If you are a fan of catching and taking them home (or putting them back into water; whichever is your preference) then deep-sea fishing is one of the ultimate goals. It is an exhilarating activity and if you plan your trip right, you might even get to see some of the more rare and friendly of the planet earth family like whales and dolphins. It is also one of the best family friendly activities that you can plan ahead and go on for a weekend excursions to.
Types of deep sea fishing
There are mainly three types of deep sea fishing techniques employed, and it depends on the type of fish that you want to catch.
There is bottom fishing done by dropping your line to the bottom or near to the floor of the sea where you can get snappers (red, black or white), scampi, triggerfish, groupers, and amberjacks as they live near the sea floor. In most of the professional game centers there are artificial reefs developed for the fish to inhabit so that you can catch one easily.
Trolling is considered more exciting as the bait is always moving near the top of the water. The boat hire HK or whichever you decide to go in will have to go in a straight line for the fish to get to the bait. You can get mackerel, cobias, wahoos, sailfish, and kingfish using trolling methods.
Offshore fishing is for the more adventurous of us. You can catch big fishes using this method by dragging the fish off the water and into the boat. You can get dolphins (not flipper dolphins), black fin tuna, wahoos and marlins (blue or white) using this method.
Gear and tackle
Usually well known yacht rental who do deep sea fishing professionally and for tourists will supply the gear, supplies and other needs for the time you are hiring them for. So you will have to get separate sets for each family member if you want to do the fishing simultaneously. Check for anything extra that you might need to take with you when going. If you plan on keeping your catch then you will have to take your own cooler in most cases for storing the caught fish.
Get a checkup done at your doctors’ before you leave and take medications for sea sickness and other issues that you or your family might have. Take your own food, drinks, hats and caps along with waterproof clothing for staying on the boat. Check with the local authorities to know which fish can be caught and which ones are illegal.