| "This is my third time fishing with Jean-Francois Helias and the 5 day trip the longest, having fished for many years in the UK Thailand offers so much more. It was to be a fishing trip to celebrate Nick and my self’s 30th Birthday. I briefed Francois that we wanted a trip to remember for lots of species and sure enough there were 4 options and itineraries in my inbox. Soon enough we were in Thailand fishing at 3 venues and catching many species of all proportions.
My friend brought two fly rods with him and was fairly new to this technique as we always used spinning/lure rods and had bait fished many times previously. I stuck to what I knew best but sure enough he was into his first fish well before me within 10minutes at the first venue! Francois and his excellent guides were always on hand to offer advice and techniques to target which ever species we wanted and as always will cater for novice or experience anglers alike.
We caught around 100 fish between us to include: Jullien’s Golden Carp, Siamese Giant Carp, Catla Carp, Bighead Carp, Small scale Mud Carp, Chinese Common Carp, Black Sharkminnow, Pacu, Alligator Gar, Sorubim, Tiger Catfish, Redtail Catfish, Giant Snakehead and Striped Snakehead. There were some good fish caught on all methods as always some big ones that got away and stripped the spool bare and many many exhausting fights!
My sincere thanks to Francois and his expert team of guides for such a memorable trip and I am very sure there will be many still to come in the future!"
James Crosse, England