Fishing abroard is always exciting! I am from the Netherlands and have fished a lot of places around the world, with and without guides. Where to start is always the big question?! If you go to Thailand, do not think twice: go with Tap!
I have been in Thailand twice, both times with Tap. The first time we went to Srinakarin reservoir, the second time to Kaeng Kra Chang reservoir, both massive reservoirs, in search for the illusive Giant Snakehead. Tap made sure everything was arranged, the transport, boat, food and drinks. The gear you will be using is top end, reels from Abu Garcia, Daiwa and Shimano en top quality rods. He has a lot of lures (if you will do lure fishing) to pick from and he knows what to use on what spot.
Due to the fact that he speaks excellent English (next to Thai) the communication is superb!! He reacts fast on mails and Facebook messages. Next to that, he is a fun guy to hang out with. Why so serious, you are on a holiday! He will make sure your day(s) will be to rememberd. You want to go with a family, no problem, everything is possible. Are you an avid angler, Tap is the guide to go with. He ‘breaths’ fishing and knows what he is talking about and he will do his 200% best to make sure you will catch the fish you want. But as every (avid) angler knows: it’s called fishing, not catching, you still have to work for the fish. And he let’s you enjoy the typical Thai food during the afternoon break, can it get any better?!
Ofcourse, when fishing a pond the change of getting the fish you want is bigger then on a reservoir, but both times I went out with Tap on a reservoir, I caught some amazing fish! First time I had 5 Giant Snakeheads and 1 rare Cobra Snakehead in 2 days. The second time I caught 8 Jungle Perch with one from over 2kg’s, an amazing fish!
I had 4 days in total with Tap and I can say he has become a friend of mine. Our minds are the same, we just love and life fishing! He is a great guy, and he is THE guide I can recommend for fishing in Thailand. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime, go with Tap!
Cheers, Thijs van der Sanden / www.rozemeijer.com / Netherlands