- Stephen Scrutton
Stephen started fishing in his primary school days where he chased huge gudgeon and various other river monsters at local venues – they seemed big at the time! As his angling progressed, through various species and waters he found a passion for Pike which he still chases when in the UK. Coming from a carp fishing hotbed in Colchester, Essex, it wasn’t long before the target species turned to carp.
Working with the then Common Carp record holder, Damien Clarke certainly helped and it followed that many days were spent at Layer Pits chasing the cracking Commons. Local syndicates were next and he went on to catch some good fish up to high thirties. Never one for long sessions, Stephen spent a lot of time with just one rod and wandering around stalking individual fish.
The urge to travel for fishing came off the back of the fishing programmes at the time and after fishing the Ebro in Spain, Thailand was next on the list. Stephen has caught some huge fish from the waters Fish East Asia now offers. Arapaima to 350lbs, Siamese carp over 100lb with the best two over 100lb in one day, Mekong’s over 100lb and many other species to specimen size.
His passion for the fishing and this stunning part of the world has meant a lot of groundwork going into this venture. It is his pleasure to now share his fishing experiences with you.
- Mark Hoye
Born in London, Mark was always interested in fishing from an early age. He joined his first club at 17 and soon established himself as an accomplished all round angler, winning matches on canals, rivers and lakes. In 1990, Mark joined Trev’s Browning, one of the country’s best teams, and won the Division 1 National team title in his first year. This was followed by local and national match wins, on the Nene, Thames and Lea, Mark then joined DAM Dorking, before signing back for Team Browning some years later, having established himself as a recognised face on the national competition circuit.
With the rise of commercial fisheries, Mark found continued success on venues like Wylands, Tyler’s Common and Puddledock Farm fishery, until interest turned more to specimen size fish. Mark now still fishes for Carp and Barbel when home in UK, his biggest mirror being 45lb, but resides in Thailand, where he is constantly looking to catch bigger Siamese Carp than he’s current best of 132lb.
The thrill of super monster fish has now become an obsession, and Mark is keen to pass on his experience with you.
- Wuttichai Khensuwan (AKA Boy)
We are very proud to have Wuttichai as the head of our team in Thailand. His angling ability and knowledge is second to none in Thailand and his work on many filming productions has made him well known throughout the world. A face you will recognise from the River Monsters ‘Death ray’ episode; he has helped Fish East Asia build a team, list of venues and styles of fishing that will cater for anglers across the globe. Wuttichai is always on the lookout for new venues and is currently working on a few we hope to bring online very soon.
Boy started fishing at young age and soon developed to fishing matches at local venues. He did very well fishing a variety of different tactics and soon the progression moved onto guiding people at Bungsamran. He quickly became well known for his guiding style and has gone on to guide some of the world’s top anglers at various waters. Highly regarded in the fishing communities in Thailand he is the mentor for all the guides at Fish East Asia. Boy speaks excellent English and days are never dull with his sense of humour. A favourite of his after a customer has battled with a sizeable fish and asks the weight, ‘….about 1kg’ is the answer with a smile.
Very hard working and professional, Boy will always try to make your day something special!
- Nui Lex
Nui is a great character and a valuable member of the Fish East Asia team. He has the same work ethic as Wuttichai and has developed into one of the top guides in Thailand. Nui was well known at the IT monsters lake and was soon spotted for his angling ability and hard work. Wuttichai picked up on this and has helped Nui develop his all-round fishing and knowledge of other venues. Now Nui is equally at home fishing for snakeheads at the dams, fishing for Siamese carp or targeting various other species on lures or bait.
While Fish East Asia was still in the planning we had some great days fishing with Nui. We were really impressed with his tireless work and ability and had to have him on board! Nui speaks fairly good English and seems to have a large collection of football shirts. If they don’t match your team choice on the day, please accept our apologies in advance!
Nui has helped many customers catch their targets and without doubt will help many more in the future.