ON the 4th day of my Thailand fishing adventure we travelled to Greenfield Valley Resort for a chance at catching an arapaima. The arapamia is the largest scaled fish on earth reaching lengths over 20ft. Nobody in the group had ever landed an arapaima but we have all seen monsters while fishing peacock bass in the Brazilian Amazon. Greenfield Fishing resort is located about 20 minutes from the seaside town of Hua Hin, Thailand. It is about 4 hours from Bangkok. The resort was recently opened by famous English Angler, John Wilson.
The main lake is home to a large variety of species such as the arapaima, pacu, alligator gar, and numerous others. One of the main goals of our trip was to each catch an arapaima regardless of size. That dream came true as all of us caught a few smaller arapaima along with numerous pacu and a few alligator gar. Arapaima are beautiful fish with very large scales tinted in red. Natives use the scales as files! The arapaima can constantly be seen gasping a gulp of air of which you cast your dead bait and hope. It is a long waiting game between bites, but then again not everyone catches an arapaima! We were led on this adventure by Julian Hernandez of http://www.siamfishingtours.com/