Captain
Howard Wilson

Member since February 2014

Phuket, Thailand

Background
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.
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Love to Troll! Favorite fish Sails

Hey, I'm Captain Howard Wilson

Phuket, Thailand
Background
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.
Techniques
Love to Troll! Favorite fish Sails
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Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

Phuket
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Fishing Reports

Sails &a Marlin

July 26, 2015

Customers dream to catch a Sailfish ! Well Queen Marlin gave him that dream with the added bonus of 5 Sails and 2 Marlin, & over 120kg of big fin tuna !!!! Returning to China a happy fisherman. Well… Read Full Report →


Queen Marlin hits Sails again

February 21, 2015

Another top day on Queen Marlin out of Phuket. 4 sails for the day mot including lots of tuna !! Read Full Report →


Sails in Phuket on Queen Marlin

February 15, 2015

Had another day with 3 hook ups ! Now running at 3 this month. Customers had a blast Tight lines From Queen Marlin & the cew Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.36 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Bangkok, 10
Went fishing on Thursday, August 16, 2018

First of all, I highly recommend joining this fishing trip. My boyfriend and I had a great time on a boat under great sunny weather.
We meet up with captain Howard at 9am. Unfortunately, he could not take us to the trip as his boat had some issues on that day. However, he arranged another boat and another captain and everything went very smoothly with no issue. Also, Howard was very responsive on emails and very flexible with the schedule. So didn’t have any concerns before the trip.
It was a beautiful sunny day on a boat, and luckily we hit a big group of tuna twice on the way to the island. Although we did not hit any big one, we caught 11 medium size tuna (bluefin tuna and bonito tuna). There were one Thai fishing support man and one Thai lady on our boat. They cleaned and cooked the tuna very nicely and served us very fresh sashimi and fried tuna on the boat. We arrived at Racha Yai at around noon, and enjoyed snorkeling there. We did not catch any fish on the way back, it was very nice just relaxing on a boat with beer, and taking a nap under the nice weather. It was our first time going on a fishing boat trip, We would defenitly try again on our next trip!

Fished August 2018

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thanks guys for the nice report.
Yes all good and i know that you would have a great day.
Tight lines
The Gottcha Team
Captain Howie

San Clemente, California
Went fishing on Friday, February 9, 2018

Great boat and crew.  The weather was up a little, but had a great time.  Fishing was a little slow, but that’s why it’s called fishing and not catching.  Lunch served was good, plenty of water and sodas on board,

Fished February 2018

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 2, 2018

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the report, been a bit slow to reply due to sickness but full power now.
really glad that you enjoyed the day.
Fishing has been slow for several months maily due to commercial fishing and hard for the goverment to control it.
Tight Lines
Captain
Howie

Drouin, Victoria
Went fishing on Thursday, February 8, 2018

Captain Howard was sick but made an effort to meet me and made arrangements for another captain, the trip was not delayed, Was a little windy in the morning and water temp was low and this didn’t favour me at all with only catching one small fish for the day however it was not from lack of trying the crew where very professional and tried there best all day, non stop to catch a fish, crew spoke very little English which made it hard to have a proper conversation as i was on the boat by myself and two other Thai people. the equipment was good and lunch was excellent would defiantly try again one day, highly recommended.

Fished February 2018

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 16, 2018

Hi Michael,
Thanks for the review and your comments all well taken.
I sprnt the next 3 days in bed only ending up in hospital so sorry I could not make the trip.
As we said the weather and wind was not in best favor so the crew can only do there best to try and find the fish.

Tight Lines
Captain Howie

Thailand
Went fishing on Sunday, January 7, 2018

Too little fish in the Andaman sea today, except that a nice day out there

Fished January 2018

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Thailand
Went fishing on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Description of trip is a scam. We fished for about a total of maybe 4-5 hours. No hook ups at all. The fishing waters in the area have been cleaned out by commercial net trollers. We were taken to a crowded cove with no reef or fish to view while “snorkeling”. The lunch was good and the local Thai first mate did his job. However, the captain basically got drunk, insulted my daughter multiple times. If you waste your time and money on this trip, then you area obviously the world’s biggest moron. Buyer beware!!!

Robert R Silzer does not recommend Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

Fished November 2017

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hi Robert,
First I am a bit surprised that a proffestional like youself had some really bad things to say about me and did not say anything during the trip ?????
TIME FISHING
We started the trip at just past 8am and started fishing 20 minutes out from our base and finished just after 4.30 coming back into the marine park ! less the 1hour for lunch tha’ts 7 plus hours were I come from.
The weather was not in our favor as I told you and seeing most of your family had sea sick patches on I decided to run with the sea to give a smoother ride for everyone ,
In doing so I did tell you that we would miss some of the fishing ground we normally fish ???
LUNCH
The bay we went to was the only option we had due to the weather ( thats why there was so many boats there ).
we cannot anchor on coral ( fine up to 100.000 baht and a jail sentence ) so I had no option for you to swim in any other area due to sea conditions and as the bay was full I could not take the boat safely into the reefs were most of the fish are ! ( out of my control ) This is a safety issue to you and your group.
As to insulting your daughter I cannot belive you have sed that ? I did ask qustions about things she thought she new about but really did not so clarified here and explained several topics she was unclear about !!! This is a positive aproach and sometimes can be a little blured if you find that your information was incorrect !
As to been drunk Ha Ha Ha.
I had 15 beers on the boat ( As you did not bring any for your trip ) and shared them with YOU and your family so you got that ALL Wrong.
maybe it was the beer that made you right such a bad report ! Please read other reviews !!
There is nothing like your review on any of them.
NO FISH
As to fishing we can only try to do our best to catch fish !!!!!!!
I do not control the Thai waters, there commical fishing boats or the like but I do respect the Thai Laws and can only fish were that states !!!

Enjoy your holiday and dont drink to many Tigers ( BEERS )

Melton, Victoria
Went fishing on Friday, October 20, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 27, 2017

Thanks Julian,
Yes was great fun and enjoyed the day with you.
A Plesure to have had you on board.
Tight Lines me matey

Thailand
Went fishing on Monday, August 28, 2017

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 2017

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, 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

Montgomery, Alabama
Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

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 2017

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, 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

Thailand
Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Went out and only had one bite the entire trip.

Fished April 2017

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Thailand
Went fishing on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Great boat, great staff, great experience!

Fished October 2016

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 10, 2016

A team from Austrailia that dug in and caught more fish than all other charter boats for the day ! We’ll done guys.
A true pleasure to talk and fish with.
Tight lines
Captain Howie and The Gottcha Team

Thailand
Went fishing on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Great day - great to crew .  Had a few blue find tuna , lost a 2mtr sailfish right at the edge of the boat.
Overall I had a great day.

Colin
U.K

Fished May 2016

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 23, 2016

Thanks Colin,
We hope to see you onboard again.
weather was breaking but we managed to keep clear of the rain storms around us.

Tight Lines

captain Howie and The Gottcha Team

Bangkok, Bangkok
Went fishing on Thursday, April 7, 2016
Yazeed Alharthi does not recommend Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

Fished April 2016

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Italy
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The crew was very friendly and the boat old but comfortable. Unfortunately fishing was very very poor. I cannot say much about the fishing experience due to the fact that it was the first time I went fishing in that area, but a full day fishing with only a skipjack tuna is less than I expected. The day worth the money for a beautiful snorkeling we did in an island where we were the only boat present. My impression is that this area is very much pressured by professional fishing boat, so very little gamefish present.

Fished March 2016

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Serbia
Went fishing on Sunday, February 15, 2015

Caught a sailfish. That’s what I was looking for.

Fished February 2015

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Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Customer was very happy to land a nice Sailfish.
Hard to catch but our team fulfilled there dream