Last year we had compiled a list of fish species that our students caught at Lazarus Island in this post 'How Many Types of Fish Can You Catch at Lazarus Island?' Many moons have passed since then, new species were caught and there was even one that only left its trace behind. Let us find out.
1) Concertina Fish
That was one happy angler with his round and cute concertina fish. This fish loves feeding near the shores, we wonder what took us so long to encounter it.
2) Bat Fish
Name is similar, colour is similar but this is not the call sign for the Dark Knight.
3) Long Fin Grouper
Chinese loves to serve groupers in their restaurants. This long fin grouper is smart and lucky enough to have picked a western angler. We believe it is fatter and look tastier now.
4) Coral Trout
This is another delicacy in Chinese restaurants. Even pricier than its grouper counterpart because of its red colour. Chinese link anything red to prosperity.
5) Leopard Ray
Leopard ray usually roams on sandy seabed looking for small whiting for food. If you want to catch them, you will have to cast far from the shores of Lazarus Island to the sandy patches.
6) Diamond Trevally
The trevally family is known for putting up good fights against the angler. A full grown Diamond Trevally can easily strip empty the lines in your reel in less than a minute for the unwary angler. It is one of our targeted species for Novice Angler's Course.
Barramundi, also known as sea bass, is commonly seen in our local market. However the above species is the miniature version. Which means it never grow big.
8) What The Fish
This poor Tusk Fish was mauled by something big. The common species found in Singapore waters that possess this kind of mauling ability are barracudas, mackerels and sharks. But they usually leave behind a clean cut instead of an oval shape bite mark. Hence we are unable to conclude what had caused that permanent scar. We released the fish back into the water for the predator to finish its half eaten meal.
It is very exciting to the students to see so many different species that can be caught in our waters. Frankly our instructors are excited too. Try catching one yourself someday - https://www.mffa.com.sg/beginner-angler