Tag: Fresh water fishing
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Well, me Fisheroos and fellow fish fumblers,
That’s me totally independent from the Phuket News as my articles are no longer required due to Exotic Fishing Thailand’s new advertising concept which obviously will concentrate on EFT’s Fresh Water fishing and being based on the mainland, not Phuket, I think Mike will have great difficulty in keeping his finger on the pulse and relating to the trials and tribulations of us “Phuket” Salt Water warriors.
From the limited amount of fishing reports, probably due to lack of tourists and not forgetting the weather, it’s great to pass on the news that the Sails are still here in abundance. As the old saying goes, “It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good”. I just wish it wouldn’t blow just so strongly 555.
As October begins to bring the “low” season to an end as usual the sun-rise and sun-sets are at their most spectacular, the photographers dream season. Coming back to port with the sun setting behind Buddha Island, it was the most amazing sight as everything was bathed in the fiery light of the setting sun. As I often say, “Fishing is not always about catching fish”.
Fish (f i s) n.pl. - fish fish-es - An animal that grows the fastest between the time it’s caught and the time the fisherman describes it to his friends.
For those of you familiar with fishinginphuket.com please be advised that the “Facebook” page “of the same name” is actually something else purloined by EFT, so hopefully this will give all you guys an' gals out there an insight into the character of someone I went out of my way to help when his business was in its infancy. So don’t be surprised if my Fresh Water reports come from closer to home in the future.
!!! Chalong Fishing Park now has Arapaima !!!
Sorry there was a severe dearth of jokes this month, hope this picture will suffice. – Contributions welcome.
As usual tight lines to all, well, nearly all
Fresh Water Fishing
Chalong Fishing Park
A Family Affair
Chalong Fishing Park is a small, family run and inexpensive fresh water fishing lake. The sort of place you can go for your breakfast and stay the day without checking with the bank. Many of the local anglers consider themselves as part of the furniture and even us “salties” turn up pretty regularly.
Jez Wilson the owner/manager along with his wife …….. go out of their way to make everyone welcome around their well-stocked lake which is home to many exotic species many of which come in around 40kgs.
For those who are new to fishing “fresh” warm water, Jez is a keen and very knowledgeable angler who is always happy to give advice and share his knowledge of the lake and its inhabitants.
For non-fishing customers including young children entry is free of charge and there is even a small “kiddies” pool and hammocks for that afternoon siesta.
Chalong Fishing Park is all about affordable "Fun Fishing" - a family friendly activity where kids under 12 are half price when fishing with an adult.
Fishing here is around a third of the price of many of Phuket's fishing parks with arguably higher catch rates. There are 3 different packages: full day (up to 12 hours) half day ( up to 6 hours) and a 3 hour session designed for walk in customers, novices and customers with children.
There are 20 different species of fish and more being added all the time, with several very good sized fish over 40 KG.
There is a fully stocked bar and a restaurant serving Thai and Western dishes right next to the lake as well as a small pool and showers.
Located in Rawai, it is very easily accessed from nearby Chalong, Kata and Karon and is only 20 minutes from Patong.
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Freshwater Fishing Prices
A FULL DAY OR ANYTHING OVER 6 HOURS IS 2,000 BAHT
A HALF DAY OR UP TO 6 HOURS IS 1,600 BAHT
3 HOUR PACKAGE IS 1,200 BAHT (FOR FIRST TIMERS OR CUSTOMERS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN)
8AM – 8PM EVERY DAY
GIANT MEKONG CATFISH
CHAO PHRAYA CATFISH
AMAZON REDTAIL CATFISH
ASIAN REDTAIL CATFISH
TIGER REDTAIL CATFISH
BIG HEAD CARP
BLACK SHARK MINNOW
*some of these species were introduced as very small fish when the lake was first stocked in October 2016.
All our trips require a 50% payment in advance, the balance to be paid on the day