Ngao nam

Our friend Seb and an average sized Mekong giant catfish

The floods are pretty much over here in Thailand and Ngao Nam (AKA Shadow Lake) has just announced that they will reopen This coming Thursday, December 22, 2011. They say that it will be a soft reopening and not everything will be available yet. If anyone is missing their Ngao Nam action go and show the good people some post-flood support!

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2 Responses to Ngao Nam (Shadow Lake) To Reopen December 22

  1. Kevin says:

    Hey Oz,

    Sounds like you enjoyed your Tunisian adventure :)

    Ngao Nam sounds pretty interesting, might just give it a try the next time I’m in Bangkok. Will you be paying them a visit when it re-opens? Looking forward to your field report.

    My latest trip to BSR was pretty sweet. No “willys” landed but all of us had a blast especially my brother and his girlfriend from Canada :D Good food, good fishing and good company, what more can we ask for right?

    Amazingly, Melody landed the biggest Mekong cat amongst us(+-30 kilos) and she handled it all by herself. It was a first of sorts for her, first ever Mekong Cat and biggest fish ever landed! A real trooper she is. In total, we landed probably about 15 Mekong Cats, all in the average sizes.

    We also had 3 takes on a Siamese Carp rig that I set up but unfortunately we never managed to land any….EPIC FAIL :)

    The first take went under the platform and managed to throw the hook. As for the second and third takes, we didn’t even get the chance to set the hook. Sneaky buggers them Siamese Carp but one thing’s for sure, their initial run is…..FREAKISHLY MIND BLOWING! Besides the elusive willy, the Siamese Carp is definitely on my wish list now.

    Cheers buddy, tight lines bro!

    • Bangkokhooker says:

      haha yeah Ngao nam can be pretty fun.

      Regarding the Siamese carp, what was your leader line like? From my experience, they giant carp is very particular about that and usually wouldn’t go for anything that is heavier than a 30lb line. But then again, you already had three bites so that’s already pretty good!

      Looking forward to your return to Thailand and my visit during CNY!

      Tight lines!

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