The yearly review for 2012 follows below… This report gives you the chance to see the exotic fishing Thailand has to offer here at Gillhams Fishing Resorts. The fishing in Thailand is attracting more and more anglers from around the globe, and as we only sell limited places, we strongly recommend you to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. At the foot of this review you will find previous years’ catch figures, which will give you a rough guide as to which months to plan your visit to target specific species. The fish here feed all year round; weather and moon phases make a bigger difference than certain months, but as we are sub tropical, weather is hard to predict. It can rain in the dry season and be dry in the wet season. Moon phases certainly make a difference here to certain fish – new moons are better for predatory fish and full moons better for the non-predatory species. Arapaima and Amazon red tail catfish in particular like new moons periods; they also prefer rain to dry, hot spells. Siamese carp seem to prefer full moon periods, and rain or dry does not seem to bother them.
Mekong catfish and Julian’s definitely prefer dry hot periods; the moon does not seem to affect them. Don’t get us wrong; the fish do feed all year in any conditions – the above are observations of catch increases, but as we have 48 species of fish there are always plenty of species feeding.
January – 1,084 fish caught of 29 species.
The highlight of this month was our old friend Alan Atkins landing an estimated 440lb arapaima, this fish caused some confusion when we took the length and girth measurements, as it was not one of the known 400lb fish. A later check through our stock records showed the fish to have gained 240lb in 21 months; this has coincided with the fish being introduced to pellets.
We only have a few giant stingrays in the lake, but they make a regular appearance to the bank, adding variety to our anglers’ catches. Stingrays are not the most exciting fish to catch; they use their wings to create suction and stick themselves to the lakebed. Without the use of a boat or broomstick type rods, lifting them from the bottom is damn near impossible. The general tactic here when they stick to the deck is for one of the guides to swim down and grab them. Sean, being the lake lunatic, is the expert at this. Here is a guy who has caught saltwater crocs by design in Australia and wrestled them onto a boat for a photo, so a mere 100lb-plus stingray is a pussycat. Big Kev Shore, who is a regular here at Gillhams, hooked into a stingray and luckily it stuck to the bottom in only 6ft of water.
Sean swam down, grabbed its tail and started to pull it to the surface, but as he lifted, the ray made a run, pulling him along with it. As this happened Sean’s foot appeared on the surface and Joel made a grab for him, pulling the fish and Sean to the surface. As Sean’s head broke the surface, Kevin decided to drop the rod and grab him and the fish, and with one big pull he put both Sean and the stingray on top of the swim. Only someone of big Kev’s build could do this to a 110lb stingray plus 200lb of Sean!
Nothing to do with fishing this one, but still an event of a lifetime. Phil Escott is not only a friend but the proofreader for our web site. Without Phil’s input not only would our ramblings be unreadable, but we would probably have had several libel suits against us! Phil has proudly worn dreadlocks for many years; he had not had a haircut for around 20 years. He turned up this month for a family holiday and we failed to recognise him – the dreadlocks had been replaced with a full-on skinhead!
February – 1,080 fish of 26 species.
Mark and Ann McIntosh arrived on their first trip to Gillhams. Between them they run the successful fishing tackle shop in the UK, Stapeley Angling. It’s nice to see a husband and wife fishing team, and these two are certainly dedicated anglers. Ann stole the show with a nice 300lb arapaima. We get a lot of lady anglers here, and they always do well with arapaima; it must be the pheromones that make the ladies outshine the men. It’s always nice to see the ladies participating in what was once a male dominated sport.
While the rest of the team was enjoying the February sunshine, Stuart and Benz were promoting Gillhams Fishing Resorts at the annual fishing shows around Europe. The Zwolle carp show in Holland introduced Benz to her first, and I hasten to add last sighting of snow. With temperatures plummeting to minus 22, Benz announced that Sean can replace her at the shows from now on and she will stay in paradise!
Regular visitors Paul and Jake Quenet returned, and as usual young Jake outfished his dad. Jake is a very good little angler, and mark our words, he will be a star of the future. Paul is rightly a very proud dad, and takes Jake on some fantastic fishing trips. Jake is a very polite well-behaved young lad, and certainly appreciates the trips Paul takes him on. Julian’s golden price carp may not be the biggest fish in Gillhams, but what they lack in size they make up for in the beauty stakes. Jake landed a cracking specimen of 35lb to add to his growing list of exotic fish from around the world.
March – 966 fish of 27 species.
March is normally our hottest, driest month, but thankfully this March we had some rain, which kept the temperatures down and the fish active. Stuart made the most of one wet spell and dusted his fishing rods down, spending a couple of days fishing prior to getting back behind the helm. In two days he landed 11 Siamese up to 94lb with seven others over 60lb, plus three Julian’s golden price carp, two black pacu and a mrigal.
In the February report we mentioned junior angler Jake Quinet, and this month another junior stole the limelight. Yuri and Vladimir Pain visited from Russia. Yuri’s passion is being the greatest grandfather; he takes his grandson Vladimir around the world. Vladimir is a credit to his granddad, polite and respectful and a very competent young angler. They came fishing for six days, and by the end of the holiday they had landed 32 fish of nine species including Mekong catfish to 140lb, arapaima to 230lb and Siamese carp to 60lb. The lion’s share of the fish was landed by Vladimir, another name to look out for in the future. It is so nice to see youngsters coming into the sport.
April – 874 fish of 31 species.
Regular visitor Nick Peat returned in April. Nick always puts in 110% effort and is a very successful angler. In 13 days of fishing, Nick caught a total of 81 fish. 41 of these went 100lb-plus, including Mekong catfish to 220lb, arapaima to 300lb and a Siamese carp weighed at 109lb. That’s three species over the ton and 11 different species in all, showing just what can be achieved here at Gillhams.
Another Gillhams regular, Steve James also landed three different species over 100lb, these being giant stingray to 120lb, arapaima to 160lb and Mekong catfish to 175lb. In 12 days of fishing, Steve landed 72 fish of 13 species, once again showing that effort equals fish here at Gillhams.
May – 610 fish of 31 species.
The Siamese carp are now making incredible weight gains, which is partly due to introducing them to pellet. There are numerous 80lb-plus fish around now, and in one day this month 14 over 80lb were landed. This month alone six different 100lb-plus carp were landed. We weigh carp we think are 100-plus, and out of these six fish, four were new 100lb fish up from 80 and 90lb.
Regular visitor from Holland, Peter Stout fished for 15 days. Now while here Peter was all about the fishing; he’s not interested in going out or seeing the sights. Peter had a very successful trip and landed a total of 121 fish of 16 species with 15 fish over 100lb including Siamese carp to 100lb, his biggest fish being a 280lb arapaima. While here Peter also landed what would have been a world record Chao Phraya catfish at 125lb, but due to him having to get in the lake to follow the fish, Peter passed the rod to a guide while he jumped in the lake. This made the record void, as somebody else touched the rod, which is against IGFA rules.
Jan Kastrup from Denmark visited to Gillhams for two days’ fishing; apparently his friends call him ‘Lottery’ as he is always lucky when fishing. Well he certainly maintained his luck here, in two days landing four species over 100lb in his 26-fish haul of nine species. The big four were arapaima to 320lb, Mekong catfish to 120lb, Siamese carp to 105lb and a giant stingray of 120lb. Jan’s stingray was landed in the dark so the picture was not very clear. However a few days later the same fish was landed by UK angler Tom Comerford. We have included Tom’s picture in this report, and for the record in a week’s fishing Tom landed 55 fish of 11 species.
June – 605 fish of 29 species.
As June was not a busy month Sean and Stuart took a holiday to Paradise Lodge in Panama, leaving just as Becky got back from a fishing trip with Dave Plummer in Florida. Becky had a great trip, catching plenty of fish, topped off with a new personal best tarpon of 170lb. Sean matched the size of Becky’s fish but not the species with a cracking yellowfin tuna of 170lb. Stuart, not to be outdone, became a member of an elite club to have caught Atlantic tarpon from the Pacific and the Atlantic, boating a 110lb tarpon to give him 100lb-plus tarpon from two oceans!
Meanwhile back at the resort, although the numbers of anglers were lower than normal, the fishing remained exceptional. The rohu carp went on the feed with a vengeance. This smaller carp species makes up for size with beauty. The world record is 27lb, but with a pending record submitted for a 30lb fish, we did not claim any of our four 27lb-plus fish. The biggest rohu was landed by Joel and weighed at 30lb. There were plenty of big fish this month, however we have shown Becky and Sean’s fish to break up the usual Gillhams species.
July – 896 fish of 30 species.
Terry ‘Poppa’ Eustace made yet another trip to his home from home. Terry is like a father to us all and was the first angler to fish at Gillhams back in August 2007. Terry used to travel the world in his younger days, but now he is an old fart, he mainly sticks with Gillhams. Over the last 100 years, Terry has always wanted a Siamese carp over 100lb, and he swore that should he ever be fortunate to catch one here he would never return. Obviously, as we love old Poppa so much, we always underestimated his carp to keep him coming back… obviously nothing to do with worrying that his generous sponsorship would stop! Seriously though, we have weighed a few fish for Terry in the 90lb bracket, but this trip he landed a fish that was obviously going to break the magic ton. After weighing Terry’s fish at 105lb, he declared, “That’s it, my travels are over!” We don’t know if the long-suffering Kath influenced him for some peace and quiet, but within two weeks of being home he booked another trip.
Regular visitor Shaun Nickels returned, and amongst his haul was a firewood catfish of 15lb. These beautiful catfish are reputed to reach 100lb in the wild. Ours have doubled in size in three years so they still have a long way to go, but what they lack in size they certainly make up for in looks (which is a bit like Shaun!).
While on the subject of beautiful looking fish, there can’t be many fish better looking than Julian’s golden carp. 33 of these stunning carp species were landed this month up to 40lb. They are getting easier to target now they are settled here and small baits and hooks fished in shallower areas seems to sort them out. Supposedly they can only spawn in rivers, but as nobody can even decide on their proper name, it seems that information is wrong, as ours are spawning well here.
August – 688 fish of 25 species.
This month was very low on visiting anglers due to people staying home for the Olympics, plus the cost of flights due to people flocking to the UK instead of the reverse trend with everyone trying to leave!
As this was a quiet month, it seemed the perfect time to allow Les Bamford to return. What a pleasant surprise it was to meet his long-suffering wife May. She certainly curtailed Les’ behavior and he managed to actually get some fishing in, catching 23 fish of five species. Les landed more fish this trip than his previous half a dozen drinking holidays. The Siamese carp certainly took a liking to the new look Les, and he landed 19 to just over 90lb.
The good thing for the guides when we are quiet is they can get some fishing in. Joel once again showed how it’s done, catching another Siamese carp over 100lb. Wee Man Steve sadly left this month; his extended stay with us as a guide finally drew to a close as family commitments forced his return to the UK. Prior to leaving he managed to get some fishing in, and of course no farewell to Steve would have been complete without a legendary Gillhams booze-up. So long Wee Man – we all miss you.
September – 582 fish of 26 species.
The monsoon arrived in September with torrential rains, and the lake had a good water change, which triggered the fish into feeding with four arapaima over 400lb and ten others over 300lb. Put this with four Siamese carp over 100lb, and four seemed to be the lucky number, as we also had four giant stingray to 140lb make an appearance. Add that to Mekong catfish to 220lb, Chao Phraya catfish to 105lb, and this certainly was a month for big fish, with the Amazon redtail catfish also going on the rampage.
Terry ‘Poppa’ Eustace returned to his second home again, and after waiting years landed his second 100lb-plus Siamese carp. Like buses, you wait ages for one and then another comes along. Maybe its Terry’s age, as along with his bus pass he seems to now have his Siamese carp pass!
Angling Direct (now known as Sportquest Holidays) had a successful group trip, with 109 fish of 13 species including five different species over 100lb. One of the group, John France, had a slow start, and ended on a high with three species over 100lb in a day, these being Mekong catfish, giant stingray and Siamese carp.
October – 657 fish of 27 species.
So many good fish were caught this month it is not possible to mention them all here, but to see a selection of the stunning fish landed, take a look at the October 2012 newsletter.
The big Siamese carp went on the feed this month with eight over 100lb landed, up to 110lb. The world record of 114lb 10oz must fall soon, as we have known fish in excess of this weight, and the person to break the record at Gillhams to IGFA rules will win a week’s fishing and accommodation.
Stuart’s old friend and original UK Savay carp lake syndicate member Keith ‘The Tooth’ O’Connor made another return in pursuit of a Siamese carp over 100lb. Keith has made several trips here over the last few years, each time hoping to break the magic figure. Little did any of us know what this trip would reward him with. In 16 days’ fishing Keith landed 61 Siamese carp with 40 of these being over 60lb… the big one was looming. Keith not only achieved his 100lb Siamese; he went on to weigh three over 100lb up to 110lb! Not only did this make Keith the first person to land three different Siamese over 100lb from Gillhams, he achieved them in one 16-day session! Keith also added 12 Mekong catfish with the two best being 230lb and 250lb. Put three arapaima to 250lb with this and Keith landed 17 fish over 100lb of three species in his 86-fish haul of six species.
November – 691 fish of 27 species.
The 100lb Siamese carp continued to get caught this month, and decathlon gold medalist Dean Macey returned once again. Accompanying Dean this trip was another Gillhams regular, Vince Rogers. Vince would be in my top ten anglers list; he shuns publicity, but has caught huge fish of many species in the UK. Dean and Vince bought their wives with them this trip. This was the ladies’ first visit to Gillhams, and apparently will not be the last. Dean and Vince mixed fishing with day trips and still managed some cracking fish. Since seeing a picture as a kid of a 100lb-plus Siamese carp, Dean has had a dream of catching one. Vince just gets on with the job of extracting as many fish in a day as he can with no real targets, and he caught Dean’s dream fish with a cracking Siamese weighed at 110lb. Deano is not the jealous type and revelled in his friend’s capture. Little did he know that the fairytale ending was coming his way a few days later when he weighed a Siamese carp of his own at 108lb! Between Dean and Vince they each landed three different species over 100lb in their 67-fish haul.
We also finished moving the stream around the new lake area in readiness to dig the new part of the lake in December. This job should have been a breeze but took seven months instead of the planned four. Every meter was a slog, with numerous springs and rocks to contend with. 800 pipes, 300 cubic metres of concrete, plus 1,000 tons of rock and 3,000 tons of sand later, and with the aid of dynamite, the job was completed and ready for phase two!
December – 668 fish of 26 species.
Our good friend Ardy Veltkamp made a visit here filming with Pay TV. Accompanying Ardy was top photographer Olivier Portrat. Ardy fell badly and restricted his fishing, but being the true professional he is, the show went on, and Pay TV produced a cracking film. Olivier not only showed what a fantastic photographer he is, but also demonstrated some awesome skills fly fishing for arapaima. By the end of their stay, despite his injury, Ardy landed 45 fish up to 300lb, while Olivier, in between taking hundreds of photos and filming, caught four arapaima to 300lb fly fishing, plus ten fish on bait for the filming. We ended up with 500 quality fish photos from Olivier, a superb DVD from Pay TV, and an invite from Olivier for Stuart to join him fishing in Mongolia for taimen in 2015.
Last month we completed the task of redirecting the stream, leaving the new part of the lake to excavate this month. The weather held off, giving us a dry spell, and the lake was dug out in record time. Before the month ended the works were complete, and the newly exposed lakebed was treated. With three natural springs uncovered, the lake was filling up nicely. We planted over 100 new trees and numerous plants and reeds, and with the grass already laid we could sit back and let nature take its course. We have set a date to join the new lake extension to the existing lake for 19th September 2013, and fish will be introduced once the water quality is 100%. We will be adding more of the usual species, plus a few new species as a surprise for our guests.
Well, that sums up 2012 with 9,401 fish caught, made up of 37 species. We are all looking forward to 2013 when the lake will be bigger.
The 2012 yearly report for Gillhams Fishing Resorts for fishing in Krabi, Thailand is set out below. The 2012 figures are in blue, the 2011 figures are in black, and the 2010 figures are in red to compare the fishing.
The last five years figures of fish caught at Gillhams Fishing Resorts are set out below. You will see some fish above the IGFA world record, here at Gillhams we only claim true records caught to IGFA rules. These fish would have had a reason not to submit a true claim, such as someone else touching the rod.
2012 – 590 total, best 480lb, best month November 71 fish.
2011 – 364 total, best 350lb, best months June/December 58 fish.
2010 – 502 total, best 380lb, best month February 90 fish.
2009 – 568 total, best 400lb, best month October 84 fish.
2008 – 432 total, best 400lb, best month November 44 fish.
2012 – 62 total, best 75lb, best month October 7 fish.
2011 – 65 total, best 40lb, best month December 15 fish.
2010 – 52 total, best 30lb, best months February/September 7 fish.
2009 – 86 total, best 25lb, best month April 11 fish.
2008 – 151 total, best 35lb, best month August 21 fish.
Amazon red tail catfish.
2012 – 2,018 total, best 90lb, best month February 284 fish
2011 – 2085 total, best 80lb, best month October 294 fish.
2010 – 1,349 total, best 80lb, best month June 208 fish.
2009 – 787 total, best 85lb best month August 97 fish.
2008 – 504 total, best 80lb, best month August 76 fish.
Amazon spotted stingray.
2012 – 20 total, best 40lb, best month October 5 fish
2011 – 10 total, best 15lb, best month June 4 fish.
2012 – 65 total, best 12lb, best month November 13 fish
2011 – 48 total, best 12lb, best month November 7 fish.
2010 – 57 total, best 9lb, best month June 15 fish.
2009 – 18 total, best 8lb, best month April 4 fish.
2008 – 12 total, best 8lb, best month September 5 fish.
Asian red tail catfish.
2012 – 1477 total, best 50lb, best month July 211 fish
2011 – 469 total, best 45lb, best month December 132 fish.
2010 – 201 total, best 40lb, best month August 39 fish.
2009 – 107 total, best 30lb, best month December 21 fish.
2008 – 40 total, best 31lb, best month November 6 fish.
2012 – 2 total, best 6lb, best months August/October 1 fish
2011 – 2 total, best 12lb, best months January/April 1 fish.
2010 – 21 total, best 15lb, best month July 16 fish.
2009 – 5 total, best 10lb, best month August 3 fish.
2008 – 6 total, best 31lb, best month February 2 fish.
Big head carp.
2012 – 55 total, best 30lb, best month August 11 fish
2011 – 98 total, best 34lb, best month October 26 fish.
2010 – 1 total, best 15lb, best month February 1 fish.
2009 – 2 total, best 20lb, best month February 1 fish.
2008 – Two total, best 30lb, best month July 1 fish.
2012 – 160 total, best 42lb, best month July 27 fish
2011 – 183 total, best 35lb, best month June 36 fish.
2010 – 257 total, best 45lb, best month February 57 fish.
2009 – 418 total, best 50lb, best month August 99 fish.
2008 – 186 total, best 55lb, best month December 33 fish.
Black shark carp.
2012 – 2 total, best 15lb, best months May/July 1 fish
2011 – 6 total, best 10lb, best month August 2 fish.
2010 – 3 total, best 10lb, best June/September/October 1 fish.
2009 – 1 total, best 8lb, best month August 1 fish.
2008 – 2 total, best 10lb, best month March 1 fish.
Chao Phraya catfish.
2012 – 13 total, 125lb, best month March 4 fish
2011 – 5 total, best 121lb IGFA world record, best month November 2 fish.
2010 – 20 total, best 90lb, best month February 7 fish.
2009 – 75 total, best 90lb 6oz IGFA world record, best month August/October 10 fish.
2008 – 62 total, best 64lb, best month September 11 fish.
2012 – 66 total, best 25lb, best month March 11 fish
2011 – 79 total, best 20lb, best month June 17 fish.
2012 – 9 total, best 15lb, best months November/December 2 fish.
2011 – 3 total, best 7lb, best months June/July/September 1 fish.
2012 – 40 total, best 11lb, best month November 9 fish
2011 – 35 total, best 11lb, best months July/October 7 fish.
2010 – 7 total, best 15lb, best month December 3 fish.
2009 – 13 total, best 11lb, best months March/April 3 fish.
2008 – Three total, best 21lb, best month May 1 fish.
Giant freshwater stingray.
2012 – 39 total, best 140lb, best months May/October 6 fish
2011 – 9 total, best 120lb, best month October 4 fish.
2010 – 5 total, best 120lb, Feb/June/Aug/Sep/ Oct 1 fish.
2009 – 6 total, best 120lb, best month January 5 fish.
2008 – 2 total, best 90lb, best month November 2 fish.
2012 – 21 total, best 10lb, best month November 5 fish
2011 – 20 total, best 8lb, best month June 5 fish.
2010 – 8 total, best 8lb, best month December 3 fish.
2009 – 9 total, best 8lb, best month August 3 fish.
2012 – 20 total, best 10lb, best month October 6 fish
2011 – 3 total, best 8lb, best month June 2 fish.
2010 – 3 total, best 10lb, best months January/March/August 1 fish.
2009 – 7 total, best 14lb, best month November 3 fish.
2008 – 9 total, best 15lb, best month March 5 fish.
Giant Gourami (Golden)
2012 – 1 total, best 10lb, best month December 1 fish
2011 – 2 total, best 6lb, best months June & November 1 fish.
2012 – 10 total, best 8lb, best months March/May 3 fish
2011 – 15 total, best 8lb, best months July/Oct/Nov 3 fish.
2010 – 8 total, best 8lb, best month October 5 fish.
2009 – 11 total, best 5lb, best month October 6 fish.
Julian’s golden prize carp.
2012 – 221 total, best 47lb, best month February 41 fish
2011 – 107 total, best 37lb, best month August 23 fish.
2010 – 69 total, best 45lb, best month February 17 fish.
2009 – 47 total, best 30lb, best month March 9 fish.
2008 – 105 total, best 45lb, best month May 25 fish.
2012 – 1,312 total, best 250lb, best month January 220 fish.
2011 – 501 total, best 220lb, best month December 138 fish.
2010 – 244 total, best 260lb IGFA world record best month November 55 fish.
2009 – 73 total, best 191lb IGFA world record best month October 14 fish.
2008 – 46 total, best 185lb IGFA world record best month May 7 fish.
Mrigal (Asian grass carp)
2012 – 63 total, best 19lb 4oz, best month April 11 fish
2011 – 64 total, best 17lb 6oz IGFA world record best month December 12 fish.
2010 – 24 total, best 13lb, best month October 7 fish.
2009 – 28 total, best 15lb, best month August 7 fish.
2008 – 5 total, best 18lb, best month November 3 fish.
2012 – 9 total, best 8lb, best month January 5 fish
2011 – 9 total, best 10lb, best months October/December 3 fish.
2010 – 2 total, best 15lb, best months February/June 1 fish.
2012 – None caught this year
2011 – 8 total, best 12lb, best month January 5 fish.
2010 – 2 total, best 10lb, best months October/December 1 fish.
2012 – 49 total, best 36lb, best month February 11 fish
2011 – 23 total, best 35lb, best month December 6 fish.
2010 – 2 total, best 20lb, best month November 2 fish.
2012 – 4 total, best 20lb, best month March 2 fish
2011 – 5 total, best 20lb, best month June 3 fish.
2012 – 68 total, best 30lb, best month April 15 fish
2011 – 45 total, best 28lb, best month June 15 fish.
2010 – 62 total, best 18lb, best month March 13 fish.
2009 – 91 total, best 20lb, best month January 17 fish.
2008 – 83 total, best 21lb, best month December 37 fish.
2012 – 2,336 total, best 110lb, best month March 241 fish
2011 – 2,053 total, best 90lb, best months October/November 348 fish.
2010 – 2,702 total, best 105lb, best month October 402 fish.
2009 – 2,633 total, best 125lb, best month February 302 fish.
2008 – 1,325 total, best 98lb, best month December 213 fish.
2012 – 209 total, best 12lb, best month January 34 fish
2011 – 333 total, best 11lb, best month June 55 fish.
2010 – 67 total, best 12lb, best month December 16 fish.
2009 – 69 total, best 20lb, best month October 10 fish.
2008 – 34 total, best 15lb, best month November 8 fish.
Shovel nosed tiger catfish.
2012 – 123 total, best 20lb, best month January 27 fish
2011 – 111 total, best 21lb, best month June 25 fish.
2010 – 60 total, best 20lb, best months June /August 11 fish.
2009 – 56 total, best 25lb, best month October 10 fish.
2008 – 4 total, best 20lb, best month March 2 fish.
Shovel–nosed spotted sorubim.
2012 – 79 total, best 45lb, best month March 15 fish
2011 – 231 total, best 35lb, best month March 38 fish.
2010 – 227 total, best 45lb, best month January 36 fish.
2009 – 422 total, best 50lb, best month June 58 fish.
2008 – 379 total, best 45lb, best month October 65 fish.
2012 – 20 total, best 30lb, best month June 4 fish
2011 – 22 total, best 32lb, best month December 9 fish.
2010 – 7 total, best 15lb, best month June 3 fish.
2009 – 4 total, best 10lb, best month October 2 fish
2012 – 24 total, best 6lb, best month July 6 fish
2011 – 73 total, best 3lb, best month June 16 fish.
2010 – 65 total, best 4lb, best months August/November 10 fish.
2009 – 74 total, best 5lb, best month January 18 fish.
2008 – 40 total, best 5lb, best month December 15 fish.
2012 – 36 total, best 55lb, best month May 7 fish
2011 – 79 total, best 48lb, best month April 23 fish.
2010 – 40 total, best 45lb, best month January 9 fish
2009 – 15 total, best 45lb, best month December 7 fish.
2008 – 8 total, best 29lb, best month October 3 fish.
2012 – 87 total, best 30lb, best month November 12 fish
2011 – 32 total, best 25lb, best month December 8 fish.
2010 – 35 total, best 22lb, best month June 8 fish.
2009 – 27 total, best 24lb, best months October/December 5 fish.
2008 – 9 total, best 25lb, best month August 3 fish.
2012 – 74 total, best 70lb, best months February/April/June 10 fish.
2011 – 49 total, best 35lb, best month October 12 fish.
2010 – 68 total, best 110lb, best month June 10 fish.
2009 – 78 total, best 28lb, best month December 12 fish.
2008 – Five total, best 35lb, best month April 2 fish.
2012 – 2 total, best 6lb, best month October 2 fish
2011 – 2 total, best 3lb, best months April/June 1 fish.
2012 – 11 total, best 30lb, best months April/May/July/October 2 fish.
2011 – 16 total, best 10lb, best month June 5 fish.
2010 – 1 total, best 6lb, best month December 1 fish.
Total – 9,391 fish landed of 37 species
2011 – 7,296 fish landed of 41 species
2010 – 6,171 fish landed of 33 species.
2009 – 5,730 fish landed of 28 species.
2008 – 3,465 fish landed of 29 species.
Summing up 2012 more fish landed 4 species down and many growth rates up, all in all another constantly good year. Thank you to all our loyal customers, and to everyone who has visited us. Gillhams Fishing Resorts strives to stay one of the best commercial freshwater venues in the world, without our customers we could not achieve this. Thank you.