Searching for your next fishing destination? Below is a list of places that we consider to be the 10 best fishing in Southeast Asia:
Tioman / South China Sea
The three main fishing destinations in the southern region of Malaysia’s islands Aur, Pemanggil and Tioman. The latter is the more popular and developed island of the three, where you can find accommodation and facilities for all budgets. Tioman is suitable for anglers of all levels. From Tioman, you can charter a boat or join a group and take a trip to some of the best sports fishing in the South China Sea. Black Marlin is the most famous catch in this part of the ocean, but you will also find sailfish, yellow fin tuna, giant trevally and barracuda.
Redang / South China Sea
From March to October, the north east coast of Malaysia offers great fishing for both beginners and experienced fishermen. Redang Island is known to be a deep-sea fishing paradise. Actually there is a drop off called “The Tongue of the Ocean”, where the depth is not far from 1830 m. You will have the opportunity to catch jacks, snappers, narrowbarred mackerels, sailfish and barracuda. It is very important to remember that Redang and Perhentian Islands waters are part of the Marine Park, so it is strictly forbidden to fish within these limits, so you need to move on offshore before starting your sport fishing.
Langkawi / Andaman Sea
In the southern Andaman Sea, located 60 nautical miles south west of Langkawi Pulau Perak (also called Silver Island) is an island made of limestone and granite rock. This area has been known for producing big eye tuna, rainbow runner, striped marlin, giant trevally and sailfish. Sport fishing trips to Pulau Perak is usually 3 to 4 days duration with liveaboard fishing boats available for charter from Langkawi.
Bali / Indonesia Sea
Whereas the Indonesian island is mostly known for its culture, its beaches and its party life, it is actually a good place to fish – game fishing and spear fishing. In Bali, anglers can enjoy good to excellent fishing all year round. And who says, excellent fishing, obviously, good selection of fish available: Spanish mackerel, trevallys, sail fish, barracuda, blue marlin …
Sabah / Sarawak / South China Sea
Equipped with a wide range of marine and inland fishing destinations states of Sabah and Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo, both hosts an abundance of fish species and presents the angler with an opportunity to experience one of the world’s best fishing destinations. He tropical ocean keep most of the main target species of tropical game fish including the king of the seas, the Black Marlin and the Blue Marlin. Striped Marlin is also taken and Pacific Sailfish are common. Tuna – yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth found in the deep water areas around the atolls and drop offs. Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Cobia, Narrowbarred Mackerel, Dorado, Barracuda, Escolar, Rainbow Runner, Greater Amberjack and large sharks add to the variety of game fish to be found.
Phuket / Andaman Sea
Andaman Sea is rich and abundant with fish and helps Phuket get a good reputation in terms of fishing and game fishing. The list of fish is long and starts with the coveted sailfish, one of the fastest fish in the sea, Black Marlin, Queen Fish, Dorado, Rainbow Runner, etc …
Maldives / Indian Ocean
Fishing in Maldives is a great activity to do as you are literally surrounded by sea and it is an important source of income for the islands. There you can experiment nice game fishing (sailfish, marlin, barracuda, yellow fish tuna, wahoo, swordfish and many other big fish) and also night fishing, which is the most popular form of fishing in the Maldives. At night you will be pleased to encounter snappers, emperors, barracuda, squirrel fish, jacks and a lot of other …
Flores / Indonesia sea
Flores is an island of the Lesser Sunda Islands and a good game fishing and spear fishing destination. It has lively waters and many fishing villages where locals can teach you their tips for catching a fish.
Andaman Islands / Andaman Sea
Andaman Islands are often said to be the first fishing game destination in Southeast Asia, and is also attracting great interest for spear fishing. In fact, you can catch Black & Blue Marlin, Broadbill Swordfish, Sailfish, Tuna monster Dogtooth Tuna and XXL size Giant Trevally to name just a few. Book Game Fishing in Andaman ..
Natunas Riau Islands / South China Sea
These islands, located in the Natuna Sea, between West Malaysia and Kalimantan, enjoy uncrowded coastline and beautiful beaches and fishing grounds, where you will be able to find a large variety of fish.