Saturday, July 12, 2008

~ Prawn Fishing @ Marina Country Club ~

Location: Marina Country Club
Address: Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue, Singapore 829734

Denver wanted to go out and play... so hubby decided to bring him for Prawn fishing (open 24 hour) @ Punggol Marina. He happened to learn about this 24 hour activity costing $15 per hour through a brochure. Kinda expensive... but it's an experience for all of us.

$15 for one hour session

$25 for two hours session

$30 for three hours session
Prices inclusive of renting of prawning equipment and baits.

Punggol Marina Country Club is known for it's great seafood. We also enjoy the Chinese food served at the Hock Kee resturant there. Apart from good food, there are also sea sports activites like boating and fishing.

It was a bright, sunny morning... we reached the Country club around 9am. There are not many people around and we could see the boats parking by the pier side. The seafood resturants have closed after working through the night before. Walking further down, we saw the Prawn Fishing spot. It is a small area with a counter and 3 ponds. There are pits by the side for the customers who wanted to cook/bbq the prawns that they have caught earlier.

Hubby made his payment at the counter and picked a rod. The assistance helped us hooked the worm, set the fishing line and gave us some basic instructions. Now, we were all set to go! Denver was excited at first, thinking that he can catch the prawns easily... but of course it's not as simple as he thought it would be. 5... 10... 15 mins have past and still no catch. I can see he is starting to get bored.. :p Afterall, this really takes a lot of skill and patience.

Hubby took over the rod and continue fishing for prawns while I took the kids for a walk and enjoying the seaview. :p I bought Denver a packet of cheese rings and he watched his Daddy while munching away happily with Gladys. Just then, Hubby pulled the line and he yelled! He caught a prawn!!! We were so excited (forgetting to take a picture) and quickly asked the assistance for help. He broke the prawn's claw and put it in the basket.. hehehe..

Hubby continued to try for more catches... I took Denver and Gladys for a walk by the pier side again and they sat on a swing happily singing away. About 10 mins later, hubby signalled me that he has catch his 2nd prawn! We quickly ran back and this time I manage to take a good shot. :D

15mins left... Hubby tried to catch his 3rd prawn... nearly caught one.. but it slipped off. After 1 hour of 'hard work' and spending $15, we only manage to catch 2 big prawns. (that cost us $7.50 each!) :p The lady said those who are skillful and brought their own baits can catch 10-20 prawns within an hour.. Wow.. I'm sure they can have a prawn feast!

Well, it was a good experience and there was a lot of excitement when Hubby caught the prawns. We took the prawns back, cooked it and very soon it was in our stomach. Yummy! :D If you have not tried it before, do take your family or kids out and experience it. The anticipation and excitment of catching the prawns is truly tremendous. :)

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