Fishing the Similan Islands.
"Multi Species Action in the Andaman Sea".
(October through April).
The Similan Islands consist of 9 limestone islands which are located 48 miles
north west of Phuket's west coast. The islands are a designated Marine
National Park and fishing is banned within 3 miles of the shoreline. Anglers
were not happy when the ban was first introduced, but it is actually good
news for both anglers and the fish. The ban provides game fish species with a
superb "nursery" area. The fry and juveniles thrive in a protected
environment and ultimately provide anglers with great sport when they take
to the open sea.
This destination is ranked as one of the top ten diving spots in the world, and
also offers tremendous fishing for many of the species in the Andaman Sea.
The Similan Islands are home to: Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Narrow–
Barred Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Blue Finned Trevally,
Dorado, Queen Fish, Cobia, Rainbow Runner, several species of Tuna and
also various species of Shark.
Please click on the name of a fish to view a photo gallery of specimens we have caught.
The Black Marlin fishing around the "Thon Mai" twin seamounts in an area 13-
miles west of the Similan Islands that rises from 250 meters depth to 70 and
90 meters respective is at its best from September through March. These
impressive seamounts also offer fantastic action with Dorado, Giant Trevally,
Rainbow Runners, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna. When the weather is good
fishing at night is usually productive for Amberjack, Giant Trevally, Snappers,
Barracuda, Barracouta, Groupers, Dogtooth Tuna and big Sharks.
Trolling for Black Marlin can be very productive along the drop off 6 miles
west of the Similan Islands and also in deep water around the seamounts.
Last season 7 big F.A.D.s (fish aggregating devices) were permanently
put on top of the seamounts and we have had very fast trolling action close
to them for: Dorado, Wahoo, Rainbow Runners, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna.
These F.A.D.s also attract Sailfish and Marlin and so far we have hooked
many big Marlin close to the F.A.D.s.
There are approximately another 25 F.A.D.s south and west of the Similans
that we target during a trip. Last season we regularly had very good action
around them. Popper casting, jigging or fly fishing close to them can be great
sport. During the crossing from Phuket we fish the drop off west of Phuket all
the way up to the Similans. The Marlin, Dorado and Wahoo fishing can be
excellent along this drop off.
Please note that fly–fishing equipment is not provided
and you should therefore bring along your own equipment and flies.
We have now covered this area for over 20 seasons and guided 1000's of
satisfied anglers to some fantastic fish. We are still genuinely very excited
every time we head out to this highly productive fishing area.
All meals, soft drinks, fruit and snacks, accommodation on the boat,
all fishing tackle, bait, lures and full guide assistance are provided.
This itinerary can change slightly, as it may be possible on occasions
to depart from, or return to Kata, Karon, Patong or Khao Lak Beach.
Alcoholic beverages and crew gratitude.
International and domestic airfare.
What to bring:
Sunglasses, sun crème, fishing hat, fishing shirts, shorts,
towel, camera and a big smile!
|M/V Sailfish 1||32,000 THB||per day.|
|M/V Sailfish 2||30,000 THB||per day.|
|M/V 4Reel||42,000 THB||per day.|
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