Our Fishing Rules in video format
General Rules & Regulations for Our Fishing Resort, updated 14 Dec 2014
Please remember that all staff and management at EFT want you to have a fun but safe experience while at our resort. A lot of our rules and regulations may seem a little strict but they are for your own safety, accidents happen easily especially when dealing with these extremely strong fish.
Exotic Fishing Thailand is strictly a catch and release fishery. The prime concern is that everyone takes care of the fish so that you give the opportunity for others to catch specimen fish in pristine condition. Our fish are very rare and are some of the largest in the world. The rules are to protect them.
Everyone who fishes here will have a fishery guide available to assist them particularly in the netting of and handling of the fish. Please listen to the guides and take note of what they say as their decision on rigs and fish care is final.
The guides look after up to 4 customers at a time their job does not include; making your ground bait balls, casting or striking your rods. They are there to offer advice, make sure you are fishing safely and to net your fish and take care of the fishes safety. They are happy to help as needed where they can.
Before commencing to fish we will check your drag setting on your reels. Please do not attempt to back-wind the fish as they make very incredibly powerful fast runs. Once the fish is ready to be netted the guide will net the fish for you.
NO fish are allowed to be taken onto the bank. If you want to be photographed with your fish you will have to get into the water. The guide will tell you when you can enter the water for a photo. This is at your own risk. Please remove all watches, rings, necklaces, etc. and get your camera ready before entering the water and handling the fish. This will help to release all fish quickly and safely. If the fish is showing signs of stress it will be returned immediately without a photo.
When holding fish for photos please step back from the concrete swim, keep the fish as low to the water as possible and keep your hands away from the fish’s gills and mouth. Most fish have some sharp spikes or gill plates etc so please listen to the guide and do not lift the fish on your own.
We DO NOT weigh fish at EFT, we give weight ESTIMATES BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCE. Our weights are usually to the low side as we don’t like to inflate any weights like some other fisheries.
EFT provides all the necessary fishing tackle and rigs, hooks, etc. Tackle of anglers using their own equipment will be checked for suitability prior to fishing.
Please let us know when you arrive or before if you have a target species in mind so we can try to accommodate you the best we can.
Please also keep in mind that you are in Thailand and some our staff do not speak English as their first language so please be patient if there are any misunderstandings.
If for any reason there is an accident or someone needs medical assistance please blow the whistle as loud and often as you can to attract attention of a guide or anyone close by who can assist you or the person in need of assistance.
All guests will be given a copy of the SPECIFIC RULES OF THE FISHERY which they will be expected to read and sign before fishing to acknowledge that they agree with and will abide by ALL rules.
By signing our waiver you also agree that Exotic Fishing Thailand, its directors, and employees, will not be held responsible for your or your accompanying guests safety while on our premises. This includes while in the lake and especially while handling the fish.
SPECIFIC RULES OF THE FISHERY:
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