Angling in/near Phnom Penh

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Postby ricecakes » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:02 pm

Once you go lures you'll never no go back to bait.

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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby LongLost » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:04 pm

ricecakes wrote:
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ricecakes wrote: Yesterday I came across a 5 ha tilapia pond farm and was having great fun reeling in plate sized fish until some old viet lady came out and gave me a right bollocking.


You went on to someone's property and started stealing fish from her pond? What's the matter with you?


Repeat after me Ruprecht...

Catch and release.



Yeah catch and release (Standard rules here in the UK), i'd never keep a fish that i've caught, it's not like i'd eat it lol, i hate the taste of fish. Can't stand it, makes me ill haha.
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby LongLost » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:06 pm

LongLost wrote:
ricecakes wrote:
gavinmac wrote:
ricecakes wrote: Once you go lures you'll never no go back to bait.

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Lures are lots more fun, i agree, you're always doing something. It's nearly pike season here in the UK again, i'll have to get some more piking gear, i've only recently taken fishing back up after 30 years off lol :thumbsup:
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby LongLost » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:09 pm

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content wrote:A guy got caught fishing in a private pond back home and got a proper thrashing.


And if ricecakes was Vietnamese, he would have been in for a good hiding, too.

As for the 150-pound catfish: you are a few decades too late.

From Google:


Endemic to the lower half of the Mekong River, this catfish is in danger of extinction due to overfishing, as well as the decrease in water quality due to development and upstream damming. The current IUCN Red List for fishes classes the species as Critically Endangered; the number living in the wild is unknown, but catch data indicate the population has fallen by 80% in the last 14 years.[1][13] It is also listed in Appendix I of CITES, banning international trade involving wild-caught specimens.[14]

In The Anthropologists' Cookbook (1977), Jessica Kuper noted the importance of the pa beuk to the Lao people and remarked, "In times gone by, this huge fish, which is found only in the Mekong, was fairly plentiful, but in the last few years, the number taken annually has dwindled to forty, thirty or twenty, and perhaps in 1976 even fewer. This is sad, as it is a noble fish and a mysterious one, revered by the Lao."[15]

Fishing for the Mekong giant catfish is illegal in the wild in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, but the bans appear to be ineffective and the fish continue to be caught in all three countries



Ah bugger, what about red tailed catfish? They are smaller but 80lb fish would be ok for a day by the river with a few beers and chat with locals
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby Hanno » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:31 pm

LongLost wrote:
Hanno wrote:
content wrote:A guy got caught fishing in a private pond back home and got a proper thrashing.


And if ricecakes was Vietnamese, he would have been in for a good hiding, too.

As for the 150-pound catfish: you are a few decades too late.

From Google:


Endemic to the lower half of the Mekong River, this catfish is in danger of extinction due to overfishing, as well as the decrease in water quality due to development and upstream damming. The current IUCN Red List for fishes classes the species as Critically Endangered; the number living in the wild is unknown, but catch data indicate the population has fallen by 80% in the last 14 years.[1][13] It is also listed in Appendix I of CITES, banning international trade involving wild-caught specimens.[14]

In The Anthropologists' Cookbook (1977), Jessica Kuper noted the importance of the pa beuk to the Lao people and remarked, "In times gone by, this huge fish, which is found only in the Mekong, was fairly plentiful, but in the last few years, the number taken annually has dwindled to forty, thirty or twenty, and perhaps in 1976 even fewer. This is sad, as it is a noble fish and a mysterious one, revered by the Lao."[15]

Fishing for the Mekong giant catfish is illegal in the wild in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, but the bans appear to be ineffective and the fish continue to be caught in all three countries



Ah bugger, what about red tailed catfish? They are smaller but 80lb fish would be ok for a day by the river with a few beers and chat with locals


Chances are not good. I lived in Chau Doc (Cambodian-VN border) for the last year and I never saw any good-sized fish being pulled out.
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby LongLost » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:53 pm

Ah ok, maybe i'll have to wait till i go to Thailand next Xmas then, there's a few decent fishing lakes there, with massive mekong catfish and carp (catch and release of course), bit expensive though.
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby Miguelito » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:36 pm

LongLost wrote:Ah ok, maybe i'll have to wait till i go to Thailand next Xmas then, there's a few decent fishing lakes there, with massive mekong catfish and carp (catch and release of course), bit expensive though.


Those are the lakes they're farming the fish so that they can transplant them back into the Mekong, right? I remember seeing them on one of the Discovery channel shows, penning them in with a net and hauling them out by hand.
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby LongLost » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:04 pm

Miguelito wrote:
LongLost wrote:Ah ok, maybe i'll have to wait till i go to Thailand next Xmas then, there's a few decent fishing lakes there, with massive mekong catfish and carp (catch and release of course), bit expensive though.


Those are the lakes they're farming the fish so that they can transplant them back into the Mekong, right? I remember seeing them on one of the Discovery channel shows, penning them in with a net and hauling them out by hand.



No the ones i've looked at are privately owned businesses for fishing only.
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby gavinmac » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:54 am

ricecakes wrote:I actually want to go back there with a translator and see if i cannot swing some fishin time there for some $$$.

I do not think they understand the concept of catch and release in this country but they DO get the concept of M O N E Y.

Fuck if i could fish that lake all day for $20 or so Id be stoked.


Translator or not, she wouldn't believe that the tubby white guy isn't stealing all her fish.
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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby Hanno » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:42 am

LongLost wrote:
Miguelito wrote:
LongLost wrote:Ah ok, maybe i'll have to wait till i go to Thailand next Xmas then, there's a few decent fishing lakes there, with massive mekong catfish and carp (catch and release of course), bit expensive though.


Those are the lakes they're farming the fish so that they can transplant them back into the Mekong, right? I remember seeing them on one of the Discovery channel shows, penning them in with a net and hauling them out by hand.



No the ones i've looked at are privately owned businesses for fishing only.


Plenty of those around in Thailand. And they have some big fish:

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Re: Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby Hanno » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:13 am

Largest catfish ever caught in France (sorry, it is in German):

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Postby ricecakes » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:07 pm

das is einer grossen fishen !!

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Angling in/near Phnom Penh

Postby ricecakes » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:32 am

Snakehead territory just outside Hanoi. Sunday.

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Postby kansaicanuck » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:48 am

ricecakes wrote:Once you go lures you'll never no go back to bait.

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And once you learn to fly-fish there is no going back to lures or bait.
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Postby ricecakes » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:05 am

I could show you some fly fishing shots in the Arctic circle of Alaska that would make your eyes pop.

Unfortunately fly is like the heli skiing of fishing. Dang expensive.

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