- August 2019

LOCATION - Khao Laem Dam, Thailand



- Giant Snake Head (Toman)

- Common Snakehead

- Jungle Perch

- Arapaima


The cliff-hanging and adrenaline rushing topwater bites are what every angler dreams for when chasing Snakehead at the famous Khao Laem Dam of the Kanchanaburi province.

Giant Snakehead and other various native predatory species use the sunken forests and submerged root systems to ambush any prey that dares to wander too close.

Giant Snakehead and Jungle Perch are highly aggressive hunters, hitting any topwater lure that crosses their path. During the breeding season Giant Snakeheads are very protective of their young and will fend off any intruders, this is where sight fishing for these predators should be on every avid anglers to-do list.

Anglers will be picked-up at Suvarnabhumi airport and then transported to Khao Laem Dam in an air-conditioned vehicle through some of Thailand’s most scenic and rural scenery before arriving at your destination approximately four hours after departure.

Khao Laem Dam is a picturesque location nestled in the highlands of Thailand's tropical rain forest. Relax and immerse yourself in what KLD has to offer whilst chasing one of the most aggressive freshwater fish in the world... THE GIANT SNAKEHEAD!



An extremely challenging fish to catch, the Arapaima is one of the most sought-after freshwater fish. Reaching lengths of over two meters, these unusual creatures have built up a wealth of myths and legends around them. Unusually, they need to come to the surface of the water to breathe air.

Arapaima fishing in the pond is lure only and has become a major tourist attraction. It's a user-friendly way of coming close and personal to this freshwater giant.


Breakfast, lunch, dinner non-alcoholic beverages and local beer are included in the price of the trip.

Accommodation is based on floating bungalows with power adaptors (there is no aircon)


Day 1

Pick up from Suvarnabhumi Airport transport to Khao Laem Dam

There will be toilet breaks and shops during the road trip

On Arrival at KLD take a water taxi to the floating bungalow

Unpack and prepare for next day fishing

Dinner and welcome drinks

Day 2 to 5 

5:00 am Local Breakfast

5:30 am get on the boats and head out to fishing spots

11:30 am head in for Lunch

1:00 pm Head out for a fish

6:30 pm Head Back in

7:30 pm Dinner

Day 6 

6am Pack up and head off to Arapaima Pond

4:30 pm head to Bangkok

Unwind in Bangkok Condo

Day 7 - 27th Sept
12 pm head to the airport


- 5 days guided fishing around Khao Laem Dam
- All meals except snacks during road trip.
- 6 night accommodation aboard floating bungalow
- Ground Transfers to Airport to KLD and KLD to Airport
- 10% Discount on fishing gear from Compleat Angler Nedlands (excluding some high end Japanese gear - though we'll do the best prices we can!)


- Flights
- Medical and Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic drinks


For more information please contact Brendan (MAILTO: or Compleat Angler Nedlands (08) 93891337