What kind of fish can be caught in Vietnam

Vietnam is a country with a long coastline and rich marine biodiversity, making it a paradise for sea fishing enthusiasts. Although Vietnam also has many species of freshwater fish, here and below we are talking about marine fish. Here are some of the main types of fish that can be caught in the sea waters of Vietnam:

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1. Mackerel (Scombridae).

Mackerel is a common fish that lives in the coastal regions of Vietnam. It has a streamlined body and is known for its fast swimming speed. Mackerel is a very popular food fish due to its fighting qualities and tasty meat. It can be caught using various methods such as trolling, casting or jigging.

2. Tuna (Thunnini).

Vietnam's offshore waters are home to several species of tuna, including yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna and bigeye tuna. These fish are known for their strength and speed, making them difficult to catch. Fishing for tuna in Vietnam is usually done on the high seas using methods such as live bait or lure trolling.


3. Barracuda (Sphyraenidae)

Barracuda is a predatory fish that lives both in the open ocean and in the coastal waters of Vietnam. It has a long, slender body and sharp teeth. Barracuda can be caught by trolling or casting near reefs, shipwrecks or cliffs. They are known for their aggressive punches and strong fights.

4. Snapper (Lutjanidae).

Several species of snapper live in Vietnam, including red snapper, mangrove snapper, and yellowtail snapper. Snappers are bottom-dwelling fish that live on reefs, rocky areas, or in mangroves. They are valued for their dense and aromatic flesh. Fishing for perch is often done using baits such as shrimp, squid or small fish using methods such as bottom fishing or jigging.


5. Grouper (Epinephelinae)

Grouper is a popular object of amateur and sport fishing that lives in the coastal waters of Vietnam. They are known for their large size, with some species reaching over 1 meter in length. Groupers can be found near reefs, shipwrecks, or rocky areas. Perch fishing often involves the use of live bait or large lures, as well as heavy tackle due to their strength.

6. Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus):

Mahi Mahi, also known as "dolphin fish", is a highly prized food fish found in tropical and subtropical seas, including Vietnam. They come in vibrant colors including bright blue and yellow. Mahi-Mahi are known for their acrobatic jumps and high-speed running. They can be caught trolling with lures or live bait, especially around floating debris or weed lines.


7. Marlin and Sailfish (Istiophoridae):

Vietnam's offshore waters are home to marlin and sailfish, two of the most prestigious game fish in the world. In the sea, you can find such types of marlin as black marlin and blue marlin, as well as sailfish. These fish are known for their incredible size, strength and speed. Fishing for marlin and sailfish in Vietnam is usually done by trolling with large lures or live bait.

These are just a few examples of the variety of fish species that can be caught while fishing in Vietnam. The country's coastal waters offer anglers endless opportunities to explore and enjoy catching this prized fish. Sea deep sea fishing in Vietnam is a memorable adventure that you should not miss.