Shark Fishing – an exciting experience in Con Dao Island, Vietnam

Con Dao Island is one of the leading coastal tourist attractions in Vietnam with beautiful unspoiled beaches. Recently, Con Dao has become an increasingly preferred choice of travellers as a paradise for relaxation and nature discovery. Especially, for those who love fishing and interested in adventurous activities, shark fishing in the island is surely an interesting experience

Shark fishing in Con Dao Island - an interesting experience
Shark fishing in Con Dao Island – an interesting experience

Love Peak in Con Dao Island which is 321 m above sea level is where almost every shark fishing tour takes place. It takes about 30 minutes driving from the center of the district to this place. Nhat Beach and Ca Map Beach (means Shark Beach) are two main homes to sharks in Con Dao Island. According to local people on the island and also experts in shark fishing, the best time to try this exciting experience is when night falls. The quantity of sharks is different from day to day as it depends on the weather and also, the water flows. Vietnam and Cambodia tours

Love Peak in Con Dao Island is where shark fishing tours take place
Love Peak in Con Dao Island is where shark fishing tours take place

Taking part in a shark fishing tour, each traveller will be given a fishing rod which is dedicated for sea fishing with a length of around 3 m and fishing line with a length at least 100 m.  In order to attract sharks, bait must be fresh sea squid. After baiting your hook, a local fisherman will guide you for about 5 minutes, from how to choose a best place, drop your fishing rod to signals when shark hooks. When as you already drop your fishing rod, a fire will be woken to create light to attract shark and also to grill seafood for an interesting dinner on the beach. Mekong river cruise

Each traveller will be given a fishing rod which is dedicated for sea fishing
Each traveller will be given a fishing rod which is dedicated for sea fishing

I still remember the first time I had a chance to try this amazing experience in Con Dao Island. After waiting for exactly 20 minutes, I felt the fish biting then I hooked and it was a small shark, just about 2kg but everybody was really excited. Beside the night fire, the pleasant sound of waves, the melody of wind and the laugh of us whenever someone catch a shark all together created an really memorable experience in Con Dao Island

Travellers happily show off their fruits
Travellers happily show off their fruits

With a wild but very charming beauty, with no doubt Con Dao is an amazing destination which always brings travellers exciting journeys of discovery as well as great experiences

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