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Gillhams Fishing Resort | Thailand

Overview

Tour code: THA001

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.

Location
The resort is located in a stunning National park in an area called Krabi in southern Thailand. With it only being a short distance to some very famous areas such as Tha Lan Bay and the lively seafront resort of Ao-nang we are sure you will find time to visit some of these stunning areas whilst on holiday. Be assured that unlike other destinations in Thailand you will not be pestered and harassed in Krabi province as the local authorities have strict rules to keep this part of the country as a family destination.

The lake itself boasts a huge array of fish from all over the world and currently, there are 52 different species to target from smaller species to things that will give you nightmares and grow to huge sizes. This truly is a lake for all abilities and we are sure that it will tick many anglers lists for what they look for within a fishing holiday.

Fishing
There are 52 different species in Gillhams from small species to truly huge monsters that will pull you all over the lake. There are 6 different species in the lake that exceed 100lbs these being; Arapaima 500lb+, Chao Phraya Catfish 160lb+, Mekong Catfish 300lb+, Siamese Carp 200lb+ and Wallago Leeri 150lb+. There are several other species in the lake that are fast approaching the magical 100lb mark including the Redtail catfish which is a very sort after specimen. All the fish in Gillhams have grown bigger and faster than anybody would have imagined and ever thought possible, especially the Siamese Carp which there are over 70 Carp that exceed 100lb and at least 4 that go over 200lb.

All tackle, rods and reels, alarms, rod pods, nets and slings are all provided and are from leading fishing manufacturers so you can turn up with just your clothes and some sunglasses and you will be fully kitted out for your weeks fishing.

Guides
Gillhams provide English speaking fishing guides. They work one guide between four anglers and will assist all anglers to the level required. They are on the lake every day, including on their days off. The guide’s knowledge of the lake and the fish is second to none. You will not go wrong if you listen to their advice and use the rigs and methods they recommend.

Other Activities
Apart from the world-class fishing, there are lots for the family to do. All day trips can be arranged from the resort with a free pick up service. Other activities include visiting the very best beaches, accessed by private boat trips, elephant trekking, sea kayaking, horse riding and much more.

If you have any questions on any of the fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Accommodation
Gillhams Resort

Gillham’s Fishing Resort has constructed a new fishing resort in the beautiful coastal area of Krabi, southern Thailand. The fishing lake, restaurant and well-equipped bungalows are surrounded by limescale karsts and protected in tropical rainforest 5 km from a beautiful sea kayak centre, and 19 km from the lively seafront town of Ao-Nang.

The resort offers 14 luxury two-bedroom bungalows set within 12 meters of the lake, these bungalows are fitted with modern custom built furniture, fridge, cable TV and DVD player, fully air-conditioned plus ceiling fans plus a safe for your valuables and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, towels are provided. Every bungalow has a large covered balcony with stunning views over the lake and lime karst mountains in the surrounding national park. The complete resort has free high-speed WiFi, also offered at additional cost is a laundry service. Power cuts are not an issue at Gillhams, the whole resort has back up generators to eliminate those annoying power cuts that are a common thing in most Thai resorts.

Board: Bed & Breakfast
Rooms: Bungalow
Telephone: In main reception
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 220Volts
Air Conditioning: In all bungalows
Meals: In Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Equipment Hire: Included
Cash Accepted: Sterling & Thai Baht

Itinerary

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The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with free days or fishing days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

 

Day 1:

You will depart from the UK.

Day 2:

You will arrive in Bangkok.

From here, you will fly to Krabi.

On arrival after picking your bags up and clearing customs, you will make your way to arrivals where there will be a Sportquest Holidays representative waiting to transfer you the short drive to the resort.

The rest of the day is yours to relax and unpack.

Overnight accommodation: Gillhams Fishing Resort (Bungalow) B/B

Days 3 & 4: Fishing Days

Each day you will be fishing for some of the worlds most exotic fish species with the best guides on hand to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

You will be presented with your fishing tackle for the week and shown some of the hotspots in your private swim.

Overnight accommodation: Gillhams Fishing Resort (Bungalow) B/B

Days 5 & 6: Fishing Days

The fishing methods are very similar to Carp fishing but on a grander scale. The rigs are as basic as possible as to avoid tangles which results in lost fish.

You will be given top of the range rods and reels (2 rods and reels per person) to target the fish of your choice.

Overnight accommodation: Gillhams Fishing Resort (Bungalow) B/B

Days 7 & 8: Fishing Days

Our guides will be on hand to help you land these prized fish. The fish are very rarely removed out of the water to help protect them for future anglers, so this will be your opportunity to hold the fish up for a picture in its natural environment.

You will soon discover that these fish are super healthy and this is due to how they are handled by the guides and when the weather is hot and the water temperatures are high it is very important to keep the fish well watered.

Overnight accommodation: Gillhams Fishing Resort (Bungalow) B/B

Day 9:

In the morning a Sportquest Holidays representative will transfer you back to the International Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

You will depart Krabi andd arrive in Bangkok.

From Bangkok you will fly back to the UK.

Prices

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Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
25/08/2019 29/09/2019 9 8 6 £2,461 N/A Book Now N/A
29/09/2019 27/10/2019 9 8 6 £2,461 N/A Book Now N/A
27/10/2019 24/11/2019 9 8 6 £2,331 N/A Book Now N/A
24/11/2019 29/12/2019 9 8 6 £2,331 N/A Book Now N/A
27/01/2020 24/02/2020 9 8 6 £2,406 N/A Book Now N/A
24/02/2020 31/03/2020 9 8 6 £2,406 N/A Book Now N/A
31/03/2020 28/04/2020 9 8 6 £2,406 N/A Book Now N/A
28/04/2020 26/05/2020 9 8 6 £2,406 N/A Book Now N/A
26/05/2020 30/06/2020 9 8 6 £2,406 N/A Book Now N/A
30/06/2020 28/07/2020 9 8 6 £2,536 N/A Book Now N/A
28/07/2020 25/08/2020 9 8 6 £2,586 N/A Book Now N/A
25/08/2020 29/09/2020 9 8 6 £2,536 N/A Book Now N/A
29/09/2020 27/10/2020 9 8 6 £2,536 N/A Book Now N/A
27/10/2020 24/11/2020 9 8 6 £2,406 N/A Book Now N/A
24/11/2020 29/12/2020 9 8 6 £2,406 N/A Book Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) 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 flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • 7 nights accommodation at Gillhams fishing resort B/B
  • Transfers to and from Gillhams fishing resort
  • Professional fishing guides
  • 6 days fishing
  • All fishing tackle including rod pods,alarms and rigs
  • A certain amount of free bait per day (more bait can be purchased at a very reasonable fee)

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Local tips

Options

  • World Traveller Plus upgrades

  • Business Class upgrades
  • First Class upgrades

Price Supplements

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

No visa for UK citizens required.

Your passport should have six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination.

Other EU nationals should contact us for more information. Nationals of all other countries should contact their local embassy or consulate.

Medical Requirements

There are no vaccination requirements for visiting Thailand, though we would recommend that you have valid vaccination protection for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. Recommended vaccinations and other health protection measures vary according to the country you are visiting and can change periodically. You must consult your GP on current vaccinations needed for your destination.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There are no additional airport departure taxes when leaving Thailand as this is now included in your flight ticket.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Bangkok (approx 11 hours)

Bangkok – Krabi (approx 1.5 hours)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Krabi airport – Gillhams fishing resort (approx 30 mins)

Blogs

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Reviews

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Matthew

Super holiday and caught lots of different species. Thanks Gillhams and Sportquest for all your help. Be in touch soon

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Matthew, thanks for your kind words.

All the best

Paul

Robin

What an excellent holiday thanks Sportquest and Gillhams

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks Robin it truly is a great place

All the best

Paul

Rachel

Thought Gillhams was wonderful - very relaxed, simple accommodation. Unbelievable fishing and beautiful resort. We caught incredible fish and as a novice I learnt a lot about fishing for future use

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

hi Rachel, thanks for your feedback. Gillhams is a stunning place and glad the fishing was good for you guys.

Where next? Hopefully will get to chat with you soon.

All the best / Paul

Stephen

No problem with service and holiday plan. Would have appreciated being told about restaurant rebuild at Gillhams as did hear that some people had a discount due to this but not confirmed.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Stephen, thanks for your feedback. Sorry that no one informed you of the rebuild of the restaurant. I have looked at your booking and the discount offered from Gillhams was passed on to your price of the holiday. Sorry that we did not inform you of this small discount. Glad you had a great time and caught plenty and thank you for the pictures

All the best and look forward to helping you next year

All the best

Michael

Complex was perfect. Caught 9 new fish to 180lbs. Take PVA bags and pop up baits

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Michael

Im glad you caught some amazing fish. Thanks for the tip about the PVA bags and pop ups

Janet

Gillhams is just a great chilled out place. Even that i did't fish myself i thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. The staff are so so friendly and helpful!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Janet, yes we totally agree with you about it being chilled out and yes the resort staff are so very friendly. So glad Stephen had a great time as well

All the best

Paul

Stephen

Catching big fish is the best part!
The holidays was great!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Stephen it was great to talk to you today about your trip and so pleased you both liked it so much (shame about the weather) and hopefully in a couple of years we can help you organise another return trip

All the best

Paul

Nigel

I have fished all around the world and in some right strange places, but I just wanted to drop you all a line to say a huge thank you for making such a place that you can not only have fishing that’s out of this world, but accommodation, hospitality and organisation that takes care of you from the second we arrived until we departed…with a small tear in your eyes. Well-done Sportquest Holidays and Gillhams resorts for making it all happen.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

It was our pleasure to organise this trip for you. And thank you so much for all your pictures which with your help we put together for a great blog

Regards

Peter

Joe

Gillham Resorts has created a paradise resort as well as a most fantastic fishing venue. The views are absolutely stunning, the fish are huge and most days feed well. Stuart has a good team with his son Sean and his partner Benz plus his very able guides. I cannot recommend this family resort and the fishing any more highly. More than anywhere else I have been in the world it's fantastic, so is the family atmosphere. Give it a try you will not be disappointed and like me and my friends you will return again and again.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Joe, your words are what makes our job so good and rewarding. It was a huge pleasure and we are sure it will be in the future to help organise your trips to Gillhams

Kind Regards

Paul

Tim

I just had to write that although I have fished for 30 years and fished in some amazing places, I have to say that your fishery was the most beautiful, well managed, comfortable and has the most amazing fish & creatures within it.

The two arapaima that I had the good fortune to hook and land were stunning & the fight was mind blowing. The place left me awestruck and has embedded some memories that I believe will stay with me to my last days. A credit to all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that you have no doubt had to endure cutting out your little piece of heaven. A truly wonderful fishery that is my opinion cannot be beaten - BLOODY FANTASTIC! Cheers, Tim

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Wow Tim, if people were a little unsure before reading this then i am sure their minds would have been made up now.

Such great kind words

Many thanks

Paul

P

Well where should I start… I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sportquest Holidays for all their commitment to ensure that my son and my self had a holiday of a life time .(which we did ).

Your recommendation to go to Gillhams fishing resort in Krabi Thailand was more than spot on.

I have fished many places around the world on my own and this was the first time I decided to take my 10year old son Gillhams was absolutely breath taking.

My initial concern was the length of the flight but this was soon elevated by thia airways who where fantastic in every way.

Upon reaching Gillhams resort we were greeted by Stuart and the magical sound of rising fish having had a brief conversation with Stuart I explained that it was my sons first time and that we were both inexperienced in fresh water fishing as I have always fished for big game and that I wanted to make this trip a holiday of a lifetime for my son, which Stuart replied with out hesitation that he try’s to make every ones dream come true.so with that we where shown to our accommodation which was again fantastic.

6.30 the following morning we were greeted by one of the guides Scott and after a brief conversation put all our nerves at bay then it hit me…. How unbelievably beautiful the resort was both me and my son stood in absolute awe for what seemed forever . then bang the first fish was hooked then another and so on through out the whole duration of our stay.. as you can see by just a few of the pictures that I have sent you. And before we new it it was time to come home.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one yourselves and Stuart and his family for making us so welcome and Scott for looking after us so well and making time for my son even when the fishing had finished for the day.

Roll on next February .

Best Regards

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Paul, you are a great customer and friend and have been on so many different Big Game holidays with us that when you asked us about Gillhams we were all shocked., but knew you would have a ball and judging by your very positive feedback you were not disappointed

We are even more made up that your son Jake had a great time and would love to have been there to see his little face when he first hooked a fish

Great little report Paul and we can not wait for your next trip

All the best my friend

Peter

Suzie

We have just spent the most enjoyable and memorable week at Gillhams.

My husband and 13 year old son are both keen fishermen, I am a keen reader and sunbather!! All our needs were met here, plenty of loungers and a fantastic pool for me and the most amazing fishing ever for the boys.

The accomodation worked well for us, two bed rooms and shower and lovely verandah.

The surroundings are exceptional and are only beaten by the quality of the fish and the fishing. Having said that the professionalism, enthusiasm and skill of the team is what really stands out both on the fishing and non fishing sides. Whilst we worked mostly with Lee (who is an absolute star) we also had the pleasure of spending time with Joel, Chris and Steve who are all great lads and all of whom contributed in some way to our stay and success.

The food was fantastic, the best Thai food we had all of our trip. What you have achieved is quite extraordinary and exceptional and cannot be faulted. We can’t wait to come back and we are already looking forward to it, we just need to work out when we can return now!

Thanks again

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Suzie, they are very kind words and i am sure all the guys at Gillhams will love reading this as much as we have.

It was a real pleasure helping you and your family on this holiday and can not wait to help you next time

Regards

Paul

Seb

Just stayed 10 nights at Gillham's and could not have been happier. Thank you Stuart, Sean, and the rest of the crew for all your help. Best place in the world for an opportunity to catch (and photograph) your favourite big fish. Arapaima, giant Siamese carp, Mekong catfish to name just a few. 48+ species, several over 100lbs, and a few world records all at one location.

Scenery, food, staff, and accommodation all excellent. Free wi-fi. And only a few kms to some of the most beautiful beaches in the planet. Spend a few minutes on the website to learn about the resort, amenities, fishing guidelines, species, etc. If you enjoy fishing, go to Gillhams!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

There are some stunning fish in the lake and i will back Seb up with the World records. Once people have been to Gillhams it is hard to beat it

We would be more than happy to send you back there next year Seb, look forward receiving all your great pictures

Once again, thanks for your kind words

Regards

Paul

D

This place is amazing!! This is a paradise for every angler!!

my boyfriend and i stayed the for 3 nights last week and we can't complain. He caught 13 fishes in 3 days including 80-85 kg Arapaima. People who work there are so friendly and they are always there for you. I'm not fishing but you can use infinity pool and free wifi plus you can enjoy watching your man fishing many different huge fishes. We definitely coming back next year. Thank you very much Gillhams fishing resort and Sportquest!!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Dawn

We are so glad to hear a non anglers side of the story. I have taken my partner there and she also enjoyed it, we went on a few of the activities in the mid days sun such things like the Elephant bath time, which my partner loved

I shall pass your feedback on to Gillhams

Regards

Paul

Harrold

What a great place, people so friendly. fishing guides the greates, pool to relax after(you will need it after you catch a mekong). beutiful setting, great for me and the wife who does not fish, every one so helpful.

Ended up the highlight of my 21 day Thailand trip, if you love to fish give it a go, i will return, the big one awaits me. caught fish up tp 300lb, so cool, listen to guides they help so much, words can not explain what you get. the addrenalin rush when your line takes off.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

We couldn't of said it better….. I shall all your lovely comments to the staff at Gillhams

Regards

Mel

Simon

This was a treat to myself to celebrate retirement. Exceeded all expectations.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

thanks for the feedback alway great to hear that everything we said exceeded your expectations. We assume we will see you back very soon. Regards Peter Collingsworth

James

Had a great holiday at Gillham's resort, this was my first trip with you and everything was great thanks. Only comment is the flight connection times of 4.5 hours was a bit long.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

James glad to see that you had a great time at Gillhams resort, we do get lots of great reviews from this destination. In relation to flight connections, we do try to keep these down to a minimum, however as your holiday was only booked just over 1 month before departure there sometimes is not as many flights available. Sorry for this but rest assured we do look for the best flights at the time. Also glad to see that you wish to return which is always a great testament for any holiday. Tight Lines Paul

Philip

Gillhams fishing resort is everything an angler could want. Beautiful surroundings, great accommodation, brilliant guides and staff, excellent food delivered to you in your swim and the best & most exciting fishing you could ask for.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Philip, what a brilliant review! What else can I say..... a true anglers paradise

All the best

Paul

Resort Manager

Hi Paul,

Great little review and nothing to add, pleased Philip enjoyed his trip here.

Regards,

Stuart.

Vicki

Had a brilliant time. we both caught loads of fish and the resort was exactly how you described

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Vicki thanks for sending us back our feedback form. These are very important to us as its a way of seeing if ours and where you travelled to has lived up to your expectations.

Hopefully we will catch up soon

Paul

Jared

I had a great trip Paul, the Gillhams staff/guides were fantastic, could not do enough for you, i was really well looked after from start to finish. The fishing was fantastic, i never managed to get arapaima but i had a great time battling with the Amazon Red Tail Catfish! the biggest being 65lbs ..... absolutely beautiful fish in perfect condition! ... and the care they take with the fish is outstanding, the guides are a real credit to the place........ more than happy to do as much or as little for you as you wanted them to do.... and they knew so much about the fish their tips and advise was just fantastic, I was really really impressed with the whole set up. Nothing short of amazing!..... well worth the money, and i will defiantly be returning in the future.
Im going to send you some pics separately.... a couple of the biggy and a smaller one.... for some reason they dont want to attach on here.

Roll on India now! :-)

Best regards

Jared

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Jared

Glad to hear you had such a great trip. Every one says that Gillhams is amazing would love to go one day. I hear the guides really do out of their way to help everyone a real credit to Gillhams.

The Arapaima will wait till next time i am sure and can not wait to see your pics

Not long now to India and speak with you soon

All the best

Paul

Craig

Hello I would like to thank sportquest for making my dreams come true by setting up my holiday to the magical Gillhams fishing resorts . All the information I was giving about flights and transfers to GIllhams from the sportquest team was fantastic and made my trip run smooth with no problems what so ever .
Gillhams is truly a magical place that makes people's dreams come true on a daily basis. The scenery at Gillhams is breath taking and was a joy to wake up to every morning. The staff and guides are fantastic and will help u with all your needs to insure you have a fantastic holiday .
Weeks before my trip to GIllhams I watched all the videos of the place on YouTube and to be honest the videos don't do the place justice. Words can not describe the feeling of catching the monsters that live at Gillhams and lost count of the number of fish I caught during my trip.
One of the fish that I will always remember catching is a 527lb Arapaima which was so big I still can't believe I caught the beautiful fish . To be honest all the fish at Gillhams are in fantastic condition and well looked after .
The only advice I would give to anyone thinking about going is listen to the guides they know what they are talking about and they want to help you catch the fish of your dreams and with out the advice I would not have caught the fish I did .

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

We would like to thank you for taking he time to fill out your feed back form. It is very helpful for other travellers.

Also a massive thank you for emailing me so many pictures and the pictures of that Arapaima are awesome, something that i would love to do one day.

Glad you had a great time and they all looked after you so well.

All the best

Paul

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