A Guide to Fishing in Hua Hin

June 26, 2018.
Tags: Hua hin, Activities, Tips

Fishing is a popular pastime for people from all over the world, and it is especially popular here in Hua Hin. If you are planning a holiday in the region, you should factor in some time to enjoy some leisurely fishing. In Hua Hin, you have plenty of options available to you if you want to fish. Here's what you need to know.

Open Ocean Fishing

This is what most people think of when they think about fishing, and Hua Hin isn't short on fishing charter options. However, not all are as reputable as others, so be sure to do plenty of research before selecting a charter company. Online reviews can be incredibly helpful in this area. In using them, be on the lookout for any red flags in the customer comments.

Hua Hin Game Fishing is popular with travellers, and they'll even come to pick you up in the morning before your excursion. Their expert guides know the best spots to fish to maximise your chances of catching something big.

Catch-and-Release Fishing

Sustainability is always a concern with fishing, especially in popular areas like Hua Hin. Catch-and-release fishing outfits let you enjoy all the fun of fishing without having to worry about harming the local ecosystem. There are many catch-and-release fishing operations in Hua Hin, and the Hua Hin Fishing Lodge is one of the best.

The property features two large lakes that they keep well stocked with a variety of types of fish, including several endangered species. You'll find these endangered fish in much greater quantities than you would in the wild, so you are in for a truly unique experience. You'll utilise barbless hooks so that it is easy to let the fish back into the water after you have caught it (and taken a few photos, of course!).

Pier Fishing

If you're looking for something with more of a local feel, head to the Hua Hin Fishing Pier. It is a favourite spot for fishing among the locals, giving you the chance to experience some of the city's culture. If you arrive early enough, you may have the opportunity to see the commercial fishing boats coming back in to deliver their wares to hotels, restaurants and markets throughout the city. Some of them even sell their fresh catch right off the back of the boat.

Once the fishing boats have left for the day, stake out a spot along the 300-foot pier and cast your line. You'll need to have your own equipment to fish here, but fortunately, there are numerous outlets where you can rent gear for the day.

Making the Most of Your Fishing Trip

Some days, the fish just aren't biting, no matter how many times you switch up your bait and lures. To have the best chance of catching some fish, you'll want to stay in the area for a while so that you can try out several different spots at different times of the day. A long-term vacation rental is the perfect way to do this.

Here at Rental for the Holidays, we have numerous apartments and condos available for long-term stays in Hua Hin. You'll save a lot of money over staying in a traditional hotel, especially when you factor in that you'll be able to do a lot of your own cooking, rather than eating every meal at a restaurant. If you're engaging in ocean or pier fishing, you can even cook up the day's catch for dinner!