ONE of the world's 'dream fishing holiday' venues was the scene of a tragedy last week.

Father of five Kevin Rowlands killed himself last week while fishing at Gillhams Fishing Resort in Thailand, his fiancée Tracy King has revealed.

The 35-year-old from Strood, Kent, had been catching big fish at Gillhams but took his own life while on his dream holiday.

Tracy said he’s suffered two decades of mental health issues and alcoholism.

The 38-year-old, who has a baby with Kevin, said: “He knew he needed help but he wanted a quick fix and there’s no such thing.”

Now Tracy needs to raise £6,500 to bring Kevin home and bury him and has set up a fundraising page.  To donate click here.

CAUGHT A BIG FISH OR GOT SOME NEWS? You could star in Angler’s Mail in print and online – email pix and details exclusively to: anglersmail@ti-media.com

AN ANGLER’S MAIL MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION MAKES A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

With Christmas coming, it’s a great time to subscribe to one of the top magazine offers online at magazinesdirect.com.

You’ll then get Angler’s Mail magazine delivered to your door, or the door of a friend/relative. And it’s at discounted rates… to suit all pockets.

There are seasonal deals for the print version and the digital version too.

More stories from Angler’s Mail…