Category Archives: Pasir Ris

A Tip Off

Shawn/ August 17, 2015/ Bottom Fishing, brackish water, Kayaking, Pasir Ris/ 1 comments

I launched for a quickie and thanks to a tip off from a friend, I had what was advertised to be a sure hit spot.

Unfortunately for me, I got no hits for quite a while but then as advertised, my rod suddenly bent like crazy and my heart went racing.

After some time, I got this guy.

About a half hour later I headed back and came across Hermann and his family returning from a short island BBQ. Evidently, their kids had seen the little adventure we had last week and wanted the same.

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Shawn started fishing in 1994. He caught his first fish (an Ah Seng) on that very first trip to Changi Carpark 4 (before it was barricaded). He built up his fishing knowledge and gear over the years but still keeps his old gear, just like the memories.

Kayaking with Bob & Ryan

Shawn/ August 14, 2015/ Bottom Fishing, brackish water, Kayaking, Pasir Ris, Pulau Ubin, saltwater/ 0 comments

It was a long time since I had fished/kayaked with both Bob and Ryan.

They had launched the night before. So being sane, and thus treasuring my sleep, I joined them the next morning.

Alas, when I met up with them, they were about to call it a day.

We hung around for a bit and in just 2 metres of water and with my line just randomly and unthoughtfully thrown in, my rod suddenly made a massive bend.

Somewhat shocked and bewildered, I fought it for about 3 minutes before it surfaced.

It was a diamond trevally!

This wasn’t my first “Chermin” in local waters but it was definitely my first from a kayak and it had definitely been a very long time since I last caught one.

Unfortunately, the Chermin was clearly about to die so I gave it to Bob.

Bob and Ryan hung around for about another 10 minutes before heading to Pasir Ris.

I called it quits shortly after as well.

Pretty short day with a decent catch.


Shawn started fishing in 1994. He caught his first fish (an Ah Seng) on that very first trip to Changi Carpark 4 (before it was barricaded). He built up his fishing knowledge and gear over the years but still keeps his old gear, just like the memories.

Just another uneventful kayak fishing trip.

Shawn/ May 16, 2015/ Bottom Fishing, Kayaking, Pasir Ris, saltwater/ 0 comments

They day started pretty late for me. I had not intended to fish today but I ended up launching anyway, just to keep the muscles in form.

The wind was blowing pretty strong and it was fairly choppy. Both the wind and the current were not in my favour.

After about half an hour of peddling, I finally reached the group.

They seemed pretty content to just anchor there and remain at that spot, even though the fish weren’t really biting.

This is me standing in my kayak. The water wasn’t so choppy here but it didn’t really matter. The Native Slayer Propel 13 is stable enough to do this.

While we were waiting, Siti distributed some snacks that she had made.

Eventually, we began to move and I caught this while drifting…

We eventually moved back to withini the ‘blue barrels area’ but didn’t really get any more bites.

I did manage to catch this little guy though.

Curious about what was below, I decided to try my hand out with this net-like rig that I bought from desaru many years ago and managed to catch another. Both were released unharmed.

We called it a day not long after.


Shawn started fishing in 1994. He caught his first fish (an Ah Seng) on that very first trip to Changi Carpark 4 (before it was barricaded). He built up his fishing knowledge and gear over the years but still keeps his old gear, just like the memories.