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.
Terms and Conditions notice
Please note our terms and conditions for Phuket Fishing Charters bookings, payments and cancellations and refunds here:
A confirmation email is required to secure a booking. A deposit amount request will be sent to you at the time of confirmation of your booking. Once the credit card or Paypal deposit or bank transfer payment is processed, the balance can be paid by the same process or in cash on arrival on the day. Cancellations must by received at least 72 hours before pickup time for full refund of deposit less any bank/Paypal/credit card charges. Cancellations due to weather or breakdown are the sole decision of the Captain. In the case of weather, we usually have forewarning and will contact the customer to discuss cancellation or postponement options on a case by case basis. The Captain will have the final decision. PFC has the right to change the boat and crew in the case of unforeseen events like breakdown. An equal or better vessel will be arranged if possible. In the case of a lesser boat being the only availability, price adjustment will be made or the customer can decline the lesser service and full refund less costs applies. Late cancellation, less than 72 hours or no show, PFC has the right and approval to charge the full amount plus relevant fees to the credit card.