Fish species: Tilapia.
Fishing type: Pole fishign.
Location: The pond is in an unmarked soi (street) on Ratchamontri road just around the corner from Putha Monthon 1. If you are coming from downtown Bangkok the easiest way is to cross out of the city via either the Rama 8 bridge or the Pinklao bridge. Then head on to the elevated Baromaratchachonnani. Turn left at Kanchanapisek. Continue down south on this road. Turn left at the Petronas petrol station. You will now be on Ratchamontri road. Continue along this meandering road, cross eight little bridges and make the first right into a little street. Go to the end and you’re there.
Directions in Thai/ทางไปบ่อตกปลา:
- จากถนนบรมราชชนนี ฝั่งขาออก ให้เลี้ยวซ้ายไปทางเส้นกาญจนาภิเษก
- ขับรถอีกประมาณ สามนาทีแล้วเลี้ยวซ้ายที่ปั้มปิโตรนาส
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GPS coordinates courtesy of john-tom.com: 13.730735n, 100.422635e
Operating hours: Fishing hours – 6am-9pm, you can keep on drinking there after. They are pretty easy-going.
Contact information: 081-426-4203
Description: Once the affordable arapaima pond, Amazon BKK is now a place for pole fishing. The monsters that once were here had outgrown this little venue and had been shipped over to the new pond, Amazon BKK 2.
Amazon BKK is also visually a very beautiful place over all. Manicured lawns, tropical plants and trees, hand-carved wooden gazebos, a wooden bridge that takes you to a centre island on which sits another beautiful gazebo and enough exotic animals to start a zoo. It is very Eden. Wild birds, snakes, turtles, squirrels, a pony and an albino all are there for people to see.
The food there is also quite fantastic and reasonable in price.
UPDATE: As they are moving most of the fish out of this pond and into the bigger pond in Nakhon Pathom, this Amazon BKK is becoming home to smaller specimens. They have however added peacock bass to the roster! There is still probably one or two arapaimas lurking around but don’t count on catching one.
There are rules for fishing here. Only lure fishing is allowed and all hooked must be barbless.
Tackle information: Fly and lure fishing is what it’s all about here as no bait fishing is allowed. Gear doesn’t have to be that heavy despite there being a few 80kg+ arapaimas lurking in the pond simply because there isn’t that much room for them to swim away to. The fish here a fed with juvenile carp and tilapia of no bigger than two inches so try to get your lure/fly to replicate them.
Pond difficulty: Medium. The pond is teaming with different types of fish and sooner or later you would catch something.