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 parks, in my opinion the best of the bunch is Khieng Doi Fishing Park This is located just approx 6 kilometres from the town centre. Rates are very favorable at 60 baht per rod per day,
Kwan Phayao lake is an artificial lake created in 1939 to improve irrigation in nearby areas. It covers 2.3 square kilometers and is a popular leisure location for locals. The main town of Phayao is located on the southeast corner of the lake. It is fed by the Ing and Tam Rivers and empties into the Ing River which flows to the Mekong. This lake is surrounded by rice paddies and marshes and is an ideal location for flora to grow with over 36 species of aquatic plants creating an amazing wetland. The lake is a haven for wildlife which includes 22 species of fish and also 47 different species of birds.
Mae Peum lake’s primary purpose is to serve the neighboring agricultural areas. Although the reservoir is a haven for snake-head it also is a fantastic place for Mekong catfish with scientific studies previously on these fish to determine their ideal habitat and their habits. The lake is bordered also by Mae Peum national park which covers an area of 351 km2 over both the Chiang Rai and Phayao provinces.
Mae Suai Dam is a large, picturesque dam in Chiang Rai which was constructed on the Mae Suai River between 2000-02 for irrigation. The dam sits between two mountain ranges with Chinese and tribal villages located around the river/dam.
Giant Snake-head: The end of the Rainy Season Early Winter, winter and summer.
Jungle Perch: Winter, Rainy Season and summer
Press Release: Chiangrai Times