Hello everyone. Happy new year.
Singapore is a good place to fish, at least as a recreative activity. My 8 year's boy was asking me to go out and specifically he wants to try fishing together with me as he always see people enjoying catch & release in NParks.
I have almost zero experience about modern fishing. I have done lake or pond fishing with super long rod with no reel many many years ago targeting for 2-3kg carp.
Here is the information I can provide:
Location: Most likely, we will start with pond or jetty fishing first (I knew they are quit different). the easiest place for me to go is Labrador park but not limit to that. We will consider boat fishing later if we feel we really enjoy it.
What to catch: anything depending on location. However, I think for a 8 years, catching something is more important than catch "that" thing. So from squid to small size fish, anything that can help him to setup the interest will be the good.
Budget: I will not invest a lot as interest can move away and this will be the first try. So I would say not more than 500SGD to start with. I remembered spent about 50SGD on something starter set for cat fish and trashed after 3-4 trips.
What I need: some recommendation or maybe a shop I can go for to get everything. Rod/Reel/Line/Hook/Bait
More important, want to get some tips about how to start. Where to go and how to match the equipment to get the job done.
I knew I asked a lot. Please feel free to point me a direction that allows me to learn.