Sunday, July 02, 2006

Old Tampines Sand Quarry

Tampines Quarry
Uncle Chui and I wanted to go to the Bedok Reservoir to try for the sebaraus at the water overflow outlet. But even before we had reached Bedok Reservoir, we could already hear drums beating. There was a Dragon Boat Carnival at the Bedok Reservoir and the rowers were rowing to the beats on the drum.

We decided to make a detour and go recce at the Old Tampines Sand Quarry Pond. Again, Thai workers were already there laying nets all over the place. A few anglers were showing their angry faces to them. Other lure anglers continue their casting elsewhere.

Uncle Chui and I trekked further into the quarry and found a nice quiet place to cast our fly lines. A lot of juvenile peacock basses were chasing the fly. I caught a fair share of them. Also a zebra tilapia which put up a surprising good struggle to get free.

I’ll let the pictures speak for the trip.

Uncle Chui casting near the banks of the Sand Quarry Pond

Uncle bulldozing ahead

A mini vegetable farm hidden away from the road

With a scarecrow too

Uncle Chui looking for a spot to fish

An angler spinning a lure at the corner

My first catch of a small peacock bass

Caught with my McDowell

Uncle Chui tied shrimp fly

Close up of the fly and fish

A very brightly coloured juvenile peacock bass

McDowell with ferm leaves as the background

Close up of the Teton reel

A zebra tilapia

Uncle Chui un-rigging his fly rod


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