If you know anything about fishing in Thailand then you will already know about the huge monster fish that are to be caught in some of the Lakes, Reservoirs and Rivers. I’m talking about the Mekong Giant Catfish, Siamese Giant Carp and the Giant Freshwater stingray or the Giant Snakehead. Yes, Thailand is indeed the land of the Giants and the four of the largest freshwater fish in the world can be caught here.
Recently I was sitting on my porch, having a little relax with a nice cup of tea, enjoying the late afternoon sun as it started to slip down behind the Coconut trees, when a guy from next door just wandered over and sat down. We had a little chat in Thai about what we had been doing all day, My Thai language skills are getting better after a few months so when he said do you want to go fishing of course I said yes, “what fish (plah araigh) ?” ,”(Plah chon) “Striped Snakehead” he said. Continue reading
Taken for a Six Hour ride by a 100KG (220lb) Freshwater Stingray.”Each time the ray decided to stick on the bottom, there was no way we could move it, not even for a single inch. When it was crawling slowly on the river’s muddy bottom, we would pump it like if it was a matter of life and death but without being able to lift the ray vertically a single inch.” Continue reading
Finally we have the story of the IGFA all tackle world record catch of the famous Giant siamese carp. The biggest carp species in the world. This text has been on our wish list for a long time and now we have it right here, Read on for the full account as it happened written by the captor himself UK angler Mr Terry Mather. Continue reading
As the rains are set in now and the best Snakehead fishing season is upon us round up some of the best Snakehead photos from our archives. Continue reading