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Gillhams Fishing Resort Thailand Q&A

The beautiful Gillhams fishing lake resort is located in the stunning area of Krabi Southern Thailand and is surrounded by limescale Karsts which are covered in a protected tropical rain forest. The resort can cater for single anglers, pairs, groups and we can also arrange full lake exclusivity. All tackle is provided and a reasonable amount of bait will be provided each day. Breakfast is also included which can be eaten in the restaurant or delivered directly to your swim so you do not lose any fishing time. There are guides dotted around the lake so as soon as you catch your dream fish a guide will come and assist with weighing on the all-important trophy shot.


Where is the Lodge?

Gillhams resort is located in Khao Thong which is in the Mueang Krabi district a few miles from Krabi in Thailand.


Where do they fish?

Gillhams has its own private lake located in the perfectly manicured grounds of Gillhams fishing resort


How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

As each Bungalow is located on the water’s edge you can be fishing in a matter of minutes of leaving your accommodation


What fish will I catch?

At Gillhams resort they have a huge array of fish available and we have listed the most popular: Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Arawana, Barramundi, Big Head Carp, Black Pacu, Chao Phraya Catfish, Giant Freshwater Stingray, Giant Snakehead, Julians Golden Carp, Mekong Catfish, Siamese Carp, Spotted Sorubim and Tiger Catfish just to name a few.


How many fish will I catch?

This all depends on your targets. If you are after catching certain species then this may limit you to lower numbers but good returns on the chosen species but if you wish to target anything then the chances of catching 10 – 15 fish a day is a lot higher.


How do they fish?

The fishing style is very much like carp fishing where your rigs will be either method feeders or bolt rigs fished static on fishing alarms. There are lots of different methods and all of them are worth trying. The guides like fishing solid PVA bags with very small pop ups on a hair rig.


Do the guides speak English?

The guides all speak perfect English


Who is best suited to this destination?

Gillhams is a great place for beginners or the more experienced anglers as there are species available for all abilities. The guides will make sure that you are well looked after. Having the experience of reeling in fish is an advantage but not essential as the guides will help you.


What skill level is required?

There is no skill level required as the guides will help you with all aspects of your fishing.


How physically demanding is this trip?

This trip is not physically demanding as you will be sat behind rods on a rod pod and alarms. As long as you are ok with fights that may last anything from 5 minutes to 45 minutes.


When to go?

Gillhams is open all year round (except Christmas and the new year)


How to get there?

The best route is to fly to Bangkok with a connecting flight to Krabi. Thai Airways is the best and most recommend flight company.


What is the accommodation like?

The Lakeside Bungalows are very roomy and with great views of the surrounding mountains, you will soon find yourself submerged in paradise. Each bungalow has two bedrooms and a veranda looking over the lake


What is the food like?

The restaurant onsite offers western and eastern cuisine and you will find something that you like to eat. Just a short taxi ride away from the resort are many different types of restaurants all serving local Thai dishes.


Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

Gillhams provide everything from rods and reels to alarms and terminal tackle for both large and small lake.


Is internet and phone signal available?

WiFi is available all around the resort. The phone signal is very good but check with your provider before travel to see if they can put you on a cheaper tariff.


Are there other activities available?

Gillhams have many onsite non-fishing activities from Thai cooking lessons to art workshops. The staff onsite can also arrange many other non-fishing days out from taking Elephants to the local river for their daily baths to days out at the local markets.


How much does it cost?

We off the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all prices and availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab on the tour page.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you.

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