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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 09:53

Picture of a kayak caught snakehead in Thailand

Kayak fishing in Thailand has always interested me and my goal for the last few years is to go out there to fish for about 10 days. I have been talking with my buddy Jon, who ownes a fly tying factory and kayak fishing guide business. Jon and I have been talking for the last few years and we finally have a outline for my trip to visit him in 2009.

My name is Jon Ingi Agustsson from Zeno-Sportfishing.com

I am an Icelander, been living in Chiang Mai Thailand for the last 6 years, running my fly tying factory and now soon to open tour business.

Map of kayak fishing trip in ThailandMy name is Jon Ingi Agustsson

There are so many lakes up here in north Thailand where it is impossible to launch our big boat. The fishing has been really good and we have done lots of miles on the reservoir south of Chiang Mai (the city I live in). You can see our soon to open website at: www.asian-angling-adventures.com Jon and I have marked the possible route in red and the lakes we would fish are highlighted in blue. You would start by flying up to Chiang Mai (55 min.) I would then suggest at least 1 day if not 2 days rest. Then we would head up north to the Golden Triangle (3.5 hours drive) and fish a couple of small lakes that are my favorites.

Then we would head back to Chiang Mai, and go down to the Ping River Canyons. After that, we would drive about  4 hours, go to a hotel in Saraburi or Ayutthaya and stay over night. Next day we would have about 3 hours drive to Srinakarind Res. After fishing Srinakarind for 2-3 days, you would return to Bangkok by car (2.5 - 3 hours) and fly home.

 

kayak fishing in Thailand

Asian Angling Adventiures and Jon have been working with FeelFree Kayaks for the last few years and now has a fleet of over 12 yaks. We are going to build a trailer in the next week or so. Yesterday we went to a small reservoir just north of Chiang Mai and fished for 2.5 hours. We did 5 miles of paddling and had 4 strikes and landed one 3.5 lbs. Giant Snakehead.  I am hooked!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an experience to fish from kayaks. Wonderful. We just got 4 more single seat Mokens, so now we have 6 single seat kayaks and 2 tandem kayaks. We are going to turn the two seat kayaks into support kayaks, outfitted with 54 lbs. thrust trolling motor and coolers with umbrellas for shore stops and lunches, etc. This way we can tow the single seat kayaks in a daisy chain at the end of the day, if our clients are

tired.

Here is a few photos from Jon's trip last week up to a lake near the Burmeese and Laos border, into an area called the Golden Triangle.

Our fleet of fishing kayaks in Thailand

We didn't catch many fish, but had a great time.

kayak fishing in Thailands northern lakes

another kayak fishing Thailand pic

Here are few photos from a very large reservoir called Sirikit

The scenery was great kayak fishing in Thailand

It is prox. 20 miles long and 5 miles wide. We fish there a lot. Last March was exceptionally good. A few friends of mine plus me fished on and off for about 2 weeks. We landed nearly 300 Snakeheads and Jungle Perch. You will notice we also catch another fish called Jungle Perch or Transverse Barb. It is literarily a tropical version of Bass. They grow up to 12-14 pounds, but are rare at that size. They are most common around 2-6 pounds.

Jon has been really busy with his flytying factory and they just finished the season and is starting to get the new catalogs out.

 

 

 

 

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