Gillhams Fishing Resort - Thailand

Located about 20 minutes from the market town of Krabi in Southern Thailand is Gillhams Fishing Resort. This would have to be one of the world's best private freshwater fishing impoundments.
The Resort is set on 17 acres surrounded totally by high cliffs and beautiful tropical forest. The lake itself is nine acres in size! Wild animals and birds of numerous species are found in this immediate area.

What makes this impoundment so special???.....26 exotic species from different parts of the world(maily Asia and South America).

The Resort was the creation from a dream by ex-pat English man Mr Stuart Gillham. Stuart also built and runs the Resort along with partner Benz(what a cook!), his son Sean and Sean's partner Noi. There is approximately 15 to 20 staff always working at the Resort to make your stay an extremely memorable and enjoyable one!
Stuart has been a avid fisherman since the age of four and has fished many parts of the world as well as the UK. He also has run fishing vessels in various corners of the planet.

Gillham's Resort consists of 14 beautifully appointed cottages right on the lakes edge, a Restaurant(with English and Thai chef), a big swimming pool and acres of lovely manicured gardens.
Each cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds. There is a shared bathroom in each cottage and all are air-conditioned. A balcony is also attached to each cottage and makes for a relaxing view over the lake. You can even sit on the balcony watching your rods waiting for that "monster" to take the bait.

Of the 26 exotic species that can be caught in the lake there are quite a few that can grow to enormous sizes. For example, the Arapaima(a species from the Amazon in South America) in the wild has a world record of 83kg!....The biggest one caught at the Resort so far was a whopping 180kg(nearly 400lb). There are bigger ones in the lake and considering the Resort is only in its second year, it is mind blowing how big these fish may grow to? There are some Barramundi already in the lake with about another 30 about to be stocked in the 15 to 20kg range. Can you imagine how big they may be in the future considering the astounding growth rate already recorded by a number of species.

Other species include the Mekong Catfish up to 120kg. The biggest caught so far is 87kg and the current world record is 79kg. Siamese Carp up to 70kg with biggest to date going 45kg and the world record at 52kg. Another very popular species is the Red Tail Amazon Catfish which when stocked were up to 35kg. Biggest recorded so far is 33kg.
If you wish to know all the species in the lake please do not hesitate to contact us, as there is a continually stocking program in process!

If you want to indulge in other activities whilst at the Resort you are only 19klm's from the lively seafront town of Ao Nang. The town boasts many top class restaurants, pubs, clubs and unspoiled white sand beaches.
In the surrounding national park there are hot springs and waterfalls with stunning emerald pools to take a refreshing swim after your walk through dense forests. Closeby there is also some of the best elephant trekking in Southern Thailand. There is also horse riding, golf courses, shopping for copy designer named goods and souvenirs, boat trips to surrounding islands and white water rafting.
You cannot visit Thailand without going for one of the local Thai massages. The Resort can arrange this for you in the comfort of your own cottage or you can experience a masseuse rub away all your aches and pains in Ao Nang or Krabi.

Krabi is only 20 minutes from the Resort and is the town clients fly into to start their unique fishing holiday. Krabi is a one hour flight from Bangkok.

Costs

6 days, 5 nights, 5 days fishing.

AUD$2495 per person

Extra days are AUD$400 per person
EXAMPLE COSTS ONLY BECAUSE OF EXCHANGE RATES

Inclusions

  • return transfers from Krabi Airport to the Resort
  • 5 days fishing with a guide at hand at all times
  • 5 nights accommodation in your own room
  • all meals at the Resort
  • use of all tackle and bait

 

Costs are per person and are subject to change because of currency flucuations.
The above package is an example only. Longer or shorter trips can be arranged.

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