A 4 day and 3 night Mahseer fly fishing camping trip. On this fishing trip we were so far up in one of the jungle rivers in Khao Sok National Park. So we from day 2 fly fished in jungle waters that have never seen a fly fisherman before. And the fishing become only better and better as deeper we went
Late in January
had Jed booked a Mahseer fly fishing trip
in Khao Sok Jungle Rivers. Jed comes from the area around Lake Michigan which is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. He started fly fishing for a few years ago, in the rivers that flow into the five Great Lakes, for salmon and rainbow trout.
The camping trip
start with pick-up at 7 am in Ao Nang in Krabi. After a two and a half hour drive arrived, Jed at the pier on Cheow Lan Lake
. We loaded the longtail boat up and headed up the lake. I asked Jed if he was ready for a long hike and the answer was yes. My plan was to go up in one of the Jungle Rivers
that nobody has been far up and fish before.
After we had sailed a while,
we come to a place, where you have a view over the low jungle covered hills. You could see that the jungle had got some rain. All the steam because of the sun gave the mountains a foggy look, but it was not long before the sun has burnt the last of the fog away. So it will be very hot and we had a long hike before evening and the low water levels in the lake, would not make our hike shorter.
Arrived at the base camp
We got a quick lunch, and we re-packed down smaller. We took the longtail boat, as far as we could up stream. Jumped off the longtail boat at around 1PM. We had a half hour hike in the jungle mostly uphill. before we come to the river again.