Other Common Names:
Complete body covered with large scales.
Upper body blue–grey, silvery sides and brilliant silver belly.
Deeply forked tail and greatly elongated dorsal fin.
A huge mouth with projecting and upturned lower jaw with bony plates and no teeth.
Very large black eyes.
In estuaries and coastal waters, rivers and mangrove forests.
Flies, spinners, sub–surface lures or shrimps.
An extremely good fighter with lots of stamina that will mix
surface jumps with several very fast runs until exhausted.
The ultimate catch on light tackle.
Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
Probably one of the fastest striking of all fish.
Can also be encountered in saltwater.
A sure favourite amongst fly fishermen,
but beware of your shock leader, (tippet)!
| Asian Redtail Catfish
| Asian River Catfish
Big Head Carp | Blue–eyed Catfish | Bronze Featherback | Clown Featherback
Cobra Snakehead | Common Carp | Common Silver Barb | Featherback
Giant Catfish | Giant Featherback | Giant Gourami | Giant Mekong Catfish
Giant Siamese Carp | Giant Snakehead | Golden Belly Barb | Grass Carp
Great White Sheatfish | Greater Brook Carp | Hampala Barb
Jullien's Golden Price Carp | Mozambique Tilapia | Nandid Perch | Nile Tilapia
Pacu | Red Bellied Pacu | Redtail Catfish | Ripsaw Catfish | Rohu | Royal Featherback
Schwanenfeld's Barb | Small Scale Mud Carp | Smith's Barb | Snakeskin Gourami
Soro Brook Carp | Striped Catfish | Striped Snakehead | Tarpon
Threadfin Salmon | Tiger Catfish | Walking Catfish