Fishing Report 7 – Mahseer Fly fishing December 2016

Mahseer fly fishing December 2016


Big Blue Mahseer on fly from our jungle rivers


Paul Heytens from the US come by again in early December for some Mahseer fly fishing. The fishing was difficult because the monsoon rains stopped late this year. So we had high water in the rivers and some of them still run discolored. But at this time of the year you have the best chance for a trophy Mahseer, because they haven’t seen any anglers and are freely consuming an abundance of food to maintain their size. And Yes! He bumped into some big Mahseer.


The Blue Mahseer is a sports fish of unmatched power, in many of our rivers they have never seen an imitation dry fly or nymph… or a Woolly Bugger!  Sounds like a dream, right? However, this unique and largely unknown fishery is a well-hidden reality in our jungle rivers of Thailand. The ability to skillfully cast large dry flies into the shadows of overhanging trees and vines will serve you well… the rewards can be larger than you’d think possible on a small stream! Moreover, if you were expecting an easy time landing these big fish, you’re in for a rude awakening… the Blue Mahseer is a powerful, aggressive and mean-spirited fighter who’ll immediately seek the boulder-studded bottom of a deep hole, or the shelter of a log jam!





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