Phuket Fishing Grounds & Seasons

Racha Islands, Drop Off, Similan Islands, Koh Rok

Fishing off Phuket Island, as everyone knows, can be excellent. But this does not apply all year round and certainly not for all types of fish. Have a look through our recommendations below to find out what type of fish is available at what time of year.

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Fishing Daytrip

Koh Racha Yai & Koh Racha Noi

Offers excellent opportunities for catching sailfish and wahoo. The islands are only 15 miles from Ao Chalong.

Drop Off

Offers opportunities to catch marlin, wahoo and plenty of tuna (yellowfin).

Long Range

Similan Islands

Excellent opportunity for marlin, wahoo and yellowfin. Wahoo popper fishing and good bottom fishing.

Koh Rok

Sailfish, sailfish, sailfish...

Types & Seasons

Species

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Sailfish

E

E

E

G

A

E

E

E

G

G

E

E

Marlin

E

E

E

G

P

P

P

A

A

E

E

E

Wahoo

E

G

G

P

P

P

G

E

E

E

E

E

Giant Trevally

G

G

E

E

G

G

G

G

G

E

E

E

Yellowfin

E

E

E

G

A

A

G

G

G

E

E

E

All other Tuna

E

E

E

E

E

E

E

E

E

E

E

E

King Mackerel

E

G

G

G

G

G

E

E

G

E

E

E

Barracuda

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Key:

E - Excellent

G - Good

A - Average

P - Poor

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