Fish species: arapaima, red tail catfish, tiger shovelnose catfish, red tail tiger hybrid catfish, arrowana,alligator gar, giant snakehead, Chaophraya catfish, Asian redtail catfish, featherback, and giant freshwater stingray.
Fishing type: Lure and fly fishing only, no bait.
Location: Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom Province.
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GPS Coordinates: 13.970791,99.953452
Operating hours: Fishing hours – 6am-7pm, the owner is quite flexible and easy-going.
Contact information: 081-426-4203, khun Ae.
Description: After the exotic fish species of the first Amazon BKK got too big, the owner had no choice but to move them to a much bigger, 10-rai (a little under 4 acres) out in the middle of Nakhon Pathom. The journey there from Bangkok takes about an hour and a half. Two hours with traffic.
The facilities here are quite limited compared to the ones at the previous Amazon BKK. No kitchen, so food had to be ordered via outside kitchen for the time being but of course, you really aren’t here for the food are you?
The fishing is very good value for money for the avid Amazonian hunter. Arapaimas of 30kg+ and Amazonian redtail catfish of 15kg+ are common and conditioned to take lures.
There is one main pond where the exotic species are kept and two little canals on the side where the local species like the giant snakeheads are kept.
The service here is quite fantastic. Upon landing a big fish, the pond guys will get on their motorcycle and get to wherever you are on the pond to help unhook the fish, which at times can be difficult because the arapaima takes lures really deep.
As usual the rules are that all lures must have their barbs pinched out to avoid injuring the fish.
Tackle information: The pond isn’t too big and there aren’t any obstructions so 20-30lb line and 10-25lb rods should be enough. Make sure to have plenty of line for when the Amazonian redtails like to make long and powerful runs. Be sure to have a nice long leader line of at least 50lb fluorocarbon.
Pond difficulty: Medium. There are plenty of fish here but they aren’t as aggressive as one would like. Things get more fun when the pond is chummed with live tilapia in the late afternoon.
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