Singapore offers numerous opportunities for keen anglers to enjoy some fishing action whilst exploring the country. Whether you enjoy fishing as a way to purely relax, are interested in the variety of fish that can be caught around Singapore, want an activity to do with friends, or whether you want the excitement of catching your own dinner, you have plenty of options all around the country.
Saltwater and freshwater fish and other creatures can be caught, and there are options for taking a boat trip out into the sea to fish, fishing in the sea from the shore, reservoir fishing, and pond fishing.
Here are some different ways to enjoy fishing when in Singapore:
There are various establishments that offer pond fishing for a fee. Jurong’s Lakeside Fishing Village has a number of ponds where visitors can fish for shrimps and fish. Fish@BigSplash is located with East Coast Park and is open 24 hours of the day, offering fun for people of all ages. Set in lush landscaped gardens, there is shrimp and lobster fishing in ponds, fishing and fish feeding for kids, and visitors can also have a go at sea fishing too. You can catch your own prawns in the fresh water pond at East Coast Prawning and Gills Fishing at Punggol Marina Country Club is great for catching grouper. Orto has a large fishing pond, ten prawn ponds, and other facilities, such as restaurants and trampolines. Other options include the catch and release Ed’s Pond at Pasar Ris Farmway 3, the saltwater Ah Toing Pond and D Best Fishing Singapore at Pasir Ris.
The country’s first reservoir to permit fishing, Kranji Reservoir remains a popular spot with angling enthusiasts. There are two fishing grounds, each with nearby bathrooms. There are small fishing areas at the pretty MacRitchie Reservoir, the scenic Jurong Lake, and the large Upper Seletar Reservoir. Bedok Reservoir is good for fly fishing and other legal places include the Lower Pierce Reservoir, the Marina, Serangoon, and Pandan Reservoirs, and the Lower Seletar Reservoir. You may see people fishing in the Singapore River – if you’re tempted to have a go, note that this is not legal and you would likely get into trouble if you are caught.
There are a number of spots around the Singapore coast line where you can legally indulge in a spot of recreational fishing. The waters are home to an array of sea creatures, including snapper, bream, catfish, grouper, mullet, sea bass, barracuda, and eels. If you’re into sea fishing, check out the different fishing specs along Changi Beach, the Kallang River basin, Tanjong Beach, Westcoast Beach, Loyang Beach, the jetty at Pulau Ubin, and Ponggol Jetty. Labrador Park, the Woodlands Waterfront, East Coast Beach, and Marina Promenade offer even more fishing fun.
Several operators organise trips out onto the ocean where you can try your luck at deep sea fishing. It is also possible to join a fishing trip to one of the outlying islands, such as Kusu Island, St John’s Island, Coney Island, Hantu Island, and the Sisters’ Islands.