• Short Summary

    A DAY'S FISHING IS ONE OF THE EASIEST ORGANISED OUTINGS ON SINGAPORE ISLAND. DOZENS OF?

  • Description

    A DAY'S FISHING IS ONE OF THE EASIEST ORGANISED OUTINGS ON SINGAPORE ISLAND. DOZENS OF FISH PONDS ARE SCATTERED AROUND THE RURAL AREAS OF THE ISLAND, AND MANY OF THE OWNERS HAVE DEVELOPED PROFITABLE BUSINESSES BY CHARGING ADMISSION TO ANGLERS KEEN TO TRY THEIR LUCK.

    AT THE PONDS, ANGLERS OF ALL AGES CAN MATCH THEIR SKILL AGAINST CAMP, TIDAPIA AND GRASSEATERS. THERE ARE ALWAYS PLENTY OF FISH IN THE PONDS. THE OWNERS STOCK UP FROM NURSERY PONDS WHERE THE YOUNG FISH GROW QUICKLY IN ALMOST TEPID WATER.

    THE PONDS ARE POPULAR WITH SINGAPORE'S MIXED POPULATION OF CHINESE MALAYS, INDIANS AND EUROPEANS. APART FROM THE PONDS, THERE IS VERY LITTLE FRESHWATER FISHING AVAILABLE ON THE ISLAND, AND ALTHOUGH THE SEAS AROUND FIELD A PROFITABLE HARVEST FOR PROFESSIONAL FISHERMEN. THE AVERAGE AMATEUR FINDS THE JOB HIRING A LAUNCH AND BUYING TACKLE TOO EXPENSIVE.

    THE FISH POND ANGLER HAS ALL MOD CONS--SHELTERS FROM THE TROPICAL SUN OR RAIN, COOL DRINKS AND CHAIRS AND STOOLS ON WHICH TO RELAX WHILE THEY FISH.

    THE FEE FOR A DAYS FISHING (TWO MALAYAN DOLLARS 4/8 STG, 6/-AUST) INCLUDES THE SUPPLY OF A ROD AND LINE PLUS BAIT AND A WIRE BASKET SO THAT CATCHES CAN BE KEPT ALIVE UNTIL THE DAY'S SPORT IS OVER.

    IF AN ANGLER IS LUCKY, THE POND OWNER ALSO DOES WELL BECAUSE HE CHARGES EIGHTY CENTS A POUND FOR ALL FISH TAKEN AWAY OVER THREE POUNDS.

    IF THE LUCK IS RUNNING AGAINST A PARTY AT ONE POND, THEY CAN ALWAYS GO TO ANOTHER WHERE THEY MIGHT BE BITING BETTER. DISTANCES BETWEEN POOLS ARE SHORT, AND THERE ARE ANYTHING UP TO HALF A DOZEN AVAILABLE WITHIN A RADIUS OF A COUPLE OF MILES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PQ06NMT0HZT9CI2JVU5998PP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PQ06NMT0HZT9CI2JVU5998PP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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