Big Game Fishing Tours & Liveaboard Charters in Phuket, Thailand

Welcome to the Drift Inn

From a fishing point of view “high” season, when most of the boats are booked solidly, is not the best time of the year for raising a monster, for in summer the sea temperature rises and the pelagic fish go deeper or just migrate to cooler climes.

A couple of Scottish friends, having let one chew through the leader, asked me to find out the English or Thai name of what we Scots know as the Haggis Fish. Being a very slow swimmer this fish moves with the tides and unlike most fish the sexes are easily identified as the males have longer fins on the right side and the females have the opposite, meaning that as they drift the males make large anticlockwise circles and only meet up with the females for a short period of time as they meet the clockwise females in the passing, making this one of the rarest species known to man. Any suggestions on the real name of this light brown, semi-circular 1 / 1.5kg beastie would be very enlightening.

As there are no photographs to speak of this month, just Tuna, I thought a few “fishy” snaps from the Drift Inn’s fishing artwork might brighten up this month’s ramblings, it’s amazing what you can catch with a piece of wood, some paint and a few tools.

Anyone interested in my newfangled hobby or just wanting to try their hand is more than welcome as I am always open to new ideas and inspiration.

I'll leave you with a couple of pearls from an old seasalt:

Happiness is a “big” fish AND a witness. (Old fishing proverb)

Procastifishing – The art of going fishing, when you should be doing something else.

As usual, tight lines to everyone.