Why should we debarb our hooks?

When practising catch-and-release, the use of a barbless hook will dramatically increase the chances of the fish surviving. Not only is it easier to...

What is the difference between left and right-handed baitcasters? Is one superior to the...

Technically speaking, left- and right-handed baitcasters have no advantage over each other as they are basically made from the same design – just “reversed”. Since there...

When is the best time to catch fish at Bedok Jetty?

It depends on what kind of fish you are trying to catch. If you are targeting the small tamban (herring) bait fishes near the...

What is eging, and how do I get started?

For squid fishing - otherwise known as eging - the lures we use are known as “squid jigs”. Designed to look like prawns, these...

I was out fishing from a boat last weekend and my fish kept diving...

Firstly, you have to ascertain if it is a fish that pulled your line into the rocks or if the line is snagged on...

During offshore bottom fishing trips, many lines tend to get entangled with each other...

There are two main causes of line entanglement when bottom fishing on the open seas: a strong undercurrent, and the changing of the current’s...

Are one or two hooks on an Apollo rig better for offshore fishing?

There is no hard and fast rule as it really depends on the fishing conditions. Apollo rigs with one hook are preferred when fishing in...

When fighting a big fish from a kayak, how do you prevent it from...

In most situations, you would fight the fish from the front of the kayak. However, if the fish you are fighting starts to drag...