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Snakehead and Jungle Perch Fishing

Photo showing Thai longtail fishing boat used for Snakehead fishing trips to Mae Ngat reservoir in Chiang mai Thailand Tackle, lures, round trip transfer, Thai style longtail boats and local experienced boatman are ALL included.

Wild fishing in Thailand - Mae Ngat Dam is located 85 km northwest of Chiang Mai, and is part of the spectacular Sri Lanna National park. We offer full day and multiple daytrips, fishing from local longtail boats with accomodation on floating Houseboats (Rafts). Full guiding service tackle and transport included.

Photo showing Giant snakehead being caught on topwater fishing lure.

FISHING METHODS: Lure fishing with topwater lures also using diving lures like Rapala. Precise casting with surface lures, like Pencils, Poppers and Buzzbaits, is essential as you will always fish in areas with flooded trees and other snags.

TARGET SPECIES: We fish here for the Giant Snakehead and Hampala Barb also called Jungle Perch. These Cyprinids are feeding almost on small fish, an provide good action on light tackle and fishing with topwater lures. Snakehead fishing will provide a challenge to anglers who enjoy fishing with lures.  The sudden explosiveness of the strike will excite even the most experienced fishermen. The lake holds Tilapia max.2kg (4.4lb) Rohu max 6kg (13lb), Mud Carp max 6kg (13lb), Giant snakehead to 9kg (19.8lb) but the main attractive species is the Hampala Barb also called Jungle Perch max. 5kg (11lb), the average size is 1kg (2.2lb) and a 3kg (6.6lb) fish is already a very good catch.

Photo of monster Giant snakehead caught on Mega fishing holiday in Thailand Catch of a lifetime 19lb Giant snakehead (Channa micropeltes) Caught and released while on Thailand fishing holiday in Chiang mai.

ITINERARY FULL DAY

Photo of Giant snakehead caught fishing in Thailand Chiang mai
  • 4.30 am. pick-up from your hotel or guest house in Chiang Mai and transfer to the Dam about 1 hour
  • Lure fishing from a local longtail boat until 11.00 am
  • Lunch and a rest at a floating Restaurant in the middle of the lake
  • 14.30 until 18:00 lure fishing
  • Return to your hotel 7.00-8.00 pm

ITINERARY HALF DAY

Mae Ngat reservoir Chiang mai Northern Thailand
  • 4.30 am. pick-up from your hotel or guest house in Chiang Mai and transfer to the Dam about 1 hour
  • Lure fishing from a local longtail boat until 11.00 am
  • Return to your hotel 12:30 pm

PACKAGE PRICING

  • HALF DAY:: 4.500 Thai Baht per angler per day.
  • FULL DAY:: 7.500 Thai Baht per angler per day. Extension day with basic overnight accommodation and dinner at the Raft: 8.000,-Baht

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • HALF DAY: Free Pick up drop off and transfer from Chiang Mai international airport, Hotel or guest house in Chiang Mai, all fishing tackle, lures, baits, water, ice, day boat rental and professional fishing guide.
  • FULL DAY: Free Pick up drop off and transfer from Chiang Mai international airport, Hotel or guest house in Chiang Mai, all fishing tackle, lures, baits, lunchbox meal, water, ice, day boat rental and professional fishing guide.
  • NOT INCLUDED:

    • Alcoholic and soft drinks.