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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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Kingie on video 4.4.17

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Fishing in Pittwater late afternoon ,along comes a school of bait fish being harassed by kingies . One throw of the 5″ soft plastic jerk shad in white and a small kingie hits it and just never gives up . It is interesting to watch them underwater . If you are fishing this weekend , there is plenty around .

Bream are around amongst the moored boats and the weed beds .Flathead are there , hit the drop offs or side of headlands . Flats would also be worth a go . Keep an eye out for tailor , salmon and kingie schools . All are around . See previous posts for the gear to use .

 

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Jewfish in Pittwater video .

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Fishing this weekend is looking good . The rain has nearly gone and the moon is working it’s way to full . Here is a video of a nice jewie caught in Pittwater last weekend . Some good bream also and a rat kingie ate a 5″ soft plastic .

if you are fishing this weekend 8 th April , go for bream with light gear amongst the boats moored , flathead around the headlands and any drop offs , kingies will find you when you are fishing so be ready . There are squid around for live bait also as are tailor and salmon.

have a look at past articles for all the gear . 

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Yellowfin and GT Vanuatu.

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The last day fishing had a good haul . Here are some of the photos . Some taken on poppers , some on soft plastics 7″ white . Some on micro jigs from 60 g to 120 gm

 

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Fishing Lake Macquarie (Large Bream)

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Fishing today was mixed . We went out to catch some dinner aso flathead again. This time it was a run out tide so we went into the channels . We started on one , nothing so off to the next one . This one nothing so on to a new channel down the lake . Nothing again. . Finally we hit some drop offs along the sandy flats where it went from 3 ft to 12 ft on s gradual slope . We hit paydirt . Two nice flathead in the boat .
we came back home and as you will see below our neighbour caught this 39 cm bream out the front on one of the kids cheap rods .
have a look at its lips . Only a mother could love .
th story of today is that when you try all your spots and they are not working , keep thinking of where to go based on what the tide is doing . Eventually you will find them . Don’t stay in one spot too long . Keep drifting and if you get one then drift over it again .

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March 05th, 2016. Fantastic helicopter training .

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Saw this yesterday ! Chopper pilot this close to the moving launch winching people up and down . It went for about three kilometres or more at this height . Incredible !. Must have been only 1o or 15 metres up.
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Final photos of the nomad trip 25/2/16. .

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Shots of more fish . One shot of the inside of odyssey the mother ship where you eat, shot of the top of the mother ship where you watch the sunset , some shots of sunsets , and how they differ.Shots of the sandy islands we stopped on to have lunch and swim . The ugly fish is a flowery cod .
Back to Pittwater fishing and some new tricks to follow this weekend .

 

 

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PRO TIP #2. Glow beads on jig heads . 17/5/16.

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If you are fishing for flathead or any other fish in deeper water then increase your chance of success by using green glow beads . Depths are really anything over 12 metres (40 ft ) as it gets darker the deeper you go . Red does not do it as this colour disappears to black in deep water . The green is the last to go , and if you have a torch and shine it on the glow beads it will be a neon sign to the fish . If you put two green glow beads on the loop knot that holds the jig head , they will look like eyes of the fish shining in the dark . Put one bead on the leader before you put the leader through the jig head and the other on straight after , then tie the loop knot . See the photos below to see how real they look . If you don’t know the loop know see the blog below this one or previous blogs on how to tie it properly . It was a lot of posts ago . Good luck , this tip will catch you more fish .

 

 

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Fishing Vanuatu day 1 – Mahi Mahi

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the weather is perfect, no wind , sun and a bit of cloud . We went out 20 minutes to the first fad , chasing yellowfin tuna . Two of the guys wer popping , that is the boat trolls slowly and you put poppers out the back and jig them to make the splash . I put out a 7″ soft plastic pearl white colour on a 7/0 hook , 120 lb leader . It wasn’t even 60 seconds when I got hit and a 10 kg yellowfin was in the boat . Reset and not 5 minutes went by and a 4-5 kg skip jack hit the soft plastic . Then another two quickly after . It hadn’t even been half an hour . The poppers had 3 huge hits but all of them failed to hook up .
We went to the next fad , much quieter , but two big hits on the poppers and again no hook ups . Then just as we decided to go for luck and a snorkel , three hits together , two big tuna and one Mahi Mahi on the soft plastic . See photo . One tuna was lost , the other one eaten by a shark , we only got the head in , see below photo , and the Mahi Mahi was for dinner.
After lunch we went jigging to shoes dog tooth tuna . Nothing landed but three bust offs . These fish are fun and frustrating .
So s quieter day overall but enjoyable , getting us ready for day 2 . Update this tomorrow .
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Fishing Chiangmai Thailand day 2

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Day two up to 5 pm has been slow . Only 5 fish and two lost . So far 1 red tail cat fish , one wallagu Leeri cat fish , and three Siamese carp ,one about 12 kg . But all these fish fight hard and give you a lot to do to get them in . In the heat you are sweating by the end of the fight .
From 5 pm till 7 pm we caught only two more , both red tail cat fish , but bigger ones , 15 kg each . So tally for the day was only 7 but 7 good fish , so overall a happy result . More tomorrow .

 

 

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