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Come Fishing in Thailand and Catch some of the World’s Largest Freshwater Fish with our Experienced Thai Fishing Guides…
Thailand needs no introduction as one of the world’s most exotic and tropical holiday destinations and in recent years has become increasingly popular with visiting anglers in search of monster freshwater fish.
Our guided fishing holidays provide the very best the world has to offer in angling. Fish for some of the largest freshwater fish in the world such as Giant freshwater stingrays, Mekong Catfish and Giant Siamese Carp which are all native to Thailand and attain world record-breaking size!
Fishsiam.com is an established Anglo-Thai company. We have years of experience of providing the very best bespoke fishing holidays and can arrange guided trips fishing in Bangkok, Samut Songkran, Ratchaburi, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Chachoengsao, Koh Samui and a whole host of other stunning destinations across Thailand.
Anglers have the chance to fish at a diverse selection of exotic fishing destinations, ranging from large unexplored tidal rivers such as the Mae Klong River or Bang Pakong River to vast windswept reservoirs located deep in the lush jungles set in National Parks such as Khao Laem Dam.
We also organise daily and weekly guided tours to the numerous fishing parks, lakes and ponds in Bangkok and various other parts of the country.
We offer a wide range of daily and weekly trips that cater to all types and skill levels, fishing for various monster freshwater fish at some of the best fisheries. Whether you wish to sample the amazing wild freshwater fishing or want to visit a heavily stocked commercial fishery in search of that fish of a lifetime – let Fishsiam guide you on your fishing adventures in Thailand.
We are a conservation-minded company that operates a strict catch and release operation that has pioneered freshwater fishing on some of Thailand’s wildest and most unexplored tidal river systems.
Fishing in Thailand during Covid 19 – 2020/21
Whilst Thailand still has strict visa requirements, Fishsiam is still able to operate the majority of our guided fishing holidays and trips. Tourists able to meet the strict visa and travel requirements imposed by the government and ex-pats living in Thailand are still able to use our fishing services.
Due to the current Covid situation we maintain social distancing and high standards of hygiene where possible with our guides and drivers and wearing masks where applicable. Anglers wishing to use their own mode of transport can also use our services and benefit from discounted rates.
Fishsiam on TV – River Monsters and National Geographic
Our record-breaking captures of Giant freshwater stingrays whilst fishing at the Maeklong and Bang Pakong Rivers have featured in numerous television documentaries and international media including River Monsters Death Ray with Jeremy Wade and the highly acclaimed Monster Fish series on National Geographic with Dr. Zeb Hogan.
Fishsiam is involved in the ongoing scientific research of Giant freshwater stingrays in Thai rivers with VRMC Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok at the Mae Klong River in an attempt to gain a greater understanding of this highly understudied of Thailand’s monster fish.
Our Fishing Package Details
Join the Fishsiam team and follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Wade and Zeb Hogan. You will be in the pursuit of the prehistoric freshwater stingray fishing in the wild and beautiful tidal river systems of Thailand.
Our freshwater stingray fishing holidays in Thailand are the ultimate angling experience for anglers visiting the land of smiles in search of monster fish.
We offer daily and weekly predator fishing holidays throughout Thailand fishing at various venues such as IT Lake Monster, Palm Tree Lagoon, Cha Am Fishing Park, Topcats, Dream Lake and a whole host of other stunning venues.
The untamed and truly stunning freshwater dams in Thailand offer some of the best wild Giant Snakehead fishing in the world. Fish for Giant Snakehead in such stunning areas of great natural beauty as the world famous Khao Laem Dam or Srinakarin Dam in Kanchanaburi province allows visiting anglers the chance to target the highly aggressive and predatory Giant Snakehead
Our guided Fly fishing holidays offer fishing for native and Amazon predatory fish at a variety of wild and commercial fishing destinations.
Giant Siamese Carp fishing and Mekong Catfish fishing is another must for anglers visiting Thailand and planning a fishing holiday with Fishsiam. The Giant Siamese Carp and Mekong Catfish in Thailand attain huge weights and are a monster challenge to anglers. Let our top Thailand guides at Fishsiam guide you in your quest for these amazing Monster fish.
Our guided Multi venue fishing holidays offer anglers the opportunity to combine fishing at the numerous lakes, rivers and dams throughout Thailand for a wide variety of exotic freshwater fish species.
Latest Fishing News
This section highlights our latest fishing news, catch reports and media appearances detailing monster fish caught by us and our clients.
Covid 19 Effects
In January 2020, the world was alerted to a highly infectious and deadly new virus thought to originate in Wuhan, China. This virulent strain of coronavirus or Covid 19, an extremely infectious and aggressive respiratory condition quickly became a global pandemic. Different countries across the world showed varying levels of response but were in many cases overwhelmed by its spread.
The government of Thailand initiated an extremely robust response by bringing on strict travel restrictions, border restrictions and quarantine measures.
As a direct result of this dynamic response by the Thai authorities, Thailand has some of the lowest infection rates in the world affected by the Covid 19 pandemic, with at the time of writing only 60 officially recorded deaths (circa December 2020).
Travelling to Thailand 2020-2021
Due to the current and ongoing coronavirus/Covid 19 pandemic the Thai government has introduced a range of strict measures for visitors entering the country.
Tourists and other visitors are now slowly being welcomed back to Thailand with an easing on some regulations regarding visas and entry to the country.
Thailand still maintains a strict criteria for entry to the country with requirements which include ‘fit to fly certificate (negative Covid test) prior to departure, a 2 week quarantine period in a government affiliated hotel, medical insurance/ cover, appropriate funds and various other lesser visa related regulations.
The Thai government is currently offering extended length visas and other incentives for tourists and visitors who can meet these criteria in an effort to boost the countries tourism industry.
For more up to date information the Thai embassy in the UK can be viewed here
Fishing at Palm Tree Lagoon – News
World Record Giant Siamese Carp.
Tim Webb joint owner of Palm Tree Lagoon in Ratchaburi recently smashed the world record for Giant Siamese Carp after landing a gigantic 222 lb carp. The record breaking Giant Siamese Carp was landed after a long drawn out battle whilst fishing at a private lake in Ratchaburi. The monster carp has now been relocated and stocked into Palm Tree Lagoon adding to the incredible stock of monster fish already residing in the lake.
Giant Mekong Catfish at Palm Tree Lagoon
In addition to holding the Giant Siamese carp record Palm Tree Lagoon in Thailand also holds some impressive Mekong Catfish. A recent trip by our Russian and Polish clients fishing at Palm Tree Lagoon saw them finish their fishing holiday in Thailand off in style! Polish angler Piotr hooked into one of the bigger Mekong Catfish which proceeded to charge off round the lake on a series of unstoppable runs. The Mekong Catfish was finally landed after an epic battle which lasted almost two hours and was identified as weighing 130 kg’s+. Strangely this particular Mekong Catfish had been landed no less than five times in the preceding week, with one lucky angler landing the monster catfish three times!
At the time of writing Palm Tree has received another stocking of huge Mekong Catfish with another six Mekong Catfish weighing between 130-150 kg.
If you would like to fish at Palm Tree Lagoon contact us
Giant Freshwater Stingray Fishing News
Jeff Corwin catches record breaking Giant freshwater stingray
American television host and conservationist Jeff Corwin recently joined us at the Maeklong River to film his latest nature and conservation documentary for ABC TV. The aptly named ‘Ocean Mysteries’ documentary saw Jeff Corwin guided by Fishsiam guides as he searched for wild Giant freshwater stingrays.
Jeff was accompanied by eminent fish biologist Dr. Nantarika Chansue and the VRMC team from Chulalongkorn University who conducted a three-day trip to research Giant freshwater stingrays in Thailand. During the course of the trip, a massive Giant freshwater stingray was landed which could potentially break the record for the worlds largest freshwater fish!
The huge stingray was measured at a length of 14 ft with a width of 8 ft and was estimated by scientists to weigh in the region of 300-350kg’s.
Records showed that the stingray was a recapture from a previous tagging expedition with Dr. Zeb Hogan and National Geographic which had grown significantly in the six-year period between captures.
The data recorded from the capture has provided much-needed insight into the growth and possible age of the legendary Giant freshwater stingray in Thailand’s tidal river systems.
Check out the awesome video of Jeff Corwin at Jeff’s Facebook page and tune in to Ocean Mysteries on ABC TV.
Giant Freshwater Stingray Fishing with National Geographic
We were joined by fish biologist Dr. Zeb Hogan from the National Geographic society in an effort to study Giant freshwater stingray populations at the Bang Pakong and Maeklong Rivers in Thailand. The two week filming and research trip saw us fishing for Giant freshwater stingrays at both Thai rivers and landing almost twenty individual specimens.
Whilst fishing at the Mae klong River a monster Giant freshwater stingray was landed after a fifty minute battle by volunteer angler and Anglers Mail journalist Ian Welch.
The huge freshwater stingray was measured at a width of 2.45m and was estimated by scientists to weigh 350kg’s.
After scientific examination the large female stingray was found to be in advanced stages of pregnancy and promptly gave birth to two young fully formed babies.
All fish caught during the expedition had all necessary data and measurements recorded in addition to being tagged with acoustic receivers by Zeb Hogan and VRMC Chulalongkorn.
This was not to be our last encounter with this particular Giant freshwater stingray as we caught the same stingray (identified by tag) one month later whilst fishing and filming for a NHK Japan documentary over a kilometre downstream. On this occasion the Giant freshwater stingray took an exhausting three and a half hours to land!
This fish has widely been credited as being possibly the largest freshwater fish ever landed on rod and line!
Jeremy Wade River Monsters Thailand
We were joined by adventure angler Jeremy Wade to film the highly acclaimed River Monsters Death Ray show at the Maeklong River in Thailand.
The River Monsters Giant freshwater stingray fishing trip saw us fishing at several rivers in Thailand most notably the Mekong River in the North, Chaophraya River at Nakon Sawan and Mae klong River near Samut Songkran.
Jeremy Wade whilst guided by Fishsiam guides caught numerous Giant freshwater stingrays from the Maeklong River topped by a monster 200 kg+.
The large female Giant freshwater stingray was examined by VRMC and once again gave birth live on camera to several new-born stingrays.
The full account of Jeremy Wades Thailand stingray fishing trip can be seen on Discovery channel and ITV 2 and is also recounted in Jeremy’s best selling book ‘River Monsters – the ones that didn’t get away’.
Jakub Vagner Big Fish Man in Thailand
Fishsiam were joined by Czech angler and Big fish man Jakub Vagner to film the latest instalment of the Discovery series ‘Big Fish man’. The show saw Jakub Vagner fishing for Giant freshwater stingrays at both the Chaophraya River and Mae Klong River in Thailand seeing the Czech adventure fisherman landing several fish in the process.
Whilst fishing at the Mae Klong River Jakub landed one of the largest male Giant freshwater stingrays that we have ever encountered with a width measurement of 1.73 m and an estimated weight of 175-180 kg’s.
Read the full report of Jakub Vagner’s trip whilst fishing with Fishsiam guides.
Tune into Big Fish man on Discovery and Quest TV to see the show and Jakub’s amazing Giant freshwater stingray capture!
If you would like to follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Wade, Jakub Vagner and Zeb Hogan – contact us for more information about our fishing holidays in Thailand.
Catch reports from fishing holidays in Thailand. Click here to find reports on fishing in Thailand and holidays and adventures in Thailand.
What Our Clients Say…
Listed below is a sample of client testimonials by satisfied clients who have joined us on one of our guided fishing holidays.
We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality guiding service and value feedback from all anglers who chose to come fishing with us.
As a filmmaker with National Geographic, I’m looking for great storiesand in Thailand we got a fish tale almost too good to be true. A giant freshwater stingray giving birth before our eyes! Kudos to Rick and “Boy” and their crew for an amazing catch. I was thoroughly impressed by their professionalism and knowledge. Most of all, I appreciate the love and respect they showed for these incredible animals. I will be back soon to document your capture of the world’s largest freshwater fish!
As an angling journalist I’m fortunate enough to get the opportunity to fish with some great people and in some wonderful places but once in a while something comes along which is positively earth-moving in its magnificence, something which grabs you by the balls and just blows you away – and such was my trip to Thailand in search of a Giant Freshwater Stingray (GFS) with Rick Humphreys and the Fish Siam team.
Arriving in Thailand as a total virgin to south-east Asia was an experience in itself but as well as the fishing I got to see a fair bit of the country as well and despite what you may read in the gutter press Thailand is not all ladyboys and dodgy clubs; it is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and is inhabited by some of the nicest and most genuine people on earth too and the food – oh my oh my – it’s just the total to die for bollocks!
Fishing for creatures as rare and wonderful as GFS can never be guaranteed and I arrived to find the main river in flood and conditions as bad as they can get but the network of contacts and connections established by Rick and his partner in crime, Boy, were such that there was a plan B and a plan C and, if need be, a plan D to ensure I enjoyed some incredible angling even if the GFS were not showing.
As it happened Plan B was staggering and resulted in a day of total arm-aching action topped by a mother of an Arapaima at 150 odd kilos – then, thanks to some wonderful planning, top top guiding and a bit of luck we hit a big stingray as well and the memory of that fish suddenly appearing out of the depths to dwarf the boat we were sitting in is one I shall never forget – awesome is not sufficient enough a word to describe it.
Rick and Boy are the business, they can guide, they can fish, they can party and they will make sure your trip to Thailand surpasses your wildest dreams – I really cannot recommend their operation highly enough.
Dr. Ian Welch
I’ve found there’s one thing for sure when I’m angling abroad, it’s all about time and money. Having enough of one and not enough of the other will usually determine if I choose to hire a guide. These days time is the big one, it’s running out. I’ve got a long bucket list to get through so I don’t want to waste any time, especially if I have a plane to catch in a few days. I always remind myself ‘You can’t come back here next week’ so I do tend to spoil myself a bit on these trips.
Choosing to hire a guide when time is limited is the first step towards a successful trip as there is no truer saying than the one about local knowledge paying off. I don’t care how good an angler you are, if you are on a couple of weeks holiday to Thailand, money spent hiring a top quality guide service will be the best money you can spend.
My trip to Bangkok with FishSiam.com provided me with some of the best fun fishing I’ve had in years, catching some absolutely monster fish from one venue and coaxing some very unusual species on a fly rod from another. I also learned a lot and made some new friends.
Mekong Catfish fishing Thailand, I’ve fished in dozens of countries all over the world and had some great trips with some good guides. If I had to choose the ‘best’ though it would be a very tough call. I don’t think I could really do it. The closest I could manage would be to name my best five fishing experiences, and the Bangkok/FishSiam trip would definitely be right up there with the very best of them.
Yes, the sheer number and quality of both the fish and the fishing were major factors, but the company and tuition of such an expert guide as Boy is pretty hard to equal. There are not many people on this planet who can show me many new fishing tricks but Boy managed it with ease. He’s also great company and a wonderful colourful character. They handled absolutely everything, not just the fishing but also hotel rooms, taxis, food, drinks, photography, CD of the trip, the lot! Indispensable and very professional help.
So there you have it. A whole-hearted and unquestionable thumbs-up for FishSiam.com – a really professional outfit who will make your trip unforgettable and leave your arm aching from the fish you’ll catch! Go for it!
I first contacted FishSiam in 2010 regarding a fishing trip for my father’s 60th after seeing Rick and Boy on National Geographic catching fresh water sting rays. Having interest in tropical fish and being a keen fisherman with my father whilst I was in the UK, it was a shared dream to catch a large Red Tail Catfish. As such, after making arrangements with FishSiam, I flew in from Hong Kong, and my father flew in from the UK and we visited both Bungsamran and IT Monsters for a three-day tour. It was absolutely fantastic, catching Red Tails, Mekong catfish, Pacu, Tambaqui and an Ariapima. It was exhausting fishing but great to see the team caring for the fish and ensuring their well-being. Seeing the baby Ariapima in the hatchery tanks at IT Monsters was also a fantastic.
I have since been back with FishSiam for a corporate team building fishing event for 16 colleagues and suppliers, as well as a further day at IT Monster. Three separate trips, three fantastic fishing experiences!
In the past i have been fishing through rivers and lakes in Norway, europe and in the US. Having said that, i would Arapaima fishing Thailand definitely rank fishing in thailand as one of the best spots in the world. The variety of species and big predator fishes makes this a” fishing heaven” for everyone who enjoys fishing.
I am thoroughly impressed by Rick and his staff. The guides at Fishsiam are very including people who have teached me different fishing technique for have to catch this predatory species. All the guides i have meet at fishsiam speak very good English keep me and my friends in good company during hard and thrilling fights with this animals.
Having used fishsiam over 10 times in the past, i can honestly say that i have never had any problems. Every thing have ran smoothly and these guys are very professional and their knowledge is very impressive.
Fantastic! Thats the only way I can describe my recent visit to Thailand and fishing with Fishsiam. I was picked up from the airport and from arrival to departure I was expertly transported the country fishing all the places I wanted to fish.
The orginisation was flawless. Everything ran smoothly and there was always someone on hand if I needed any assistance. I came over wanted to fish for a variety of species and thats exactly what I caught, along with some very large fish, including Mekong Catfish to 50kgs and Giant Snakehead over 8kg’s.
If you are wanting a brilliant fishing holiday hauling out mega specimens with great, knowledgeable fishing guides and no hastle, go to Fishsiam you will not be dissapointed.