Checklist of Things to Bring For Your Fishing Trip (Non Offshore)
1. Tackle Box
Meiho Tackle Box
Fishing tackle boxes helps you stay organised. They have lots of different compartments for sorting all your hooks, lures, bobbers, swivels, snaps, jig heads and so on.
We are big fans of the Meiho Tackle Box. They are extremely durable and built as a modular system. This means you can always add the accessories e.g Tackle Case, Cushion Seat, Rod Handle etc along the way.
2. What to Carry in Your Fishing Tackle Box
These are the basics that we recommend for you to have in your tackle box;
Get those that do not rust easily. Good Pliers can cut lines, straighten hooks or unhooking your fish.
The scissors is for you to cut your baits. We recommend the scissors from Kohaku (Excellent in cutting braid line, baits and almost anything)
Nylon Lines/leader line
Fish Lip Grip / Fish Boga
A Good Boga has a built in weighing scale and allows you to measure your fish weight very easily. If you want something that is light, bring a Fish Lip Grip instead. We recommend Rapala Floating Fish Gripper as it doesnt hurt the Fish.
For Jetty, use sinker size 0.5 to 1.5, for Kayak, Size 2 to 3 and for Boat, size 5 to 10.
- Size 1 (35g) : Tamban, Jetty & Pond Fishing
- Size 1.5 (50g) : Jetty & Pond Fishing
- Size 2 (55g) : Changi Offshore, Kayak Fishing & Shore Casting
- Size 3 (80g) : Changi Offshore, Shore Casting & Jetty Fishing
- Size 4 (95g) : Southern Islands, Changi Offshore & Shore Casting
- Size 5 (120g) : Tuas Offshore & Southern Island.
- Size 6 (145g) : Tuas Offshore, Southern Island & Offshore Night Fishing
Some anglers prefer to tie their own rig but others prefer to get ready made rigs. We recommend you to keep these basic rigs in your Tackle Box;
3. Tackle Case
What To Put Inside Your Tackle Case?
Your tackle case is part of your Tackle Box. Most anglers will have multiple tackle case. One for lures, one for hooks, swivels, snaps and one for sinkers.
Size 1/0, 2/0 & 3/0 are most popular for SG Waters
Size 1 & 6 are more popular for Jetty Fishing
Snap & Swivels
You can read about when to use swivels & snaps and what are their differences. More Info on Snaps & Swivels
4. Optional Fishing Gears & Accessories
Your live bait needs Oxygen + Batteries
Collapsible Fishing Bucket
To Store Your live Prawns. Fish Loves live bait.
Multi-Purpose Cooler Box
This is more applicable if you are going in a big group or has a car. Before the trip, use it to store Refreshments & Ice. After the trip, use it to store the fish that you catch.
Especially if you are fishing at reservoirs or ponds
Waterproof Measuring Tape
This will be helpful in helping you measure your fish.
Gloves provides the extra layer of protection for your hands. It can save your from line cuts, hook sticks, sun exposure and fish teeth.
Some anglers also prefer to "kill 2 birds with a stone". It doesnt take that much effort and time to deploy one. And if you are lucky, you will get both fish and crabs in your crab net. Chicken legs are the preferred baits for crabs. They are cheap and is a solid bait. This means they last longer and dont disintegrate easily when in water.
If you are doing a quick fishing trip (a few hours, you may want to get a fishing pouch instead). This is to store your tackle case and some accessories
5. Non Fishing Items You Need
Polarized lenses are a great option for anyone who spends time outdoors. Polarized lenses not only reduce glare, they make images appear sharper and clearer, increasing visual clarity and comfort.
Sunblock Lotion (SPF 50 & Above)
UV Protective Shirt / Arms Sleeve
Headlights (A Must for Night Fishing)
They are available from Guardian. Get those that are non-drowsy.
Waterproof Phone Casing or Ziplock Bags
You never know when the phone might drop out of your hands, especially when the wave is strong.
Lunch, Snacks & Drinks
At least 2L of water, powerbar snacks, granalo bars. Make sure you bring proper lunch if you are doing Island Fishing.
They are extremely important if you are planning to fish from breakwaters or rocky areas.
As lures, fishing rods and Reels caters to different fishing styles and preference, we have not included this.
7. Last But Not Least!
Remember to wash your equipments after each fishing trip. This will extend the lifetime of your equipments and save you money from having to keep buying new equipments. Dont throw your used rigs or waste into the sea. Dispose them responsibly.
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