After a long day full of activities on the bay, what do you want to do with your evening on the cruise in Halong Bay? We may have a suggestion for you: Squid Fishing. Squid fishing – interesting evening activities for travelers in Halong Bay. The feeling of dropping net like local fishermen in Halong Bay triggers many travelers’ curiosity and becomes one of many highlights which draw attention of people worldwide.
Night Squid fishing is the most interesting activity and wonderful pleasure of the night journey on Halong Bay. Tourists will have the instruction from local fishermen about how to fish a squid in the sea. Tourists are provided with fishing rods and racquets so that they can actively use them to catch squids. Tourists must be excited to clearly see light-drunken shoals of squids lazily hovering around; and, step by step each squid is enticed and picked up, remaining totally fresh and striving convulsively. Normally, during the squid season, it would be common to see large squids hovering around the cruises and some lucky guests may catch 15-20 squids per night.
The beginning of the squid season is around April and tends to finish around January. Early on, the squid are often smaller but as the season goes on, the more the squids feed themselves, the bigger they get. The highest peak of the squid fishing season usually starts from August to December and if you have the desire to catch squid with the biggest size throughout the year, you’d better wait until October and November.
For newcomers, here are some squid fishing techniques:
- Fish at night
- Fish on calm water
- Select a location where a strong light shines into the water
- Best water depth is 4-12m (7m is ideal)
- Use quality jigs and keep them moving at all times
- Set the hook when you feel the slightest pull on your line
- If you want to keep the squids alive, they are best used immediately or kept in a big tank, they don’t last long in a bucket. Or the cruise’s chef will use the squids for an on board meal for you and your family.
So, can say: Squid fishing is also a very interesting night time activity because it is time for you to gaze the sparkling Halong Bay sea water surface. At the end of the day, eating boiled squid fish, feeling ink line breaking in the mouth, drinking wine and singing karaoke are the best way to mark an unforgettable night in the UNESCO World Heritage – Halong Bay, Vietnam.