Issue 118

Grassroots with passion • 5

Says one of the owners, Patrix, “We offer a comprehensive range of activities to cater to different customers. Many come here for this old- school leisure to destress from their tough day at work.”

Landing a good catch is just half the fun… being able to eat your fresh catch completes it! Indeed, there is nothing like barbequing your own catch and savouring the delicious grilled seafood while the balmy breeze blows. Another plus: On a hot day, the MRT track offers shelter from the sun. Besides complimentary use of barbeque grill for all Fish@Ang Mo Kio customers, salt, chilli sauce and paper plates are also provided without charge for a fuss-free meal.

And the party goes on even when night approaches. Prawn-fishing devotees are often found camped out around the ponds till the wee hours, when the outlet finally closes. Born Out Of Passion Besides Fish@Ang Mio Kio which Patrix opened in November 2019, he also owns Fish@Bugis+ – which is run on a similar concept except that it is indoor prawn-fishing at Bugis+ making it Singapore’s only indoor air-conditioned fishing and pawning joint when it first opened in 2015. Says Patrix, “This business stems from my own passion for prawn- fishing, so we make our fees affordable so as to expand the community of fishing enthusiasts. I believe we are the cheapest in Singapore.”

It costs just $18 for an hour of fishing, $29 for two hours, and $36 for three hours.

Tip: If you are interested in a particular shellfish, go on the day that they replenish that stock.

On Wednesday, for example, the ponds get stocked with giant mud crabs, Thursday is Boston lobsters day, while Friday and Saturday is when a trio of expensive crustaceans – mud crabs, Asia lobsters and Boston lobsters – get added to the ponds. And every day from 4p.m., saltwater tiger prawns are piled in.

For a unique fishing experience, Fish@Ang Mo Kio is your go-to place. Head on down for that perfect fishing trip – either alone or with your beloved family and friends.

Fish@AMK Address: 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 568046 Opening hours: Weekday 10–4a.m., Weekends, PH & school holidays 9–4a.m. Fees: $18/hour, $29/two hours, $36/three hours. $800 (min spend) for children’s party

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