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prawning....

Postby sam the man.. » Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:00 am

Folks ~ This is totally off-topic. Have you heard of people reeling in prawns at the end of their fishing lines? Well, I would like to share a phenomenon which is known as prawning.. Here in Malaysia, we are blessed with plenty of interesting tropical aquatic life. One of the best known ultra-light fishing in our rivers is known as "prawning". Using light poundage lines (6-8lbs), we rig a running sinker to land the prawns. Barbless hooks (size 7-12) are used in this process. For bait, bloodworms, earthworms and live guppies are used. Prawning is no walk in the park. You've got to hook the crustacean's soft mandible and slowly reel it in in a "Tai-Chi" like motion. If you set your hook, you are likely to loose your catch..

On the dining table, the Giant River Prawn (freshwater) or genus Macrobrachium Rosenbergii are found throughout Southeast Asia. These succulent crustaceans are well-known as delicacies in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The Thai specialises in "Tom Yam Kung" or spicy prawn soup, while back here, the prawns are barbequeued or steamed with ginger and Chinese wine. The best time to fish is from Feb-June. Our giants can grow up to 500gm with its blue pincers measuring up to 3-feet oal.. So, where does the <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> fit in? Well, I used my Spyderco C-17 Catcherman to dress the prawns. The 75-25 edge is perfect in removing the prawn's soft shell and legs.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>



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Postby sam the man.. » Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:57 pm

Hmmmm.. I'm having problems posting images..

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Postby bogeyman » Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:05 pm

Ohhh! Yeah! That's the life!

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Postby Kahz » Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:07 pm

Why am I suddenly feeling hungry? <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Samo-man, great information, wow! Those creatures look like something I ate in the State of Veracruz next to the Gulf of Mexico. We call them "Langostinos" (small lobster) or "Camaron de Rio" (river shrimp) Quite tasty! I must try the Asian type! *drooling*

With wine, candles, next to the sea... ah... *dreaming Asian dreams*

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Postby ramlanrafie » Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:53 pm

Yum...yum.... "Udang Galah" Last week i bought a kilo for RM15.00

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Postby sam the man.. » Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:58 pm

Howdy Kirath welcome aboard the forums! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Yeah Kahz! Those bugs are mean-looking and they taste really awesome.. The large ones have medium-textured flesh, they're like crawfish or lobsters! Back here in Malaysia, we have "prawn-season" that's when my Spydie goes into action! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby LIZARD » Thu Feb 28, 2002 11:09 pm

HEY SAMO! AFTER SEEING THE PICS & READING YOUR DESCRIPTION I WAS TOTALLY JAZZED! I'M A SERIOUS FISHERMAN,SCUBA SPEAR FISHERMAN,&HUNTER SO EXOTIC STUFF LIKE THAT IS REALLY COOL TO HEAR ABOUT.WHAT OTHER UNUSUAL (FOR US BACK HERE IN THE STATES) KINDS OF FISH DO YOU CATCH? ANY HUMONGUS TROPICAL CATFISH?

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Postby LIZARD » Thu Feb 28, 2002 11:11 pm

HEY SAMO! AFTER SEEING THE PICS & READING YOUR DESCRIPTION I WAS TOTALLY JAZZED! I'M A SERIOUS FISHERMAN,SCUBA SPEAR FISHERMAN,&HUNTER SO EXOTIC STUFF LIKE THAT IS REALLY COOL TO HEAR ABOUT.WHAT OTHER UNUSUAL (FOR US BACK HERE IN THE STATES) KINDS OF FISH DO YOU CATCH? ANY HUMONGUS TROPICAL CATFISH?

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Postby sam the man.. » Fri Mar 01, 2002 3:58 am

Howdy Lizard,

Firstly, Welcome aboard the forums.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> I do plenty of stream and offshore fishing.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Its great here, because we have excellent rivers, lakes and deep sea fishing spots.. Hmm cats, yeah, we have Giants over here known as ikan Tapah [ee-can't tar`par] or genus wallago attu.. They can grow up to 5 feet weighing about 300Ibs.. They love to run deep and fast... Other cats known as baung [bou`ng] which is an excellent table fish, poses a good challenge on light tackle.. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby sam the man.. » Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:01 am

hmmm.. still having trouble getting the pix posted.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby sam the man.. » Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:21 am

ok, here we go again.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby sam the man.. » Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:23 am

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Postby sam the man.. » Fri Mar 01, 2002 4:31 am

ok.. what's up with the no-show picture posting folks at admin? <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby rico » Fri Mar 01, 2002 7:23 am

Here in Texas we call those popcorn shrimp. LOL. rr

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Postby Lsaulog » Fri Mar 01, 2002 8:17 am

Mmmmm, food is one of my <b>favorite </b> subjects!

Nice pics of those delicious prawns, Samo! Being of Filipino decent, I can really appreciate what you are talking about. My Mom makes a coconut curry shrimp that is incredible over some freshly steamed white rice. Yummmmy! <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

When I visited the Philippines back in '84, I couldn't resist trying the coconut curry prawn @ a restaurant called Josephine's. (They have their own fish/prawn farm.) Let me say that those prawn are large enough to scare away some of our Florida lobster! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Definitely no comparison in size to the shrimp we catch here.

*jealous of your prawn season*

Best wishes to you Samo, hope the leg is healing well.



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Postby SpyderNut » Fri Mar 01, 2002 8:19 am

Cool beans!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Samo,
Ahh....now you are talking up my ally. Heh heh! I looovve seafood! Although I'm probably not considered a 'die-hard' fisherman, I too love to eat what I catch. (If the fish are biting that is!) Nice pic's! It looks like a lot of fun!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby sam the man.. » Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:57 am

"popcorn shrimp?" Hmmm.. I've got to look this up.. <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Coconut curried shrimps? Ooooohh Mama! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> That deeeeeelecious! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> I love the prawns in coconut milk Tom Yam which is an excellent Thai dish! Hey Spydernut.. Beans? <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>... *heh-heh!*

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Postby Gary » Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:26 pm

Oh boy Samo!! Those prawns look great. They are soo much bigger than our shrimp! Yikes... I'd hate to see your cattle.

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Postby SpyderNut » Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:51 pm

LOL, Samo!<img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

You know, "beans" have to go with the meal, mainly because "beans are the musical fruit..."<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Heh heh! Just teasin'.<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
The term "Cool Beans" is a Northern Indiana slang for "Sweet!". However, shrimp and beans might not taste too bad after all...<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby clipiteer » Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:58 pm

Samo, popcorn shrimp are little shrimp about the size of, well, popcorn. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> They make great munchies when fried.


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