Probably the most sought after target fish for many anglers fishing in Thailand is the Arapaima. They were biting excellently late on in December and particularly for Richard green from the UK who was fishing at the Kampanseng predator lake in Bangkok. Continue reading
Lures and flies have been very productive lately, Some nice catches with a group of lads achieving their target of catching arapaima aswell as some nice alligator gar and redtail catfish catches. A monster catch estimated weighing close to the 100 kilos mark was caught at the Ratchaburi “predator” lake by lady angler Allison Durand, from the USA. Continue reading
The Arapaima is one of the main top target fish for visiting anglers fishing in Thailand. If you are in Bangkok then the best chance for an Arapaima catch in a one day trip is at our Kampanseng lake destination about an hour and half drive from downtown. Continue reading
Written by Markus Buehler.
Photos courtesy of: Marcos Amend, Leandro Castello,Luis Claudio Marigo, Josae Marcio Ayres, Nathan Wardle.
The Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) is a big fish. Indeed a very big fish, especially for a freshwater species. But is the Arapaima, or Pirarucu as it is called in South America really the largest freshwater predator fish in the world, and how big can it actually grow? In popular and even scientific literature, as well as on the web, you can often read that this species can reach a length of 4.5m (14.7 feet) and a weight of 200kg (440lb).