Phuket is popular all over the world for the best beaches, diving and nightlife. But what most people may not know is that the Phuket in Thailand also offers world-class fishing and angling activities. Sailfish, giant trevally, dog-tooth tuna, swordfish, blue and black martin deep sea fishing catches are renowned in the area.
For fishing enthusiasts Roh Lok Island on the southeast of Phuket is a relaxing and enjoyable island for deep sea fishing. The island has some exotic beaches and is home to monitor lizards. The sport fishermen are however attracted to the huge quantity of sailfish that can be found there.
The action heats up even more during the late afternoon and early evening. Free jumpers are visible in large amounts. Deep sea fishermen would bag sailfishes and put them in their itinerary. A short cruise from the island takes deep sea fishing enthusiasts at Hin Daeng that is an amazing dive site providing excellent fishing opportunities.
With Phuket fishing attaining international recognition it is indeed growing as the sportfishing destination in Southeast Asia. The multitude of fish varieties found in the Andaman Sea and Phuket waters is so long that can be found in a fisherman’s handbook.