Fishing Around Koh Lipe
Try something new; experience fishing around Koh Lipe. Koh Lipe; a beautiful paradise island of Tarutao National Marine Park is home to a settlement of Sea Gypsies, who for centuries chartered the Andaman Sea in search of habitual lands and fish to eat. The Sea Gypsies, otherwise known as the Chao Ley derived their livelihood from fishing around Koh Lipe and Tarutao, navigating waters, becoming masters of the sea. These men are specialist guides, who know the waters of the Andaman Sea like the back of their hand.
For holiday makers who are looking for fun fishing experiences, these local guides are experts in the region and offer essential expertise in fishing methods, specific to trolling the Andaman Sea. The guides are local Chao Ley fishermen, each with a lifetime of experience in the native waters. These guys know what time it is best to go fishing, where the fish tend to be, and what kind of fish you should catch. They can seek out the best areas for fishing around Koh Lipe, allowing catches of a range of different fish including; barracuda, king fish, Spanish mackerel, grouper fish, snappers and sail fish.
Guided Fishing Trips
Fishing around Koh Lipe usually involves a trip out on a long tail boat with 1-6 additional people. If you’re traveling in a big group, a bigger fishing boat can be arranged and it’s also possible to book a joint fishing and camping trip, as well as deep sea fishing trips.
These local Chao Ley guides arrange for you to be picked up by boat on Pattaya Beach. They check the tides and will course only go out into the depths if the weather is right. When renting a fishing boat, normally everything is included in the price. The guides provide tourists with the necessary tackle, lures, and poles so that they can fish themselves. If you are trying out fishing for the first time, don’t be worried, the friendly, expert guides will pass on their local knowledge as well as guide your fishing rods. These fishing trips also include a delicious lunch provided, complete with a cooler full of cold beer, mineral water, and other tasty necessities.
The boat tours work closely with local fishing companies and the Chao Ley to ensure that tourists get the very best out of their trip with a quality fishing experience. When fishing directly around Koh Lipe, it is advised, and very much appreciated, if everyone practices catch and release to ensure the fish in these waters stay in abundance. Although fishing is fun, we want to leave the beauty of nature for further generations to come, so be mindful of your actions and catches and enjoy this beautiful experience.