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Gillhams Fishing Resort | Thailand

Tour code: THA001

This incredible destination has a 12 acre lake stocked with 51 species of fish from around the world. Six species exceed 100lbs, these include:

  • Arapaima – 560lb
  • Chao Phraya Catfish – 160lb
  • Giant Freshwater Stingray – 200lb
  • Mekong Catfish – 300lb
  • Siamese Carp – 200lb
  • Wallago Leeri – 150lb

The resort provides 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.

Gillhams also boasts a small lake that is heavily stocked with 26 different fish species up to 30lb. This easy lake is ideal for a bit of fun between the serious task of catching monsters. Anglers are welcome to fish this lake at no extra charge between 8am and 6pm.

Gillhams is sponsored by some of the top tackle companies. All the equipment provided is in good condition and suited to how they fish. Every angler is provided with 2 x Free Spirit 6lb tc CatTamer rods, 2 x Shimano XTA long cast big pit baitrunner reels, 2 x Fox alarms and swingers, 1 x Solar rod pod, all end tackle plus 2 kg of boilies, 3kg of stick pellet and ½ kg of fish per day. Additional bait can be purchased at a fair price, as can a third rod if required.

All the above is set in 25 acres of stunning landscaped gardens that are kept immaculate by a small army of gardeners. The whole complex is surrounded by discreet fencing and has a 24-hour security guard. The complex boasts a lakeside restaurant serving Thai and European food, plus a small shop selling day to day items snacks and ice creams. There is a large infinity swimming pool overlooking the lake, plus a gym. All the fishing locations have a tiled sala for shelter fitted with lights fan and charging points.

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 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.

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
Species Information
Season: All Year
Weight: 80LB to 560LB
Average Weight: 150LB
Season: All Year
Weight: 5LB to 13LB
Average Weight: 7LB
Alligator Gar
Season: All Year
Weight: 10LB to 80LB
Average Weight: 25LB
Amazon Redtail Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 15LB to 95LB
Average Weight: 45LB
Asian Redtail Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 15LB to 78LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Season: All Year
Weight: 10LB to 29LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Season: All Year
Weight: 4LB to 13LB
Average Weight: 9LB
Big Head Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 15LB to 51LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Black Pacu
Season: All Year
Weight: 15LB to 66LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Black Shark Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 10LB to 23LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Chao Phraya Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 40LB to 148LB
Average Weight: 65LB
Chinese Seerfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 12LB to 26LB
Average Weight: 18LB
Cobra Snakehead
Season: All Year
Weight: 2LB to 6LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Common Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 5LB to 27LB
Average Weight: 18LB
Firewood Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 12LB to 22LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Giant Featherback
Season: All Year
Weight: 14LB to 28LB
Average Weight: 19LB
Giant Freshwater Stingray
Season: All Year
Weight: 50LB to 140LB
Average Weight: 110LB
Giant Gourami
Season: All Year
Weight: 7LB to 16LB
Average Weight: 11LB
Giant Snakehead
Season: All Year
Weight: 7LB to 19LB
Average Weight: 12LB
Goliath Tigerfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 2LB to 10LB
Average Weight: 5LB
Hovens Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 8LB to 22LB
Average Weight: 13LB
Horse Fish
Season: All Year
Weight: 4LB to 15LB
Average Weight: 9LB
Indian Mahseer
Season: All Year
Weight: 5LB to 13LB
Average Weight: 8LB
Java Barb
Season: All Year
Weight: 2LB to 11LB
Average Weight: 7LB
Julians Golden Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 15LB to 55LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Jungle Perch
Season: All Year
Weight: 1LB to 4LB
Average Weight: 2LB
Jau Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 12LB to 31LB
Average Weight: 17LB
Mekong Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 60LB to 260LB
Average Weight: 120LB
Mrigal Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 12LB to 27LB
Average Weight: 16LB
Nile Perch
Season: All Year
Weight: 15LB to 42LB
Average Weight: 22LB
Peacock Bass Nemasis
Season: All Year
Weight: 3LB to 11LB
Average Weight: 6LB
Peacock Bass Butterfly
Season: All Year
Weight: 3LB to 12LB
Average Weight: 6LB
Season: All Year
Weight: 8LB to 21LB
Average Weight: 12LB
Red Tail Barb
Season: All Year
Weight: 1LB to 5LB
Average Weight: 2LB
Ripsaw Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 5LB to 43LB
Average Weight: 24LB
Rita Sacerdotum
Season: All Year
Weight: 12LB to 36LB
Average Weight: 18LB
Rohu Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 11LB to 37LB
Average Weight: 19LB
Siamese Carp
Season: All Year
Weight: 20LB to 184LB
Average Weight: 45LB
Spotted Feather Back
Season: All Year
Weight: 9LB to 22LB
Average Weight: 12LB
Spotted Stingray
Season: All Year
Weight: 12LB to 45LB
Average Weight: 19LB
Spotted Sorubim
Season: All Year
Weight: 18LB to 63LB
Average Weight: 38LB
Striped Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 15LB to 47LB
Average Weight: 32LB
Striped Snakehead
Season: All Year
Weight: 2LB to 8LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Season: All Year
Weight: 21LB to 69LB
Average Weight: 34LB
Season: All Year
Weight: 8LB to 31LB
Average Weight: 14LB
Thai Mahseer
Season: All Year
Weight: 10LB to 33LB
Average Weight: 17LB
Season: All Year
Weight: 2LB to 11LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Tiger Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 5LB to 34LB
Average Weight: 12LB
Wallago Attu
Season: All Year
Weight: 12LB to 48LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Wallago Leeri
Season: All Year
Weight: 25LB to 110LB
Average Weight: 38LB
Yellow Tail Catfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 2LB to 10LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Suggested Itinerary

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:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2:

Arrive Bangkok
Depart Bangkok

Arrive Krabi

On arrival after picking your bags up and clearing customs, 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 (2rods 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.

Depart Krabi

Arrive Bangkok
Depart Bangkok

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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24/02/201931/03/2019986£2,309N/A  Book Now
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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.

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.

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.

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What's Included & Excluded
  • 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)
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Local tips

World Traveller Plus upgrades
Business Class upgrades
First Class upgrades

Tour Notes


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)

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