In summer at Con Dao, there are precipitate flights from Sai Gon and full passenger ships from Cat Lo which bring tourists come to clear and blue beaches called “heaven on Earth”. At Con Dao this season, you will see the purple Giant Crape-myrtle, the red flamboyant, and blossom lotus pond in Hai An lake when you go anywhere. The sun and wind may help the tropic flower be more ruddy and also help  the island get more attention from tourists.

Almost tourists coming to Con Dao only visit monuments and swim, but few people know about an interesting program, which is diving to watch coral, then fishing in Con Son bay, enjoying your performances in Bay Canh. The reason is that this program choose tourist itself and has high cost. Besides, fishing in Con Dao requires tourists have high ability of standing seasick because the Con Dao beach is not calm as the beach in Nha Trang or Phu Quoc. In addition, the hydrologic system in Con Dao is so complicated, that requires a professional steersman to watch “standing” tide (means this is not when the tide go up and down making fishing-line drifted and not touched the sea floor), know fishing point (is coral reefs having several fishes), know how to hook the right fish hooks to the suitable fishs and prepare fish baits.

However, if you once go fishing in Phu Quoc or Nha Trang, fishing In Con Dao will bring to you a different feeling that is surprizing big fishes, or when you play with a surfeited fish with pleasure as it eats all your foods and then continue to watch for the next baits, or the feeling when you lead a big fish by mared hands lasts a half of hour, or the feeling when you pull a fish up the water surface, but it wriggles violently and comes back to the sea…

Fishing in Con Dao divides to 2 kinds: professional fishing and fishing for fun. Professional fishing is a kind of long time fishing of participating people whose passions are going fishing. A professional fishing trip lasts some days. When coming to Con Dao, professional fishers will climb aboard immediately, the logistics (foods, rice..) will be prepared by shipowners. The time of professional fishing trip is not influenced by weather conditions, but it is dicided by “fishing season” (means what fishes will be have at this time). They floats on the sea some days and nights. They fish live squids putting in capsule for making baits at night, and they go fishing in the daylight. The trip ending with hundreds kilograms of fish is normal. The profesional fishing trip will be prepared before, the fisher will be equiped some sets of clothes, fishing hook, fishing rob, lead, fishing line,…

Fishing for fun will be attached with visiting. The trip lasts a session or a day, depending on tourists’ ability of standing sun and wave. Fishing equipments are simple such as plastic fishing tube (although there are rob machines for who wants) and chopped fresh inks for fishing baits (professional fishing uses live inks for baits). However, it does not mean that you will not fish quality fishes with the simple kind. The writer has once seen that “amateur fishers” fished a more than 4kg cobia, a more than 2kg pomfret or red grouper like in the picture. Apart from the professional fisher who want to fish certain species, the amateur fishers can pull any fishes which is hooked. Therefore, they can enjoy wonderful feeling when they pull the fishes that they fish by themselves on board.

We hope that you will have the opportunity to experience the feeling when fishes eat baits closing to fishing line, and then after a tug, your line will stretch out because a fish wriggles to escape from the sharp hooks suffering into the mouth. You will thrill to pull the fishing line , and when pulling fish out of the water, you will burst with joy because you know that  you had fished a big fish from the sea.