Fish Species

FISH SPECIES AT TEAK TREE LAKE, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

The choice of fish species available for the angler to target in Thailand is second to none, with a wide array of species native to Thailand, but also many non-native species – from all over the world. At teak Tree lake we currently have more than 40 species for you to target. All pictures used here are catches from Teak Tree.

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Arapaima
Arapaima (to 100kg+)

The first two Arapaima came from a nearby lake where they were choosing to no longer stock Arapaima. The larger of the two was 20 kg and the smaller one about 8 kg. The next...

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Giant Mekong Catfish
Giant Mekong Catfish (to 85kg+)

At the moment all of the Giant Mekong Catfish in the lake are large fish. When they were put in the lake there was a number of them around 40 kg, others around 65 kg, and 81 kg was...

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Siamese Giant Carp
Siamese Giant Carp (to 30kg+)

There were quite a lot of Giant Siamese Carp introduced when I first began to develop the lake, back in 2006. They were all in the 8 to 12 kg range. An awful lot of smaller fish have been...

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Chao Phraya Catfish
Chao Phraya Catfish (to 55kg+)

The Chao Phraya Catfish have done particularly well at Teak Tree Lake. Initially a couple of larger fish were introduced, at 25 kg and 35 kg. The larger of these is now around 55 kg in...

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Catla Catla; Kaho Carp
Catla Catla; Kaho Carp (to 20kg+)

The Catla Catla carp were introduced as small fish soon after I began to develop the lake; at the same time as I introduced lots of small Siamese Giant Carp. Since then we've added...

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Amazon Red-Tail Catfish
Amazon Red-Tail Catfish (to 50kg+)

Catfish were one of the first things I stocked when I took over the lake in 2006. The Red-Tailed Catfish came in as part of a mixed group that also included Sorubim and Tigers. Most...

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Pacu
Pacu

The first Pacu that came in were sourced locally and were all between 5 kg and 7 kg. I have added quite a few of similar sizes since then. They have done very well in the lake and get...

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Juliens Golden Price Carp
Juliens Golden Price Carp

The Juliens Golden Price are something of an enigma, since there were some already in the lake when we bought it; fish that we had no idea were in there until we opened the...

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Tambaqui
Tambaqui

We have stocked with three different groups of Tambaqui. When I first stocked them it was only a few fish, but they put on weight quickly and proved to be a good fighting fish so I got...

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Ripshaw Catfish; Niger Catfish
Ripshaw Catfish; Niger Catfish

Ripshaw Catfish, or Blaa Niger as they are called locally, are another Amazonian species. We got these through a strange turn of events. I'd ordered some Peacock Bass, but they...

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Featherback Giant
Featherback Giant

I have put quite a few Giant Featherbacks into the lake, all bought locally, and mostly supplied to me from the Ping river. We now have some of a good size, but I'm not convinced that...

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Featherback Clown
Featherback Clown

The Clown Featherbacks were the first of the Featherbacks that I introduced into the lake. At that time I didn't even know that the Giant variety existed; I just thought that they were such...

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Chinese Silver Carp
Chinese Silver Carp

There were already a good head of the Chinese Silver Carp in the lake when we took it on; probably the most prevalent fish in the lake at that time. There are still quite a few in there, but...

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Asian Redtail
Asian Redtail

It took me quite a long time to get hold of the Asian Redtails. It was only in 2010 that I managed to get hold of some of a good size via my fish supplier. Prior to that I had tried stocking with...

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Tricolour Shark Minnow
Tricolour Shark Minnow

They are a super attractive fish, but are not a large species. We have nevertheless had the IGFA World Record broken with fish caught from here (albeit without the lake being...

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Small Scale Mud Carp
Small Scale Mud Carp

The Small Scale Mud Carp is is another one where we have had the IGFA World Record broken with fish caught from here (albeit without the lake being named directly in the...

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Black Shark Minnow; Black Carp
Black Shark Minnow; Black Carp

These were naturally in the lake, but I have since stocked quite a lot more. They are such a beautiful fish and people seem to really enjoy catching them. They can be caught on lots of...

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Catfish Shark
Catfish Shark

The Catfish Shark were already in the lake when we began to develop it. We think that they probably came in from the Ping when it flooded this far back - many years ago. The lake...

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