This whopper was fished out of the lagoon between P1 and P2 a few days ago. Angler claims it is about 8 kg.
I am moved by the comments from a resident who lives by the lagoon and she witnessed the capture of this fish.
“That whopper loved to sit quietly at the shallow side, even the tilapias were brave enough to come close. I just loved to see him swimming past, the surface rippling by. What a sight! I suppose time to say goodbye to “Boss”. My guests are always in awe that there are real “wild” siakaps in that small lagoon. I think there are at least 5 big ones. Even a friend just bought a unit just to show his family what a sustainable ecosystem GC is.”
A group of residents would like to promote the use of the lagoons as a CnR zone which can be hard to accept for those who want to take (every) fish home. Why anyone would want to eat fish out of the lagoon is a puzzle to me. Detergents, paint thinners from renovation contractors, etc, all go into the lagoon. These days the rains help to dilute the impact of these chemicals but I shall still give the fish a pass. Perhaps I’m over thinking. There is no sewage system on Pulau Ketam; everything goes straight down and some fish seem to love it. Yet many people think the Pulau Ketam seafood is great stuff.
So what about this CnR thing? To make it work all anglers must co-operate. We must be careful not to set too many rules and regulations that will make Singaporeans blush. There is, however, a request that should be heeded by the anglers. Please do not fish beyond 10:00 PM at the lagoons because it can be quite unnerving for folks, especially for the ladies, who live by the lagoon when there are people lurking around in the dead of the night so close to their homes.
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