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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