Mae Klong River Thailand Stingray fishing – 07 07 2015
Tim from Palm Tree Lagoon and a friend called Peter visited the Mae klong River on another Thailand stingray fishing trip.
After travelling downstream for a short distance the anglers were soon fishing on a wide section of the Mae Klong River with baits placed at various intervals across its tidal reaches.
With the incoming tide pushing up the water level it was not long before one of the baits was picked up.
On winding down into the unseen stingray the heavy duty fishing rod was wrenched down towards the water.
A short battle followed which saw the stingray clamping onto the bottom on several occasions.
The Giant freshwater stingray was soon brought up to the net before being made safe.
On inspection the stingray was observed to be a small male of just over one metre in width.
The Giant freshwater stingray was quickly released after photos and fishing began again.
Several hours followed before another take came to the anglers.
On this occasion the Giant freshwater stingray was slightly larger and took longer to bring up from the depths.
After finally bringing the stingray to the net the stingray was quickly transported to the riverside.
The Giant freshwater stingray was estimated to weigh 75kg’s and was released back onto the tidal river.
Although the anglers fished the Mae klong river for another few hours no further action was received from the stingrays.