Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

8 Moo 8, Vichit, Aoyon
Phuket, Thailand

Gottcha Big Game Fishing - M/V Queen Marlin offers first-class fishing service out of Phuket, Thailand. Explore the area’s many islands and target Black Marlin, the ‘king of Thailand waters’. Master your angling skills and let your captain guide to the secret spots and ‘honey holes’ only he knows about.

Captain Howie Wilson, owner of Gottcha Big Game Fishing comes from a line of English and Scottish fishermen spanning more than 500 years of fishing history in the UK waters. Having fished all over the world, he decided to settle down in Phuket Thailand and set up Gotcha Big Game fishing so that he could pass on the pleasure of fishing to other salts.

Captain Howie will share his knowledge with anglers of all skill levels and ages. Join him on the waters around Ko Racha Yai for some Sailfish action. Target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel in the morning and admire the area’s white sandy beaches and coconut trees.

If you are up to a challenge, head out to Similan Islands. Check the bite outside the Similan Islands National Marine Park and the local reefs. Enjoy some productive trolling action for Barracuda, Skipjack, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Head to the drop-off and target Black Marlin. The opportunities abound!

Gottcha Big Game Fishing will take you out aboard the ‘Queen Marlin’, a 60’ big game fishing boat. She comes equipped with professional fishing gear to satisfy even the most discerning fisherman. Her twin 200 HP Hino Diesel engines will power you to the hottest fishing grounds in Southeast Asia. The Queen Marlin features three Tuna tubes, a freshwater shower, a toilet, two cabins, and a master saloon. Inside, the saloons and cabins are fully air-conditioned and have the comfort of home. All aboard!

The trips are all-inclusive. You will be provided with everything you need to make a great catch possible and come back to shore with your ice-chest full of memories.

Gottcha Big Game Fishing - M/V Queen Marlin offers first-class fishing service out of Phuket, Thailand. Explore the area’s many islands and target Black Marlin, the ‘king of Thailand waters’. Master your angling skills and let your captain guid


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Thai built MFV (Commercial) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 200HP Hino engines.

Length
60 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Cobia

 
Rainbow Runner
 
Sailfish

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Trevally (Giant)

 
Tuna (Bluefin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
Crew Keeps Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
All Billfish
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Captain

Howard Wilson
Phuket, Thailand
Member since February 2014
Howard Wilson was born in the Captain Cook's country in the Northeast of England. Howard was brought up on the sea and has always had a passion for the waters. Having fished all over the world, Captain Howard decided to pursue a career as a charter captain in Thailand. His personal fishing repertoire includes fishing for Marlin in West Africa (Nigeria), South America, and Thailand.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.38 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Had a great day on water, weather was good but unfortunately did not have one strike all day . No fish so a bit disappointing.
Captain Howie and crew tried hard but thats fishing!

Fished August 28, 2017
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 2, 2017

Thanks Tim,
Yes poor show of fish with so much rain the 3 previous days !
Thai trawlers doing heavy damage to the protected fish zones with no real policing !
See you next time
tight lines
Captain Howie and The Gottcha team

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My son and I visited Thailand to celebrate his graduation. We joined my brother who lives there and spent 3 days in Phuket as part of the trip.

My son wanted to fish while there and so we were lucky to find Captain Zow and Queen Marlin. The Captain was personable, laid back, and friendly. We fished all morning, stopped to snorkel and have (an excellent Thai) lunch at a completely deserted cove, and continued fishing in the afternoon, all while getting a tour of the stunning scenery around Phuket.

We caught about 6 Spanish Mackerel, one of which we had sashimi-style on board, and another prepared Thai style by Captain Zow’s wife at their restaurant, The Ship Inn.

All in all, I highly recommend this boat and this captain… this day was a highlight of our trip to Thailand.

Fished July 3, 2017
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 10, 2017

Hi Andy,
Was a wonderful day spent with your son and brother.
I am so happy that we done all we could to make your trip a memory for life.
Good luck and Tight Lines
Captain Zow & The Gottcha team

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Went out and only had one bite the entire trip.

Fished April 13, 2017
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