Come and catch Gold here at Exotic Fishing Thailand

Come and catch Gold here at Exotic Fishing Thailand
Come and catch Gold here at Exotic Fishing Thailand

Monday, June 22, 2020


The COVID 19 lockdown on Thailand and especially Phuket is finally over and we are very excited to welcome everyone back to our beautiful resort here at Exotic Fishing Thailand. The Thai Government has done a great job in eliminating the virus making Thailand a preferred Covid free destination. We are now open for business and the lake is on fire with many fish gracing the net each day.We look forward to seeing all our wonderful customers again once travel is permitted for each country as they deal with their own Covid issues. Fishing in the past has mostly been by reservation but will now be 100% by reservation ONLY . This way we can try to spread out the number of guests per day to help wish social distancing where possible. Less anglers per day also improves the fishing :).

Since our last customers returned to the UK in early March the lake has not been fished so there will be some very lucky anglers in the next few months catching more than their regular share of specimens I'm sure.With no customers arriving from overseas right now we have some great specials for expats living here. You will never find a cheaper time to fish here so call me today and book a short visit before its too late:).

There has been a lot happening since our last newsletter with the most exciting news in my opinion being the addition of our 20m x 10m swimming pool and swim up bar. We have an attached aquarium which will be open very soon so stay tuned for photos of that . Even I cant wait to swim with the Arapaima.

We have also added several different room options to bring our total number of rooms to 17 including the new adjoining rooms in this photo . These are more of our Mountain view rooms but unlike our past room options they are connected with dividing door so perfect for families. One room has a king bed while the other room has 2 singles. Additional fold out beds are available for larger families. We are also proud to say that these rooms are disability friendly rooms. Disabled customers now have wheelchair access throughout the resort :).Check out this short VIDEO TOUR of the rooms:).

We also have our Mountain side rooms which are also adjoining and ideal for families . These rooms are steps from the swimming pool and the king bed rooms feature outdoor jacuzzis.

Check out this VIDEO TOUR of the mountainside rooms .

I know that most people read our newsletter for the fish photos so here is a small sample of the incredible number of amazing fish which were caught just prior to shut down. This fish is a stunning Arapaima caught by Brendan.

Here is Brendon number 2 with a Wallagoo Leeri which is one of the most aggressive species to swim in our lake . They are mostly caught on dead fish or Chicken hearts

The Brendan twosome joined us with their good friend Martin who organised the trip . Martin landed some awesome species . Including Siamese Carp, Arapaima , Chao Phraya Catfish, Mekong Catfish and more . I would estimate that between the 3 of them they easily caught over 100 fish ..

Its always nice to welcome back our return customers . I somehow didn't post photos of our good friend Lee on a prior visit when he caught an unbelievable 13 Arapaima in 1 week. Here he is with yet another fantastic catch this huge Salween Rita catfish. This is one of 8 species we have which are over 100lbs

Another species stocked to over 100lbs is the Alligator gar. These fish usually fall victim to a dead Java Barb ledgered on the bottom.

We would also like to thank all new customers for giving us the opportunity to show them our resort. Adam from the Uk was so happy to be here that when he left to go to Phuket he turned right around and came back the same day for another week.

We pride ourselves on the large selection of different species which are caught on a regular basis. Some huge Ripsaw cats have been gracing the net recently.

Giant Stingray are always a fan favourite. They are caught every month and can be a real back breaker :(.

Another new customer Bill from the UK visited us for 2 weeks and we literally lost count of how many fish he caught including this Stingray which was caught on the Carp bait/Lum ball. The small baitfish which thrive in our lake gather around the bait ball and the stingray and other predators often take advantage of an easy meal. Like a lot of customers who join us for the first time Bill was so impressed with our venue that he has already booked to return and we look forward to welcome hime back very soon.

Another back breaker here as anyone that's fought one knows is our Mekong Catfish. They nearly always come out on the float rod. I strongly suggest lots of bait balls if you want to target them. We have lots of Mekongs over 150Kgs which rarely get caught but when you do hook one you won't forget it.

There are lots more fish photos on our facebook pages which we update almost daily. If you haven't had time to join our Exotic Fishing Thailand community group make sure to join soon as this group will be our main interactive page and will go private at some point. Check it our HERE if you would like to join :).

We have are working towards having a live broadcast/fishing show each month. We did try our luck recently but need to refine our technology and give it another go soon so stay tuned for more live catches. Here is a PREVIEW of the last effort ...

If you haven't visited us recently you should know that we now have our own Exotic Baits line of Boilies, Dips and pop ups. These are proving very effective for a lot of different species and will only get better as the fish turn on to the different flavours. We no longer use the large 25mm sinking pellets as they are no longer available in Thailand. The smaller sinking pellets dissolve too quickly in our opinion so boilies are definitely the best bet and best for our water quality.

Due to Covid 19 we unfortunately had to cancel this years Individual and Team Open events and reschedule them for next year

Our 2021 events are filling up quickly so if you are interested please contact us as soon as possible to reserve a place. These events have been very successful and most importantly a lot of fun for all that have entered. Here is a VIDEO made by one of our customers the last tournament.

Our 2022 events season has 4 events booked already and we now have customer packages available if you would like to host an event of your own. Contact me directly for details. If you cant get a full field of 12 people or 12 teams together let me know as there maybe other groups in the same position and we can combine the 2 groups for one large event.

For the non anglers visiting or adventurous types who want to enjoy other local attractions there is lots to do in the area. Most activities are within 40 minutes of our resort including temple tours, view points , Elephant sanctuaries ,Jungle hiking, JamesBond island and a local cave tour to name just a few

Our local taxi is happy to take you where you need to go and is quite inexpensive . Thanks to Adam Caines and his mom for the activity photos :)

We are very careful to only recommend activities which treat animals with the respect and care they deserve.

We would like to thank all our staff for their cooperation during these difficult times.

With some financial assistance to our staff from the government during Covid we have been able to maintain our friendly team who are ready to welcome you back soon .

The staff who have worked during the shut down were busy fixing up a level difference in our restaurant and installing non slip tiles.

We are also finishing up our new kitchen so we will have a lot more room for our cooking classes which are always a big hit with our non fishing guests.

Michelle and Boom also say hello and have been busy in the garden when Michelle was not doing her online classes . Unfortunately due to lock down customers have missed out on mangoes grown onsite but there are always some delicious ones available from the local market :).

LAST BUT NOT LEAST ...Perhaps the most exciting thing happening at Exotic Fishing Thailand right now is our limited time offer " THE. GIFT OF FISHING IN THAILAND PROMOTION'. These special offers give everyone the opportunity to book a new future fishing trip now with up to a 30% discount simply by following this LINK

For further explanation I have attached a short video with a full explanation. If you still have further questions how to take advantage of the different discounts offer please email me at and I will get back to you right away as this is a limited time offer which is selling fast ...

I usually end each newsletter promising to do another newsletter soon ;). I will try my best , but in the meantime stay tuned to our social media as we have frequent updates with lots of fish photos, videos and event info..The best way to reach us to make an inquiry or booking is by email ;- . Make sure to ask about our special prices for July 2020.