Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Ryan and Jack at Lek's Specimen Fishing Park,Udon Thani.

                         Ryan and Jack visit Lek's Specimen Fishing Park in Udon Thani.

 Yes, I know....it's all too much information from me with a stream of Facebook postings and Blog entries!! Well, it's because everyone's so enthusiastic which is brilliant and just what I want.

I am always banging on about how coming to my place encourages you to make your own adventure. Kannika and I are here to assist with bookings and making everything as easy as possible for you. But, ultimately, it is ALL down to you and how much effort you want to put in to your holiday in sunny Phuket. Saying that...there's NOTHING wrong with having relaxing times at the beach. As I type now, our energetic youngsters have headed off to the beach for the afternoon to enjoy some snorkeling.....looking at fish, of course!!
 Ryan and Jack need no introduction. Ryan, the skipper of Meercat, has committed himself even further to a career of chartering and is now the proud owner of Meercat running out of Weymouth.
Jack will be known for the summer time 4 hour inshore trips aboard Ryan's traditional Berry Boat, Eclipse, which used to be the old 'Gypsy'. Ryan, for a short time, was the UK's youngest skipper....and then Katie Balem, skipperess of Eclipse, took that mantle becoming Weymouth's only practising female charter skipper. So these are go-ahead young people, full of energy which they have brought here with them.
 Here's Jack with a lovely carp. It took Jack a bit longer to get going than Ryan. Being young he thought his constitution could handle the very long flight, time shift and the many attractions offered to a young man on his first visit to Thailand. Wrong! The photo's from the first day appear to show Jack upside down for much of the day!!
 Ryan, cool as ever, got straight into the fishing  on the first two days and caught some fabulous siamese carp and catfish.
                                                     Here's one of Ryan's catfish....
 Ryan is here demonstrating the UK carp angler's photographic pose where the angler gazes lovingly at his fish and ignores the intrusion of the camera.
 Jack kmade an excellent recovery and came into his own on Days 3 and 4 of the lads' four day booking. This is the more unusual black shark carp, sometimes referred to as the black minnow.

Another superb carp from Ryan


And to finish up this short posting, I include again these words from Doug Isles which you can find on his Facebook Page. Just look up Lek's Fishing Park and stacks of information will appear.



Lek’s Specimen Fishing Park ( A Private & Exclusive Fishing Lake For Hire )

Conveniently situated only 3 km from Udon Thani airport…… (pick up / drop off taxi service available from anywhere in surrounding areas)

In a private and secluded North Eastern Thailand setting the mixed specimen coarse lake boasts well over 50 different fish species ranging from huge Mekong Catfish (350lb+) to Giant Siamese Carp (up to 100 lb +), with vicious predators such as the Arapaima (up to 300 lb), Alligator Gar, Chao Phraya Catfish, Amazon Redtail and many more…. the un-pressured fast runs water produces very exciting catch rates leaving the angler in suspense as to what might be landed next!

Some of the bigger fish require strong equipment so we only use high end imported fishing tackle (which is included in the fee, ) Free Spirit rods with Shimano XTA LC Big bait runners, Solar Stainless Rod Pods with Delkim alarm indicators, full tackle box and enough bait to last you all day….. you will also be provided with a personal guide / assistant to give you advise and a helping hand to land any of the larger fish .. (the amount of assistance you require is up to yourself)

It can get very hot in Thailand so we provide cover and protection from the sun and rain with our private luxury salas which are equipped with cool fans, a fully stocked mini bar with western and Thai food also available.. (plug sockets and fast WIFI connection which is very popular with any none fishing spectators / family members) …

We are looking at keeping the lake un-commercialised so to avoid disappointment we would prefer that bookings are to be made in advance….

To contact us and obtain directions to our lake you can email us for the fastest response at leksranch@gmail.com or call us on 0860593028 within Thailand or +66860593028 from abroad…

Lek’s Ranch & Fishing Park Udon Thani
Tel: 0860593028


It's always so important how customers are treated as to the impression they gain of any business. Doug Isles, the owner, wanders around his lake in the afternoon and stops for lengthy chats. He is a very personable and incredibly interesting man....and all of my guests who have gone there come back telling me what a pleasure it is to sit and chat with Doug who comes across as a genuinley 'nice' guy who is full of information which he imparts with the gentle air of someone who really does know and understand what he's talking about.

If you plan to come to stay with Kannika and me in Phuket in the future, please check out Lek's as a possibility to visit. I warn you now that bookings must be made WELL in advance to have a chance of the dates you'd ideally like!!

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