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Fishing on the legendary Burma Banks

The Burma Banks off the coast of Myanmar are undoubtedly one of the last really almost untouched places where anglers can experience fantastic sea fishing. About 200 km off the mainland coast, the “Banks” rise from a depth of 350 meters to an average water depth of 20-50 meters, forming numerous underwater plateaus. Pretty much everything that is native to the Andaman Sea is bustling around here.

These include Giant Trevallies (“GT’s), Dogtooth-Tuna and also various Grouper, Snapper and Shark species. Of course, Dorados and Wahoos are always to be expected. Fishing for Black Marlin is often  successful too.

 

“Action fishing” is the motto at the Burma Banks – that means mainly jigging and natural bait fishing. If you are interested, you can also do some trolling with lures, where Black Marlin or Sailfish can be expected.

Popper fishing is also becoming more and more popular here – although the classic flat reef structures are lacking, the coveted fish (especially GT’s and Tuna) are still there and first attempts were quite successful. A lot is possible here, especially in the evenings (and even at night), when many fish species are hunting at the surface. We even caught a wahoo on Popper during a tour in March.

The Hooker

Technical specifications:

  • Length: 17 meters
  • Width: 5 meters
  • Engine: Twin 300 HP
  • Diesel tank: 6500 l
  • Fresh water tank: 2400 l

 

Security / navigation:

  • Life raft
  • Life jackets
  • Dinghy (8 HP)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Satellite phone sounder / GPS / chart plotter
  • SSB
  • VHF and CH radio
  • Autopilot

Furnishing/fishing equipment:

  • Large salon with dining table
  • TV (DVDs)
  • Large seating area on the Flybrdge
  • 2 bathrooms with shower / toilet
  • cabin with 4 beds
  • Fishing equipment
  • Fighting chair
  • Outrigger
  • Downrigger
  • Tuna tubes
  • 30-80 lbs trolling equipment

You have to bring your own equipment for popperfishing or speed jigging.

 

On this tour, you are accommodated the entire fishing time on the boat

For groups (2-4 people) we would be happy to create an individual offer for you. Just ask us!

We also offer occasional guided tours on the “Hooker”, for which individual drivers can also register – please ask us for dates.

 

February – April

  • 1 week full charter on the MV Hooker
  • Overnight on board
  • Full board (alcoholic drinks extra)

 

Price per person with 4 travel participants:  € 2,699

Not included in the price:

  • Flight(s) + transfer – we would be happy to make you an offer here
  • Required overnight stay (s) on arrival and departure (we can also organize it for you)
  • National park fee
  • Tips

 

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