Sea Fishing at Phuket - Thailand
The house is 10 minutes from the main pier at Chalong from where many of the charter boats run. There are a number of Charter Boat operators in Chalong offering Individual places or Charter the Whole boat. There’s a very cheap car park right by the pier and a number of local food stalls from where you can stock up your daily provisions before going to sea at incredibly cheap prices!
The Charter Boat Company I currently recommend is undoubtedly Fish Eagle Sport Fishing. This is a very nice boat with an excellent crew and UK Skipper on board who is extremely helpful and experienced. The price is much more realistic as well costing about the same as UK charter prices (£650 for the day) . Fishing is usually done trolling aiming primarily for sailfish with dorado, wahoo, barracuda also likely.
The best time of year for serious sailfish fishing in Phuket is May, June and July. That is 'off season'. Remember...if you rented the house then it is just £750 for the whole month!! Now that could be well worth considering??
Here are a few links to try out
Look up Fish Eagle Sport Fishing-Phuket. This will take you to their web page with lots of pictures and information. Fish Eagle has a good Facebook page...plenty to look at.
Phuket Weather Website
There are stacks of long-tail boats available for charter especially at Rawai (see map). These are much cheaper to hire. I enjoyed plenty of evenings fishing from these at anchor catching a wide range of bottom fish including rays, eels, permit, barracuda and dorado. The boats can easily take 4 people which will set you back about £20 each (£80 total) for a lengthy evening session. I take a 30lb class Shimano travel rod with a multiplier loaded with 40lb braid…it’s a bit over the top but the bottom is pretty rough with the coral.
There are also plenty of places to try shore fishing. I take a travel rod and a few floats, lures and a selection of hooks from 2 to 4/0. Main bait is squid which can be bought cheaply at the many fish markets around.
Any fish you catch can come back to the house and onto the B-B-Q. It’s pretty ideal sitting by the pool with a few drinks and freshly caught fish!
You can email me as many questions as you like about the fishing…I’m very happy to help.
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