Way before prawning became the “in” thing to do, I was already doing it. I’m the bimbotic prawner though. I refuse to touch live bait and prawns with gigantic claws. There are several places I frequent based on my mood on the day. I go to Hai Bin (at Bishan) for their big prawns, Happy Prawning (at Pasir Ris) for the atmosphere and *name censored* (at *location censored*) for the exclusivity and the crayfish you can catch. I’m not telling you where cos the owners have said that they’ll put in less crayfishes when there’s more crowd! Actually hor, I am not sure if they are crayfishes or yabbies or something else entirely…
Had a relatively small catch recently, only bagged about 30 pieces with 2 rods in 3 hours.
See my friend with the big claws in the middle of the pic? I caught him! *proud thump to chest* Initially, I thought that my hook got stuck on a rock cos it wasn’t coming up. So I did the typical wave your rod around to dislodge it… and my line started moving towards the far end of the pool! Abit stressed at this point since I thought that I caught a rock and line moving means a swimmer, and how easily I could lose that bugger.
So, I tug tug abit and felt an unusually heavy weight at the end of my line. At this point I was really not sure what I had so I thought to myself “Aiya, just whack and see what comes up, at most re-tie line only”. I then quite firmly pulled my line out of the water and had one of the most fun fights in my years of prawning. Whatever I had wasn’t going down without a fight and it took me a good 5 minutes to land him. I caught a very tasty looking shellfish! (For some reason, I promptly named him Sherbert.)
BF wanted to pretend that he caught Sherbert.
After naming him and all, we bagged our catches and went home where we.. ate Sherbert and friends. He made a very nice additional to my Aglio Olio pasta that night. The BF says I’m mad, naming something and then eating it. I feel zero pity for shellfish in general. I can eat them even if I’ve named them!
Planning to go again this weekend to see if we can catch a few more for our fish tank. Will blog about it too!