Giant Siamese Carp Fishing
The joy and satisfaction after landing the most magnificent Carp species of all is unrivalled. The experience has been described as scoring the winning goal in the world cup final.
Giant Siamese Carp Fishing
The elusive Giant Siamese Carp, the most prized Carp specie in the world and also the biggest carp species in the world. With fish like this in Thailand, we often wonder why people still want to fish for carp anywhere else!
The Giant Siamese Carp (Catlocarpio siamensis) can in the big rivers of Thailand and Vietnam reach the weight of 300 kg. They are these days extremely rare as pollution and excessive commercial fishing for them has nearly wiped them out from their natural habitat. Fortunately for anglers they have been successfully bred and been stocked in many lakes around Thailand. Stocked fish have been caught up to 120kg size (Bungsam Lan). When fishing for very big Giant Siamese Carp in Bungsam Lan, we use strong 7-8ft. long rods and the biggest Shimano 6500B Baitrunners, total concentration is required during the fight, one wrong move that gives the fish a fraction of a second and he will "do you," straight away. In the Krabi lake where there are not so many snags as in Bungsam Lan, it is possible to use equipment similar to the ones used by European carp anglers.
The Siamese Giant Carp
The Siamese giant carp (Catlocarpio siamensis) the world’s largest species of carp, can be 3 m (10 ft) and 300 kg (660 lb). The Thai Name for the Siamese Giant Carp is Pla Caho. They are these days extremely rare as pollution and excessive commercial fishing for them has nearly wiped them out from their natural habitat. A very desirable food fish in Asia, sometimes eaten fresh or pickled . Fortunately for anglers they have been successfully bred and been stocked in many lakes and fishing ponds around Thailand. Stocked fish have been caught up to 120kg size (Bungsam Ran lake). They are migratory fish that are found only in the Mae Klong, Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins. They are usually found in the big pools along the edges of large rivers, but will seasonally enter smaller canals, floodplains and flooded forests. Juvenile Siamese carps are usually found in smaller tributaries and swamps, but can acclimatize to living in ponds, canals and swamps. These are migratory fish, swimming to favorable areas for feeding they breed in October they do not spawn in still waters. There head is rather large for the body and they have huge mouths.
Jullien’s Golden Price Carp
Jullien’s Golden Price Carp (Probarbus jullieni) One of the prettiest of all carp species. The Thai name for this fish is: Pla Yissok Thai. Can be up to 150 cm, max. published weight is 70.0 kg. A migratory fish that are found in: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Meklong basins of Indo-China and Thailand, and the Pahang and Perak basins of Malaysia. Inhabits mainly the mainstream of large rivers with sand or gravel substrates and abundant mollusks populations. Occurs in deep slow reaches. Feeds on aquatic plants, insects and shelled mollusks. Spawns in winter (late December-early February) in big riverine deltas over sand and gravel substrate with water current of 1.3 m/sec. Undertakes spawning and trophic migrations in the Mekong basin. Trophic migrations occurs throughout its occurrence range which takes place mainly at the onset of the flood season and are mainly undertaken by juveniles and subadults. Upstream spawning migrations take place between October and February from Kompong Cham in Cambodia to Chiang Khong in Thailand. At Chiang Khong , fishermen reported that Probarbus moves up the tributary Nam Ta in Laos to breed in March-April. An excellent foodfish, sometimes consumed raw, but rather scarce so it fetches a high market price. Eggs are especially priced. In the Mekong River this important fisheries species is under serious long-term decline and this decline evidently is basin wide and the most obvious (but not necessarily only) reason is overfishing with gillnets during the reproductive migrations and spawning periods. Attains 70 kg or more, but mostly marketed size nowadays are 5-20 kg. A very strong fighter, with long fast powerful runs. We have caught them on similar baits we use for the Siamese Giant Carp (maize, boilies and pop-ups)
Greenfield Valley Hua Hin
Our Carp Lake is set in the peaceful grounds of Greenfield Valley's 80 acre estate. Designed with the carp angler in mind this 2.5 acre lake has natural grass banks with plenty of shade from several mature trees or from your big bivvy if you prefer. Fishing is from one bank so nobody can fish opposite you. There are only 5 swims available each swim is supplied with a big bivvy, 2 bedchairs, 2 chairs, table, gas cooker for you coffee or tea, rod pod with alarms, Fox swingers and two carp rods with Shimano Bait runner reels. This is Thailand’s first carp lake with a set up similar to a top end European carp venue. You can fish all day and night here in a natural setting to a very affordable price.
There is a small onsite restaurant and bar, serving a range of delicious Thai and western foods, snacks, soft and alcoholic drinks and close by there is also a toilet.
There are an abundance of species in the carp lake, present in large numbers. Target Species available are Giant Siamese Carp, Catla Catla (Indian Siamese Carp), Rohu Carp, Julien’s Golden Prize Carp, Bighead Carp, Common Carp, Giant Gourami, Mekong Catfish, Barramundi, Pacu, Featherbacks and more. Without question, the carp lake is a class act: beauty, quality, performance, and versatility at a very affordable price.
All Inclusive 24 hours Fishing Package
24 hours of Fishing includes:
Bait / set of mixed boilies and pop-ups, 4 bags of ground bait. Bait provided is normally enough to last 6hr to 8hrs of fishing, additional bait is always available at inexpensive prices.
Bivvy with 2 beds, table and chairs, gas cooker
Tackle included: 2 Daiwa Carp rods and Shimano baitrunner reels per angler, rod pod with alarms, Fox swingers, hair rigs and leaders (all safety rigs), landing net, release mat. Digital scales are also available in the restaurant.
24 hour Ticket Costs:
3,000 Baht per person for 24 hours fishing (or shorter time if you don't want to fish for 24 hours).
Pick up From Hotel / Guest House/ from Hua Hin, Cha Am, Bangkok or Pranburi charged at cost, please call for rate.