Arapaima gigas was originally regarded as the only species in the genus Arapaima, The species is among the largest known freshwater fish, commonly measuring 200 cm and exceptionally reaching lengths of up to 450 cm. Adults may weigh up to 200 kg. A. gigas has a streamlined body with dorsal and anal fins set well back towards the tail. While the body is mainly gray to gray-green, its Brazilian local name "pirarucu" derives from an indigenous word for "red fish", thought to refer to either the red flecks on the scales towards the tail, or the reddish-orange colour of the filleted meat.
You don't have to fly to brazil amazon rainforest to target your dream arapaima fish anymore. Over here in the tropical climate of Thailand , we have plentiful of arapaima fishing places to fish. One particular and rather unique place is this New Arapaima Fishing Park, strictly only for luring & fly fishing enthusiastic fisherman.
I just want to share the wonderful fishing experience my clients had while fishing at the said fishing park.