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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 • Fished Nov 23, 2017
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on 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 )

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Julian Thompson • Fished Oct 20, 2017
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on 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

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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!

Tim Barnard • Fished Aug 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.

Andrew Skier • Fished Jul 03, 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.

Wesley Council • Fished Apr 13, 2017
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