need help in toman fishing.

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need help in toman fishing.

Post by hehefishing » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:47 pm

hey!

i've seen alot of videos and pictures here on toman fishing. and im quite intrested in it.
but i've got a problem,
1, where's the spot?
2, use bait better or lure better?

hope to get some tips from you guys. :)

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Post by Mr.LURE » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:30 pm

singapore very few toman spots,maybe can try 2 go malaysia fish 4 toman

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Post by Peace » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:38 pm

Many toman catches you see are likely to be either fishing in illegal areas or use of illegal baits in reservoirs. Tomans aren't rare in our reservoirs, just out of your reach in the remote areas. Live baits and artificial lures are just as good but it requires the right technique for it to be useful. In a more disturbed areas like many designated fishing grounds, Tomans can be more cautious and live baits takes the edge.

Just a reminder that our reservoirs do not allow use of organic baits. :)

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Post by Mr.LURE » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:35 pm

wat is 'organic bait',does tis include live bait????

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Post by Peace » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:56 pm

Organic baits are those like live baits or dead prawns and even bread that can pollute the water as they decay, that's why they aren't allowed to be used for fishing in reservoirs.

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Post by hehefishing » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:16 pm

ouh ok, i get it. so any help on what kind of lure i can use to catch this beautiful fish?
and is there any tomans in bedok resevoir? haha, thats just near from where i live. haha.

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Post by Peace » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:26 pm

Snakeheads are sensitive to vibration and noise in the water, you can try poppers or woodchoppers that creates lots of noise and water splash that catch their attention. This works well especially when the water is calm either during the early morning or late evening when the wind tends to subside for awhile.

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Post by Mr.LURE » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:32 pm

i dun think live bait such as guppies,shrimps will pollute water.... :D

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Post by hehefishing » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:18 pm

guppies as bait?! like so sayang like that.

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Post by Peace » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:35 pm

The issue with using live baits is that anglers often discard their remaining live baits into the reservoir after fishing. This can upset the ecology balance by introducing an alien species or parasites that comes with the fishes. The live baits may be injured or unable to adapt the new environment and die shortly after, it can still cause pollution this way but it's not the biggest concern.

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Post by limfish » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:03 pm

not really......
there are already guppies in the wild....
and missus toman wants her children to get live meals.....=P
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Post by gohyuheng » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:33 pm

Limfish, the guppies we rear cannot be found in the wild, and may be able to adapt to their surroundings, which can too cause a major depression in certain species. Lets say a certain animal like the turtle, which usually eats both flora and fauna, may find the guppies more easier, nutricious , etc. and thus start feeding on the guppies. This will than increase the popolations of turtles and the turtles will than start feeding on other species apart from the guppies.... Well you get the point ._.
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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Post by limfish » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:59 am

got it.... actually i meant guppies have already been realesd in the wild..
why has toman fishing become ecosystem worries???
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Post by noobANGLER » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:17 am

hehefishing wrote:hey!

i've seen alot of videos and pictures here on toman fishing. and im quite intrested in it.
but i've got a problem,
1, where's the spot?
2, use bait better or lure better?

hope to get some tips from you guys. :)
To fish 4 tomans u can use frogs or topwater lures like the skitter pop and the walk the dog lure

Good luck 2 u :D

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Re: need help in toman fishing.

Post by hehefishing » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:38 am

thanks for the info guys. btw, you all think bedok resevoir have tomans not? haha.

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