Arapaima Monster Fishing Phuket

Exotic Fishing
Phang Nga, Thailand

Exotic Fishing Thailand invites you to try something different on your next vacation in Phuket. Just a one-hour drive from the airport can take you to a one of a kind fishing destination. If you want to target monster fish and exotic species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, you have found the right place. But don’t get our word for it - try it yourself!

On your day out, you will be fishing from your own private lakeside hut. The views of the surrounding mountains are beyond spectacular and the fishing needs to be seen to be believed. The lake is one of the largest fisheries in southern Thailand with nearly 10 acres of water.

With Exotic Fishing Thailand, the list of your potential targets is so big that it’s hardly possible to mention all 60+ species at once. You will be going after Arapaima, Siamese Carp, Giant Mekong Catfish, Alligator Gar, Chao Phraya Catfish, Wallagoo Leeri, Yellow Cheek Carp and many more.

You will be able to take 12 swims to catch the fish of a lifetime. Your guides will help you throughout the adventure landing the fish, helping with photos, changing leaders, and bait. This is a strictly catch and release fishery where the survival of the fish is paramount. Get ready to get wet as you join your catch in the water for a photograph!

All trips come with two rods, tackle, and an unlimited supply of bait, as well a taxi ride back anywhere in Phuket Krabi or Khao Lak. A lakeside food and drinks service with both Thai and international food will be available.

Exotic Fishing offers a pickup service from Phuket and areas in the vicinity so all you need to think about is if you’re ready to wrestle with a 100 lb freshwater monster fish!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip - Family
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1350
    up to 8 persons / day
    This package consists of 3 days of fishing and 2 nights of accommodation with breakfast. You will be provided with transportation to/from the resort at an additional 3000 Thai baht, payable in cash on arrival
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip - Arapaima
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1200
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    Our 3 Day Monster fish special triples your chances of catching a Monster of a lifetime. The package includes accommodation in one of our mountain view suites. You will spend 3 days of fishing for Arapaima and 60 other species. Breakfasts, bait, and equipment are also included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Family
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 880
    up to 8 persons / day
    This trip will see you targeting Arapaima and 60 other species. The package includes 2 full days of fishing and 1 night of accommodation in one of our mountain view suites with breakfast. All equipment and bait are included.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Arapaima Monster
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 750
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    Our 2-day Monster Fish Special package doubles your chances of catching Arapaima, a Monster of a lifetime, while also giving you lots of time to catch more of our other 60 species of Lake Monsters. This amazing trip includes 2 full days of fishing, and 1 night of accommodation in one of our mountain view suites with breakfast. All equipment and bait are supplied along with a fishing guide as required.
  • Private trip
    Family Package Special - 2 Anglers
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 390
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    This package is for 1 Adult and 1 child under 16. You will be fishing with 4 rods for half day afternoon or a full day, the price is the same. You will be going for over 60 exotic fish species with monster Arapaima and Giant Mekong Catfish to 160+ kg. The price for an additional person is for an additional child under 16.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 320
    per person
    You will be fishing for Arapaima up to 160 kg at a private lake surrounded by stunning mountain views.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Alligator Gar
Arapaima
Carp
Catfish

Garfish

Boat Specs

Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Exotic Fishing Thailand
Phang Nga, Thailand
Member since September 2016
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My favorite species on a fly rod is Arapaima. There is nothing like hooking into one of these acrobatic monsters on a fly rod! If you like steam trains - then look no further! Mekong Catfish on conventional spinning tackle can be back breaking fun.
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Robert Paff
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Best Fishing experience of a lifetime

VERIFIED   December 20, 2017
I’m dedicated to all things fishing, from sharing tools and advice to showing people exactly where to fish to have the...
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Full day of awesomeness!!

VERIFIED   June 13, 2018
Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Mike and his wonderful crews. My guide was respectful, attentive and have great care...
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Wenzhao Zhang
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Great place!

VERIFIED   March 27, 2018
We had a great day fishing at Mike’s place. You get your own hut to hang out at while fishing and the guides there are absolutely...
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Per-emil Johansson
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Exotic fishing with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   November 27, 2017
Second time i visit Mikes exotic lake Phuket! Rematch on Arapaima this year, didnt succeed last year. After loosing...
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Amazing full day trip

VERIFIED   June 3, 2017
This was hands down the best fishing trip I have ever been on. If you are reading this look no further, you have to book this...
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