The Black Carp fishing on the Thai Nguyen Lake is superb during the Summer months when the fishing in the Vietnam is extremely easy because the water temperatures geting very high and the fish crazy start feeding. The fishing is also amazing during the Spring months from March to May as the fish gather in the shallows ready for spawning.
The Carp fishing in the Spring can be amazing as the Carp are feeding getting ready for spawning. They are all held up in the shallow areas where the weed grows naturally with plenty of natural food for them. The Carp in the Thai Nguyen Lake in large shoals during the winter period in deep water, providing some excellent Carp fishing. The main shoal fish are in the 20lb to 50lb range with many 50lb+ Black Carp caught by us and you are in with a chance of a 60lb+, 70lb+ or even an 80lb+ Carp if you are lucky. The biggest confirmed capture to date is a Black of 83lb and there have been several 70lb+ Commons and Black’s caught to our knowledge. The majority of the Carp in the Thai Nguyen Lake are big Black’s of which most have never seen an anglers hook but there are some very beautiful Black Carp here too and the fish are really strong fighters.
The fishing here is very different to the normal long stay fishing associated with catching big Carp. Here you can catch Carp during the day, then return to your hotel to shower and change, then have an evening out with your friends in the local bars and restaurants if you are not too tired from the fishing.
The normal fishing arrangements are one of our guides will collect you every morning at a pre-arranged time from your hotel and take you to the swims with all your tackle set up in the van ready to go and will check on you during the day and bring you lunch to the bank while you are fishing, if you have a mobile phone with you, we are only minutes away for any other requests. Your guide will give you advice on the best methods to fish the swims and details of depths, snags etc. We then arrange a convenient pick up time at the end of the day, where all of the tackle is placed back into the van ready for your next days fishing, you are then taken back to your hotel which we provide via the bar or supermarket if needed. Another option worth considering is to hire a car giving you more flexibility if you chose to move positions during the day from Thai Nguyen Lake to Cat Nguyen Lake or to have a look around the area for different swims or signs of feeding fish. This option is becoming very popular with some of our regular fishermen or if you just want to be more independent, as there are some great deals to be found with our car servies.
In Vietnam, fishing for Carp is not allowed by law , fishing available before sun rise until one hour after sun set, with night fishing. People in Vietnam catching & eating fishes but we do not, our conditions that we will catch and Release… keep fishes alive and happy in water.
We have bait available in Vietnam in the form of boilies in sizes of 22mm for hook baits . We can also prepare live snail for baiting up. You can also send bait out to us by courier if you have a preferred or favorite bait so it’s ready for you on your arrival. Swims can be pre-baited for you on request with particles, pellets or boilies.
Bait costs for carp fishing is usually free and depending on the anglers baiting methods.
Boats can be hired with boatman to use for either baiting up or to fish from in inaccessible areas and this method can be very successful in certain parts of the river.
The tour price includes:
Accommodation : 1 night in Hotel
Transportation throughout your stay
Professional Fishing guide
Food delivery service
Most of the Carp tackle
All Fishing licenses
Hire boats available
No hidden charges
- Personal holiday insurance
- Personal items
- Guide tips
|Group size of Angler||Price||Non-Angler||Request|
|1 Pax||USD 360||Enquire about this tour|
|2 to 4 Pax||USD 180 per person||5% discount||Enquire about this tour|
|5 to 8 pax||USD 130 per person||10% discount||Enquire about this tour|
|9 to 10 pax||USD 120 per person||15% discount||Enquire about this tour|
|Over 10 pax||USD 100 per person||20% discount||Enquire about this tour|
- Prices are based on two adults (up to 10pax) sharing transfers, fishing and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to transportation price increases or fuel surcharge.