on public settings:

Ah Fong Fishing in September 2023

I couldn't make it for this trip but the live updates from the guys were very exciting. They finished their prawns after lunch and had to go to the farm to top up prawns.  Beautiful snapper. Who says jigging not possible at Changi? We hereby named him ang cho kiat~! Baiters didn't xia suay also lah Kiat was the hero on this trip, scoring a good sized ang cho aka golden snapper on jig. Purist jigging style came up tops! 

Ah Fong Changi Fishing in August 2023

It's been some time since we hit a decent haul off Changi waters. So this one really felt sweet. The most effective fishing method was fishing right off the bottom with tenya and bottom hugging techniques.

Siakap aka Kim Bak Lor Fishing at Sembawang Fishing

Tackle data: Yamaga Triceptor 65ML with Shimano Vanquish C3000 Angler: Ah Du from Kraken Gear Had some fun on the jetty Barramundi on soft rubbers again. This guy simply on a trot. Yet another one from the Sembawang SAFYC fishing archives. A decent barramundi hauled up from the murky depths.  Enjoy the media coverage! @baktao Barramundi lessons with @Ahdu.2222. CNR also kana complain. #fishing #sgfishing #barramundi #barramundifishing #singaporefishing #sembawang #fishinglife #fishingtiktoks #luring #fishingtips #fishingsg🇸🇬🎣 #barramundihunter #siakap ♬ たぶん - YOASOBI

Sam Law Fishing for Sagai 2023

Behold... on this trip, we had purposely sought out sagais because we were bored and wanted to just harvest fish. We were so desperate and only bought 1/2 kg of live prawns which we didn't really use anyway.  Lawrence the ang gao whisperer Ah Bao's "feather" Gao on jig! Caught it on feather! Strangely though, we caught all sorts of interesting reef fish before the "sagai" fishing started. Ah Bao even caught a coral trout on what he called "mao" or feather. We also used sabiki rigs to catch plenty of baby yellowtail barracuda aka kamasu. These are super tasty by the way, but it is a story for another day. When the current was about to pick up, off we want for sagai. Sam was fairly confident and recommended "long-line" and sabiki jigging. Long-line usually refers to a very long horizontal presentation (think 4ft of leader) with a feathered jig or hook at the end. One would just let it flow out and impart a jig stop motion to imitate flappin

School Holiday Ah Fong Fishing

I got a nice grouper on jig during this trip. I'm a jigger! The jig is available for sale at my Carousell page . Other fish caught during the trip Also Celeste learning how to ike jime the fish...

Desaru Fishing with Ah Long in May 2023

Man, this trip is radical on many levels. I don't even know how to describe it. If you thought this Desaru fishing trip was already kind of weird, this one came out tops. Basically, only one spanish mackeral aka tenggiri was landed, one got busted at boatside. After that some Malaysian boat got jealous and drove straight into the school we were fishing at and then we ended up at a Durian stall. Taken on Jackall Bigbacker Metal Vibe 128mm 44g Taken on  Jackall Bigbacker Metal Vibe 128mm 44g The end! Oh, and I also discovered the joy of eating spanish mackeral aburi sushi!

Changi Ah Fong Fishing in May 2023

@baktao Fishing with Changi Ah Fong. Hot hot day out but many birds and tamban. #fishing #sgfishing #changi #fisherman #fish #fishtok ♬ Cupid – Twin Ver. (FIFTY FIFTY) – Sped Up Version Better late than never to update a catch report! Was a brilliant day to go fishing and we mostly fished around the Pulau Tekong breakers. Didn't catch anything substantial this trip, mostly having fun with my eging rod.  The lads pulled up some decent fish although the overall catch wasn't fantastic. Yishun best fishing kaki Lawrence strikes again! Where's the barramundi? Biao's got a fish! Budding angler, Caleb Good one by biao Idyllic Jigger and baiter Angler fish tenya catch a fake Singapore angler fish Thank you Ah Fong for a great fishing trip

Pulau Ubin Fishing with Jimmy Lim

Some luring at Pulau Ubin for Barramundi @baktao Great session at UPP, fishing with Jimmy Lim, part 2/2. Part 1 at @Baktao Fishing 🎣 #mangrovefishing #fishing #sgfishing #singapore #fishinglife #sgtiktok #fishingtiktok #barramundi #barramundifishing #barrafishing #luringfishing #luring #fish #mangrove #pulauubin #ubin ♬ Love Me Like You Doo Followed by some trolling at Changi Carpark 7 and Changi Bayview for Mangrove Jack @baktao Fishing with Jimmy Lim, legend fisherman part 1/2. #trolling #fishing #sgfishing #singapore #fishinglife #sgtiktok #fishingtiktoks #mangrovejack #mangrovejackfishing #luring #luringfishing #luring #fish ♬ 사미인곡

Fishing Spot Recce Trip with Jeff!

@baktao They call this #Grabprawn? The freshest prawns you can get, straight from the source. #prawn #prawns #prawnfishing🤩 #prawning #fishing #sg #singapore #wildcaught #supportlocal #fisherman ♬ Make You Mine Went on a relax relax trip with Jeff to recce some fishing spots... stopped by to get some ang ka hei too. Love these fishing spots at Pulau Ubin...

Barramundi Fishing at Sembawang Coastline

"Net, net! Drag on the beach. Woohoo! Uncle Du, you are amazing!" I was super far when I heard the commotion and I ran over as fast as I could. When I got there, the scene was a little of relief and amazement. I think Ah Du also didn't believe it. After 5 years of trying, he finally got what he wanted – a wild barramundi from the shoreline. This, after missing a gigantic one on topwater pencil just half an hour ago. We got down to the beach to properly land the fish and took a few photos for keepsake. Had a few laughs and texted Sherwin to rub it in. Master Du with a 60cm beauty Push out technique used by YPs to exaggerate fish size.  Very useful if you want the fish in focus. Haha baiter caught a small kim! I managed the small barramundi and two ang cho kees! Enjoy the video: @baktao "Kin, kin!" When your fishing kaki screams for the net 🏃‍♂️ #fishing #singapore #singaporefishing #sgfishing #barramundi #pierfishing #fishinglife #jettyfishing #fishi

Bring Kids Fishing goes to Ah Fong's Changi Offshore Fishing!

Wonderful day to be out at sea today as a friend brought his kid out for some fishing. The lad is totally into fishing and has wonderful sea legs. Bite rate wasn't that great but we had some fun fishing with Ah Fong. Those who know me will know that I am passionate about bringing kids out fishing but through the parents or guardians as it is more sustainable. Bringing kids fishing or teaching them fishing also shouldn't be about profit making, no matter how well you argue the sustainability case. Some things are better off like that. For Ah Fong Fishin contact, go to Oh yes, after fishing, we had a great time eating some freshly caught fish!

Merchong Malaysia Tee King Chong Fishing 2023

King Chong built a new platform for catches. Extremely useful! Merchong! It’s been too long (yes it even rhymes) since we had a full-fledged fishing trip there. Merchong is actually situated at Nenasi, Malaysia. It’s after Rompin and just before Pekan. For the unacquainted Singaporean, fishing spots between Rompin, Pekan and Merchong are generally the same so they share the same fishing seasons and fishing styles. Many times, those fishing these areas may actually go to Tioman for fishing. Fishing is done in the wee hours for best fishing and so that they do not need to compete with too many boats. It is important to know where you are fishing exactly and where you are launching from. Boats from the areas above generally only have fishing licenses to fish the Pahang area and not the mersing or below area (e.g. Sibu, Sedili, Desaru) as these are considered under Johor Bahru. Exotic river seafood at Restoran 23B Rompin Restoran Dua Tiga After breakfast in JB, we headed out to Restoran 2