Adventures and Sports

The Fishing Spot Worthy of an Ode

Davao City

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Apr 29, 2013

There’s a spot where I want to be on a day where clouds go by and the gentle fresh breeze will lull me while waiting for my catch.

It is where the fish bites…

Where Bangus and Talakitok get hooked…

And when I reel them in, they go straight to the grill or the frying pan

Then I can hear the sizzle…

And I’ll be looking forward to dining on my freshly caught fish …

Oh, the Spot!

The Spot is the fishing area at the Hijo Estate Resort in Madaum, Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

It has fishing huts that you can rent at PhP1,200/day (US$27.91). This is inclusive of two (2) fishing rods.

Every kilo of fish caught is charged at PhP230 (US$5.35). Cooking charge is at PhP150/kilo (US$3.49).

The restaurant area can cook the fish into a dish of your choice.

If you want to bring your catch home, bring a container with ice or cooler.

Oh, the Spot!


Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Tagum City is an hour away by land from Davao City.

Bus Fare is Php95-110 (US$2.21-2.56). Van fare is Php70-90 (US$1.63-2.10). Take a multicab jeep to Madaum at PhP15 (US$0.35) per head.

Private vehicles can take the Panacan route out of Davao City to Tagum City then turn right for the road leading to the Hijo Plantation in Madaum before reaching the city proper.

The Resort offers an Adventure Package for a minimum of 8 persons for those coming from Davao City. For weekdays, its PhP1,200 (US$27.91)/head and on weekends at PhP1,500 (US$34.88)/head.


Welcome drinks, Van transfer to and from the Hijo Damosa Office in Davao City, use of the Infinity pool and Lunch

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