Krabi Lake Fishing

June 4, 2009 by  
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Monsters In The Water
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fishingAt one stage during my walk, I glimpsed out of the corner of my eye a sudden swirl in the water not 2km away from me. I turned to see a 2m-long arapaima just rolling over. An avid angler, Sjoerd was in dream land. Before he fished here, his biggest catch was about 10 kg. By the time he left, he had had a 165 kg arapaima and a 70 kg Mekong catfish, among other monsters, under his belt. Awesome is the word for the place.
It was nothing like I expected, with its beautiful lake, manicured gardens and exquisite bungalows – all crafted into a nine-acre (3.6 ha) fishing lake with top class accommodation on the edge of a national park famed for its beautiful limestone karsts. The lake bed itself is structured to provide ridges and holes – a natural habitat in the wild with depths ranging from 2m to 8m. I woke up next morning way before sunrise, I was raring to start. By then, my bait was mixed and prepared, and my gear was ready. Following my first cast for the biggies, I didn’t have to wait long for the first bite, The electronic indicator sounded and then the line went out. A strike – and a hook-up ! Fifteen minutes later, a nice Amazon red tail catfish of about 30 kg came up. It fishing1was a monster for freshwater but only a tiddler for this lake. Nevertheless, I was thrilled . It was followed half an hour later by a good 10 kg Siamese carp. This is perhaps the finest freshwater fishery in existence anywhere in the world – the way it was constructed, stocked and maintained. You get what you pay for ! All in all, the fishing, accommodation and food give you value for money. The young Dutch angler, Sjoerd Huiper and his wife Leonie de Mol were holidaymakers, and this was his week.

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