Last March/april while i was in thailand I contacted my good friend Captain Eddie Mounce of Fish Thailand(http://fishthailand.co.uk/).
My interested was in doing a jungle fishing safari on Kanchanaburi Lake at Khao Laem Dam in western thailand. I had heard about the massive snake head species in the lake.
Eddie informed me that the snake heads(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channidae) were not biting at the time so I opted to do some fishing for Mekong Catfish and other catfish species at Bungsamran Lake near Bangkok.
It turned out to be a good day, Eddie provided me with an excellent fishing guide named Ali and under his guidance I managed to Hook and land 38 catfish all over 20 kilos in weigt in an 8 hour period.
The Mekong Catfish(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangasius_gigas) is the largest fresh water species in the world and is protected under thai law so it is catch and release only.
Also over the same time period I went to Ko(island) Samet resort(http://www.koh-samet.org/koh-samet-resort.htm) and did a bit of Tuna fishing. I hired a boat for the entire day for just over 30 bucks american.
I didnt catch any tuna(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna) but toured the fish farm, drank some Chang beer(http://www.changbeer.com/)and and got way too much sun.
I ended up spending the night at one of the local island resorts because i missed the last ferry back to the mainland.
While at the fish farm I had some fun feeding the captive tuna, I would throw a small bait fish over their pens and watch them shoot through the water, I believe they are the fastest fish in the ocean.
The next morning i took the bus back to bangkok and took a long nap at my apartment before heading out in quest of my next adventure.
Here are a few pics of my fishing adventures in thailand.