per person, double occupancy
9 days/8 nights
6 days fishing
Hunt for Megafish
How much more exotic can you get? Our angling adventure takes us to Thailand in search of a multitude of fish species. We’ll also have the chance to fish for the monstrous Mekong Catfish, Siamese Carp, Jungle Perch and others introduced from the Amazon.
Our accommodations for our trip range from a comfortable city hotel to various other resort hotels. All serve authentic Thai cuisine, with a warm hospitality that will make your adventure an unforgettable experience.
Asia Angling Adventure
Bung Sam Lan Lake one of the most extraordinary fisheries in the world. It is a lake of about 20 acres converted about 19-years ago from a swamp. It is stocked with a huge variety of native Thai and imported fish. Giant Mekong Catfish (15-150 kg) is a “tow truck” of a fish that every angler should try once in a lifetime. In addition, there are Striped Catfish (5-20 kg), Giant Siamese Carp (20 -120 kg), other Thai species.
Already one of our top destinations for multi-species fishing, Thailand just a whole lot better with our discovery of a new small lake stocked with a variety of native and exotic predator fish.
This lake is teeming with Arapaima (Pirarucu) over 300 pounds, and Amazonian Red Tail Catfish over 100 pounds. In addition, there are Thai Red Tail Catfish and Black Pacu up to 40 pounds, and Surubi Catfish, Arowana, Red Pacu and Baramundi up to 20 pounds. There are even some small peacock bass up to about 7 pounds, and several other exotic species including the Giant Gorami.
The lake is reserved for lure and fly fishing only, with few exceptions.
IGFA record hunters will find some good opportunities on fly tippet and line class and some junior categories. Thailand and Malaysia have already produced 15 world records for FishQuest clients.
9 days/8 nights
6 days fishing
(Call us for 2017 Season Rates)
2015 rates listed below
9 days/8 nights/4 1/2 days fishing
$3195 per person (double occupancy)
$3795 per person (single angler)
$2895 per person (three/four anglers)
plus international airfare to Bangkok.
Additional $750 for single anglers.
$1500 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Airport assistance and transfers
- Internal transportation within Thailand
- Travel Insurance at fishing destinations
- Four nights hotel in Bangkok
- Four mights in other hotels
- Meals as specified
- Six days guided fishing
- Thai guide/boatman
- Assistance of English-speaking fishing tour leader
- Fishing license
- All required baits and rigs
- Tours as specified
International airfare, light tackle fishing equipment, (Lures available in Thailand at reasonable prices), some meals not listed, alcoholic beverages, tips and other items of a personal nature.
Day 8: Anglers can visit the grand palace and the temple of the Emerald Buddha in the morning and shop in the afternoon. Or, they can take a cruise boat on the Chaopraya River and visit several sites of interest.
Option sidetrips the northern Hill Tribes region or southern beach islands can be arranged on request.
July through May are typically the best months for Giant snakehead. Other species may be targeted throughout the year.
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request other specific dates.
Fly to Bangkok, Thailand. On arrival you'll be taken to the Citichic Hotel to rest up before beginning your adventure.
8 anglers per week
Accommodations for our trip range from a comfortable city hotel in Bangkok to two other resort hotels.
Our hotels will serve local Thai cuisine.
World-class shopping, sightseeing, nightlife and other activities.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok. Transfer to Citichic Hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Fishing for Mekong catfish & striped catfish among other species in Bung Sam Lan Lake. Overnight Citichic Hotel.
Day 3: Fishing for Arapaima and other predators in Kampaeng Sen Lake. Overland Ton Po Resort.
Days 4: Fishing for 20 predators in Ratchaburi Lake. Overnight Ton Po Resort.
Day 5: Fishing for 20 predators in Ratchaburi Lake. Travel to Caho Lake. Overnight 59 Hotel.
Day 6: Fishing for Siamese Giant Carp in Caho Lake. Overnight 59 Hotel.
Day 7: Fishing for Siamese Giant Carp in Caho Lake. Travel back to Bangkok. Overnight Citichic Hotel.
Day 8: Day at leisure for shopping/visits. Overnight Citichic Hotel.
Day 9: Departure or trip extension.
Note: Allow extra days for international travel or leisure time.
A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Thailand. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.
Malaria tablets and other inoculations are not required but may be advised by your doctor or local health clinic. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Drink plenty of bottled water to keep yourself hydrated. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
The official language is Thai. However many natives involved in tourism speak good English, and other languages, as does our lead guide.
Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-95 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 70s in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit. Humidity in the tropics can play havoc with cameras or other electronic devices.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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