Fishing Teak Tree Lake a 100kg Catfish Tale

Fishing Teak Tree Lake a 100kg Catfish Tale

  CHIANG RAI – Bruce Dale no longer needs to travel the world to catch exotic species because he has set up his own fishery in Thailand and literally has specimens from all around the globe on his own doorstep. Bruce Dale’s fascination for the water world began as a three-year-old outwitting newts in a […]

The Giant Catfish of Chiangrai’s Mighty Mae Khong

The Giant Catfish of Chiangrai’s Mighty Mae Khong

  With the annual Songkran celebrations (Thai New Year) now complete, attention now switches to the small village of Baan Haad Krai in Amphur Chiang Khong in Chiang Rai province, where a very special age old tradition is about to begin. It is between mid-April and the end of May, when the powerful Mae Khong […]

Chiangrai River Giants

Chiangrai River Giants

  Catlocarpio siamensis is the largest of the Mekong cyprinids. It is said to grow to a length of up to three meters. In this survey the largest reported size weighed 150 kg. Catlocarpio siamensis is now a rare fish species. However, the species is apparently encountered regularly at several stations ranging from Nong Khai, […]

Thailand Holds Record for Worlds Largest Cat Fish

Thailand Holds Record for Worlds Largest Cat Fish

Thai fishermen netted a catfish as big as a grizzly bear, setting a world record for the largest freshwater fish ever found, according to researchers who studied the 646-pound Mekong giant catfish as part of a project to protect large freshwater fish. “It’s amazing to think that giants like this still swim in some of […]

Sports Fishing in Chiangrai

Sports Fishing in Chiangrai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES -The Kieng Doi Fishing Park in Chiang Rai is a Family run fishing park very near to the Chiang Rai town centre. With very good prices for fishing and rod hire its definitely worth a visit if you are up there in the North of Thailand. Chiang Rai offers a few fishing […]