The beautiful Gillhams fishing lake resort is located in the stunning area of Krabi Southern Thailand. 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 at Gillham’s fishing lake. This can be eaten in the restaurant or delivered directly to your swim so you don’t lose any fishing time.
The excellent guides are always dotted around the lake. As soon as you catch your dream fish, a guide will come and assist with weighing and the all-important trophy shot. To get an even better understanding of what it’s like at Gillhams, make sure you read our reviews above.
The resort is located in a stunning National park in an area called Krabi in southern Thailand. The fishing resort is only a short distance to some very famous areas. These include 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. The local authorities have strict rules to keep this part of the country as a family destination. In the surrounding national park, you will find hot springs and some stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools. A superb place to take a dip and cool off after a walk through the unspoilt forests.
The twelve-acre lake has seen a huge transformation since it was opened in 2007. The fish have gained a huge amount of weight in this time due to the strict fish care Gillhams fishing resort practices. All this is set in seven acres of tropical gardens that are carefully manicured. All of this adds up to give you a true feeling of a true tropical getaway.
The lake itself boasts a huge array of fish from all over the world. Currently, there are 52 different species to target. These from smaller species to world record fish that have grown to tremendous sizes. Gillham’s fishing lake truly is a lake for all abilities. We are sure that it will tick many anglers lists for what they look for within a fishing holiday.
Fishing at Gillhams
There are 52 different species available on our Gillhams fishing holidays with many world record-sized. 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. These include the Redtail catfish which is a very sought after specimen. All the fish at Gillhams fishing resort 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.
The fishing at Gillhams is primarily bait fishing with boilies. It is very much like Carp fishing but on a grander scale. Each angler will get their own swim and each swim has a good chunk of water to fish too.
In front of you will either be open water or the far margin, both fish equally as well. Most of the fishing will be done with method feeders with Gillham’s resort mix or solid PVA bags. These bags can give you a great little edge.
Gillhams do not allow you to take your own bait. This is to prevent any cross-contamination but will allow tubs of pop-ups and liquid attractants. Liquids are restricted to 50ml per angler per day and must be an unopened branded make. Gillhams will allow you to use Korda Goo’s but the amount is restricted to one bottle per angler per week. Pop-ups that work well are sizes from 10mm to 14mm and fish flavoured baits work better than fruit flavours.
Children between the ages of 12 and 16 can fish on our Gillhams fishing holidays. They must always be accompanied by an adult while fishing from 1 swim with the adult. It is possible to book a third rod if required. For example, if you want to share three rods between yourself and your child then that is fine.
All tackle, rods and reels, alarms, rod pods, nets and slings are all provided and are from leading fishing manufacturers. This means you can turn up with just clothes and sunglasses and you will be fully kitted out for a weeks fishing. The resort does recommend you bring your own alarms as the ones they use have been used for many years. If you do not wish to take them then the ones in the package will work just fine.
Gillhams 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. Watch Peter Collingsworth on location at Gillhams Fishing Resort.
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 to be carried out after a good days fishing include visiting the very best beaches, accessed by private boat trips, elephant trekking, sea kayaking, horse riding and much more.
They have also got a newly built spa room with 4 massage beds, steam room, Jacuzzi and a great infinity pool. Sit back and relax while looking over the manicured tropical gardens. There is also a great cooking school where you can learn how to cook a huge range of traditional Thai dishes. Once you have spent the day learning some tasty new recipes, retreat to the gardens of the resort. Creating a truly unforgettable Thai experience.
If you have any questions regarding Gillhams fishing resort then contact us in the office on 01603 407596. Our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.