Help on prawn fishing?

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Help on prawn fishing?

Post by vignash » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:35 pm

anyone can give me hints on it and what bait to use?

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Post by Peace » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:50 pm

I assume you're talking about prawning in pay ponds right? If so, the ponds should provide everything you need including the rod, line, float and bait. I've not done prawn fishing before myself so my advice is limited.

I did drop by the bottle tree park sometime back and saw quite a crowd there doing prawn fishing. I think the rate is ~14 dollars/hour if I'm not wrong. I can see a prawn being fished up every few minutes, looks pretty fun. :nod:

From what I observe, you need to move around a lot to search for the prawns. They usually hide along the wall. When they take the bait, wait a little before pulling the line up. Hope that helps. :)

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Post by chanturtle » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:42 pm

if u want prawn fishing, punggol park will be the good choice... firstly it is free and u can get freshwater prawns and if u are lucky u can get a crayfish and there are rumours by those ah pek that are baby lobsters in the pond. simple size 2,3 prawn hook will be good and the best bait is doughbait. just add water to normal plain flour and u can get a doughbait. never try any flavours before but even plain doughbait can get u at least 7 - 8 prawns for a full 5 hours prawn fishing. sometimes u can get small silvery fishes using those bait too.
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Post by vignash » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:04 pm

ok..but some people use a diff bait
they catch prawns faster than the bait given by the pay ponds
the bait they use a small fish.
any idea where i can get it or can tell me a better bait?

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Post by Peace » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:07 pm

Not sure if it was a fish they used, but it looks frozen. I suggest you try earthworms, those very meaty ones. All freshwater prawns and crayfishes love earthworms. ;)

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Post by domvonn » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:22 pm

some use see hum and chicken liver also ?
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Post by Antz69 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:48 pm

Ya, agree with Peace. I tried a couple of times with all the baits, including fishcakes (this was provided free at Pasir Ris Pond). Worms seem to give me a better and faster hit rate. :nod:

My daughter also hooked on prawn fishing now and she insists... "Pa, use worms!" Ha Ha Ha... Kids :raincloud: :mischieve:
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Post by darren » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:36 pm

i try before using those lokang fish.had to cut it hit rate was quite good, but not all pay pond allow you to usethis bait. don know why also????

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Post by desleyhan » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:48 pm

chanturtle wrote:if u want prawn fishing, punggol park will be the good choice... firstly it is free and u can get freshwater prawns and if u are lucky u can get a crayfish and there are rumours by those ah pek that are baby lobsters in the pond. simple size 2,3 prawn hook will be good and the best bait is doughbait. just add water to normal plain flour and u can get a doughbait. never try any flavours before but even plain doughbait can get u at least 7 - 8 prawns for a full 5 hours prawn fishing. sometimes u can get small silvery fishes using those bait too.
Hey chanturtle ... when we going fishing at Punggol Park? .. I live near there.. I want to learn how to fish in freshwater ..

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Post by chanturtle » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:27 pm

i think i will be going this friday depending on the situation but if u want to learn u can always go down there and see those ah pek catch those prawns. there are like the experts of punggol park... haha. :nod:
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Re: Help on prawn fishing?

Post by James_Nor » Sat May 02, 2009 1:18 pm

i am good in prawning .. haha i use to go prawning alot but because it's too costly that why i stopped and change to fishing.. The BEST bait i tested is sea worm.. u can get it from the changi village at $2 per packet.. it allow u to have about 1-2 prawn every 5 min.. but make sure inside got prawn first la.. haha.. my record is caughting 22 prawn in 2 hour.

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Re: Help on prawn fishing?

Post by dBs™ » Sat May 02, 2009 7:56 pm

James_Nor wrote: .... my record is caughting 22 prawn in 2 hour.
:shocked: :shocked: :shocked: 22 prawns in 2 hrs ...


:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: every 8 mins you landed 1 prawn !


Can I be your friend ? :lol:


Always find prawning kinda interesting and fun but somehow I never get to bring myself to do prawning.
Cannot resist the thrill of the fish pulling ... pulling ... PULLING ! :yay:


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Re: Help on prawn fishing?

Post by James_Nor » Sun May 10, 2009 12:20 am

haha we already friends le.. just nv se each other in person.. if u going for prawning. DONT even go paris ris there.. their service changed.. no longer the friendly uncle le.. now dont even have pile for u to wash/keep prawn. worse is if u want wash hand need to walk super far... nvm there dont allow u to cook the prawn anymore too. that !@!#$ stupid la. use to be soo nice to prawn there. now rating for there from me is 1 star out of 5.. :mad:

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Re: Help on prawn fishing?

Post by snatcher4free » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:18 pm

Hi.. I am a newbie who is interested in prawn fishing... can anyone tell me what kind of fishing rod is needed? do you need a very strong one or even DIY will do?

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