If you're a Filipino or if you have been to the Philippines, no menu is complete without seafood, especially fish. There are three types of fisheries in the Philippines, namely: inland capture fisheries, aquaculture, and marine capture fisheries.
Inland capture fisheries involve fishing in enclosed freshwater areas like lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and natural brackish water (mixed seawater and freshwater) fishponds.
Aquaculture refers to all fisheries that involve culturing and raising aquatic species under controlled conditions in freshwater, brackish water, and marine water areas. One example is the Oyster farm in Cambuhat River, Bohol.
Not only is this lake a popular spot for those who want to go on a nature trip, but it’s also the ideal place for those who want to go game fishing. Lake Caliraya in Laguna is one of the most popular Bass fishing spots in the country. Caliraya is a man-made lake created in 1939 and is home to a number of resorts and vacation homes that tourists can stay in during their trips.
It’s recommended that you stay in one of the many accommodations around the lake to be able to go fishing as rates for rentals differ per establishment. After fishing, you can opt to have your fresh catch cooked at the resorts.
Apart from fishing, some of the activities that you can do at the lake are windsurfing, skiing, and boating among others.
While Siargao is mainly known for surfing, the island is also known as the sport and game fishing capital of the Philippines. All year round, you can find fish such as Giant Trevally, Skipjack Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo or Tangigue among others.
If you’re into big-game fishing, try visiting around March to May where you can catch Sailfish and see some Barracudas as well. You can also try night wishing or trolling while you’re on your trip.
It’s recommended that you coordinate with your chosen tour providers or hotels regarding fishing packages and the like when you’re planning a fishing trip to the island.