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Some Alternative Fishing Spots in South East Asia

Being situated in a very conducive location geographically, Southeast Asia has some marvelous fishing locations that have successfully attracted fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. And not just fishing, scuba diving, sailing and wakeboarding have attracted a lot of tourists too. Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia all boast of being world class diving locations. Southern Thailand is especially well known for sailing. Not to forget the delectable seafood that is traditional to this region but has reached in kitchens all over the world.

If you are planning a fishing trip in the Southeast Asia you have to include places like Simian Islands if you have black marlins in your mind. For that typical family holiday vacation, head out to Phuket – just 15 miles from Phuket mainland and you can target sailfish, Dorado, tuna, Giant trevally, and Wahoo. Ko Rock and Ko Ha is rightfully known as the ‘sailfish capital of Asia’. Now even the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are being considered as one of the best game fishing destinations in the world. Tuna, marlins, sharks, and a wonderful experience awaits you here.

If you have a boat, nothing like it, and if you don’t, you can hire one of the many charters for a day to 5 days and experience the thrill of the deep sea like never before. You don’t have to be an expert angler to enjoy the sport fishing. You might not feel comfortable with the giant fish and how to handle them – the expert guides will always be there to assist you. Moreover all marlins, sharks and sailfish are released back into the water for environmental reasons.    

If you are looking for some great fishing spots, go a little further down till you reach Australia. This is a deep sea fishing haven. The location could not have been any better. Being bound by water on all sides the country boasts of some marvelous beaches and great fishing spots. Snapper, Dorado, sailfish, swordfish, Tunas, Giant Trevally, King George Whiting, sharks, marlins etc are in abundance here. Book a charter and be prepared to have some wonderful one-of-a-kind fishing experience that you would be glad you did not miss it. Cairns, Walpole, the Great Barrier Reef, Darwin, Kimberley,   Brisbane, Mandurah, are only some of them.

And it is not just the fishing, if you are on a family vacation and not all are into fishing and would like to do some other activities as well; there is scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, wake boarding, sailing and more. Do not leave the land without tasting the delicious seafood from some of the finest seafood chefs from around the world.

Before you leave for a trip, make it a point to check your fishing tackles to see if they are in a proper working condition.  Most charters allow you to rent tackles so check with your travel agent or your charter if they allow so or not. Also check with them if you are supposed to get something else as well. So see you soon in the waters! Tight Lines!   

John Anderson

John Anderson is an ardent outdoor enthusiast who has a special interest in fishing and boating. He hails from Australia and has travelled to almost all the wonderful places in the country for one of kind experiences. He is also a proficient author of several outdoor articles on travel with a bias towards boating and fishing....(Read More)

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