Drapanes are common in estuaries and places with muddy seabed, including offshore waters. They can be found solitary or small groups feeding on what they can scavenge from the seabed. Sea worms and prawn meat works pretty well in catching drapanes, but hook size should not be too large when targeting for them as they have small mouth. They will take full size prawns as well but it takes awhile for them to chew their way through.
Credit to: Abel Yeo
Hello Hello!this is probably the first blog that you’ll see which has an entire post dedicated to cooking the fish that was caught!Not sure why also…but maybe…all they think about is eating the fish rather than sharing the experience?
First on our list of completely clueless methods of cooking weird looking fish is the Sickle Fish which is known by many uncles, who couldn’t be bothered to learn the name ,as “Fan fish”.This fish is a bottom feeder and tends to eat worms and prawns that dwell on the sea bed.they can be usually caught when mud and clay is present!Usually caught in Pasir Ris, Changi broadwalk and Sembawang Park, just to name a few.
This fish has a muddy taste when not cooked properly so it isn’t advisable to steam the fish. I highly recommend deep frying or braising this fish to mask the flavour. Texture of this fish is similar to pomfet.
In this picture we have given our catch to a nearby restaurant to help us cook!So we’ve chosen Assam!. although it is something we’ll never do again since it cost us $15.and we are too Ghetto for this.
Alternatively you could try cooking this fish with fish curry sauce or Assam sauce!