27 FEBRUARY 2017
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ESTABLISHED MORE THAN 14 YEARS AGO, WE STILL HAVE AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE, SIMPLY THE BEST VALUE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, QUALITY, FRESHWATER, CATCH & RELEASE**, LAKE FISHING IN HUA HIN.
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“We make fishing fun” – and the fun goes on…………..Today (20/02/17) saw the arrival of 25 new inmates to the ponds at Hua Hin Fishing Lodge.
All of these fish were 10Kg or over and consisted of 21 Chao Phraya Catfish (Or Dog Eating Catfish) or Pla The Pa (Pangasius sanitwongsei) and 4 European Common Carp or Pla Nai (Cyprinus Carpio). 11 of the larger Chao Phraya Catfish went in to the bottom pond, whilst the remaining 10 + the Carp, went into the top pond.
These 2 photos above, show the smaller of the new arrivals. I wanted to take more shots, but the fish had already been in transit for several hours and I wanted to ensure that they got into the ponds as soon as possible.
One of the carp was a beautiful bright orange colour and was around 14 Kg (that’s over 30 lb in old money………). Unfortunately no photo, but one I will be looking out for.
Watch this space for hopefully more interesting stocking.
Michael Emilsson booked a day package with us and when his better half Hanne thought about it, she decided to join him on his day out. As is often the case, the lady out-fished the gent, as the photos above show. Anyway, here’s Michael’s feedback:-
Excellent service, the guides worked incredibly hard to make sure we had a great day fishing and we managed to catch several good fish including a 20kg+ red tail and a 35kg arapaima (caught by my better half). All in all a great day and I highly recommend paying them a visit!
Thank you folks – look forward to seeing you again.
Will van Aarle and his family joined us on a day package on 6th February and he has kindly sent some photos (above) of the day with this message – I sent you som pictures from fishing at your lake. We had a beautiful day (with a lot of fish) and the service was very good!!!!! I hope the pictures are good enough for you. Aan thanks you for the perfect day and till net time.
Gretings from familie van Aarle Netherlands – Many thanks Will for the positive feedback – it is greatly appreciated. And many thanks to mum for taking the photos
Those folk that have enjoyed their visits to Hua Hin Fishing Lodge know that we are not in to ‘monster fish’, rather, some good quality fish of different varieties that will provide a good days sport.
Having said that, there are now more than 230 Giant Siamese Carp between 9 and 25 Kg in the top pond, which will give you a good scrap when they feed. Along with the many other Carp varieties and a sprinkling of catfish and Pacu.
Meanwhile, in the bottom pond, the Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Amazon and Asian Redtails amongst others, will also turn on the adrenalin.
Most people will also tell you that the Giant Mekong Catfish are, kilo for kilo, the best fighters.
Prior to the afternoon of 02 February we had some 15 of these in the top pond between 10 – 25Kg and 25 in the bottom pond between 25 and 62 Kg.
02 February saw the arrival of 20 more – 12 in the bottom pond and 8 in the top pond and all between 15-23 Kg. Except for the one pictured above. This weighed in at 41 Kg and is now resident in the Bottom Pond.
So – we expect to see a little more action in the coming weeks. There will also be further stocking to ‘spice things up a little’.
So – come on over – you might get hooked. (Booking is still advised to guarantee a swim – we have been full, most days since early December).
A few weeks ago, Rob Pollock joined us on 3 consecutive Day Packages. He was having such a blast, that he decided to check-in to one of our bungalows for 3 further days. So, in total he spent six days with us and managed to bring at least 13 different species to the net. He also broke the Lodge record for numbers caught in ONE session.
The following is his message to us: Hi terry. Not sure of the weights but a nice selection of species here. Best single rod was 48 fish, 2 rods was 52 fish. Thanks again for an extraordinary week of fishing. I’ll be back soon. Rob Pollock
The photos as sent are also attached above and show just SOME of the variety of species to be found at the Lodge. Rob’s catch included-
Hoeven’s Slender Barb (Mad Barb), Suwai Catfish, Giant Mekong Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Arapaima, North African Sharptooth Catfish, Jullien’s Golden Prize Carp, Clown Knifefish, Giant Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Alligator Gar, Rohu, Pacu.
Where do you go when you want plenty of variety in your fishing? Hua Hin Fishing Lodge of course! Kenneth Wivelsted was on holiday in Hua Hin recently and he visited the Lodge on 5 separate days. .He caught numerous fish and has kindly sent photos of just SOME of them.I’ve chosen these 12 pictures above to demonstrate the variety of species on offer here. Wallagu Attu, Alligator Gar, Arapaima, Asian Redtail Catfish, Giant Siamese Carp, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Catla Carp, Rohu, Pacu, Suwai Catfish, Hoeven’s Slender Barb (Mad Barb) and Clown Knifefish. Great job Kenneth – see you next year.
Adam Gibbons made a return visit to the Lodge 06/12/16 with his girlfriend. Amongst the many caught on our top pond were these fine two specimens. A 19Kg (41,8lb) Giant Mekong Catfish and a 17Kg (37.4lb) Giant Siamese Carp. Well done Adam – looking forward to your visit with family early next year.
(07/12/16) Thomas Törnlund and his partner visited last week and these are just some of the photos taken of his catches. Amongst others were Alligator Gar, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Giant Siamese Carp and Pacu. Well done Thomas
Harry is 7. Harry’s Dad was a bit worried as to whether Harry could catch any fish. Well, they joined us last Saturday and Sunday 19 & 20 November, with Mum in tow, and Dad sent us these photos. Way to go Harry — way to go. Great stuff – methinks he’ll be fishing a bit more. Several good Suwai, Giant Siamese Carp, Pacu and Amazon Redtail Catfish.
(07/11/16) – Last week, Howard joined us (Twice) on our Day Package and enjoyed his time with us. He has very kindly sent us the photos above. Great photos Howard – thanks.
Dominic Andrew joined us for our day package on Monday 17th October. What follows is his review………
Absolutely brilliant – Full day package worth every penny – Caught fish we dream of back home – Over 30 fish in a day – arapiama, gar,cat fish,pacu, carp – All big big fish – Great banks man and staff – Great food – Terry the owner was great – GREAT GREAT GREAT – next time might book a week here.
And here is a list of the days’ haul – Best day fishing 🎣 I think I will have
2 arapaima – 1 alligator gar. – 1 Asian red tail cat – 10 ish red tail cat – 6/7 suwai cat – 7/8 Siamese carp – 7/8 pacu
Well he can be forgiven for losing count – anyway – above are some photos……..Well done Dominic.
Early this week, Jon and Collette joined us for a few hours of fishing on our bottom pond. Jon was targetting Arapaima, so he was particularly miffed when only after about 90 seconds (On the first cast), Collette delivered the goods……………. But, Jon made up for it with several other good specimens including this fine Asian Redtail Catfish. Nice having you here folks.
Noel Rinkenbach checked into the Lodge late Sunday afternoon 25/09. On Sunday evening, Noel fished the bottom pond and had 3 Arapaima, one Alligator Gar and a Pacu, within the first hour and a half. Another Arapaima, 6 more Pacu and a Suwai later, he went to his bungalow 11.00pm. The Next day (Monday 26/09) he had a further 16 fish consisting of 3 Suwai, 7 Siamese Carp between 4-20 Kg and 6 Amazon Red Tail – totalling 29 fish during his visit, which equals approx one every 30 minutes.
He has kindly sent the above photos of his exploits.
Nicely done Noel.
25/09/16 The weekend fnishes here Part 3… Yesterday (Saturday 24/09/16) was a bit of a washout, but as usual the Lodge made up for it in spades today. With a busy day on both ponds, there were Arapaima, Giant Siamese Carp, Krahay Thong Barb, Pacu and Suwai. There was a beautiful Asian Redtail Catfish from the bottom pond that I hope to receive a photo of very soon. Meanwhile Nicolas was fishing the top pond and had the fish of the day – this stunning Julien;s Prize Carp. Well done Nicolas.
23/09/16 The Weekend starts here – Part 1. Steve has fished at the Lodge many times before. Today saw his third visit during this current holiday in Hua Hin. He has managed to catch most of our species on previous visits and today was no exception, with Asian Redtail, Arapaima, Pacu and Giant Siamese Carp amongst others. During his last visit he managed a couple of Alligator Gar, a species that had eluded him before. Today he caught another – smaller than previous, but nevertheless a nice specimen. Thanks for your patronage Steve.
26/09/16 – got this nice review from Steve – Always a pleasure, a must visit fun for all young and old, food is always awesome and you can even get a ice cold beer, Terry and the team look after everyone, looking forward to my next visit, thanks Steve.
23/09/16 The Weekend starts here – Part 2 Khun Cob, a first time visitor to the Lodge had a splendid day on the top pond, with Giant Siamese Carp, Suwai Catfish, and Rohu amongst others. But – his best catch of the day was this 22.5Kg Giant Mekong Catfish. Well done sir.
Why is it that it is nearly always the ladies that seem to catch our Asian Redtail Catfish? Gavin Fifield, a regular customer of ours, has sent this charming photo of his boss (I mean Wife), Khun Goong, with one of these beasts. Incidentally, Goong always outfishes the old man when they visit…………….!!
05/08/16 – These nice young ladies landed this brace of a Giant Siamese Carp & a Giant Mekong Catfish, with their last cast of the day, from our top pond. Both fish at around 18-19 Kg. Well done ladies.
We get many many customers who wish to catch an Arapaima. But not many at 6 years of age. Well done young Franco………….
08 July – Got this nice email this morning – Hi Terry and team, Thanks again for a fun day out on the lake! Hope my photo will make the cut for the wall. Hopefully see you all again soon. Thanks! Milli Why not? Great picture – even the Asian Redtail is smiling!
It is not very often that we get Thai Ladies fishing at the Lodge. Khun Duangjai. W. and her partner joined us on Saturday and Sunday for two pleasant days of relaxing & fishing. She has very kindly sent us the two photos above of a Giant Siamese Carp and a Rohu, whichwere just two of the many fish that they caught. As usual, it was the lady who caught more………..
The family of Søren Vasegaard Gjørtz from Denmark, had a great time today. Several different species, including Arapaima and this Alligator Gar to finish the day off.
A good Chao Phrya Catfish from our Top Pond
Rainer visited us on a Day Package. He caught, a Pacu and an Arapaima amongst others. But the special catch of the day was this rarely seen Wallagu Attu. Just one of the many varieties to be found at the Lodge. Well done sir.
Sam & Lauren with a simultaneous brace…….
A total of at least 44 fish varieties across both ponds ranging from tiddlers up to 70 Kg. OK – our fish are NOT all monsters – however, they are big enough to test the casual angler and interesting enough for those who like something different..
Our fishing prices are STILL not monstrous either.
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OPEN EVERY DAY – our normal opening hours are 09.00 to 18.30 hrs except for Christmas Day – 25 December, New Year’s Day – January 01 and Songkrhan Days – 13 & 14 April when we are closed for staff holidays.
WHERE ARE WE?
If you have G.P.S, you can find us at 12o 34′ 43.94″ N 99o 53′ 22.81″ E. Alternatively, you can get directions from our ‘Location’ map above.
We are signposted from the Pa La U Road (We are off Highway 3218) and the main Cha Am – Hua Hin bypass Highway 37 (Also signed as AH2). You will also find us on ‘Google Maps’ and you can get directions from there.
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If you like your fishing, then you have probably seen ‘Must Fish Mondays’ ‘Fishy Sundays’, ‘Monster Fish’, ‘Fish Warrior’, ‘Hooked’, ‘River Monsters’, ‘Extreme Fishing’, ‘Catching Giants’ and other TV shows that often feature the exotic species of the Amazon and / or S.E. Asia. You dream of catching one of these beauties but you are on holiday with your family in Hua Hin, Thailand and just maybe, the chances of fulfilling your dreams might seem a long way off. Well – it’s a lot easier than you think……………………………..
S0 – Where can you get the chance to catch Arapaima up to 176 lbs (80 Kg)? Giant Mekong Catfish up to 136 lbs (62 Kg)? Amazon Redtail Catfish up to 73 lbs (33 Kg)? Alligator Gar up to 70 lbs (32 Kg)? Pacu up to 25 lbs (11 Kg)? or even Giant Siamese Carp up to 70 lbs (32 Kg)?, in a great setting, ONLY 10km from Hua Hin Town Centre with transport (Day package only) to & from the lodge, INCLUDING lunch (A choice of any dish from our menu and a fruit platter), with free flowing soft drinks and water, (Large bottles with Ice Bucket), tea and coffee during your visit, INCLUDING 2 (TWO) fully tackled rods and all the bait that you will need – one rod on bread, one rod on flesh bait, INCLUDING assistance of a baitman / gillie / guide, for just THB 4,300 / adult – THB 1,900 / child under 12 and THB 600 / accompanying non-fishing guest…….
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**WHAT IS CATCH & RELEASE FISHING?
Catch and release fishing is a practice within recreational fishing, intended as a technique of conservation. After capture, the fish are unhooked and returned to the water before experiencing serious exhaustion or injury. Using barbless hooks, it is often possible to release the fish without removing it from the water (a slack line is frequently sufficient).
Recreational Fishing (Catch & release) is one of the most popular pastimes in the World. More than 100 million Americans & Europeans regularly go fishing. Fisheries are responsible for maintaining healthy and productive fish populations.
What is good fishing to one person, may not be good fishing to another. Some anglers don’t care what they catch as long as they catch something. Other anglers are only interested in certain species of fish. Some want to catch lots of fish while others want big fish. Still others don’t care if they catch anything as long as they get to relax in the beautiful outdoors. At Hua Hin Fishing Lodge we try and accommodate all of these needs.
Hua Hin Fishing Lodge proudly holds at least 7 (Seven) species of fish that are currently listed on the ‘Endangered’ or Critically Endangered’ species list of WWF.
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