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I will be going to Thailand this summer for couple weeks. I am going to try and book a trip to do some freshwater barra fishing, anything related to a snook is top on my
List, hahah. Anyone ever done this? Just looking for any input. Thanks
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I will be there this coming April and have been researching the fishing in Thailand, with barramundi as a prime target. I have been to Thailand before and did the same thing for that trip too. But I was there in October and the rains had the rivers all swollen and unfishable.
It seems that outside of some pay-to-fish farm ponds that have exotics in them, such as barramundi and arapaima, none of the Thai lakes have been stocked with barras. Why, I do not know.....it seems that they would thrive, since Thailand is about the same latitude as northern Australia, except on the other side of the equator.
In 2010 when I first started looking, it seemed that the area for barras was the esturary system in western Thailand, just south of the border with Myanmar (Burma) But more recent searches, have them in a river, just east of Bangkok. However, the web page was an old one and the "guide" was an American who seems to be out of business there. Haha....he was probably trying to charge American prices, just like the guides in Mexico do.
I am very interested in the same as you, so if you find out more, post here.
Barramundi are native to Thailand, but they are not found in the same numbers as in Australia. This is probably due to pollution, as Thai rivers run brown and dirty, due to farmland runoff. Other than that I think the wild fish in the rivers run about the same size as those in Australia....5-15 lbs. The real big fish are found in fresh water, like Australia's Lake Tinaroo.