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by mtan8
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Project: What The Fish (W.T.F.)
Topic: Ornate Emperor
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

Re: Ornate Emperor

Caught this recently at Southern rocky shore of Singapore. I was surprised by the amazingly good meat quality (steamed).
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by mtan8
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Project: What The Fish (W.T.F.)
Topic: Blackspot Tuskfish
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Re: Blackspot Tuskfish

Caught this at rocky shoreline at southern part of Singapore with my anti-snug tackle (yet to perfect). Really strong fish with excellent meat quality.
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by mtan8
Thu May 20, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Tarpon :)
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Tarpon :)

There were many Tarpons about one year ago at Kallang River behind Kallang Bahru blk 63. You can see them splashing the water as they go after the guppies. Unfortunately, they are all gone due to netting.

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by mtan8
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing

Thanks for sharing your experience. Frankly, Todak is also my favourite but I only managed to catch a small one at Bedok Jetty using double ended float with 5 small hooks and prawn meat as bait. How can I catch the Todak at this rocky shore? I suppose the "cable car" method used at Bedok Jetty won't...
by mtan8
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing

Yet to make the anti snag sinker for casting but made one for pole fishing. From experience, pole fishing is also prone to getting snagged at hostile rocky sites. The one I made consists of a length of tiny steel rod with 3 small hooks on it. Caught 3 catfishes, 2 Hindu Groupers (too small - release...
by mtan8
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing

Indeed the weight of the device has to be just right to enable the vertical sinker to sink and be in a vertical position. I would expect to have a few trial and error to establish the right weight combination and will probably run into other issues as mentioned in your earlier email. Regarding pole ...
by mtan8
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing

Those things you mentioned are indeed valid points to note. Will take them into consideration when making that trial device. I do have a long pole around 10m long but it is still not long enough. I estimated it will require a 14m to 16m long pole to reach that idea spot (end of the 2nd rocky slop). ...
by mtan8
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Inshore
Topic: Crabbing cr 1
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Crabbing cr 1

Thanks for the info.
by mtan8
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Anti - "San Kort" weight for rockey shoreline fishing

There are lots of fishes at our rocky shoreline but unfortunately it is almost impossible to fish with almost every attempt resulted in lost of tackles/ weights and fishes. I am tempted to design a special tackle and weight device for fishing at rocky shorelines without getting "san kort". Prelimina...
by mtan8
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Inshore
Topic: Crabbing cr 1
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Crabbing cr 1

I am a crab lover. In term of delicacy, I would probably rank the Sri Lanka as the best followed by the green crab, the purple crab and lastly the S. Olivacea (also locally known as "red leg crab"). That is how I select crab at Sin Song supermarket and of course I do consider the maturity of the cra...
by mtan8
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Inshore
Topic: Crabbing cr 1
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Crabbing cr 1

Yes. You are right. The species of the crab is one thing while the meaty level of the crab is another very important consideration. And indeed, those with dirty belly normally has more meat due to its maturity and better still if it has not changed its shell for some time and has developed a 2nd lay...
by mtan8
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Inshore
Topic: Crabbing cr 1
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Crabbing cr 1

Which crab taste the best? I guess it must be that female one since it looks like a cross breed with Sri Lanka's. Try boil them (complete crab/ no cut open) in salt water. Get their original taste. Super yummy!
by mtan8
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Tall Tale Tavern
Topic: Have you fish here before ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Re: Have you fish here before ?

This place brings back memory. Back in 1985 was the first time I visited the 6 pipes when I just got my motorbike licence. I recall during night time we could catch small live prawns in between the 6 pipes as their shinny red eyes gives them away. They were about 1.5 inches long very good size for c...
by mtan8
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Ask a Question
Topic: kallang river
Replies: 3
Views: 3927

Re: kallang river

You can still fish after Kallang MRT starting from the temple up to Potong Pasir. Not sure whether fly fishing will work. The fishes are mainly Tilapia, Green Chromide, Mullets, Mayan Ciclid. All these fishes can be easily caught using bread skin. Some anglers managed to catch Catfish (using worm), ...
by mtan8
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Project: What The Fish (W.T.F.)
Topic: Mozambique Sea Catfish
Replies: 4
Views: 2878

Re: Mozambique Sea Catfish

Caught this at the river which is now completely fresh water. Anyone know the name of this catfish?
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