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Fishing in Phuket

#22 of 68 Tours in Rawai
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About Fishing in Phuket
As Big Game Fishing is one of the most expensive sports we deliberately built our company to give anglers / curious tourists who have not experienced Big Game Fishing before the opportunity at a "budget" price with experienced crews. For serious fishing or fishing/party/snorkeling we have the best value boats.
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Fishing in Phuket
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Elcapitano11 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
I did my first trip with Jim on the Mena 1 in oct 2018, and went again this march for a second trip on the Mena 1 Jim was thoroughly helpful and considerate in the planning of the trip - giving us the flexibility due to the coronavirus impact on our travel. Our day trip on the Mena 1 was led by Andy, a highly enthuasiastic, friendly and pleasant thai captain - who not only worked hard to ensure we were constantly chasing the shoals of fish and getting good catch, but who also prepared lunch and moderated the itinerary to our needs. We travelled as a group of 5. We caught about 15 Tunas in the day - of different species, having great fun in the process Lunch was a delicious lunch of sashmi and fried tuna - from our catch earlier in the day. We also were able to spend significant time snorkelling at lunch. The boat had everything - toilet, water/soft beverages, easy access into the water, hose to wash oneself down with, and a great upper deck to lie/sleep on in the shade Highly recommended and looking forward to my next visit with Jim/Andy!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Jim S, Owner at Fishing in Phuket
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Your comments are very much appreciated and we hope to see you again in the near future. Tight lines. Jimmy
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Tony M wrote a review Mar 2020
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia19 contributions24 helpful votes
This charter was 90% travelling and fishing for bottom fish was no more than 1 hour. Fishing can be on or off but when you spend 8 hours in the water to only fish for one hour, very disappointing
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Jim S, Owner at Fishing in Phuket
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Sorry Tony, Sports Fishing Troller, and Commercial Trawlers both troll but with the "trollers like us, we target surface predators for which Phuket is famous. If you had wanted more bottom fishing we would have been more than happy to oblige as fuel is our biggest on-cost so drifting really suits "our" budget. Tight Lines, Jimmy
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Gemma Fleming wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York21 contributions21 helpful votes
Ended up finding this bar down the road from a motorcycle repair shop. I sat in for a quick bite to eat while my tire was getting fixed on my scooter. Great staff, and was able to accommodate for my speedy dining time. Kitchen with decent food and smoothies, as well a pool table and beer in the back. Recommend the sticky rice and pineapple smoothie! Will be back in again for a longer stay!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Bigbruce96 wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked a budget charter through fishinginphuket.com because I wanted to get out on the water and see what kinds of fish we would catch off the coast of Phuket. The budget charters are an incredible value. My girlfriend and I booked the trip and had the entire boat to ourselves. We got up around sunrise and the views before getting on the boat were incredible. Jimmy himself met us at the coffee shop right at the pier and it was awesome talking to an experienced angler who had been fishing these waters for a while. We set out and topwater trolled all morning. We stopped at a beautiful island to have lunch on the boat and snorkel some incredibly clear water. The charter captain even cooked up some tuna that we had just pulled out of the water! On the way back we trolled topwater and also set out a line with a dead mackerel on a jighead. To my surprise, we ended up catching my first mahi-mahi (dolphin). On the day, we caught 8 tuna and the mahi-mahi. The stop to snorkel kept the girlfriend interested and it was great hanging out with a couple locals for the day. We highly recommend these charters and hopefully can afford to try some of the other boats out next time. Thanks for everything, Bruce T.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Jim S, Owner at Fishing in Phuket
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Glad you had a great day guys, we aim to please. some say 7.30 start is too early, now you understand. Many thanks and hope to see you again. Jimmy
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Rich H wrote a review Jul 2019
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Well if you want to catch fish, Jimmy’s Captains know where and how to catch them! This was the first boat away from the harbor in the morning and we caught plenty of Tuna and Mahi afterwards. Later in the day, at an island stop for lunch and a swim, was shocked to see that some of the other fishing party boats only caught 1-2 fish so I offered them some of ours to have for lunch. Didn’t catch any sailfish this time although might have hooked one on they way back to Phuket late afternoon - lots of line zipped anyway! Will have have go again and try next time. Tight lines.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Jim S, Owner at Fishing in Phuket
Responded Jul 14, 2019
The review is much appreciated and I'm sure the Sails will be waiting for your return to Mena 1. Thanks, and Tight lines. Jimmy
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