Palm Tree Lagoon - Latest Customer Catches June 2017


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Donald McMillan spent a lot of time at Palm Tree this month and the effort paid off. On his best day he accomplished a rare achievement of not only catching three Siamese carp over the 100lb mark, but two of them were Palm Tree Lagoon BIG Carp Club qualifiers. He also caught a number of other impressive carp species that included a superb catla carp a new species for him, as well as a pb Juliens golden price carp that weighed in at just under 50lb, bearded labeo, mrigal and black shark minnow. In addition to these fantastic catches he also smashed his chao phrsya catfish pb, and caught alligator gar, tambaqui, arapaima, mollycot, Mekong catfish, a beautiful albino chao phraya, both Amazon and Thai redtails and many more...
Oliver Jack returned to continue his quest for a Siamese carp the would qualify him for the Palm Tree Lagoon BIG Carp Club, unfortunately the biggest one he caught was only around 120lb, 30lb short of the required size. However he did add three more 300lb Catfish Club t-shirts to his collection landing three monster Mekongs weighing 330lb, 360lb and 380lb a truly awesome achievement. Other noticeable catches were an extremely hard to catch ripsaw catfish and an even harder to catch firewood catfish that smashed the lake record, as well as several Juliens golden price carp to 55lb all new species for him. He also caught good sized chao phraya catfish and black shark minnow as well as tambaqui, alligator gar, a pb arapaima, wallago attu, African walking catfish, rohu, and many more...
What a session Dean McEwan that culminating in the capture of an awesome 180lb+ Siamese carp that catapulted him straight into the Palm Tree Lagoon BIG Carp Club. He didn't stop there though catching another 100lb+ Siamese carp, as well as the difficult to catch ripsaw catfish, the even harder to catch wallago lleri and crystal eyed catfish all new species for him. He also caught pb Juliens golden price carp, pb alligator gar, Mekong catrfish, striped catfish, wallago attu, and Amazon redtail.
Another Palm tree regular the always smiling Colin Gawthorpe was back for another session, and hopefully add to his 'Big Fish Club' t-shirt collection. He added a total of three additional t-shirts two '300lb Catfish Club' ones and gained membership of the '400lb Arapaima Club'. One of the Mekong catfish battles lasted over five hours forcing Colin to take the following day off to recover. The arapaima unfortunately made a dash for freedom leaping out of the cage before it was photographed. A couple of the most awesome catches were a rare Salween catfish and ripsaw catfish both new species for Colin. He also caught Siamese carp to 120lb+, a pb chao phraya catfish, Chinese silver carp, Juliens golden price carp, smashed his alligator gar pb, African walking catfish, Chinese highfin catfish, tambaqui, as well as both Amazon and Asian redtail and more...
Another Palm Tree regular Michael Schneider was back catching a number of great catches topped off by a more than awesome 380lb Mekong catfish giving him his 2nd Palm Tree Lagoon BIG Catfish Club t-shirt. Two other noticeable catches were a rare elephant ear gourami a new species for him and a stunning lake record Chinese black carp. He also caught a number of other great catches that included vundu catfish, bearded labeo, rohu, Siamese carp, black shark minnow, arapaima, chao phraya catfish, and more...
David and Dan Johnson were back last time they joined the arapaima and big catfish clubs, this time they were hoping for a big Siamese carp or big chao phraya. Well the chao phraya nay have eluded them again, but they certainly were successful with the Siamese carp as Dan landed a 180lb monster after just over an hour joining the Palm Tree Lagoon BIG Carp Club in the process. They also caught rohu, Mekong catfish, Chinese silver carp, tambaqui, and Amazon redtail.
Regular Palm Tree Lagooner Nick Peat was back again chasing a Big Catfish Club qualifying Mekong of 300lb+. well he easily achieved that on his first day and went on the get a further three more for a total of four no wonder the ear to ear grin. However, he didn't stop there also catching Siamese carp, tambaqui, Juliens golden price carp, pacu, chao phraya, and more...
The guides somehow found the time to have a go themselves catching a myriad of awesome catches that included the likes of Siamese carp, monster Mekong catfish, chao phraya catfish, Chinese silver carp, catla carp, albino featherback, marble goby, huge Chinese black carp and Juliens golden price carp, and much more....
What a great first session it was Jay Corkett joining the Palm Tree Lagoon Big Carp Club with an awesome 180lber as the smile said it all. He also well happy with his other catches of Juliens golden price carp, rohu, and Amazon redtail.
Max Christalow was another one to join the Palm Tree Lagoon 300lb Catfish Club this month after successfully battling a very frisky Mekong catfish that wasn't too keen on having it's photo taken. He also caught a number of other species that included Siamese carp, tambaqui, Chinese bighead carp, alligator gar, and Thai redtailed catfish.
Regular Matt Christalow was back chasing more t-shirts which he accomplished with a 330lb Mekong catfish.which he was over the moon with. In addition to this achievement he landed a number of other great catches that included the likes of Chinese bighead carp, Chinese silver carp, bearded labeo, and mrigal all new species for him. As well as Siamese carp, striped catfish, as well as both Amazon and Thai redtails.
Gavin Hope managed to squeeze in another days fishing before he left Thailand and was certainly glad he did, one thing he was not expecting was to beat his pb Mekong catfish record of 330lb but he did with a stunning 400lb specimen which earned him another BIG Catfish Club t-shirt. He also caught rohu which was a new species for him.
John Wiberg was another angler to get in to the 300lb Catfish Club on his first visit to Palm Tree. He also caught some other stunning catches like Chinese silver carp, rohu, striped catfish, Siamese carp and big-Y catfish.
The ever smiling Ian Mottram came down for a session and after a slow start ended up with some great catches that included Siamese carp, bearded labeo, mollycot, striped catfish, both Thai and Amazon, redtailed catfish, topped off with a BIG Catfish Club qualifying 330lb Mekong catfish that he battled for over two hours.
Nick Parker was another angler on his first visit to Palm Tree catching four new species for him namely Juliens golden price carp, Chinese highfin catfish, rohu and Mekong catfish. He also caught Amazon redtail and striped catfish.
Steve Greenway returned catching a number of new species for him such as giant gourami, rohu, wallago attu and big-Y catfish. He also caught Siamese carp and Mekong catfish.
Regular Palm Tree angler Robert Butler was also back for another session successfully catching a magnificent black shark minnow, as well as Siamese carp, Mekong catfish, tambaqui, Amazon redtail and more...
Lee and Rachel Smith were all smiles during their first session at Palm Tree catching a number of great catches like the rare elephant ear gourami, Siamese carp, a stunning mrigal, and Amazon redtail. This was topped off by landing a 330lb Mekong catfish after a gruelling three hour battle that also propelled Lee into the PTL BIG Catfish Club in the process.
Trevor Patey had some nice catches that included chunky Mekong catfish, Siamese carp, black ear catfish and more...
Li Chieh Hsu and his two fishing buddies made their inaugural trip to Palm Tree catching Mekong catfish, Siamese carp, striped catfish, and Amazon redtail. They vowed to return as they really want to catch a big Juliens golden price carp.
Jose Caban made his first trip to Palm Tree during the month and vowed to return soon after catching Juliens golden price carp, Siamese carp and pacu.
Return anglers Ian White and Kevin were another unlucky pair of anglers who played one of the 300lb+ Mekong catfish for over three hours before loosing it. However, they did catch some nice Asian redatiled catfish as well as Amazon redtail and Siamese carp.
First time customer James Vaughan had an amazing start to his first fishing trip to Thailand with his very first fish being a 380lb Mekong catfish catapulting him straight into the PTL 300lb Catfish Club, he also caught rohu and chao phraya catfish.
A customer who forgot to leave us his name caught a number of Siamese carp the biggest one tipping the scales at over a 100lb.
Another new customer whose name escapes me caught Mekong catfish, tambaqui and rohu.
Michael Felton returned this time with fishing friend Martin Beesley no monsters this time but they did catch a number of Amazon redtails, mrigal and Siamese carp.
Alex Brookes was another first time visitor to Palm Tree and seemed pleased with his catches of rohu Siamese carp and Asian redtailed catfish, we was also unlucky playing one of the big 300lb+ Mekong catfish for over three hours before the hook pulled.
Akimitsu Nakajima came with the intent to break his Mekong catfish pb which he succeeded in and in the process also caught mollycot and Juliens golden price carp both new species for him.
Return angler Vegas Apte and his friend Addison caught a number of Mekong catfish and tambaqui, and were also unlucky to loose a monster Mekong catfish after a two hour marathon battle.