Thailand Marlin (Black) Fishing Charters

Thailand Marlin (Black) Fishing Charters

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Marlin (Black) Fishing in Thailand

Marlin (Black)
  • Size 125 to 500lbs
  • Food Value Low
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Istiompax indica)

As you prepare for a vacation in the idyllic country of Thailand, make sure to bring a sizeable dose of enthusiasm for fishing along with you. If you want to catch a Marlin, you’ll need to travel into the deep seas far from shore. But it’s more than worth it.
Marlin fishing in Thailand is no easy task. But find yourself the right charter crew who’ll take you to the area’s hotspots, and you’ll find that this experience is something you won’t forget. You can catch both Blue and Black Marlin in these waters, but you’ve got to work hard to seek them out.

Where to fish for Marlin

You can fish for Marlin in both of Thailand’s seas: the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. The island of Koh Tao is possibly your best option in the Gulf, as it’s positioned close to a series of offshore pinnacles that attract Black Marlin as well as various other game fish. Take at least an 8 hour trip to give you time to travel to the best locations and hunt for your prey.
Thailand’s western coast also has its share of Billfish action. Fish from Phuket, and you’ll be in reach of the Similan Islands, a archipelago that’s located close to the famous Thon Mai seamounts. Many charter operators recommend taking a multiday trip to explore the full range of fishing available in these waters and to be in with the best chance of catching a Black Marlin. 
If you’re ready for a real adventure, get ready to journey even further from the shore. The seas around India’s Andaman Islands have some of the best deep sea fishing in the whole of Asia, and some charter operators offer longer trips that will take you exploring these waters 400 miles from Phuket. Those who make the trip say the travel time is a fair price to pay for unrivalled big game fishing for trophy sized Billfish!

How to fish

The go-to technique for Marlin fishing in Thailand is trolling. Every charter captain has their favorite spread, with both live and artificial baits being common choices. Most crews will bring a variety of lures with them to give you the best chance of attracting the attention of this sharp-eyed pelagic hunter.
Once a Marlin’s hooked, it’s just as challenging to bring it in to the boat as it is to find it in the first place. These huge, fast fish are some of the ocean’s apex predators. They don’t give in without a fight! Get ready to see them leap out of the water as they try to throw the hook and escape.

When to go

The best time for Thai Marlin fishing is from October to March. You’ll be pleased to know that this coincides with peak tourist season – what better way to escape the crowds and have the adventure of a lifetime?

Thailand Marlin (Black) Fishing Seasons

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Marlin (Black) fishing in Thailand varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to March, July to August and November to December. Low season is May. There is no closed season.

Reviews of Fishing in Marlin (Black) Fishing in Thailand

Half day trip
Bevan W. fished with Phuket Fishing Booking on June 17, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have patience nothing is a guarantee but crew knew numerous spots.
One Day Trip to Racha Yai
Miho S. fished with Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin on August 16, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Should take motion sickness pills. I have been very sick on a boat before. So took the pills before the trip and after the lunch. No sickness at all this time!
Full day trip
Leonie V. fished with Phuket Fishing Charters on July 5, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book the snorkel set. Take sea sickness tabs. Don’t have your heart set on catching a certain fish. We weren’t expecting tuna but we’re thrilled to hook up eight keepers.
Full day of awesomeness!!
Gary H. fished with Arapaima Monster Fishing Phuket on June 13, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready to feel the burn on your arms the next day from fighting these awesome fish
It was a fun and bad trip
Steve L. fished with Phuket Fishing Charters on October 30, 2017
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take you sea sickness pill before leaving

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