As always it is the stunning setting of the lake that first hits you. It really is magnificent.
It's worth remembering that just four years ago we were watching the diggers at work when EFT was in its infancy. Mike is currently preparing ground set up from the lake for the first of three bungalows to be built. At the moment visiting anglers stay in a nice hotel in nearby Phang Gna but the plan is to provide quality accommodation with magnificent views to go with the beautiful restuarant that is completed and offering a full menu (first photo).
The contrast between the photo above and the completed gardens and grounds is immense. An array of plants and luxuriant vegetation make this a delight to just relax and admire what is truly an amazing achievement in such a short time.
Set around the lake and in amidst ever increasing plant life are 16 chalets for the anglers set back a few feet from the swim which can easily support four rods set up on their electronic bite indicators.
This is a typical view from one of the swims.
Mark, accompanied by EFT's friendly doggie, awaiting the bites. Shimano Beastmaster Uptiders rods and Shimano baitrunners loaded with braid to a simple fixed leger rig presenting either fish or chicken baits, pellets and cage moulded lam according to the rod and targeted species.
These weights were all estimated by the Thai guides.