Thailand fishing


Thailand has some of the most exciting gamefishing sites in Asia especially along the Andaman seacoast of Phuket and Krabi provinces. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, huge garoupa and every kind of shark imaginable are a boat ride from shore. Phang-nga Bay plays host to some of the rarest species of aquatic life in the world, including the rare swimming iguana.



Over the past 15 years, deep sea fishing competitions have grown in size and popularity with Phuket and Krabi as centres for a growing fleet of contenders. Tournaments are especially popular during the calm season between September and March when contenders reel in record catches of sailfish, marlin, wahoo and barracuda. Major game fishing contests are run according to the rules of the International Game fishing Association which mandate a "catch and release" requirement for sharks, underweight fish, and billfish such as marlin and sailfish.

Fish species in Thailand
Catfish species Carp & Barb species Sneakhead species Sheatfish & Mystus species
Chao Phraya Catfish
Giant Seacatfish
Grey Eel Catfish
Hemibagrus Wyckii
Hemibagrus Wyckioides
Mekong Giant Catfish
Salween Shovelnose
Shark Catfish
Striped Catfish
Thickspined Catfish
Truncated Estuarine
Walking Catfish, African
Beardless Barb
Bighead Carp
Black Shark
Common Carp
Golden Belly Barb
Golden Price Carp
Hampala Barb
Java Barb
Labeo Dyocheilus
Mad Barb
Mrigal
Rohu
Siamese Giant Carp
Smith's Barb
Thai Mahseer
Dwarf Snakehead
Giant Snakehead
Great Snakehead
Splendid Snakehead
Striped Snakehead

Great White Sheatfish
Micronema Bleekeri
Mystus Bocourti
Mystus mysticetus
Mystus Singaringan
Mystus Wolffii
Wallago Leerii
Yellow Mystus
Featherback species
Clown Knifefish
Giant Featherback
Grey Featherback
Spotted Featherback
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