rabbit/scat fishing guide

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rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by gohyuheng » Sun May 01, 2011 10:00 pm

My contribution :p
How to fish
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Rabbit / scat fishing

Introduction
Part I : Finding the fishes
Part II : Tying the hooks
Part III : Baiting and fishing, unhooking

Rabbitfish and scats are among some angler's favourite seafood. They are more active during
the morning and afternoon and when the tide is high and calm, and usually come in schools.
They can be caught in numerous amounts as long as the proper way is used. Fishing for
rabbitfishes and scats can be quite fun, and they give a very strong fight for their size. They do
have venomous spines to be looked out for, which can cause tremendous pain, but usually
there is no serious outcome. They usually have eggs during the chinese new year period, thus
fetching higher prices in the market.

Part I

Rabbitfishes and scats usually roam around similar places, with the exception of the fact that
scats can be found under kelongs.When you can find rabbitfishes, you usually can find some
scats, They can be found in coastal sandy and muddy areas, near the surface and near the
bottom. Places like west coast shore and Pasir Ris park will have them.

Part II

Tying the hooks is quite simple, it is just an apollo rig with 2 or 3 hooks , with a float on the top
and a split shot on each end. Here is a picture of it.
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Altenatively, you could just attach some tamban hooks onto the the float and cut of some of
the hooks, as they may tangle up the whole rig when the fishes jump.

Part III

Both fishes have small mouths so hooks about the size of tamban hooks can be used. They
feed on sea grasses , so sea grasses can be used to fish them, but cut prawn and bread can
work just as well. Bait should be just at the tip of the hook. A pole rod can be used, as they
usually do not wander of far from the shore. The moment the float goes down, set the rod, and
get ready for the fight. Larger scats or rabbitfish can give a very strong but short fight, even the
smaller rabbitfishs and scats pose a good fight already. Becareful with the unhooking of the fish
and a plier should always be used , preferably two pliers.
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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Re: rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by Peace » Mon May 02, 2011 12:54 pm

That's nice write up, thanks for the contribution. I think the article can use more illustration as well, I will need some time to review this article and see what else I can add on to it. Good job. :)

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Re: rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by dBs™ » Mon May 02, 2011 1:12 pm

For a 12 year old ... well done gohyuheng. :thumbsup:

You might want to do one to show how you "play" with worms ( wat wat )
I was truly taken by surprise !
You are one little pro extracting the worm, cut it up and use it as bait !
It will be of help if you able to do one of those.
I can help you take step by step pic should you join us for the next Chia Soon trip ...


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Re: rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by gohyuheng » Mon May 02, 2011 6:21 pm

I don't think i would be able to go again, as my father is usually busy with his work ><
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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Re: rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by dBs™ » Mon May 02, 2011 6:38 pm

Don't worry ... you have plenty of time ...

There is always another or another or another trip ...
Who knows ... your dad might just be interested for another trip to Chia Soon.
Anyway ... it won't be any time soon ...

Exam is round the corner so mug hard gohyuheng :clover:


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Re: rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by gohyuheng » Mon May 02, 2011 8:26 pm

Nah my school don't have examinations :)
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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Re: rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by patrick2405 » Mon May 02, 2011 9:39 pm

gohyuheng wrote:Nah my school don't have examinations :)
so good! :cry:

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Re: rabbit/scat fishing guide

Post by limfish » Tue May 03, 2011 10:08 pm

Nice!
A good spot would be changi kelong!
Please do note that braided line would be recommended as these buggers strike smart and fast, so be alert!
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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