Fishing at Bedok Jetty

18 Apr 14

It was a fun morning, going fishing with the cell family. For all of us, it was the first time fishing at Bedok jetty and only one of us had some fishing experience.

I borrowed fishing rods from my father which I had no idea how to assemble. Thankfully, there was at least one of us in the group who knew something about fishing and assembling rods! Not being early risers, we reached the jetty around 10am and the sun was already blazing hot! We found a spot and started assembling the fishing rods, which took quite a bit of time since only one of us knew how to do it. To avoid baking in the sun, I found an excuse to help everyone go get some drinks, together with Shane.

By the time we came back, all the rods were set up but no catch yet. One of us remarked that our target will be to catch a fish and then we can all pack up and go home.  It was no fun waiting and baking under the blazing sun! Then suddenly, Ivan caught a fish, and quite a good sized one. Everyone got excited and more motivated and hopeful.

We decided to change to another spot and there was a Malay lady beside us who was catching A LOT of fish. She kindly shared some tips with Ivan who quickly shared them with us.  As a result, within about an hour, all of us caught at least one fish, even Daniel, with Shane’s help! The weather was also much cooler. Our total catch was about 17 fishes, which we gave to the kind Malay lady beside us. We left for quickly to grab lunch as the weather looked threatening. Thankfully, we made it to the East Coast food village before it started pouring!

What an enjoyable morning! Think we will be back to fish more often as Daniel enjoyed it so much that he wants to fish again 🙂

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