Phuket Fishing

The Andaman Sea has long been blessed with a huge population of the fastest billfish in the world, and nowhere in these waters is the Sailfish action more representative of that fact than on Thailand's Phuket island. Add to that its prolonged Wahoo seasons, some superb Black and Striped Marlin hotspots, as well as the resident population of Dorados year-round, and Phuket quickly becomes one of the best all-inclusive deep sea fisheries this side of the Indian Ocean. Expect some of the best Tuna fishing around, with a considerable Blackfin and Yellowfin count throughout the winter and spring months. Hope you like fresh sashimi!

Known For

Phang Nga Bay, Old Phuket Town, Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples, Big Buddha monument, Khao Rang hill, Thai Hua Museum, Black Marlin hotspot, Kata Noi Beach, Koh Panyee village

Rules & Regulations

Permits are not required in Thailand for rod fishing. However, there are regulations regarding fishing in certain locations and for some endangered species. When fishing at a fishing park or on a fishing tour, any permits needed should be arranged by the tour operator. No fishing is allowed in Marine National Parks.

Types Of Fishing

Light tackle fishing for Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel, Year-round Tuna season (Yellowfin, Blackfin, Dogtooth, Skipjack), Heavy-duty trolling for Marlin and Sailfish, Resident Barracuda population

Phuket Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.