Prawn Fishing Fail?

Jhon and I suddenly had a craving to go prawn fishing. Our first time was on February at Punggol Prawning. We really enjoyed our time there. The prawns were big and for first timers, we managed to catch quite a good amount. [click here for the outing]

The problem is that going there is such a chore where we had to change several MRT interchanges besides taking their shuttle bus from our place. We don’t mind the trip to there but going home is discouraging when we are tired.

So we did some research and found a considerably commonly mentioned prawn fishing farm at Pasir Ris Farmway 2, Happy Fishing Prawns Farm. There is a direct bus (58) from our home and a 1km walk in. For us, who love to walk, was not an issue so I suppose it depends on your fitness.

Unfortunately, despite the multiple researches on the web, the information was not accurate only because the sources were from 2009. Sources says Happy Fishing Prawns Farm opens 24/hrs, even the banner says so.

But apparently, since June 2012, it opens only from 11am. We were there at 10am. -_- We thought we would try walking another 1 km to another prawning farm at Pasir Ris Farmway 3 but it looked fruitless because all we saw was empty lots. Filled with doubt, we decided to drop the idea and waited at Happy Fishing Prawns Farm which also called Tagline Fishing. Confusing right?

We were the first there but just a few minutes after buying the rods, a few others came in.

We didn’t fully enjoy our time there. Mainly because we hardly get any bites. We grew impatient, bored and jealous as we saw a lady kept catching prawns as if she was dangling high end bait or something (she was not)

We thought it was us but I kept track. 3 out of 10 people had good success rates and they are evenly spread out so what does that mean? I don’t know! It’s the only 2nd time we did prawn fishing. It’s just that our first time was quite good so didn’t expect to do this badly. Especially on the web, people were saying they caught 2-3kgs of prawns here and I thought, “okay lah, if can catch 1kg is good enough”

How many did we catch? 7 prawns in 3 hours. Kwang kwang kwang… Bye bye money lol

Perhaps it was just bad luck or something but one thing for sure, I still prefer Punggol Farming because every single prawn was massive. At least it’s not so disheartening when we catch only a few. =p


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