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Fishing in Phuket - A Guide To Phuket Fishing Charters

Fishing in Phuket - Big Game Fishing

Sportfishing, or big-game fishing charters in Phuket are predominantly based in Chalong and most day-trip destinations are out to the islands of Racha Yai and Racha Noi or out to the 'drop-off'.

The experience is world class and most fisherfolk will return happy and satisfied from their trip with plenty of stories to pass on to their colleagues.

For the true sportsman, and for those who take it seriously, GT's (Giant Travally), Spanish "Thai-King" Mackerel, Wahoo, Barracuda, Queenfish, Sailfish and Marlin, along with the obligatory tuna, are all on the menu.

Typically, 15 Tuna, 1 Wahoo, 1 Dorado (dolphin fish), and a small Marlin (the one that got away), are all in a day's work only an hour or two from Chalong Pier, out toward Racha Islands.

Most large hotels and package tour booths will offer fishing trips, but our advice is to go with tried-and-true fishing in Phuket operators if you want serious fishing.

Day trip charters should cost around 10,000 - 15,000 Baht per day for a Thai boat, this will normally include a lunch, often something you hooked yourself, soft drinks and fruit.

If you preference is to charter a state of the art flybridge sportfisher, expect the charter price to be 25,000 Baht plus.

Jimmy's Big Game Fishing trips are based out of the Baan Kiki Resort in Chalong. Jimmy is an experienced operator who takes his fishing very seriously.

He uses 4 local Thai deep sea boats which can easily handle 10 plus passengers, although, for a serious days fishing 5-6 would be recommended. Charges are currently 10,000 Baht per day for the boat.

If you would like a fishing trip that is a bit more 'ethnic', why not try a day out on a traditional 'long-tail' boat for a jigging and bottom fishing experience, it's well worth checking out. All enquiries are through Jimmy.

It is advisable to book well in advance as he has a lot of regulars and availability can be tight at times.

Jimmy's Big Game Fishing      Jimmy's Big Game Fishing      Jimmy's Big Game Fishing

Jimmy's Big Game Fishing can be contacted at the Baan Kiki Resort, Moo 10 Chaofa Rd. West, Chalong - Mobile: +66 089 586 1098

Large long range fishing cruisers will charge around 25,000 Baht per day, normally for a minimum of a 3 day trip although some are flexible depending on their bookings.

You will find a variety of boats based in Chalong Bay, you're choice of boat will normally be based on charter rates. Styles of boats range from the local "big game" boats through to classic style flybridge sportsfishers and then to the long range luxury fishing cruisers, such as "Thai 2 On" belonging to our mate Ian.

Thai 2 On      I Go Game Fishing in Phuket Thailand       I Go Game Fishing in Phuket Thailand

Ian's boat has 3 large air-con cabins and all the equipment you would expect on a luxury cruiser and he will take you to the Similan Islands where the fishing is up there with the best.

Ian can be contacted via his site He is our choice for multiple day fishing charters as he is an overnight specialist.

A more complete list of Phuket fishing charter companies can be found here.

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