Recreational fishing in Thailand is usually tourist fishing. Most Thai fishermen go fishing for food, many using fishing nets however in the remote lakes of north eastern Thailand near Vientiane
Laos, Thai fishing guide Chomsin Sribuathet, took me mountain lake fishing.
Below are Thai fishing photos of tourists recreational fishing trips in Thailand.
The video at the bottom of this fishing page shows that Thailand's Mekong River basin has some of the biggest recreational fish in the world.
The more rain, the more water fills the Mekong River basin, the more fish. Best freshwater fishing season months in Thailand are May to October.
Local Isan and Thai
speaking fishing tour guides have basic English fluency and have local relatives which speak French, German, Dutch, Spanish and most European languages. (We seek an Italian speaking Thai in Nong Khai
Thailand for casual tour guiding work.)
Thailand fish farms are world famous for producing massive amounts of fish for export. Ask at restaurants in South Thailand if the fish are wild or farmed and nearly all will tell you "fish farm" except the crayfish which are imported from Western Australia. Despite this and damming the Mekong River, there are still many big fresh water fish to be caught in and near fisheries of the mighty Mekong River basin.
Photo of fishing holiday tourist, IGFA world fishing record holder, Ben Grummels who went lake fishing in north east Thailand with Chomsin's "Fishing Thailand"
Lake Fishing Near Mekong River in NE Thailand
Lake fishing near Mekong River
Recreational fishing in south Thailand is best from islands in the Andaman Sea where fishing charter boats take tourists fishing in remote locations. There is also some recreational fishing to be had from islands in the Gulf of Thailand.
Provided by "Fishing Thailand" Sports Fishing Tour Package in Northern Thailand
Local fishing spot knowledge
Delicious Thai food and drinks.
Guaranteed fish catch - No. Likely fishing catch in Thailand - Yes.
Best fishing tackle shop Thailand supplies all the fishing equipment you'll need for lake or Mekong River fishing in north east Thailand from their fishing tackle store in Tha Bo (Thabo) Nong Khai. If you don't have the fishing gear in Thailand that you want, we'll take you to this store for good fishing tackle advice for Thai fishing conditions.
Price of Half Day Sports Fishing in Northern Thailand
You can pay the $70 per person base price for sport fishing in north east Thailand via PayPal. We'll let your know the total optional extras price for things like airport transfers, accommodation, tours etc if you want these once we know what you want and for how many fishermen. The base price for fishing is $70 per person. It is refundable if you advise of cancellation at least 30 days before the start date of your sport fishing trip in nothern Thailand
Booking Fishing Charters in Thailand
When booking a fishing charter in Thailand you'll need to:
Specify type of fishing and where in Thailand, eg North East Thailand lake fishing, beach fishing Andaman Sea, Boat fishing Gulf of Thailand. When we know what fishing you want in Thailand we can let you know your fishing charter price. We are north east Thailand mountain lake fishing based but can recommend you to fishing tour guides in other parts of Thailand.
Pay online for fishing tours and airport transfers and mountain fishing accommodation in Thailand AFTER you've contacted "Fishing Thailand" via the form below. Payment shows good faith in your intention to go fishing in Thailand and is refundable if cancelation is at least 30 days before date of fishing tour package starts.
Familiarization discount fishing trips are available for fishing magazine and fishing website editors / publishers / journalists.