Keith Downton and Steve Gilbank are experienced and highly skilled carp anglers. Their approach to the fishing at Gillhams was similar to anglers like 'Simmo' who I'd met in December. Plenty of preparation, lots of rigs and stacks of thought had gone into this trip....this was destined to be good!!
There is much to say about Gillhams and the fabulous experience it offers. This is not what can be dscribed as an 'easy' lake. You must work at it. There are lakes in Thailand (just north of Bangkok for example) where the fishing is SO easy it's no challenge at all. Gillhams presents a challenge and those anglers who can rise to that challenge will reap the rewards.
Gillhams website is superb...take time to read it....plenty of photo's of amazing fish and lots of very helpful information about how to approach the fishing.
What surely stands out to all the anglers fishing here is the massive amount of care and respect given to the fish. It's a joy to see. I despair at the treatment I have seen the fish recieve at many of the other lakes I have visited here in Thailand. Fish held high by drunken anglers and then dropped from great heights onto the ground....it's not good. There is NO WAY that is going to happen at Gillhams and it is testament to the way this fabulous fishery is run that such a professional attitude is appararent at every step of the way.