Connect with us


Local Phuket fishing competition out to catch it all

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: The annual “Yamu Night Fishing Game” kicks off tomorrow morning.

The annual competition, aimed at promoting local fishing traditions in the area, is put on by Paklok Subdistrict Municipality (OrBorTor).

“Only those fishing from longtail boats with local fishing equipment are allowed to participate. However, both Thais and foreigners are welcome to get involved,” said Paklok Public Relation staffer Samart Sensai.

“If you don’t have your own boat, you can rent one from us for 2,000 baht.”

Enrollment per team of up to five people is 1,000 baht, with only one team allowed per boat.

Registration runs from 8am to 10am Saturday, with teams departing from Yamu Point at 10:15am and not weighing in their catch until noon Sunday.

Trophies will be handed to the top three contenders in a variety of categories: fish living at the surface (total weight); fish living on the seafloor (weight); sharks and rays (weight); fish caught with a fishing pole (weight); fish caught with a fishing net (weight); other (weight); and unique fish.

There will also be an award for “Great Captain,” which will be given to the man or woman who has led his or her team in bring in the greatest haul. Additionally, there will be a sportsmanship award.

“Though the OrBorTor only has trophies for the teams, the event can be good for competitors’ pockets when it comes time to auction everything off,” said Mr Samart.

Saturday evening while the fishermen are away, there will be a market at Yamu Point accompanied by stage performances and other entertainment, said Mr Samart, with festivities to run from 5pm to 11pm.

“A 5pm on Sunday, we’ll start the partying again, as well as announce the winners on stage,” Mr Samart said.

“We had 50 teams join us last year. This year, we’re hoping for even more – everyone is welcome.”

— Chutharat Plerin


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand13 hours ago

Thailand News Today | AoT warns about tourist exuberance, easing of restrictions | June 22

Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

CCSA: Bars to stay closed for now, drunk customers risk the spread of Covid-19

Bangkok15 hours ago

Woman dies after jumping from Phra Khanong BTS station in Bangkok

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

263 covid cases linked to canned seafood factory in Songkhla

Drugs15 hours ago

Narcotics Control Board announce recent drug busts, heroin and cocaine sent by mail

Environment16 hours ago

3 Cambodian activists arrested for plotting against the government/insulting the king after documenting waste run-off

Chiang Mai16 hours ago

Chiang Mai eases restrictions, alcohol now allowed at restaurants

Thailand16 hours ago

Angry ex allegedly sets motorcycle on fire in school parking garage

Cambodia17 hours ago

6 arrested in Cambodia for allegedly trafficking people into Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 4,059 new cases; provincial totals

Thailand18 hours ago

Power outages coming to Kathu

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Samut Sakhon governor calls for more vaccine doses after order was cut

Thailand19 hours ago

Fruit buyer arrested for allegedly using counterfeit certificates to export durian

Tourism20 hours ago

Airports of Thailand president says tourism won’t pick back up until October

Thailand20 hours ago

Mobile sterilisation/vaccination truck helps Pattaya’s cats and dogs

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8