Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

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Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by RoystonVoon » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:17 pm

Hello this my first tie posting,
okay, my question for you guys is,
what spots are good for Handlining Some where from...
Pasir ris or Punngol?? i always go Punggol End,
where i keep getting Same fishes For abt 20plus?!
today went there and did FINALLY caught one special fish,
is a tri coulored Gobbie! YES! hahas then...
brought back home where i kept him in my salt water fish tank.
Hes doing fine now..
Sorry for no picturex XD
okays So reply me PLS! i need new fishing spots :D

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by Peace » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:34 pm

The area you mentioned does have some very good places to handline but unfortunately, they're all currently inaccessible due to construction works. Those places include the entire stretch of Punggol 17th ave/Track 24 where there are seawalls. I believe you can still fish on Punggol Jetty(End), though there is very little space to move around. There's also Changi Kelong Walk, but that place is also currently under renovation.

It's not easy to fish with handlines from beach because you can't cast very far out, you need to fish from an extended platform from the shore like a jetty. If you don't mind fishing at canals, you can try them during high tides. You should give Bedok or Labrador Jetty a try too if you want to handline.

Sorry it's not much of a help, for I too am out of shore spots for handlining. :lol: Welcome to HLF RoystonVoon. By the way, what are the 20 odd fishes that you've caught at Punggol end?

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Help on fishing spots!

Post by RoystonVoon » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:00 pm

Help! i need help on Fishing Spots near punggol!
Damn i always go to Punggol end and end up same fish!
help :cry:

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by RoystonVoon » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:06 pm

i dunno how to say.
lols. can be edible, small, and its shiny.
sorry im still kinda new :(
but i caught a gobbie,
i put in my freshwater tank and its dieing....
i dunno how to keep salt water fishes in my home :(
and btw how to keep prawns?? so i dunnid to buy and buy and buy

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by Peace » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:11 pm

Those fishes you've caught at Punggol end are saltwater fishes, although some may survive in brackish water but they most probably will die in freshwater. Marine tank needs lots of care and monitoring. The live prawns you buy from tackle shops and those dead prawns you buy from wet/supermarkets are marine prawns as well. You will need saltwater, aeration and food to keep them alive. Frankly, it'll be easier to buy. :)

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by RoystonVoon » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:17 pm

wow. thanks yea your such a great guy :p
seriously what are the techniques for handlining??
is it when i feel vibration then i need to give it a pull?
or just let it eat untill someting comes up. i always does that lols
thanks anyways.

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Post by Peace » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:27 pm

That may take awhile to explain but in short, you need to feel the type and intensity of the bite. Basically, you need to wait for the fish to get the pointy part of the hook into its mouth. When that happens, usually you can feel the weight of the fish when you taut the line. That's when you give the line a jerk to set the hook.

Of course that won't happen all the time for several reasons. The fish may be too small for the hook, not in the feeding mood or cautious in approaching your bait, or even your actions spooking the fish. You eventually will get the feel of it the more you fish. The "let it eat until something comes up" is a way of fishing but the techniques and rigs will be different. But basically it involves letting the fish swallow the entire bait, lodging the hook deep in its guts.

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by RoystonVoon » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:34 pm

thanks man. ill try that tmr!
all your tips and tricks are usefull.
i used to wait, ended up a toad fish ate and kena stucked inside the mouth!
always ask any uncle o use scissors to cut the mouth open,
damn disgusting! alrights ill head ur intructions and try tmr at punggol jetty again!
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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by Peace » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:38 pm

It's best if you can set the hook earliest possible to prevent gut hooking the fish. Because sometimes we land fish they we don't want to keep, and gut hooking will most likely kill the fish even if we intend to release it back. Another alternative is use of circle hooks to prevent this, but that's another topic altogether.

Good luck on your fishing trip tomorrow! :)

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by RoystonVoon » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:02 am

thanks! erm can i ask u smt,
my friends and i were thinking abt changi point there
to handline. so it is a good place?

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by Peace » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:06 am

Where exactly at Changi Point are you referring to? Sorry, I'm not too familiar with the east side. :p

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by Kst » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:39 am

what's the 20+ fishes you've caught? we should switch locations. sembawang is so infested with sagor catfishes I've caught like 20+ of them too. lol

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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by Lococrazy » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:13 am

Just a quick question to everyone, I'm new and kind of clueless but does this forum service just on specific area or country? I live in a small town in central North Carolina and I eat sleep and breathe fishing. :sweatdrop: I'm just looking for a place that has the same addiction as I do.
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Re: Hellow! New Hand Liner Kid!

Post by Peace » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:19 pm

Welcome to HLF, Lococrazy. We're a Singapore based website but we welcome all anglers across the globe. There will be topics that a lot of members here may not be able to relate to with regards to fishing in your locality as fishing techniques and fish behaviour may differ. That said, we're happy to engage in general fishing discussions and sharing of catch reports. Enjoy your stay here. :flower:

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