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Dorado and GT Fishing

Chang Wat Phuket

One day tour: For Beginners, For Amateurs, For Anglers, For Family, For Children

Low cost fishing from local boats. (The charter operates September through July). Dorado (Coryphaena Hippurus) are present in off shore tropical waters the world over and the species is known by different names in different places. The most common names for these beautiful super powerful sport fish are Dorado, Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish. Mahi Mahi actually means very strong in Hawaiian! Once hooked, a Dorado will spectacularly jump repeatedly trying to spit the hook and fights incredibly well on the light tackle. Hooked Dorado are often followed to the boat by other Dorado so this is a good way of attracting feeding fish to the boat for the fly or lure fisherman. Trolling live-bait, dead-bait or squid is the most productive method around the F.A.D.s, but lure, fly and jigging can all work well. his is not just a Dorado fishing trip, we also target the very sought after super strong fighting GT or Giant Trevally (Caranx Ignobilis) using poppers. These can also be targeted on fly but are notoriously difficult due to the large amount of effort required by the fly fisherman. GTs are not an easy species to catch and anglers must be prepared to work hard to stand a chance of catching one. A typical day would start with your hotel pick up and boarding the boat at around 8.30am. 15 minutes into the trip and we start to fish a shallow rocky reef with poppers, Rapalas, fly-fishing or soft plastics. Target species are GTs, Barracuda, Tuna etc. After this we head out to the F.A.D.s trolling lures and Tuna daisy chains. On arrival we first start to attempt to catch live-bait using a line of feathers for small Yellowtails or Mackerels. We also carry dead-baits or squid which work well also for the unlikely event that live-bait is hard to come by. We then troll, jig or lure fish around several F.A.D.s over a large area until late afternoon and its time to head back for the inshore popper / lure fishing. We fish a long rocky coastline stretching for around 1.5 kilometres, once again targeting the inshore species.
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Tour details

  • Captain speaks English
  • Catch guaranteed
  • Beginner friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Equipment & Tackle included
  • Well-equipped boat
  • Secure booking

This is a shared tour. You will fish with other anglers.

The total price will be calculated for the amount of people in your group.

The tour can be booked when paid for 1 person minimum.
The tour is 6 hours long.
This is the recommended time. You can change it after checking with the guide.
This is the recommended time. You can change it after checking with the guide.
Coordinates:
7°57'6.959"N, 98°20'17.118"E
Pick up at your hotel

Fishing location

Chang Wat Phuket

Targeted species

  • Barracuda
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Wahoo
  • Tuna

Policies

  • Free cancellation unavailable
  • Transfer from hotel included

Boat Specification

    Navigation

    • Fishfinder
    • GPS

    Safety

    • Life Jackets

    Captain Information

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    Shared Tour

    up to 3 people

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    29 Nov

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    29 Nov
    People
    1

    6 hours

    260 USD / day

    Total price - per person for 1 day260 USD