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Gillhams Fishing Resort - Thailand

Gillhams Fishing Resorts is a family-run business, and both Sean and I are experienced big fish anglers. Benz, who is my partner, is in control of the day-to-day running of the resort, and she is assisted by Noi, Sean's partner. Together with Benz, we traveled Thailand in search of the perfect location for a fishing resort, finally deciding on Krabi province due to its natural beauty and popularity as a family destination, but it took us a further six months to find the perfect location. We purchased our land in 2006, and then began the daunting task of the excavation of a nine-acre lake. This was a frustrating task but, after sorting through various idiots, we finally found a local contractor to supply experienced staff and top quality equipment. Without two local brothers, Den and Deol, this lake would not have been dug. Various engineers and site managers had failed, but I would recommend these two to anyone. While the lake was being dug, we rented some lakes from our good friends the Chow family, and our lake was complete by March 2007. Benz' family we were introduced to Mr. Egg, one of Thailand’s top fish suppliers. Mr. Egg travels the length and breadth of Thailand purchasing specimen sized fish for us. Some days he drives over 700 kilometers chasing rumours of big fish. If the rumour is true he will purchase the fish for us and transports it back to Gillhams Fishing Resorts. Many times poor Egg wastes his time and money chasing false rumours, and he is another man we are indebted to. All our red tail catfish, Mekongs and Chao Phraya catfish come from a fish farm near Bangkok, owned by Thailand’s most respected fish farmer, Mr. Toe. He is without exception regarded as the no. 1 fish breeder in Thailand, and his fish are the most sought after fish in the country. Toe has become a loyal and trusted friend, and his advice and assistance with planning our fish’s environment has been invaluable. Without these people we would have given up our dream but with their help, dedication, generosity and knowledge, the lake is now complete and stocked with some of the biggest fish in the world, ready for our clients to enjoy some of the best freshwater fishing in the world in probably what is one of the most beautiful locations in Asia. We are looking forward to make your dreams come real. Our commitment is to give all our guests the holiday of a lifetime in a beautiful, safe and friendly surrounding. Thank you for reading this introduction. We hope to see you soon. Stuart, Sean, Benz and Noi.

Reel Fun Fishing

Reel Fun is in Bristol, Reel Fun offer various types of fishing equipment and fishing tackle such as fishing accessories, sea fishing tackle, fly fishing, fishing rods, fishing reels and much more. Reel Fun Fishing Portishead Quays Marina Portishead BS20 7DF Tel. 01275 848652 email. sales@reelfunfishing.co.uk

Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters French carp fishery is situated in the Burgundy region of France in a convenient location just 2 miles from the village of Sens, just a 4 hour drive from Calais. The fishery, with carp to 56lb 9oz is a secured 25 acre two island lake set within a stunning and tranquil 35 acre complex. There are 16 beautifully unique swims accommodating a maximum of 10 anglers on any trip. This premier lake offers excellent facilities and the level of service we provide is second to none, offering fresh drinking water, mobile phone charging facilities, f1 style restaurant with English SKY TV, showers and toilets with changing rooms, use of fridge and freezer for bait. AT A GLANCE Size: 25 acres Record Carp: 56lb 9oz Number of Swims: 16 Maximum number of Anglers: 10 Facilities: Lodge (with SKY TV), Fridge/Freezer, Shower/Toilets Travel Time: 4 hours from Calais Location: Sen, France Google Earth Search Reference: 48.23260, 3.267550 Fishery Rules:

JOHN WATSONS WEBSITE

For over thirty years the name John "Watto" Watson has been one of the first to come to mind whenever pike fishermen debate which of their fraternity merits inclusion in the pantheon of the greats - those leading exponents of the sport operating at the time.Yet unlike many contemporary specialist anglers, fishing, whilst undoubtedly one of his lifes greatest passions, is not "the only show in town" He combines his zeal for the sport with a rich and varied range of interests. Within the realms of his pike fishing life, moreover a sense of proportion is always maintained. He is emphatically not just another "trophy hunter" although his successes within the branch of angling for which he is best known are legion. His Thurne system monster of 38-01 remains amongst the few non-trout water specimens ever taken which are larger than Clifford Warwick's Hampshire Avon pike which held the English record at the time he began fishing as a boy, and during the 2007-08 season he became one of the handfull of anglers to take their personal tally of twenty pound plus pike to more than two hundred. But while he pursues the species with an eye to catching the larger specimens he has never lost the ability to derive pleasure from the capture of even small pike. To those who know him well it is remarkable how he somehow manages to combine his passion and flair for the sport with an ability to make it appear to be just another area of a rich and full life. Fishing, football, cricket, boxing, tennis and athletics are just the sporting elements of his wide range of interests. Restoring period properties; what I would call the strategic aspects of gardening on a grand scale; travelling,and of course writing are all important elements of a rich and it need scarcely be added, full life. Trenchant and often controversial in his opinions, his words always command attention. He sticks rigidly to his dearly-held principles, although he is more often spoken of as something of a rogue within the very broad church of piking. Author now of three books on the subject and writer of numerous articles for various publications over the past three and a half decades, Watto remains a towering figure in the fascinating world of pike fishing. John is currently finishing the process of producing A Piker's Progression, or a Piker's Progress Part 2 his follow up and update to A Pikers' Progress which should be available soon.

KEENS FISHING TACKLE

Geoff and his team are here to help with any enquiries you may so please contact them on 01656 722448 or visit their website

Sea Breeze III

Pure Fishing are proud sponsors of the boat Sea Breeze III. We can cater for all your requirements clubs, individuals-beginners welcome whether your a novice fisherman to the experienced anglers. Don't worry we have fully qualified full time crew man on board to help you, Will is a excellent angler and is a very helpful and will soon have you Catching the fish. We Specialising in Deep Sea Fishing Trips from Brighton at its best, SeaBreeze 3 is a well-known name UK's Top Charter Boats angling world; it has a good reputation for its large catches of Cod, Pollack, Ling, Bass and Big Conger Eels (weighting in at 91 lb, 92 lb, 93 lb, 94 lb, 95 lb, 98 lb and 101 lbs) we also do Ground fishing for Bass bream whiting Cod Congers skate tope. We carry a full selection of top of range fishing equipment on board from our sponsors of Penn and Shakespeare Wreck Diving in the English Channel from Brighton Marina We can cater for all levels; novice diver to deep mixed gas projects, The English Channel Shipwrecks of www1& ww2,off the Sussex Coast offer a huge variety of dives from scenic drift dives, teaming with life, to the Deeper Wreck Dives in the UK or French waters. We visits some of the most exciting Shipwrecks in the Channel and can take you to a 20 to 30 mts training dive on various types of ship. Or maybe you fancy 50 mts, the Liner ‘Moldavia’ is a dive back in history. If that’s not deep enough, we have an extensive List of Wrecks in the 65 mts range, some as close as only 18 miles away from Brighton Marina Mini Cruises from Brighton Marina A lovely way to spend a couple of hours in Brighton, why not take in the beautiful Sussex scenery from a different perspective. The Sussex Coastline has plenty of dramatic and panoramic views to offer. It is dotted with historic sights: West and Palace Pier, Brighton, Belletoute and New Beachy Head Lighthouses and Seven Sisters Cliffs to name but a few. The length of Mini Cruise is up to you. A Mini Cruise on Seabreeze3 , can add to your enjoyment of your Day Out in Brighton and provide you with a completely different view of the South Coast. It provides an ideal opportunity to unwind whilst sipping a glass of chilled wine or cold beer. Perhaps even a spot of Brighton Fishing along the way for the BBQ, the skipper has rods on board.We are sure to provide you with a day out you will not forget in a hurry. Give us a call if you don’t see what you want with your requirements on 01273 585372