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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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Fish everywhere in Pittwater April29/30.

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Fishing in Pittwater this weekend has been terrific . It should keep going so get out there next weekend . Flathead , bream , bonito , tailor , jewfish , kingie said are all there for the taking .

On Saturday I set off early to target jewfish in Pittwater .Rising tide to high at 10.40 am . The moon is right . Nothing from 6.30 -8.30 then two jewies by 9 am . Very happy when the plan comes off . I then moved to another spot amongst the moorings , and at 9.3o till 10.00 another two jewies . I left them still biting as I had to go in . I used Flathead gear, 5″ soft plastic jerk shad in white , 1/4 oz jig head and 3/0 hook .the secret is to fish light so 10 lb leader , 2500 reel .All you have to do is find a deep spot amongst the moorings and be patient . Let the jig head hit the bottom and then just jig it up and down aggressively , letting it hit the bottom each time . They will hit it on the drop mostly and also when it is on the bottom , never on the up , so be ready .

Sunday I went after the jewies again . Same deal as yesterday . This time I had 3 jewies in the boat between 6.30 and 7.00 am . One hour after the low tide time . Then nothing for half an hour so I moved to another spot . Then 8.00am another jewie , and then nothing .

I decided then to go up the Hawkesbury to try my luck .  Nothing from 10.30 till 1.00 pm . Then a hit , an nice 61 cm jewie . That made 5 for the day and 9 for the weekend . Add to this two Flathead , one tailor and one eel as by catch and a good day . The gear up the Hawkesbury is bigger , 17-20 lb leader , but still 2500 reel and 10 lb braid . Use the same system as I have described above . 

Enjoy the photos and video .

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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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Bait school hit by GT’s

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This video shows you a big bait school and what happens to their formation when a school of GT’s swim through . This water looks shallow but it is so clear in Vanuatu that it only looks that way . These GT’s were pretty big but not hungry . The water was at least 15 m deep .

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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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A big catch in Pittwater (Video)

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Going out st 5.45 to catch the tide and get some live squid , you never know what you will run into or catch . Six young fells out for some fun in a boat . I am not sure how it floats with 6 in it but they were happy for me to see them . Problem ? Run out of fuel so back to the public wharf .

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Pittwater fishing last weekend

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Fish are biting everywhere in Pittwater so I was told . I set out to find kingies . It took me an hour and a half to get 3 live squid so I thought 3 king fish here . Well for the next two hours I tried various spots . Do you think s kingie came near these tasty squid . Nothing! Even the soft plastics didn’t work on them . In the meantime I did catch that big hairtail on the soft plastic , plus a small snapper and a flathead and a small 50 cm Jewie . All on the soft plastics . It was a 7″ Berkley jerk shad in pearl White on a 5/0 hook and 1/2 oz jig head . Even the Jewie didn’t want the squid . On the way back home I stopped on some flats on Sunday . It was a run up tide so the fish should be there . Wind and overcast perfect . I dropped down to light bream gear with 2.5″ prawn on # 2 hook and 1/16 oz jig head . I only stopped for 15 minutes and managed a nice small bream . Goes to show that you have to be flexible and be aware of the tides . If you are you will always catch fish .
There is plenty of fish about and it is great out there . Give it a go and catch a feed . A nice video of one of the flathead caught . See how clear the water is in Pittwater .


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Small jewfish hook up (Video)

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Here is a nice video of the small 50 cm jewfish I caught in Pittwater last week . On a 5″ soft plastic , jerk shad pearl white , on 3/0 hook and 1/4 oz jig head . It was in 11 metres water where there was some structure . Look how clear the water is . Not a bad by catch when you are going for flathead .



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3 Steps to Fighting a flathead properly (Video)

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There are 4 things you should do to make sure your flathead does not get away .
1. When you have the fish on give the rod a couple of rips to make sure the hook is set . Flathead will hold the lure and if it is not set will spit it out .
2. Keep the line tight so there is no slack at any time .Otherwise they could spit the lure out .
3. The fish will have one more run when it sees the boat or you. Let it run , if your drag is light it is fun to see them run . Take your time and have fun playing the fish . You won’t lose the fish doing this .
4. Don’t let the fish break the water as it will shake its head and can throw the lure here. Use your rod to swim the fish back and forward next to the boat under the water . This will tire the fish out and you can then use the rod and momentum to swim him straight into the net .
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