60 EXOTIC SPECIES IN ONE LAKE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR NEXT FISHING HOLIDAY IN THAILAND

We are yet again increasing our stocks of Exotic species so that you the customer have a better chance to catch any one of our special fish . We are constantly in communication with our fish suppliers and I personally look for new fish at every opport…


We are yet again increasing our stocks of Exotic species so that you the customer have a better chance to catch any one of our special fish . We are constantly in communication with our fish suppliers and I personally look for new fish at every opportunity .



The Goonch is at the top of many peoples target list so we buy every fish that is available to us and are also trying to grow some smaller fish .


We are not 100% sure how the Goonch will ultimately adapt to a lake environment but they are doing well so far and anglers are catching them each month.



There are a lot of Giant Snakehead available right now so we bought the biggest we could find . All the fish we bought were between 8 and 11 kilos ...


Giant Snakehead can be territorial to say the least so lets see how they survive . I am very happy so far that we dont lose many fish due to compatibility issues between species . This is always a worry when there are so many different fish and especially a lot of predators together in one body of water ..


We try to keep a healthy population of smaller feeder fish to distract the more aggressive fish from fighting or just eating each other .. Keeping them all well fed is also a good idea :).


We recently bought some more Chinese Black Carp so that we now have one of the highest stocking levels of these fish in Thailand.


Our Chinese Black Carp are growing well but still have a long way to go to reach their potential size which is rumored to be over 100kg.


We have increased our Blue Mahseer numbers and they are also getting caught each month.


We haven't purchased many but we felt every big fish lake must have at least a few of the potentially monstrous Wels catfish .


The Albino Wels is also a new addition and also has tremendous growth potential.



I recently came across some Redtail, Marble catfish cross breeds and couldn't resist to buy some as they are just such a pretty fish ..I am interested to see how quickly they grow and how big they will get .


We are always getting interesting questions from our customers . For example ;- Why have Wels if I can catch them in Italy and Spain ? OR ..Why have Vundu and Tiger Fish when I can catch them in Africa ?? Why have Goonch and Mahseer when India is not far away ? The answer is very simple and one of the reasons we developed EFT.

We have customers visit us from all over the world and different fish are special to different anglers based on what species are available in their home country. We also appreciate that not every angler has the disposable income to travel all over the world to catch Exotic species in their natural environment


Exotic Fishing Thailand gives every angler the opportunity to fish for 60 different species from around the world in one lake while surrounded by absolutely breathtaking mountain views and lush gardens. EFT is one of the only places in the world where you can enjoy this awesome experience , so make sure to consider us for your next fishing holiday.


All our exotic species can be viewed on our new website at http:www.exoticfishingthailand.com where you will find all the information you need about our resort and how to book with us ..We still have openings for most months in 2014 but some are booking up quickly .

Projects

Initially, I was going fishing Saturday with a buddy of mine. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to go so I didn’t make it out. Instead, I ended up working on some different projects around the house. The first little task was to pick up a fish tank for our…

Initially, I was going fishing Saturday with a buddy of mine. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to go so I didn't make it out. Instead, I ended up working on some different projects around the house. The first little task was to pick up a fish tank for our family room. Just so happened that the local warm water pond was close by so I checked up on how the water level was looking.


Looks a bit low....

After that, the wife got to painting the stand and cleaning the tank while I took the opportunity to make a new form for building landing nets. I've built a net before, but that was at my brother's and I wanted to start building these on my own. More to come on this new adventure.


Next step is to get some hardwood!
I'm ready, even if I'm not ready.

Getting back to the fish tank involved a quick trip to the pet store (1hr, 15 min) to grab a few fish. It was on this drive that I told my family about when I was a kid. My mom had a fish tank with some goldfish and I wanted to try out one of the flies that I had just learned how to tie. Yeah, I hooked, landed and successfully released one of my mother's goldfish. I'm not proud of it, but that's the sort of thing I would do. At least I tied the fly it was caught on....


The wife does have a good eye for stuff like this

Just thought I'd show off her paint job

Speaking of tying flies, I've been trying to fill up my boxes in preparation for the upcoming Spring. Nothing quite like watching The New Flyfisher and going completely into production mode for flies.


A dozen and a half flies, just a drop in the bucket
As much as I really wanted to go fishing, it does feel nice to make some progress on some of these projects. Hope you can get out and enjoy the water.


- Kidder

DIY Fly Fishing Patagonia Argentina ad Chile: New Hampshire Young Buc's Walk, Float, Travel

This season has been unusual in two distinct ways.  One, we have been catching lots of Brown Trout, and many of them have been between 20″- 30″.  Just the other day we caught this BPB (big patagonia brown).The other unusual aspect, we have ha…

This season has been unusual in two distinct ways.  One, we have been catching lots of Brown Trout, and many of them have been between 20"- 30".  Just the other day we caught this BPB (big patagonia brown).



The other unusual aspect, we have had five anglers/clients under the age of thirty five years old.  In fact, three anglers were under twenty five years old.  This may not seem odd to the average Joe, but it's a well known fact that in the U.S.A., fly fishing amongst youth, is virtually dead (or severely struggling).  For instance, groups such as Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers are struggling to engage the next generation. So, it makes me wonder why we have had a high amount of young U.S.A. anglers visit us this year?  My guess, the next generation is not interested in joining groups such as Trout Unlimited, but there are a good handful of them fly fishing, independently on their own. Regarding the fly fishing biz in Patagonia, I also think the younger generation anglers do not want to stay at a lodge (they want something real and an affordable value).  Well, that's enough on that subject.

Currently, we are hosting Kyle and Jeremy, both from Franklin, New Hampshire. I met these two anglers in Plymouth, New Hampshire; at the Pemmigawasset Trout Unlimited chapter meeting (I was given my slide show presentation, "Fly Fishing and Traveling Patagonia").  Back in the U.S.A., Jeremy and his dad own/operate www.longrangellc.com  and Kyle and his dad own/operate www.thegoldencrestnh.com

My native brethren signed up for a walk-wade, float, and adventure travel program...the whole sha-bang!

Part Five: Adventure Travel... 


Kyle and Jeremy's Excellent 'Non-Fishing' Adventures


El Bolson, Argentina

El Bolson, nestled in the Andes, this town of +15,000, is a true Patagonia gem.  In my opinion, more so than San Martin de los Andes or Bariloche, El Bolson is a must do; if you are traveling Patagonia.
We traveled from Junin de los Andes to Futaleufu, Chile.  Along the way, we stopped in Bariloche, El Bolson, Cholila, and Los Alerces National Park. Photo by Kyle Matzke.
The El Bolson outdoor market is by far the largest and most entertaining market; in all of Patagonia.  The market is held on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  Expect to be me amazed and enchanted by music, arts, food, and people. 
When night falls upon El Bolson, there is plenty to see and 'hear.'  Photo by Kyle Matzke.
One of the best places to enjoy locally made (craft) beer, and street musicians.  Photo by Kyle Matzke.
The outdoor market is very cool, but El Bolson offers many more things to see and do.   
Kyle and Jeremy 1,500 m above El Bolson, visiting the wooden sculpture forest.
Sculpted by artist from all over South America. 
Want to stay over-night in this mountain hut?  If so, you'll experience an amazing sunset, stars and possibly a full moon.  Contact me for more details.

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina


Atop Catedral Ski Mountain.  Two volcano's in the background and one of them in is Chile!  On a clear day, the scenery is out of this world. This is a must do!
Hotel Llao Llao and Lago Nahuel Huapi in the background.
The swiss colony, about 30 minutes outside of Bariloche, offers the traveler a few unexpected delights.  This hand carved door being one of the delights.
Personally, I think this building is one of the best designs I have ever seen.  Initially, the building was a chocolate manufacturer, but it is now shared by an ice cream shop and a cafe.
Closing moments for Kyle and Jeremy's excellent Patagonia adventure = Food, Beer and Friends...does not get much better than this. 

Fishing with FCFF in Patagonia

We feel very fortunate to host anglers from all over the world, but it is especially nice to host anglers from our home state of New Hampshire.  With our adventure travel program (walk-wade-float-travel-live), and if you have read part 1-2-3-4 of their excellent adventures, I think it's fair to say that Kyle and Jeremy got the best out of Patagonia.  Thanks for working with FCFF...you guys are the best!

To read more about their adventures:

Part One
http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/diy-fly-fishing-patagonia-argentina-new.html
Part Two
http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/diy-fly-fishing-patagonia-argentina-new_20.html
Part Three
http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/diy-fly-fishing-patagonia-argentina-ad_23.html
Part Four
http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/diy-fly-fishing-patagonia-chile-new.html


Many Thanks.

Mark

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