Fishing in Nha Trang

September 05, 2020 - 766 views

Fishing is an interesting activity that can help you relieve stress, find something peaceful in your mind. With a long coastline, a lot of rivers, lakes, ponds, islands, and islets, Nha Trang offers plenty of chances for you to go fishing. It is not difficult to find a place for fishing in Nha Trang

The bellow article is about all the information about fishing in Nha Trang, best places to fish, and some particular tips for you. Good luck with your fishing in Vietnam and enjoy it

Overview of fishing in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a tranquil coastal city located in the South Central Coast. It is an attractive destination for people who love, seafood, water activities. Nha Trang bay is home to 19 islands and islets. The largest one is Hon Tre with an area of 32.5 square kilometers. Other famous islands are Hon Mun, Hon Mieu, Hon Tam. Nha Trang has a lot of rivers, lakes, and ponds. All the above make Nha Trang one of the best places in Vietnam to go fishing. There is a variety of fish in Nha Trang that can satisfy your thirst for fishing.
You can go fishing in some lakes, ponds, or rivers in Nha Trang. Just bring your fishing gear, choose a suitable place, and wait for the fish to bite the hook. If you are professional in fishing, you need to hire a boat go far offshore in the water. Most people choose to go on a tour which includes a lot of other activities. The most popular tour is to fish in Hon Mun island, one of the most beautiful islands in Nha Trang

fishing boat

Fishing boat in Nha Trang

Places to fish

Lam Vien Fishing Area

Located about 7 km from the city center, Lam Vien Fishing Area is a perfect place for fishing, especially for a family with kids. Lam Vien has a large, cool campus with a lot of trees. Bamboo bridge, leafy houses by the lakes create rural space, making people feel relaxed and peaceful when fishing here. The area greets a lot of tourists both local and foreigners come here for fishing at weekends. Lam Vien fishing area offers free entrance fees, fishing rods, fishing baits, parking tickets, and leafy houses… You can enjoy delicious dishes made from fish or chicken in this area while waiting for the fish to bite the hook. The best dishes here are Crispy fried hip tilapia or fish porridge dish. The fish you caught can be cooked by the chef here and you will be able to enjoy it there.

Lam Vien Fishing Area

Lam Vien Fishing Area

Tran Phu Bridge

Another place for fishing in Nha Trang is the area near Tran Phu bridge. You do not need to pay for anything. Just bring your own fishing bait and rod. This area is busy at the weekends when you see many local people come here for fishing. While waiting for the fish to bite the hook, you can enjoy the beautiful Tran Phu Bridge, watch people travel around, boat on the rivers…

Hon Mun, Hon Tam, Hon Mot

To fish in these islands, you need to get on a boat that stops at these islands. The best way to go fishing in these islands is to sign up for a tour like Fishing Tour at Hon Mun Island Full Day and you do not have to worry about the transportation, fishing equipment. Besides, you will be able to join a lot of other activities on the boat or at the stops.

Island fishing

Island fishing

Tip and Experiences

1. Decide which kind of fish you want

Depending on the kinds of fish you want, you can choose a suitable place for fishing. Some fish like living in shallow or deep water, some prefer clear or muddy waters. Some live alone, some live in a group. Deciding which kind of fish you want will help you to choose the proper fishing place, fishing rods, fishing machines, bait, and fishing lines

2. Choose a suitable fishing time

The best time to fish in a day is early morning or late afternoon, especially after the rain. The time when the sun is bright and the air is fresh. The best season for fishing is in the spring when the fish often float to the surface of the water and are easily hooked. If you’re into sea fishing, you should go at night for effectiveness. For river fishing, you should fish on low water days (from the 5th to the 12th and from the 20th to the 28th each lunar calendar).

3. Choose a preferable place

Fish often live at the places where have obstacles like bushes, dense reeds, so sit at places with dams, rocks, stakes, you will be able to catch more fish. Avoid places where are empty or with harsh sunlight and strong winds. Fish will hide at the deep bottom and it makes it difficult to catch the fish.

4. Choose the proper fishing rod

Pay attention to the size of the fishing rod, fishing method, location, terrain, or distance. You need a big rod for a big fish, a long rod which is about 4 meters for fish in the sea. For complex terrain, you should choose the fishing rod with medium action to quickly pull the fish. If you use the lure fishing method, you need always hold your fishing rod tight to fling and retract. Choose the lightweight fluorocarbon fishing rods. Besides, do not forget to bring other accessories in fishing such as a hook, float, sinker, line, a lure which must be suitable for your fishing rod.

5. Choose the right fishing bait

Depending on what kind of fish you want, bring the proper fishing baits: natural bait and homemade bait. River fishing and sea fishing require natural bait such as shrimp, worms, crickets, snails, etc. while fishing in lakes, ponds, you can use industrial food such as potatoes, bananas, etc. You had better use chewy, unbroken bait to catch fish at their very first pieces of bait, and use a variety of different bait to catch more fish

Hope that the above information is helpful and you will be able to catch your favorite while in Vietnam. If you want us to book any tour or place to fish in Nha Trang, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Hi, do you have an agency or partner in Nha Trang? We are looking for a private sea fishing tour in August.


you can contact direct for us to book the we can arrange the tour for you. We havent opened office in Nha Trang yet.

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Where I can to get service or repaired for my Daiwa electric fishing reel 600MJ in Nha Trang Vietnam. If you can advise, please reply me back WhatsApp+ 1604 351-0962. Email Regards Savout


Hi! We can give you some addresses of fishing equipment shop, you may get there and ask them if they can do anything for your fishing reel.

  • 28 Nha Tho St., Nha Trang
  • 1144, 23/10 St., Nha Trang
  • 36 Vo Thi Sau St., Nha Trang
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