Game Fishing in Phuket
Phuket has been gaining an international reputation for game fishing. The surrounding waters of the Andaman Sea and the now famous Drop Off, west of Phuket, are home to some of the world’s most prized game fish.
The fish-rich waters of the Andaman Sea offer exceptional sportfishing for Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, King Mackerel, Cobia, Queenfish, numerous species of Tuna, several species of Shark and one of the most sought-after gamefish – the Black Marlin.
Time of Year
Trips to nearby islands such as Racha Island, operate year round. Trips further afield, such as to the Similan Islands, the previously unfished waters of Burma’s Mergui Archipelago, the Burma Banks and the Andaman Islands, operate during the high season from November to March.
Fishing charters vary widely in the types of boats, level of equipment and experience of the skipper. Most of the inexpensive trips that you can book at local travel agents can be a lot of fun. However, really serious big game fishing with all the gear can cost quite a bit and you need to go with a proper fishing charter company.
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