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Fishing equipment

Gillhams Fishing Resorts are proud to be sponsored by the following companies; Free Spirit fishing rods, Korda, Fox, Daiwa, Catmaster tackle, One More Cast (OMC), Fishon Tackle.

We use the following equipment:

Free spirit 10ft 6lb test curve Cat Tamer rods. After being offered and testing various other companies’ rods, the Free Spirit rods were by far the number one choice. With these rods you still feel fish down to 10lbs but believe us, they have the power to subdue our biggest residents.In our experience these are the best rods on the market.

Daiwa Infinity 5500 Bait runner reels. We used to use Shimano Big Pit Baitrunner reels but due to them not being able to supply spares we had to move to Daiwa, these are great reels and handle everything that swims in the lake including the hard fighting Mekong catfish.

All our reels are loaded with our own brand of 80lb braid which offers greater durability, longer casting range and more direct contact with the fish as opposed to mono line.

We use various electronic alarms; the weather here is brutal on electronic alarms, despite testing most alarms we have found the top of the range ones don’t last any longer than the low end alarms. We frequently change our alarms so the brands change all the time.

Fox swinger indicators; these are the best swinger system on the market; with their adjustable weights on the arms they cover all situations.

We use various end tackle and rig bits from all the above mentioned companies. This gives us the opportunity to present baits on the most advanced and safe rigs in various forms on the market today,

We field test many new products for all our sponsors. For us, these are the companies we can trust. Their products are fish safe and more than capable in handling our huge fish. When you hook a fish of a lifetime, these companies’ products will not let you, or us down!

All anglers are supplied with a reasonable amount of free bait on a daily basis.

Additional bait is available which can be purchased (subject to availability):

Boilies 500 baht per 1kg bag or single purchase of 10kg for 4,500 baht

15mm Gillhams pellet 250 baht per kg, or single purchase sack of 20kg for 4,500 baht

Stick pellet at 55 baht per kilo

Sea fish dead baits in ½ kg packs are 55 baht per pack, strictly only fish baits supplied by us to be used.

Pop-ups 300 baht per tub

We used to allow outside baits from recognized bait companies, however recently jealousy between rival fisheries has resulted in threats to poison fish with poisoned bait. In view of this we are taking the precaution of banning all outside bait other than pop-ups, to be honest the amount of our bait the fish see it was always a problem to switch them onto another bait however good it was claimed to be.

Every angler is provided with 2 x Free Spirit 6lb tc CatTamer rods, 2 x Daiwa Infinity 5500 runner reels, 2 x electronic bite alarms with swingers, 1 x rod pod and all end, plus a reasonable amount of bait per day. Additional bait can be purchased at a fair price shown on our web site under prices , a third rod can also be added for additional cost of 2,500 baht per day.


If you need any more advice on tackle used at Gillhams, why not contact us and send your questions for the “Frequently Asked Question” section on our web site.