Monday, February 9, 2015

End of the Year Mahseer

                              End of the Year Mahseer

My German Lawyer friend fished with me in Cheow Lan during the last days of 2014, last year he came during the same period and caught a very nice Stracheyi Mahseer on a dry fly. This year he hooked an even bigger fish the first day, but luck was not on his side, the fished cut the leader under some roots during the first fast run.

Second day we fished a smaller stream and he caught the fish below on a red egg pattern, a pattern from Alaska tied on a strong hook. Not as big as the fish he lost the first day but still a beautiful Mahseer


The Elephant population in the area seems to getting bigger every year, you don't see a bathing Elephants everyday but this was a really happy Elephant and not afraid at all for us when we came in the boat on our way to one of the streams. 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Soro Mahseer

Took my family to a waterfall in eastern Thailand for a swim last weekend and what a place it was! If there is a Heaven for a Mahseer angler this must be it. Place was full of Soro Mahseer (Tor Tambra), biggest fish I saw was around 8kg size.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

November 2014 Headwater trip

5 days/6 nights Headwater Mahseer Fly fishing trip to the pristine rivers in the Cheow Lan area of Southern Thailand. We only accept max. 2 anglers on this trip and this is the absolute peak season to fish these waters. An average good angler will catch 15+ Mahseer per day here and big fish are available. The trip includes: Airport transfers from Surathani Airport (Many daily flights from Bangkok with Nok Air, Air Asia and Thai Airways) to Cheow Lan, Boat with crew and fuel on the Cheow Lan reservoir, English speaking experienced Mahseer fly fishing guide, all flies (tied in our own Thai based Fly studio) top of the line fly rods and reels, camping gear, all meals and drinking water and national park fees. 
The following dates are availble: Nov. 3-8. Nov. 10-15, Nov. 17-22.  The cost for the trip is: 63.000 THB (approx. 1900 US$) for one angler or if you are two 68.000 THB (approx. 2080 US$)

Contact me at: if you want to experience some of the world’s finest Mahseer dry fly and nymph sight fishing during the absolute peak season in this nature paradise destination.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Mahseer for Christmas

Santa was nice to Alexander this year,  the beautiful Stracheyi Mahseer above was caught far up in one of the Cheow Lan area rivers on a dry fly.


Sunday, November 17, 2013


The Mahseer fly fishing season is now in full swing in Thailand. The pictures below are from the last week of fly fishing the headwaters of the rivers flowing into the Cheow Lan reservoir in Southern Thailand.