2014 Giant Freshwater Stingray brace fishing at Maeklong River – 20 10 2014
After enjoying a few leisurely days at Cha Am fishing park, Gavin decided to end his Thailand fishing holiday with some freshwater stingray fishing at the Maeklong River.
On arrival at the Maeklong River the angler was soon positioned on a wide sweeping bend with floats deployed across the river.
It wasnt long before one of the floats indicated the presence of the Giant freshwater stingrays as it bobbed around on the surface.
On winding down into the unseen Giant freshwater stingray, the fishing rod was bent towards the water as it took the strain of the stingray below.
The Giant freshwater stingray was soon beaten by the heavy duty big game equipment and brought to the surface.
The Giant freshwater stingray on this occasion was estimated to weigh 40kg and quickly released after a few trophy shots.
Gavin waited patiently for his next take to come and was soon rewarded by another take.
The Giant freshwater stingray this time felt slightly bigger and required the angler to position the boat over the stingray to extract it from the riverbed.
After bringing the Giant freshwater stingray off the bottom the stingray was played out with relative ease in mid water before being netted and transported to the bank side.
The Giant freshwater stingray was estimated to weigh 60kg and was released after a short period for recovery.
Gavin didn’t receive any further action from the stingrays for the rest of the day and returned to Bangkok in readiness for his flight home.