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Giant Gourami Fly Fishing in Thailand

Guided Giant Gourami fly fishing in Thailand; one of the hardest fighting fish species our Jungle water offers the fly anglers.

We are extremely excited to be the first fishing guide services in Thailand, that can offer fly fishing trips for Giant Gourami. The flooded freshwater reservoir is home for a very healthy population of big Giant Gourami and provides some exciting sight fishing for this powerful fish. It’s not a numbers game, but not uncommon to have multiple shots on large size fish on the same day.

Giant Gourami Fly Fishing in the Thai Jungle Giant Gourami the Jungle Permit

Giant Gourami is a member of the Osphronemidae family. Feeds mostly on plants, but also feeds on small fish and insects. They can be caught on Dry flies, Nymph and small Streamer. If it should have a nickname, it would be “Jungle Permit”. The saltwater Permit is known as the “Holy Grail” for the fly fisherman, because they are one of the most difficult, frustrating and picky fish you will encounter. They have superb eyesight, are famous for refusing the flies you present and an amazing ability to sense fear. All this fits very well if you are to describe Giant Gourami fishing for a fly fisherman.

The Fishing

Our Giant Gourami fly fishing trips are done from long tail boats, with a large casting platform at the front. Equipped with an electric engine, which is a must have, when you are searching over the water. There are many things that must be just right, in order to get a Giant Gourami from water to hand. One of the most important keys is to spot the fish before they are alerted to your presence. Your first cast needs to be close enough to pass through the fish’s sight window. But not so close as to cause the fish to spook, quick, accurate casting skills are essential. Our experienced fishing guides will greatly increase your chance of catching this tricky fish.

Fly Fishing Equipment

We recommend 9 ft. fly rods that can carry a 6 to 7 weights floating line. With a suitable fly reel that can hold 200 m backing line. Fly lines like the RIO’s OutBound Short or the Elite Warmwater Predator series, are perfect for this style of fishing. These lines have a short and aggressive front taper, that load your rod very quickly, so you can deliver your fly with a few blind casts. The fly leader setup for Giant Gourami; we like to use is a 12 ft. fluorocarbon leader, with a powerful butt section, tapered down to about 20 lbs. When booking a Giant Gourami Fly fishing trip with Thai Fishing. Our fishing guides will carry good supplies of the necessary flies for this trip.


What is included in the Price:
– Round trip transfer from Phuket, Krabi or Surat Thani Airport area or from any hotel in Khao Lak, Ao Nang or Krabi town
– Accommodation in our bungalows on the Lake. (bed linen provided free of charge)
– Three meals per day.
– Use of longtail boats. (With an electric engine)
– Use of all flies.
– Professional Thai fishing guide.
– Bottled water, soft drinks, tea, coffee and fruit snacks.

Not Included in the package:
– International or Domestic airfare to Phuket, Thailand.
– Alcoholic drinks. (if needed, these must be bought before we leave the pier)

What to bring on your Giant Gourami fly fishing trip:
– Sunglasses. (we recommend Polaroid)
– Sun block.
– Towels.
– Fishing hat.
– Fly rod, reel, line, leader and tippet.
– Lightweight waterproof clothing.
– Camera and your very best smile.

Peak season: August – January.
For an optimum fishing experience we recommend fishing trips of at least three days, because of the travel time to these locations. These tours are max 2 persons but there can only be fished with one rod, from the boat, at a time. So, if you are 2 fishermen you will need to share the same rod.

Package Price in Thai baht:

 2 days3 days4 days5 days6 days7 days
1 angler21,50026,50032,00038,00043,00049,000
2 anglers24,00030,00037,00044,00051,00058,000

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With our Giant Gourami Fly fishing trips there really are no hidden extras. The price quoted above includes all taxes, flies, food, accommodation and transport (excluding flights into Phuket).

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