A Hooker’s Introduction To Fishing In Thailand
Fishing has always been one of the loves of my life and being born in Thailand sure makes this passion an easy one to enjoy. There is just so much to do for a fisherman here. With reservoirs and rivers for freshwater fishing, the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea for exciting deep sea adventures and pay ponds stocked with river monsters from around the world, fishing in Thailand has a ton to offer. However, despite fishing being such a popular sport in Thailand there is actually very little free English information about it on the internet. There are a lot of packaged fishing tours that cover all the bases for the fisherman but then, what about the expats who live here or the poorer tourists who can’t pay for such expensive fishing tours in Thailand? As a Thai national I find that something needs to be done to promote it so that anyone visiting this wonderful country can enjoy the good fishing. As a result, during my time as a writer for the Bangkok Post, I decided to start this blog as an outlet for my fishing when I am away from the water and as a free directory for all who are interested in fishing in Thailand.
I may be new in the fishing scene and this website will forever be a work-in-progress and I will continue to add places to fish in Thailand whenever I come across a new paypond each with details of the price, location (including google map and gps), tackle information and additional details. You can find these fishing locations in the drop-down menu labeled “Fishing Ponds”.
Occasionally I will write about a fish species that I have encountered and you can check it out on the top down menu above labeled “Thai Game Fish”. This too will continually be updated when I have the time.
If you’d like to learn about some of the basic skills that us Thais use when fishing for the local species check out “Some Basics”.
I also have a section called “Tackle Shops” detailing about places where one can buy fishing gear in Bangkok. If you have any locations you’d like to submit please feel free to contribute.
My name is Oz and I can be reached here through this blog, the facebook page (facebook.com/bangkokhookerfishing) or my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have fun in Thailand!