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Catch Lobsters & Crabs From Just $14/Hour: Best Prawning Spots in Singapore

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I used to wonder why people would want to catch their own prawns.

Having to sit hours by the pool waiting for these critters, when you can comfortably stroll in an air-conditioned NTUC and grab a bag of them at a potentially lower price.

Source: Fairprice

I’ve since learnt that prawning is never just about cooking and eating your loots.

It’s also an outlet for rest and relaxation, or even serving as an activity for late nights that are coupled with heart to heart talks.

In fact, prawning has blown up to become one of the hottest hobbies around, with several interest groups spotting a huge following online.

Source: Prawn Fishing Kaki | Facebook

Prawn enthusiasts would dish out prawning tips to help newbies to increase their loots, hoping to make prawning a less expensive hobby.

If you’re worried about spending 5 hours catching 3 prawns for $50, fret not.

Prawning companies have recently been getting REALLY creative with their releases.

Do you know that you can now get mud crabs and Boston lobsters from these prawning spots?!

Source: Tenor

How does making your own lobster rolls sound? 

With frequent lucky draws and a wider range of seafood, prawning seems to be more value-for-money as compared to the past.

So if you’re running out of things to do in Singapore and wish to try something different, this is an activity that’s definitely worth a try!

Looking to save EVEN more money from your lifestyle? We gotcha! 

TL;DR: Catch Your Own Prawns, Crabs and Lobsters: Best Prawning Spots in Singapore

Prawning FacilityDurationPriceOpening HoursAddress
Ah Hua Fishing1 hour$20Open 24 hours every day10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Singapore, Singapore 718813
3 hours (2 hours + 1 free hour)$36
ATC Fishing Village1 hour$20Open 24 hours every day241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Singapore, Singapore 629143
3 hours (2 hours + 1 free hour)$36
10 hours $100
Fish @ Ang Mo Kio1 hour $18 (Freshwater Big Head Prawns with Yabbies)

$20 (Seawater Tiger Prawns with Lobsters & Crabs)
9am to 6am every day including public holidays190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Singapore 568046 (Inside The Grassroots Club)
2 hours$29 (Freshwater Big Head Prawns with Yabbies)

$32 (Seawater Tiger Prawns with Lobsters & Crabs)
3 hours$36 (Freshwater Big Head Prawns with Yabbies)

$42 (Seawater Tiger Prawns with Lobsters & Crabs)
5 hours $55 (Freshwater Big Head Prawns with Yabbies)
8 hours$105 (Seawater Tiger Prawns with Lobsters & Crabs)
Tertiary Student$14/hour
Fish @ Bugis1 hour$189am to 6am every day including public holidays201 Victoria St, Bugis+, #07-05 to 06, Singapore 188067
2 hours$28
3 hours$35
10 hours$105
Tertiary Student/NSFs$12/hour
Hai Bin Prawning1 hour$20Open 24 hours every day6 Tebing Lane #01-04 Punggol, Singapore 828835
3 hours (2 hours + 1 free hour)$36
10 hours$100
Prawning at ORTO1 hour$20Open 24 hours every day81 Lorong Chencharu #01-09 ORTO Yishun, Singapore 769198
2 hours$30
3 hours$36
5 hours$58
10 hours $108
Riviera Prawn Fishing1 hour$18Open 24 hours every day60 Punggol East, #01-11, Singapore 828825
2 hours$28
3 hours$33

Is It Worth It To Go for Prawning Now, or Is It Still Too Expensive?

Let’s say you’re Mike.

Mike is a newbie who isn’t great at fishing.

However, he has beginner’s luck and also tapped on some new prawning knowledge that was gained from this article. 😉

He managed to catch 25 prawns within 3 hours, and also one lucky Boston lobster.

This is how much his loots would cost if he does a grocery run at his favourite supermarket:

ItemCost
Prawns$15/kg (Assuming 25 prawns make up 1 kg)
Live Boston Lobster$36
Total Purchase Price from Supermarket$51
Amount Spent on Prawning Session (3 hours)$42

Okay lah… We recognise that this is largely dependent on whether you’ll be able to catch any crabs or lobsters at all.

But the factor of fun and time spent with your loved ones ain’t factored in it as well so…

Source: Giphy

Personally, I would think it’s pretty worth it since there are so many ways to win attractive prizes now as well!


Ah Hua Fishing

Source: Ah Hua Fishing

Want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city?

Ah Hua Fishing could be the perfect spot for you.

Situated at Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, being there would make you feel like you’re immersed in the countryside.

Get to breathe fresher air, escape from the real world while enjoying your prawning here.

Shiok.

Besides prawning, customers can also choose to do fishing or feed the koi fishes as well.

TypeDurationPrice
Prawning1 hour$20
3 hours (2 hours + 1 free hour)$36
Pole Fishing1 hour$25
Every additional hour$15
Koi Fish Feeding-$1 per bottle/pack

Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Singapore, Singapore 718813

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours every day

Contact Details: Facebook, Email, or Whatsapp 9125 2088

ATC Fishing Village

Source: Klook

ATC Fishing Village would be the prawning spot for fellow Westies, with it located just a stone’s throw away beside Jurong Bird Park.

Get to catch tagged prawns every Friday 6pm to Monday 6am and stand a chance to win attractive prizes such as free prawning hours or snacks!

There would also be occasional releases of huge yabbies and prawns for customers to have the time of their lives.

There are also claw machines for customers to win prawning accessories, such as prawning rods, floats and bait trays.

TypeDurationPrice
Prawning1 hour$20
3 hours (2 hours + 1 free hour)$36
10 hours $100 (only applicable for 1 rod)
Fishing1 hour$25
Any additional hour$15

Address: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim Singapore, Singapore 629143

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours every day

Contact Details: Facebook, Email, or call 6265 8268

Fish @ Ang Mo Kio

Source: Fish at AMK | Facebook

Located just beside Yio Chu Kang MRT, Fish @ AMK was newly opened in 2019.

This outlet has definitely upped its game by releasing Boston lobsters and mud crabs at different times of the day, allowing customers to have a chance to catch these goodies.

Prawns are also tagged with different colours, where customers could get to win prizes such as cash vouchers, free drinks or free hours of fishing.

Besides that, Fish @ AMK also holds monthly lucky draws which include prizes such as $1,000 cash, iPhone 12 or $500 vouchers.

Imagine earning money and a belly full of seafood from just one night… 

If you’re looking for something else to do besides prawning, there is also a fish spa to enjoy or longkang fishing for kids.

Great option for families!

TypeDurationPrice
Freshwater Big Head Prawns with Yabbies1 hour$18
2 hours$29
3 hours$36
5 hours $55
10 hours$105
Tertiary Student$12/hour
Seawater Tiger Prawns with Lobsters & Crabs1 hour$20
2 hours$32
3 hours$42
8 hours$105
Tertiary Student$14/hour
Fish Spa30 minutes$15
Children Longkang Fishing1 hour$12

Address: 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Singapore 568046 (Inside The Grassroots Club)

Opening Hours: 9am to 6am every day including public holidays

Contact Details: Facebook, Email, or Whatsapp 8338 6530

Fish @ Bugis

Source: FishBugis+ | Facebook

Also opened by the company behind Fish @ AMK, Fish @ Bugis is Singapore’s one and only rooftop indoor prawning spot.

It is conveniently located at Bugis+, allowing you to enjoy the aircon while waiting for your catches.

Customers can also get to catch Boston lobsters and crabs at this outlet as well, as they are also released periodically at specific timings.

Do note that there is no fish spa at this outlet.

TypeDurationPrice
Big Head Prawns with Freshwater Yabbies

or

Saltwater Tiger Prawns with Lobsters and Crabs
1 hour $18
2 hours $28
3 hours$35
10 hours$105
Tertiary Student/NSFs$12/hour
Note: Crabs and lobsters are added every Friday and Saturday 10pm and Sunday 3pm
Children Longkang Fishing-$12/hour, $7 for each additional hour

Address: 201 Victoria St, Bugis+, #07-05 to 06, Singapore 188067

Opening Hours: 9am to 6am every day including public holidays

Contact Details: Facebook, Email, or Whatsapp 8338 6530

Hai Bin Prawning

Source: Hai Bin Punggol | Facebook

One of the most popular spots for prawning, Hai Bin Prawning started in 2007 with the aim to revive the kampung (read: village) spirit in Singapore.

Though they used to have four outlets, they have decided to focus on their Punggol outlet due to the COVID-19 situation as well as rental hikes.

Nevertheless, this outlet has remained popular among many prawning ethusiasts. 

Besides prawning, Hai Bin also has a Banyan Beer garden, which is an al-fresco bar and cafe which serves western cuisine and snacks, including a satay stand that serves otah and satay.

Sounds like the perfect spot for a gathering with friends and family!

Duration Price
1 hour $20
3 hours (2 hours + 1 free hour) $36
10 hours $100

Address: 6 Tebing Lane #01-04 Punggol, Singapore 828835

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours every day

Contact Details: Facebook, Website, Email, or call 6447 8693

Prawning at ORTO

Source: ORTO

If you’re a Northie looking to spend some time with family and friends, Prawning @ ORTO is a 24-hour prawning spot and is also said to be the largest prawning facility in Singapore.

Get to access 9 different ponds that are filled with big head prawns and yabbies.

Selected prawns are also tagged, and winning customers will be entitled to free spins for a chance to win attractive prizes.

Or even cash!

Source: ORTO

They used to offer crab fishing as well but it’s currently unavailable.

TypeDurationPrice
1 rod1 hour$20
2 hours$30
3 hours $36
2 rods (Sharing Package)5 hours$58
10 hours$108
Longkang Fishing (Includes tank, net and fish caught)Unlimited duration$12/child (min. 3 years old, max. 12 years old)

Those who are bored of prawning could also explore this multi-recreational park for other activities such as trampoline, karting or even paintball!

Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu #01-09 ORTO Yishun, Singapore 769198

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours every day

Contact Details: Facebook, Email, Website

Riviera Prawn Fishing

Source: Hypequiva

For those who are looking for a quieter corner, Riviera Prawn Fishing is another 24-hour outlet that is tucked a short distance away from Hai Bin.

Similarly, they have tagged prawns which allow customers to win cash and other attractive prizes!

Duration Price
1 hour $18
2 hours $28
3 hours $33

Address: 60 Punggol East, #01-11, Singapore 828825

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours every day

Contact Details: Facebook, Email, Call 6886 4998

Quick Tips on Maximising Your Catches

While I love my prawns, I’m definitely not a prawning expert.

Which is why I’ve scanned through the internet to seek the opinions of true experts, teaching us newbies how to potentially maximise our catches and have heckin’ prawn feast by the end of the night.

Source: Gfycat

(Not at this level, of course.)

1) Preparation of Bait

Cut the baits into smaller chunks, to about the size of a green bean. Try not to smash it up as that would make it more difficult to stay on the hook. Also, mount the bait as close to the sharp tip as possible.

2) Position of Float 

The float (that is attached to the rod) should be 1 to 1.5cm above the surface, and the fishing hook must be sharp enough to stay on one’s thumbnail.

3) Determining the Bite

One way to determine the bite is by observing the float. The float would start to move against the direction that it is being dragged. A dip in the float would follow as well. 

4) When to Strike

It is advised not to strike immediately when the float sinks. Instead, slowly count to 10 while tightening the line and leaving the float undisturbed. After which, use the strength of your wrist instead of the hand to pull the line up.

5) How To Deal With Pincers

Prawns can have pretty big pincers and can get aggressive when they are hooked. 

It could be helpful to cut the claws away using clippers and scissors provided at the facility, which would make it a lot easier to get the hook out.

Best Places To Prawn in Singapore: An Activity To Try With Your Family and Friends

Prawning spots have opened up since the easing of COVID-19 measures and are a great option for anyone who is looking to try something new. 

With options like longkang fishing and koi feeding, families can look to spend their weekends here as well!

Is this an activity you would want to experience? Let us know at Seedly!

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