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Khao Sok National Park consists of: 40% foothill rainforest, 27% rainforest plains, 15% limestone crag vegetation, 15% lowland scrub, 3% rainforest at 600-1,000 metres Khao Sok receives quite a bit of rain, due to its position at the mountain ridge separating the west coast from the east coast of Southern Thailand, and so winds from both the Gulf of Thailand in the east and the Andaman Sea in the west blow monsoon rain into the area.But actually it is only to be expected for a rain forest location.
Some of the karsts rise up to almost 1,000 metres high, making them three times the height of those in nearby Phang Nga Bay and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.The journey time to the Banks is about 35 hours from Victoria Point. The fishing includes deep water jigging for Dogtooth Tuna, popper casting for Giant Trevallys, bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper and Sharks or trolling for Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna, Sails and Marlin. Khao Sok National Park is one of Thaialnad's most impressive experiences. It is actually the heart of a complex of five contiguous conservation sites that comprise the largest protected forest on the Thai-Malaysian peninsula, covering over 4,000 sq km.The Andaman islands consist of 572 islands formed from a submarine mountain range. Most charters leave from Phuket rather than Khao Lak. The park is very spectacular with dripping thick native verdant rainforest, punctuated by towering outcrops of limestone cliffs or karsts, waterfalls and sparkling streams, an island studded lake, several caves, and many trails, mostly along rivers.It is sometimes affectionately nicknamed the "Gui-Lin of Thailand", which refers to a very beautiful place in China.A beautiful large reservoir was created by the construction of the Cheow Lan Dam (also known as the Ratchaprapha Dam) across the Paseang river; this Cheow Lan Lake occupies some 165 sq km.For "hard core" anglers, the Similan Islands provide some of the best Shark fishing in the region - massive Tiger Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Mako Sharks and Whaler Sharks (reef sharks), and other species are also found. The Burma Banks are west of the Mergui Archipelago, and are a cluster of 20 seamounts rising from 400 meters of depth to just 10-30 meters below the surface. These big game fishing trips are available from mid October to April.
There are several Fishing charters available from Khao Lak (Thap Lamu), and also from Phuket (Chalong Bay). The Mergui Archipelago offers incredible gamefishing opportunities - Black Marlin, Sailfish, Giant Travelly, King Mackerel, Tuna, Wahoo, Big Snappers, Bullshark, Tigershark, Hammarhead. King Mackerel, Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Trevally and Sailfish are abundant in the waters 20 miles offshore from Victoria Point.
Note that fly fishing equipment may not always be provided, and you should therefore bring along your own equipment and flies. There are Tiger Sharks, Oceanic Silvertip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Mako Sharks and Bull Sharks and others.
Daytime options include jigging for large Dogtooth Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna, popper casting for big Giant Trevally and trolling for big Black Marlin.
There is also reef fishing for Giant Trevally, Yellowfin Barracuda and Bluefin Trevally.
You can visit three reefs often in a modified longtail boat with a large platform. There are also fishung (and snorkelling) trips to Ko Pha (Pha island) by longtail boat.
Local fisherman have constructed about six or seven FADs off the coast of Khao Lak (about a third of the way to the Similan islands).