Thailand: squid fishing


Squid fishing is big business in Thailand. The bright colorful lights from the vast fleets of squid fishing boats can actually be seen even from as far as the International Space Station.

On squid fishing boats, the lights, which are swung into position from the sides of the boat, do most of the work by luring the squid to the surface. All that remains for a fisherman or tourist to do is gently bob the rod up and down and hook any hapless creatures that come too close.
Most people tend to catch at least one squid, and these are often prepared as instant sashimi to be enjoyed on the trip back to shore. Squid fishing can be arranged from nearly any of fishing ports of Thailand.
Nevertheless, the best months to go for squid fishing are between October and April.

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