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:

บ่อตกปลาอาเมซอน ถนนราขมนตรี

  1. จากถนนบรมราชชนนี ฝั่งขาออก ให้เลี้ยวซ้ายไปทางเส้นกาญจนาภิเษก
  2. ขับรถอีกประมาณ สามนาทีแล้วเลี้ยวซ้ายที่ปั้มปิโตรนาส
  3. ขับตามถนนไป
  4. พอข้ามสะพานอันที่แปดแล้วเลี้ยวขวาเข้าซอย
  5. ขับจนสุดแล้วคุณจะถึงบ่อตกปลา


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GPS coordinates courtesy of 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.

32 Responses to Amazon BKK

  1. Ed says:

    Do you know what Lures (not flies) are good for arapaima? really looking forward to trying amazon bkk. Are there many baramundi in there? size?

    • hi Ed. There are barramundi there but they are scarce because anyone can take them out with no additional charge. As for lures for arapaima i was told by some people that a small rubber shad retrieved slowly at the bottom near the banks can trigger some bites but I have yet to see any successes.

      • Arturo says:

        nos gustaria enotacrnr un vuelo barato a bangkok a partir del 17 de febrero y volver mas o menos 21 dias mas tarde sin fecha exacta! como podemos buscar los vuelos!un saludo

  2. ed says:

    Thanks for reply. I’m not quite sure what you mean about the baramundi.
    Do you mean if you catch one you can take it home for free?

  3. tvd says:

    I have a rod, flyline and reel but no tippet or flies…do they sell tippets and flies there?

  4. ed says:

    went to Amazon week before last and with a friend. We both had very large arapaima on but lost them at the net (mainly because they were much bigger than net) my friend landed the only fish of the day (a small arapaima)

    We used a fly rod and a fly trailing from a popper as well as soft plastic baits.

    I would like to here about what people have been successful with in terms of tackle and technique?

    Whats the best way to catch the Tiger and red tail? also the Arrowana seems to be everywhere but not taking any lure!!

    How should I prepare for the next trip?

    all advice gratefully received 😉

    • How should you prepare for the next trip? Bring a camera and send me some pictures!
      You seem to be doing fine with your fishing there!

      Sooner or later the red tails and the tigers would bite, it’s just a probability thing. As for the arrowana your flies would need to be small dry flies to mimic a fallen bug for better results but they are a species that are already very timid.

      Anyway tight lines and don’t forget to send in some pictures!

  5. Rob says:

    Hi mate, just a quick one. I will be in Bangkok for one day and night in September and just wondering which lake you would recommend to try for the day. Im not necessarily looking for huge fish but some good action a real possibility of a decent fish, also is it a definite must that I bring my own tackle?

    thanks, Rob

    • Bangkokhooker says:

      Hey Rob, what kind of fishing would you like to do? Bait fishing or lure fishing? Will it be convenient for you to bring your own tackle?

      • Rob says:

        Well I normally bait fish at home but wouldnt mind one rod on lure so as not to be lazy wtching the line all day on a baited rod. Well I’m getting a travel Rod as my main destination is Bali so fancy some beach and rock casting there, its will be a fox 11ft, 5-6oz and with my regular pit reel (daiwa em-cast evo 5500), u think this will withstand the mekong cats i have been reading about?! cheers

        • Bangkokhooker says:

          11ft 5-6oz against the Mekong?? Haha, sorry to say this but no, it will not. You’re going to have to look for a short jigging rod of at least 50lb strength because they have a nasty habit of diving deep under the fisherman leading to a lot of snapped rods.

  6. stuart nicklin says:

    hi mr hooker
    i,m interested in fishing amazon bkk.what rod and reel would you advise ,, test curve and breaking strain etc,what lures would you reccomend ,,i will probably fish a 10ft spin rod with fixed spool reel,,would i need a trace wire ? will 12lb maxima be ok/ thx stuart

    • Bangkokhooker says:

      Hi Stuart here are my thoughts:

      10ft spin rod: a tad long as there are some trees in the area making it hard to cast but otherwise fine. I would have gone for a 6ft rod coupled with a 1500-2000 reel.

      Trace wire: Wire would be a little excessive, instead you should have a 25lb or more shock leader made of 100% fluorocarbon.

      Mainline: ideally something more than 12lbs with lots of line.

      Lures to use: popper fly and small slow swim baits.

      Hope this helps my friend.

  7. Maksim says:

    We will prozhivatv hotel Centre Point Silom 17 September 2011 to September 19, 2011
    Hotel Centre Point Silom
    Address 1552/2 Soi 50, Charoenkrung Rd., Bangrak, Silom
    Bangkok, 10500

    I want to go fishing poehat 18 September 2011 with his wife, it is not a fisherman, the wife will be watching.
    What is the cost of fishing and fishing gear for a day?

  8. Maksim says:


    I live in hotel Centre PoinI Silom 17 September 2011 to September 19, 2011

    Hotel Centre Point Silom
    Address 1552/2 Soi 50, Charoenkrung Rd., Bangrak, Silom
    Bangkok, 10500

    I want to go fishing 18 September 2011

    I have no spinning. I want to take you on a rental. What is the cost of fishing from 9 am to 16 pm? Thanks in advance.

  9. Trevor says:

    Who is the best guide to use when fishing in Thailand?

  10. rOB says:

    Hi OZ, thanks for the mail – greatly appreciated. I think this place if looing favourable for me for 1 day…

    You wouldnt happen to be planning a trip there around new years would you wink wink nudge nudge ! haha

  11. david88 says:

    Do you have to bring your own tackle here? Rods, Reels, Lures etc

  12. david88 says:

    Ah ok, thanks for that. I guess something like a 6-10kg spinning rod and reel combo would do here as most of the bigger fish have been moved to the new lake ??

  13. calvin lee says:

    is this pond still active?

  14. michael says:

    I will be bkk in august 4 and can I hire rods and can I fly fish it and how much for the day

  15. stuart says:

    hi, i fished there a xmas 2012 after finding with the help of bkkhkrs icaught an arapami in a small pond next to the main one i used rapala minnow style floating lure just 2 to 3 inches long just under the surface , the guys there told me to try this method and lure.
    great lake and helpfull guys !!

  16. Lee says:

    I had my GF call and get some info about this fishing venue. It is not far from where I live so I was bored and considered going. First thing they asked is if I was Thai or Farang. They said 2,000thb for farang. Just a heads up to everyone, double pricing at this place.

  17. Stuart Lamb says:

    Can anyone advise me on a sensible priced location? I live in Lat Pla Khao (Ram Inthra km2) near to the new Lumphini Boxing stadium.

    So far, I have been quoted prices of 6,000 baht plus…….I’m looking for free rivers or lakes or western-priced locations ….maximum of 500 baht

    Kind regards.

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