Archive for the ‘Fishing (natural setting)’ Category


Hello again anglers and friends. It is yet another cold and chilly day in the Bangtastic City of Angels. Forecasts predicts that it’s going to be a cold one all the way until the end of Wednesday. With the weather being so weird Thai people are wearing jackets in what is supposed to be the hottest period of the year.

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Wow! One minute I am sitting on the water’s edge with a fishing rod in my hand and all the sudden a whole damn year has gone by! Sometime, as an angler, I spend all my free time either fishing and when I am not fishing I’m thinking about the next trip. Having just so little time left in the year I’ve been going fishing as much as possible because quite frankly, fishing in Thailand is just plain awesome. Now that all the parties and big feasts have ended I find that it is worth a minute to step back into the prior year and take a quick look at all the good fishing that I have done thus, here are The Best Bangkokhooker Catches of 2010!

5. Fly fishing for the giant snakehead

Fish species: giant snakehead

Date: Sometime in December 2010

Description: When John got me introduced to fly fishing I immediately knew that there was going to be a lot more fly fishing in the future. With my new found love for the old school art form I found myself making weekly visits to Pilot 111.

Prior to December 2010 the thought of catching a giant snakehead via fly was still something incomprehensible. It simply wasn’t something that had ever crossed my mind as possible. It was like the thought of riding a bicycle without wheels: entertaining yet not really something you’d actually do when sober.

However, I wasn’t exactly intoxicated with any chemical substances, just a whole lot of enthusiasm. After about an hour on the giant snakehead pond while using some of my homemade flies I finally hooked a giant snakehead. Fighting it with the fly line was something completely new. With all the tension of the fight in my finger tips instead of the reel every tug and every pull from the fish would burn its way into my flesh. It was an epic first time that I’d never forget.

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