Issue 118

4 • Grassroots with passion

Deepsea Prawn-Fishing

at The Grassroots’ Club

C alling all TGC club members who are also prawn-fishing hobbyists – whether seasoned or novice! You can now enjoy the satisfaction of reeling in Boston lobsters or mud crabs within the premises of TGC. Conveniently located right under the Yio Chu Kang MRT track just outside the main Clubhouse, it is hard to miss the three big ponds of Fish@Ang Mo Kio. Throngs of prawning enthusiasts come here daily to dangle their lines and wait patiently for that tug. Fish@Ang Mo Kio is the only outlet in Singapore with both fresh and seawater ponds. Here, you can experience the thrill of landing a wide range of crustaceans all at once – from Boston lobsters and Asian green lobsters, to big head prawns and yabbies, as well as mud crabs and even flower crabs when they are in season. All Things Fishy The three ponds each measuring about 10 metres by 5 metres attract dozens of fishing enthusiasts on weekdays, and a sizable following on weekends. For the young anglers, there is a longkang pond for them to experience kampong-style fishing of chasing longkang fishes (canal fishes) – such as guppies, goldfishes, baby koi, prawns, tiger barb, red fish andmollies. They can do this for a fee of $12 an hour and $7 for an additional hour (net provided). Or, the kids can congregate at the feeding pond to feed the fishes with fish food sold at $2 a pack.

Prawn-fishing theme parties for kids are also popular and Fish@Ang Mo Kio gets a few bookings every month.

Meanwhile, for some relaxing foot therapy, one can head for the Fish Spa ($15 an hour).

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