Mekong Catfish fishing Bangkok – 03 04 2013
US angler Gem decided to combine a days fishing for Mekong Catfish in Bangkok at the beginning of his Thailand holiday.
On arrival at Bungsamran Fishing park the angler was soon fishing from a bungalow with one rod cast into the centre of the lake.
Fishing with a sliding float rig the angler presented a large ball of lum at mid depth in fifteen feet of water.
Big Mekong Catfish surfaced regularly around the float often nudging it out of the water.
It was not long before the float was buried beneath the water and line began to be stripped from the reel.
On winding down into the unseen Mekong Catfish the rod buckled over as it took the full weight of the catfish.
A ten minute battle followed which saw the angler battling against the unseen Mekong Catfish.
After bringing the Catfish to within netting range the catfish made a last ditch attempt to enter the submerged supports of the fishing platform causing the angler to apply maximum pressure to keep it away from danger.
The guide quickly swept thew net up round the Mekong Catfish’s head and bundled the fish’s body into the net.
The Mekong Catfish was estimated to weigh 25kg’s and was quickly unhooked before photography.
Further casts saw the angler landing a succession of hard fighting Mekong Catfish with weights ranging between 15-35kg’s.
At the end of the days highly productive day of Mekong Catfish fishing at Bungsamran Fishing Park the angler had succeeded in landing a double figure capture consisting of Striped Catfish and Mekong Catfish