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Exotic fishing Thailand ,may 2017

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Our trip involved two different fishing spots . The first was up in the mountains fishing in a 10 acre lake surrounded by huge mountain cliffs . You could not get a better setting . Accommodation was great , as was the service . The anticipation of the fish , 60 different species and the biggest was about 150 kgs .

Day one the three of us had 8 rods out at the same time , some with small dead fish , some with chicken , some with live bait , some with a bread ball . Each bait was for different species . We fished from 8.30 am till 7 pm and there was a lot of hours of nothing happening .

So the end of the first day we caught only 5 fish , one 20 kg red tail catfish , one albino pacu , one razor cat fish , a smaller red tail catfish , and Jonathan caught a nice size aligator gar . See the photo for the teeth . Not great for the time we spent , but hopefully tomorrow is better .

Day two my goal was a big arapaima , and one of the others wanted a Chau Peraya , the fastest swimming fresh water fish , that fight like a kingie . I had the first luck at 9 am with a 20 kg Asian red tail catfish . A great fight , caught on bread ball . Then there was nothing until 1 pm when Jonathan caught his Chau peraya catfish . However it was only about 18 kg but it gave him a hell of a fight . We were finishing at 4 pm to leave for the town and time was running out . Then at 3 pm the arapaima hit the rod with the live bait and I was on. It took 10 or so minutes to get it in and see the photo . A great 80 kg arapaima , a prize , but they said there are bigger ones in the lake , twice the size . Anyway this saved the day for me.

The next day we were out ocean fishing with micro jigs and soft plastics . All I can tell you is that there are no fish left in the oceans around Thailand . All commercially fished out . We caught 3 small fish all day , and they take you to the fishing grounds 2 hours away .

If you are going fishing in Thailand , stick to the stocked lakes as they are much more fun and more reliable .

Enjoy the photos and the videos of the trip .

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This is the haul from the morning fishing in Vanuatu . The big yellowfin

were slow but the skip jack and rainbow runners were constant . We used

micro jigs , PE 2-4 rods and 6000 reels . Great fun .

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Day 5 Taveuni island  Fiji fishing (Coral trout video)

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This morning we went out at 6.30 am . Weather was terrific . We only had 3 hours so with travel time , only two hours fishing .
We started trolling and straight away Tiffany hooked a small mackerel . Next troll she hooked a nice coral trout . Two more Mackrel were caught but nothing big . Another nice big coral trout . We were after a big wahoo so we trolled along the drop offs along the coral reefs but nothing hit . We ran out of time so had to get back to pack and go for the plane to head home . A great morning fishing to end the trip . See the photos below and the video of the coral trout .

 

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Fishing Vanuatu: Yellowfin Tuna

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Day one of a four day fishing trip at the Trees and Fishes resort . What a day ! Went out to the fad for yellowfin at 9 am , arrived there at 9.30 am and by 9.45 the first 25 kg yellowfin was in the boat after one bigger than that was lost . It was caught on a 12 inch or 30 cm popper casting . By 10 am a second one was in the boat 30 kg caught on a 7″ z man soft plastic in white colour . This fought well as it was on a Stella 20,000 reel , 100 lb braid and 170 lb leader . The jig head was 3 oz tt lure .The rod was a PE 6-8 .
This kept going all morning into the early afternoon . Lunch was kept being put off as the fish were all around us . By the time we had lunch at 1.30 pm we had a tally of 7 yellowfin tuna , not one below 25 kg . Plus we had one big wahoo , caught on a jig only 60 g , and several small fish 3-4 kg for live bait . The big loss of the day was a huge yellowfin right at the boat , maybe more than 50 kg , caught on a big live bait on a downrigger at 60 metres deep . It was just 10 metres below the boat when the hooks pulled . Then there was this huge wahoo caught on a jig , only 60 g jig but on a PE 6-8 rod and 170 lb leader . A great fish . One of the great experiences was a double hook up on the yellowfin , both on poppers casting , mayhem on the boat but very exciting . The rest of the afternoon 2 hours we went after dog tooth tuna , jigging up to 100 meters deep . This produced nothing except a ramora .
The other boat has a similar day but the prize went to Andrew who managed to reel in w 61 kg yellowfin from a live bait right at the end of the day . This photo will follow when I can get it .
Tomorrow off to a place that has big doggies . I will let you know what happened . In the meantime enjoy the photos below .

 

 

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