1. Why should you do a Vietnam fishing tour?

As previously stated, with over 3600 km of coastline, over 2000 islands, and 400 rivers, Vietnam provides ample opportunities for fishing. From north to south, you can easily find a place to fish in either freshwater (rivers and lakes) or salt water (the sea).

Furthermore, fishing is a very healthy hobby that not only effectively relieves stress but also provides you with natural, garden-fresh, and delectable sources of seafood. It will be fascinating to sit on a small boat, wait for the fish to bite the bait, have them cooked immediately, and then enjoy delectable dishes later.

Many of the fishing spots in Vietnam have breathtaking scenery. As a result, it will also be an opportunity for you to marvel at the breathtaking beauty bestowed upon us by Mother Nature. Enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and fresh air can both refresh our minds after days of living in a bustling urban area and bring you life inspiration. You will have some unforgettable memories if you participate in the activities with friends on the Vietnam fishing tour.

Finally, unlike other activities such as rock climbing, scuba diving, or deep water soloing, fishing in Vietnam is extremely inexpensive and requires no effort. You only need to rent a small boat, a fishing rod, and some bait. If you’re new to this, the local fishermen will gladly assist you for free.


Go fishing in Vietnam is such an exciting activity that you will never want to stop. If you have the opportunity to visit Vietnam, especially Halong Bay, Nha Trang, and Da Nang, you should not pass it up.


Fishing is such an exciting activity in Vietnam that you will never want to stop. You should not pass up the opportunity to visit Vietnam, particularly Halong Bay, Nha Trang, and Da Nang.

2. Vietnam Fishing Types

Because Vietnam has so many fishing spots for tourists, Vietnam fishing tour types vary from place to place. Essentially, the type of fishing will be determined by the characteristics of the location.

2.1. Vietnam Offshore Fishing

This type of Vietnam fishing tour is popular in coastal areas such as Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Nha Trang, and so on. If you want to go offshore fishing, it is usually recommended that you go on a cruise tour that includes the activity because the service quality is professional. The cruise will take you around the bay or the sea area before coming to a stop in the center or near a fishing village. Following that, you will be transferred to a small boat to participate in the activity.


Because the fishing spot is located in the bay, the water is relatively calm, with the occasional gust of wind. While you wait for the fish to bite the bait, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the sea. Aside from fish, you may catch drums, bass, grouper, red snapper, squid, and mackerels while sea fishing. Despite its appealing aspects, Vietnam fishing is fraught with danger. Because the water is quite deep, avoid getting too close to the boat’s stern, and remember to wear your life jacket.

Offshore Fishing Vietnam


2.2. Fishing In Vietnam’s Rivers 

River fishing in Vietnam, like offshore fishing, takes place on a small boat. Furthermore, because the water is shallower, you can wade across the river to find the fish. Fishing in the Vietnam River allows you to catch large fish. This is also an opportunity to live near the locals and observe what they do daily. The Red River, Tien River, and Hau River are the three most important rivers in Vietnam for fishing.

2.3. Fishing In Vietnam’s Lake 

In Vietnam, you can fish from a small boat or on the banks of lakes or small channels. In some parts of Vietnam, people catch fish in the mud with their bare hands. Mud fishing is a lot of fun, but it gets your clothes dirty. It can be dangerous to put your bare hand in hidden places because some fish have venomous spines. In this case, remember to wear fishing gloves. Bronze featherback, eel tail catfish, shark catfish, climbing perch, giant gourami, carp, or even eel and shrimp may be caught in Vietnam’s freshwater.


Every type of fishing has unique features that you should not miss while on vacation. You can participate in the activity by visiting the following locations where fishing is popular.


3. Best Fishing Places in Vietnam

3.1. Halong Bay

The majority of Halong Bay cruises include fishing as part of their itinerary. You will be shown how to fish for squids by a local fisherman on board. Fish or squid caught will be used to prepare dishes for you. It’s amazing to fish in the middle of a world heritage site while taking in the peaceful atmosphere and listening to Halong Bay stories and locals’ experiences. You can also hire a boat with local fishermen or tour guides to fish in picturesque locations such as Ti-Top Island, Cong Do Lake, and some floating villages.

Fishing in Halong Bay


3.2. Nha Trang

There are numerous Vietnam fishing tours in Nha Trang that allow you to fish in deep seawater. You can explore Nha Trang’s natural beauty while also fishing. Hon Mun Island and Hon Tam Island are the most beautiful places in Nha Trang for sightseeing and fishing.

You might be interested in Hon Mun Island Full Day Fishing Tour.

3.3. Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta, home to many ponds, rivers, and reservoirs, is one of the best places in Vietnam for fishing. There is an incredible variety of native fish there, including Black Carp, Catfish, Black Shark, Rigal, Red River giant catfish, and Chinese bighead carp. You can use a fishing net, rods, bamboo traps, or simply your hands to catch the fish. Then you can cook your own freshly caught fish. It will be a fantastic experience for you during your trip to Vietnam.

You might want to join us on our day trip: Experience the Mekong Delta Vietnam fishing tour by catching fish with your bare hands.

Fishing by hand in Mekong Delta Vietnam 

3.4. Saigon

Because of its dense population of rivers and lakes, Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the best places in Vietnam for fishing tours. You can go fishing in any of the rivers or lakes you come across as long as you bring enough equipment. To fish in Saigon, it is recommended that you sit on the bank and simply wait for the fish to bite the bait. Be patient; the fish will eventually come to you. Fish are plentiful in Saigon’s rivers and lakes, so your chances are good.


Once in a lifetime, try your hardest to catch the biggest fish and break the previous record of a tourist catching a Mekong giant catfish weighing more than 27 kg. This type of fish is also extremely healthy, so if you get a chance to catch it, cook it right away and enjoy the delicious and nutritious dishes.


3.5. Danang

Going on a fishing day in Danang Bay with local fishermen will be a fantastic experience for those who prefer offshore fishing. During the day, you will have the opportunity to relax in nature and be taught how to fish by a qualified “expert.” You can also enjoy a sumptuous fresh meal for dinner if you catch some big fish.


You will be taken around Son Tra Peninsula in a small fishing boat and will stop at some point. According to the fisherman, that is the best place to fish. Then the fishing begins. You can ask the local fishermen for assistance because they are all friendly. This experience is genuine and authentic, promising you an unforgettable memory.

3.6. Hoi An

Aside from being a wonderful ancient town in Vietnam, Hoi An is a great place to go fishing because it is close to Cam Thanh Village, the village of water and mangrove palms. You can ride a bike to the village from Hoi An’s old town and then begin your fishing trip with a local fisherman. You can be taken to the lake’s center and taught how to use the nat to catch fish. This will be a fantastic experience.


One fascinating aspect of fishing in Hoi An is that, in addition to the small fishing boat, you will have the opportunity to sit in a coracle, a unique type of boat in Vietnam. After a day of fishing in the lake, you can enjoy a delicious meal made from the fish you caught for dinner.


4. Tips for Fishing in Vietnam

4.1. Choose a suitable fishing times fishing

Avoid fishing from April to November because of the possibility of strong winds, monsoons, tidal waves, or rain. Freshwater fishing is best from August to November when high tides bring in more fish. Nighttime is preferable to daytime.


4.2. Find out which type of fish you want to fish

Different types of fish, like humans, prefer to live in different water levels. Water can be shallow or deep, clear or muddy. Choose the appropriate fishing rods, fishing machines, bait, and fishing lines based on the type of fish you want to catch.


4.3. Go fishing with your friends

Remember to invite a friend to go fishing with you. Fishing will become more enjoyable as you share your fishing and life experiences.

5. Conclusion 

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