Fishing in Thailand Giant Snakehead Fishing – Giant Snakehead fishing in Cheow Lan Lake is an experience you should not miss if you like top water lure fishing. Giant Snakehead is a top predator and a favorite sport fish amongst the anglers in Thailand.

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Giant Snakehead Fishing

The "Bad Boy" of the fishing world; the notorious Giant Snakehead, is a top predators and a brutal fighter. If top water lure fishing is your passion you will love this fish!

Giant Snakehead Fishing

SnakeheadThe Giant Snakehead, Channa micropeltes, is the largest in the family Channidae, growing to 130 cm in length and a weight up to 20kg (44 pounds). The Giant Snakehead is native to Thailand and it is widely distributed from India to Vietnam. In Malaysia and Indonesia they are called Toman, the common Thai name is Pla Shadow. Occurs in lowland river and swamp, usually associated with deep water bodies like the big hydro power reservoirs of South-East Asia. Also found in large streams and canals, with standing or slowly flowing water. Feeds mainly on fish but also takes some crustaceans and frogs. It spawns in small streams with dense vegetation. The Giant snakehead build a nest to lay their eggs in, and will attack anyone who comes too close.

The Giant Snakehead is a savage predator, and the Asian equivalent to a pike or a bass. They are aggressive fish that will take Surface lures, deep diving wobblers, spoons and even flies with ferocity! It will dive straight for the nearest snag or cover, their strong hard mouths and constant head shaking mean that these fish are the ultimate challenge for serious predator anglers. Most Snakeheads we catch in Cheow Lan lake average between two and seven kilograms, catching a trophy size Giant Snakehead is a memorable achievement.

To target the hard fighting Giant Snakehead in Thailand’s big reservoirs is challenging, and results can depend greatly on your own casting ability. Accuracy is very important as the Giant Snakehead invariably likes to habitat snaggy areas such as over-hanging vegetation, weedy areas, and sunken logs and often stays very close to the bank. They are very territorial and will often strike at anything that goes near them. It likes to stay behind snags from where it can ambush its prey. The Giant Snakehead is highly territorial. It can live in heavily vegetated waters where oxygen is scarce, since they breathe oxygen from the air using their labyrinth organ. The equipment we use is top brand and balanced for the lures we use. It does not take long to get used to, and most anglers soon find it easy to cast with it accurately. The Giant Snakehead feed normally best during the early morning hours and in the evening. During the rainy season (June to November) the fishing can be good all day long during heavy rains or overcast weather. The current IGFA world record for Giant Snakehead is 10.00 kg and was caught by Christopher S. G. Tan Aug. 23, 2005, in Dengkil, Malaysia. Giant Snakehead over 15 kg has been caught in the big reservoirs in Thailand.

Giant snakeheads protect their fry after the spawning and the parents are normally swimming very close to the fry during the first months of their life. The fry can be spotted when they come up taking air on the surface. Casting surface poppers or wobblers close to the school of fry will often result in a ferocious strike from one or both of the parents guarding their fry. We release all fish during this period as the fry will not survive without their guarding parents; the Hampala Barb will finish them off in no time without parental protection.

New Giant Snakehead Destination!

We can now offer very good Giant Snakehead lure fishing action in lakes and reservoirs 30 to 60 km from our base at Greenfield Valley Fishing Resort in Hua Hin. The size and the numbers of Giant Snakehead here beat most places in Thailand and we can also offer the trip to a lower price than the snakehead fishing in the south of Thailand. We have our own boat with electric and out board engines fully equipped with top of the line spin and bait casting equipments, we also supply custom made Giant Snakehead poppers and some of the best catching wobblers available. If you want to challenge Snakehead with fly we have all the gear you need including flies for Snakehead.

A day trips starts at 06.00 hrs from Greenfield Valley Resort, Hua Hin and you can be fishing the best morning hours and evening hours and be back for dinner at 19.30 hours at Greenfield Valley Resort.

Included in the trip is: 4 wheel drive transfer to the lake and back, custom designed boat with crew, top of the line fishing tackle, including Daiwa and Shimano reels and Berkley Series One rods, Boga grip, landing net, digital scale, lunch onboard, soft drinks, mineral water, fruit, Professional English speaking fishing guide and lake side accommodation in an air-con Bungalow at Greenfield Valley Fishing Resort, Hua Hin.

Fishing rates per day: 1 angler 8000 THB, 2 anglers 6000 THB per angler.

Not included: Airport transfers or domestic flights, optional crew gratitude, alcoholic drinks (we can order for you if need it from the local supermarket)

Giant Snakehead fishing in Chew Lan reservoir:

Cheow Lan Reservoir, Khao Sok National Park (1,5 hours from Phuket International Airport)

Included in the package:

Package 6-7 days:

- English speaking guide to pick you up at Phuket airport or from any Phuket hotel.
- 6 nights accommodation at our jungle bungalow camp in Cheow Lan.
- Seven days of Pro guided fishing from boat, with top brand fishing equipment.
- All necessary ground transportation including round-trip airport pick-up, and hotel to boat transfers.
- Local permits and taxes.
- All meals in Cheow Lan, (3 meals per day).
- Drinking water (mineral water), soft drinks, coffee, tea, and fruit of the season.
- Bed linen.
- Bait and lures.
- Ice.

Package 7 days/6 nights:
1 angler 88 .800 THB
2 anglers 96.000 THB (Approximate 1550 US$ per angler)

Package 6 days/5 nights:
1 angler 76.800 THB
2 anglers 81.600 THB (Approximate 1300 US$ per angler)


Package 4-5 days:

- English speaking guide to pick you up at Phuket airport or from any Phuket hotel.
- 4 nights accommodation at our jungle bungalow camp in Cheow Lan.
- Five days of Pro guided fishing, with top brand fishing equipment including breathable waders.
- All necessary ground transportation including round trip airport pick-up, and hotel to boat transfers.
- Local permits and taxes.
- All meals in Cheow Lan , (3 meals per day).
- Drinking water (mineral water), soft drinks, coffee, tea, and fruit of the season.
- Bed linen.
- Bait and lures.
- Ice.

Package 4 days/3 nights:
1 angler 52.800 THB
2 anglers 55.000 THB (Approximate 900 US$ per angler)

Package 5 days/4 nights:
1 angler 64.800 THB
2 anglers 67.000 THB (Approximate 1100 US$ per angler)


Package 3 days:

- English speaking guide to pick you up at Phuket airport or from any phuket hotel.
- 2 nights accommodation at our jungle bungalow camp in Cheow Lan.
- Three days of Pro guided fishing from boat, with top brand fishing equipment.
- All necessary ground transportation including round trip airport pick-up, and hotel to boat transfers.
- Local permits and taxes.
- All meals in Cheow Lan, (3 meals per day).
- Drinking water (mineral water), soft drinks, coffee, tea, and fruit of the season.
- Bed linen.
- Bait and lures.
- Ice.

Package 3 days/2nights:

1 angler 40.800 THB
2 anglers 43.000 THB (Approximate 700 US$ per angler)

Not Included:

Guide gratitude
International or domestic air fare.

Peak Season: May to March.

What to bring:

Sunglasses, sun creme, fishing hat, light weight waterproof clothing.
Fishing shirts and shorts, towel, camera and a big smile!


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