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TopCats Articles

Welcome to TopCats Fishing Resort

Ali - Another monster Red Tail Catfish The colours were simply stunning

Ian Welch at TopCats

Ian - SIMPLY stunning! After a long battle in and out of the water, Welchy finally managed to net this huge Siamese carp

This Siamese carp weighed in excess of 50lb

Ali - This Siamese carp weighed in excess of 50lb

Be The TopCat By Ali Hamidi

AMAZING! Well worth investigating. So, onto the fishing itself. Well, only one word sums it up…WOW! Tom and I stayed at Top Cats for 14 nights, but literally only fished probably 5-7 afternoons during our whole stay. The fishing is off the scale. The lake is only small, probably 4 acres in size,but totally crammed to the hilt with fish...
Full article Be The TopCat (PDF)

Korda Team Boys at TopCats By Ali Hamidi

Shortly after my Manor hit, it was time to travel to Koh Samui one of the beautiful Islands that flank Thailand. The trip was the first time Tom or I had visited Thailand, and the objective was to visit the awesome Top Cats fishery in Koh Samui. The plan was to film some footage for the new Korda website, whilst hoping to put a hook in some of the majestic creatures that this venue holds.

The resort is home to absolute leviathan's of many species and was completely different to anything that I or the Dove From Above had experienced. Coupled with the amazing scenery, the nightlife, food, beaches and fishing, this had all the ingredients of being an anglers’ paradise!...Korda Team Boys full article

Angling Adventures at TopCats By Ian Welch

FOR once I was visiting Thailand not to track down monster rays, help advance science, film documentaries, or even to photograph an Angling Adventure. I was there simply to have a couple of days chilling out in the sun in the company of good mates FishSiam boss, Rick Humphreys and web wizard, Billy O’Connor; both of whom now reside in the paradise that is south-east Asia.

It was, of course, a busman’s holiday, and the fact this is appearing as an Angling Adventure is down to the fact that sometimes a fishing trip is so good you just have to share it – holiday or not! Rick and Bill between them are responsible for my enduring passion for angling in Thailand, but this time around I had my doubts, as Rick suggested we drop into Topcats Resort for a couple of days...
Full article Part One Ian Welch (PDF) - Part Two Ian Welch (PDF)

Fishing in Thailand at TopCats By Rick Humphries

Having fished in Thailand for several years as a holidaymaker I fell in love with the Thai lifestyle so last year I made the decision to move here permanently. I was a keen Carp angler in the UK; in the winter months I would brave the elements and try my hand at Pike fishing. Predatory fish always held a fascination with me but it was the cold and damp I couldn't tolerate.

My trips to Thailand where bliss year round warm temperate Thai food and the charming Thai people, even when it rains here its still warm, the only ice you see is floating in your drink. As a tourist I fished the ugly dirty and crowded fishing parks in and around Bangkok. The fish without doubt are huge, but the crowded smog laden city is depressing...Rick Humphries full article