If the weather is cranky and you still prefer a day fishing in Phuket, another of the best things to do in Phuket is to try lake fishing. A Phuket fishing park is a great Phuket activity for teens and families or something to do even on a rainy day. Being an "Old Salty" I have only fished in Phukets freshwater lakes a few times when friends or family have visited on holiday in Phuket and we didn't have the time for a full day fishing charter or at time when the weather in Phuket was too rough for fishing at sea. I can recommend two for sure to try a few hours, even a full day at a fishing lake. The fishing is nearly always very successful and in the comfort of a private sala you can enjoy a tasty Thai restaurant meal, a couple of cold beers and catch some big fish, take bragging and boasting photos and send them back for another day.
AC's Phuket Fishing Park: recently relocated to a much bigger lake which is a great move by Phil, the owner. He still has huge freshwater fish such as : Aligator Gar, Amazon Redtail catfish, Asian Redtail Catfish, Giant Mekong Catfish, Indian Carp Rohu, Giant Piranha Pacu, Striped Catfish, Spotted featherback and Walking Catfish. You will find Phil and his staff, friendly and of great assistance. Definitely recommend checking his website www.phuketfishingpark.com
PHUKET MONSTER FISHING PARK : For those preferring to come to the southern end of Phuket for freshwater fishing this park is certainly worth a visit. Lovely private fishing salas and restaurant make your lake fishing day pleasant and comfortable not forgetting successfully catching a variety of big freshwater species Fish over 40 kilos like arapaima, mekong catfish, Siam carp and more. I just spoke to the owner, Sebastian today and even with one of the most popular private fishing lakes they are soon to open a second venue just north of Phuket only 30 minutes from the international airport. This Phang Nga fishing park will feature accommodation so keen fishermen can enjoy a multi-day experience. Take a look at the website www.phuket-monster-fishing-park.com
CHALONG FISHING PARK: Chalong Fishing Park is situated as the name implies in Chalong, not far from the Chalong Pier where all of the fishing boats depart for the run out to Racha Yai and Racha Noi islands deep sea fishing areas. I have not met the owner or had the opportunity to check out this venue personally however I had heard good reports and a nice freshwater lake for a day chasing the exotic fish species of Thailand. Website www.chalongfishingpark.com
Exotic Fishing Thailand: Reports of reasonable fishing at this lake however a few negatives to note. It is expensive and a long way from Phuket. The service is reported as not friendly. Reports from my own customers who had gone there also stated the fishing was ok, but the attitude towards them was enough to say they will not go again. There are the best Phuket fishing lakes much closer, great fishing and not as expensive with a warm welcome and friendly service. Exotic Fishing Thailand freshwater lake fishing is in Phang Nga province.
Here are some TESTIMONIALS from recent guest experiences-all verified
Boat***** Crew***** Overall***** Full Day Trip "My wife and I had a great day out on the water. The crew and the fishing were top notch. For the price this was a steal. We would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area. Thanks again for a great day" verified from Fishingbooker 8/01/19.
*****Exceeds Expectations!! Steve went well above and beyond to make our fishing adventure a reality! I can't say enough about our trip and the service we experienced. The boat was great, the crew was very helpful and friendly, and the food they cooked for us was delicious! By far, the best fishing trip I've had abroad!! Thank you again Steve, for everything you did for us! I hope to make it back to Phuket to go fishing with your charter again some day! Verified Tripadvisor .
You troll for about 90 minutes then bottom fish and then troll again. We only caught one king mackerel trolling but caught lots and lots of grouper bottom fishing. Lunch was cooked on the boat and we ate our fresh catch which was delicious. Abu, our guide for the day was super fun. He loves to sing. Overall a great day. Verified Tripadvisor December 2018