Written by Jean Francois Helias. (Pictures courtesy of J-F Helias.THE NIGHT THEY LANDED THE BIGGEST FRESHWATER FISH EVER CAUGHT ON ROD AND LINE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. Twenty-three years ago, thirty five (35) Arapaima gigas or Pirarucu, a fish species originally from the Amazon basin, were stocked at Bung Sam Ran Lake, Thailand. A few of them were hooked during the past two decades but rarely was a fish successfully landed by anglers. Continue reading
The Alligator gar (Lepisosteus spatula)is the largest member of the gar family, Lepisosteidae, and one of North America’s largest inland fish. It is a primitive species, dating from the Mesozoic era: 65 to 230 million years ago. Continue reading
This Jungle food photo feature just shows another side of fishing in Thailand. For local people there’s no catch and release here, everything is for the pot or sold at market. This kind of food is very healthy but not so pleasing to the eye as your average farrang westernised thai food. Continue reading
The catch of the worlds biggest carp in Thailand prompted a frenzy of press and internet forum activity around the worlds angling fraternity. There’s been a right load of carp in more than one forum, where images of the biggest carp ever to be caught on rod and line were posted, that the fish was obviously a fake.