Best 5 Spots For Fishing In South East Asia

Best 5 Spots For Fishing In South East Asia

If you are searching for an excellent fishing destination in South East Asia to experience the best, your search stops right here. It is often difficult to determine an ideal spot out of all. Hence, to help you out, we have brought the list of five best spots for fishing in South East Asia.

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1.    Redang, South China Sea

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The beautiful Redang Island of Terengganu in Malaysia

Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced angler, Redang would be a good option to visit for fishing. The great angling time in the northern sea coast of Malaysia starts probably from March and continues through October. This Island is popularly known to be the paradise of deep sea fishing.

Redang Island also has a drop off known as ‘The Tongue of the Ocean.’ The depth of this place is not more than 1830m. You would get the scope to catch snappers, sailfish, jacks, barracudas and narrow barred mackerels.

However, fishing might be prohibited in the Redang waters within the periphery of Marine Park.

2.    Langkawi, Andaman Sea

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Langkawi could be a perfect spot for fishing as crowds have not discovered it yet. This island is situated on the northwest coast of Malaysia. 60 miles away in the southwestern side of Langkawi is the Pulau Perak, which is an island, formed of granite and limestone. This place is the home of abundant big eyed tuna, striped marlin, rainbow runner, sailfish and giant trevally.

The common part which you would be able to find here is that every fish species is big in size. And size matters for all the adventurous anglers to experience a great fishing day.

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3.    Bali, Indonesia Sea

Bali Indonesia – 23 September 2016: Wake of a small sports fishing vessel off the coast of Nusa Dua in Bali Indonesia

You might have known Indonesian Island mostly for its beaches, culture as well as the party times. But the place would also be perfect for fishing, particularly for spear fishing and game fishing. You would be able to enjoy excellent fishing days here in Bali all the year round.

Bali is the home of the fishes like Trevally, Spanish mackerels, barracuda, sailfish, blue marlin and many others.

4.    Sabah and Sarawak, South China Sea

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Fishing boat with a fisherman holding a rod in action.

States in Malaysia Borneo, Sabah and Sarawak could be great options if you want to explore one of the topmost fishing destinations in the world. These places are equipped with wide range of inland fishing and marine destinations. It houses plenty species of fish including the king of the sea waters, Blue Marlin and Black Marlin.

You would also be able to catch Striped Marlin along with the common Pacific Sailfish. Moreover, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth, and Bigeye could be found in drop offs and atolls of deep water. The other game fish variety available here are Cobia, Giant Trevally, Wahoo, Dorado, Escolar, Rainbow Runner, Barracuda, Greater Amberjack as well as large sharks.

5.    Maldives, Indian Ocean

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Big Fishing boat at anchor in the Indian ocean Maldives

Fishing could be a compatible activity to practice in Maldives as it is encircled by seas. It even forms a good source of income for the place. You would be able to experiment great game fishing like marlin, yellowfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo, sailfish and many others.

Maldives is even highly popular for night fishing. You could be able to come across emperors, squirrel fish, snappers, jacks, barracuda and many other fishes at night.

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Therefore, these are the best five spots for fishing in South East Asia. We hope that this list above would help you a lot in selecting a perfect spot for you. However, if you have any suggestion regarding this, please let us know about it.

If you are also planning to catch croaker then you can also find that in South East Asia. These spots will offer your perfect place for that.


Ted Thomas

Hi there, I’m Ted Thomas from GrayWolfLife, an ardent adventure writer. I write for readers with a genuine interest in enjoying the great outdoors. By sharing my experiences camping, hunting and fishing, I hope to inspire others to fully explore the depths of their passion.

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