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May 08, 2008

Prawn Fishing "Farm" In Pasir Ris Industrial Estate

Prawn Fishing “Farm” In Pasir Ris Industrial Estate

The expert regulars who come to this isolated prawn fishing “farm” in Pasir Ris Industrial Estate at the junction of Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 2 and Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 1 will offer you advice on prawn fishing if you ask politely. I put inverted commas on the word “farm” as it is a misnomer. The ponds here are used not to rear prawns but to lure prawn fishing visitors.

Prawn hooking or “prawning” is a delicate sport using a light pole with a 2-metre long line attached to a colourful float and a tiny curved hook. Chicken hearts that look as bad as they smell are provided as bait for you to cut into little pieces to be attached to your hook. Once the prawn bait is ready, lower it gently into the dark liquid below and wait patiently for the prawns to bite.

The thrill comes when you feel the rod tug away as your challenger in the pond tries to outwit and outrun you. Once you catch your first live prawn, the thrill that consumes you is indescribable.

The prawns used at this fresh water sheltered pond are known as Malaysian Prawns or Giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii). They can grow up to one foot in length although the objects of my desire at this visit look no more than 5 to 7 inches long. They can be barbecued on site if you arrange to rent mobile barbecue pits. This method of pit barbecue has been claimed to produce fresh tasting, robust textured prawns that give an extra oomph in the mouth. You can come here to fill your hunger anytime as the prawn pond is open 24 hours a day.

At $12 per hour, you can try your luck to catch as many crustaceans as you can. I have seen the owner use a large net to scoop two net full of live prawns from a Jacuzzi-like tank to dump lively prawns into the prawn pond. My expert prawning kaki tells me that you should give the poor prawns at least half an hour to overcome their dizziness before you start buying prawning time.

At this prawn fishing pond in Pasir Ris Industrial Park that has no obvious signboard or name, you can indulge in fishing at two larger sized ponds. Catch and release fishing is practiced in the pond as well as regular fishing.

Public transport to this prawn pond is limited. There is a small parking space on the property but I would not recommend it, as it is unpaved. Most visitors park their cars without displaying coupons alongside deserted roads nearby.

Do you have any other prawning or fishing joints to recommend?

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Stardust said...

Hi! I notice that the blog has a slightly different outlook, and it's nice.

The prawn in the picture looks so fresh! Great sharing as ever. Thank you!

Seen This Scene That said...

I decided to freshen up the look for a better reading experience. Hope you find it easier on the eyes. Thanks for your loyal readership. Cheers!


bLushie said...

hi did u have any idea besides using the chicken heart, what eLse can i use to get de prwns hook on to my bait? thank you.

char said...

I heard using cockles is good...

rimmy said...

may i know where is this place, the address, and what is the actural cost... thank you hope to receive your reply asap.

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi rimmy, thanks for your interest in my blog. the place is at junction of Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 2 and 3.

Anonymous said...

Hi great blog! Just wondering if you have the contact details of the prawn farm?


Bell Bell said...

Errr..... How abt the fishing rob to fish the prawn?? Do we need to prepare our pwn cos we can rent there?? Can advise the cost?

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi Bell Bell, prices include the rod, hook and bait.

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