Fishing in Phuket is a fantastic excursion you can enjoy when on holiday in Patong. Whether you’re a novice or fishing enthusiast, it is a thrilling experience to collect a basketful of fish along the shores of the Andaman Sea. As well as an island excursion, a day out on a fishing boat is an excellent getaway that children too will enjoy.
What to Expect Fishing in the Andaman Sea
Without any restrictions on dropping nets within three kilometres of the shoreline, Phuket is a favoured destination among trawlers and commercial fishermen. The Phuket region is also popular among artisanal fishing families and tourists, with its unfailing 28-degree ocean temperature, perfect swimming conditions and abundance of island-hopping opportunities.
Though most bigger catches are found on the other side of the Similan Islands, you can still find a plethora of tropical fish near the shores of the Andaman. You may get lucky on your fishing tour by catching and later enjoying a delectable plate of mahi-mahi.
If you’re keen on bottom fishing, you can take a boat further out to Racha Yai Island, some 15 kilometres from the south of Phuket. This beautiful island will satisfy your escapist fantasies, allowing you to enjoy a tropical paradise away from the noise of a busy beach resort.
Trolling in the Andaman
Trolling has proven to be a challenge for most and can keep you out at sea for an entire day, cruising slowly across the waters. It’s an exhilarating challenge for many fishing enthusiasts. If you’re sailing with a captain, pay attention to whether you’re better off trolling or bottoming fish. Most of the time, you’ll want to get a good distance away from Phuket to catch a glimpse of bigger bites such as marlin or billfish.
Make sure the boat you hire is well-equipped and capable of covering longer distances. If you’re up for a sea excursion, the tour desk at The Andaman Beach Hotel Phuket can help tailor your itinerary. Start your day early before sunrise, as well as the pleasure of catching fish, you’ll enjoy a whole-day with the entire family. On your return to land, enjoy winding down on your private balcony back at the hotel and take in the beautiful sunset view of the Andaman Sea.
The popularity of fishing in the Andaman Sea is undeniable for both casual and professional fishermen. If you’re up for an adventure or simply looking to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, The Andaman Beach Hotel Phuket is a destination you don’t want to miss out on.