Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus)

Nile Tilapia taxonomy identification Thailand Name: Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus).
Status: Introduced.

One of the most common fish encountered when fishing in Thailand. A very very popular food fish in Thailand with a good  taste and can be found  in most restaurant’s or street market stall’s around Chiang mai and the rest of Thailand. Max. size 4 kg. We catch him sometimes up to 2 kg at Dreamlake fishing resort. Tilapia will take almost any bait presented well especially worms, bread, pellets, sweetcorn and very small lures, a sporting fish on ultra-light tackle.