Usually when we think of fishing we picture old men in overalls napping by a placid lake. In some cases this may be true but fishing (like anything) has been embraced by and modified for adventure travellers everywhere. Picture cruising the worlds most beautiful ocean spots in search of the rarest and biggest sea creatures. Sounds like adventure travel to me! Here are four of AdventureHoney’s favourite South East Asian fishing spots.
Squid Fishing off Thung Wua Laen Beach: Thailand
Fishing Thailand’s most beautiful beaches, in a Thai fishing boat with a local fishing captain. It doesn’t get much more authentic than that! Located in the Chumphon district on the southern coast of Thailand, Thung Wua Laen Beach is the perfect place to experience some of the best fishing Thailand has to offer. For the best Thai fishing tour try out AdventureHoney’s Thai Fishing Trip. You’ll start the day on a small island fishing for smaller fish. When the sun sets you will spend the night with Thai captain was they teach you the art of fishing for squid. If your lucky enough to bring in a big catch, share some with the captain and he will show you the best way to cook it!
Fishing With Dolphins: Myanmar
The Ayeyarwaddy River is home to one of the world’s rarest and most unique fresh water species, the Irrawady dolphin. Reaching up to 3m in length these dolphins are some of the most fascinating creatures Myanmar has to offer. The local fishermen have forged a unique working relationship with the dolphins that will leave you astounded. We can’t reveal too much of this secret so you’ll just have to get to the Ayeyarwaddy River and find out yourself! The AdventureHoney Myanmar fishing tour is a unique, 3-day experience where you explore local wildlife culture and of course, fish with the dolphins!
Big Game Adventure Fishing: Malaysia
Located off the northwest coast of Malaysia, the island of Langkawi is home to a huge array of big-eyed tuna, striped marlin, rainbow runner, giant trevally and sailfish. What do all these have in common? They’re big. Really big! And when you’re an adventure traveller seeking out a fishing experience, size matters. Chase some of South East Asia’s biggest catches around the island and you’re in for an adventure experience that will blow you away!
Bass and Barra in PNG: Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea’s Tauri and Lakekamu rivers are home to some of the world’s largest fresh water monsters. Fishing for these great bass and barramundi is hard work but extremely rewarding. Some fisherman report launching up to 300 casts in the one area before landing their big catch. But once you’re on you better strap in for the ride of your life! If you’re a little tired of the fishing you wont have to look far for more adventure. The Tauri and Lakekamu rivers offer some of the best nature and trekking that Papua New Guinea has to offer!