Fish species: barramundi, arapaima, siamese giant carp, asian redtail catfish and striped snakehead.

Fishing type: Lure and fly only.

Location: 56 moo 16  Bang Pakong. The easiest way to get to Bor Num from Bangkok is to get on the Bangna-Trad highway. Travel about 50km untill you reach the Bang Pakong and Chachaeongsao exit. Once off the highway stay left to make a u-turn under the bridge. Note that the u-turn’s crappy gravel road barely looks like a road at a glance so make sure to keep an eye out for it once you get off the highway. Once you u-turn, stick to the left and watch out for the Isuzu dealership and the Bor Num sign on the left side. Turn into that little road and follow the signs until you reach the pond.

Directions in Thai/ทางไปบ่อตกปลา:

ทางไปบ่อตกปลา บ่อหนุ่ม เขตบางปะกง

  1. ขับรถบนเส้นบางนาตราดไปที่ กท. 50
  2. ชิดซ้ายกลับรถใด้สะพาน
  3. พอกลับรถแล้วให้ชิดซ้ายใว้
  4. เลี้ยวซ้ายที่โชว์รูม อิซูซุ
  5. ตามป้ายบ่อหนุ่มจนถึงบ่อ

See John-Tom’s website for GPS coordinates.

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Plenty of fish here


Operating hours: Open daily 7am-8pm.

Contact information: 03-853-2080. Staff do not speak English.


Fishing price – B180.

Cooking fee (if you want your fish cooked there) – B80 per dish.

Description: Bor Num consists of several ponds stocked with both barramundi and striped snakeheads. Among all the lure fishing ponds in Thailand, Bor Num is the most popular for its considerably low price, large fish sizes, short distance from Bangkok and their fishing tournaments. The fishes here also don’t bite so easily, this is mainly due to the high traffic that this popular pond gets. Thus, the fish here are quite “educated”. However, with some skill and some very fortunate timing one can have a chance at landing some of the 12kg barramundi lurking around in their ponds.

As of 2011, they have added more species into their main pond so there isn’t just barramundi there any more. See “species” below.

This pond is no where near as classy as Pilot 111. Toilets here border the lines of dirty and disgusting. Be prepared to learn how to use a squat toilet. Food here is not bad and very reasonably priced. Amenities aside, it’s still quite a steal to be able to fish large barramundi for B150 per rod.

Tackle information: both lure fishing and fly fishing are popular fishing methods at Bor Num. Arm your gear with a wire leader or a shock leader to avoid losing valuable lures or flies to the razor sharp cheeks of the barramundi. What works and doesn’t work changes regularly. At one stage the popper-fly combination was exceptionally deadly until everyone started abusing it. Something that is almost guarantees to always get bites are shiny in-line spinner baits or rubber swim baits.

Pond difficulty:Medium. Bor Num fishes are quite unpredictable but when they get hungry, they all get hungry. Fishing here can be ridiculously easy if one were to come on feeding day (usually Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) where literally a truckload of live juvenile tilapia are dumped into the water to stir up a feeding frenzy.

They’re about this big here.

Plaa krapong tod nam plaa, deep-fried butterflied barramundi. Very tasty.


17 Responses to Bor Num – Barramundi of Bang Pakong

  1. G2 says:

    Hi there, firstly thanks a whole lot for sharing such useful info. This coming october will be my first time visiting BKK for fishing anyways and thus i hope u will fill me up with more details.

    Is it possible to get the lobby staff of a hotel to get a taxi for me to send me to Bor Num fishing park? What do i need to tell them? And also can i have the full address of Bor Num fishing park please?

    Thanks in advance and hope to hear from u soon. Cheers.

    • Bangkokhooker says:

      Hey there G2,
      yup you can get a hotel to call a cab company for your but if you need to call a cab any where here’s one company is use for my friends once in a while: 02-880-0888

  2. 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.

  3. Ad says:

    In oktober 2012 you can better not fishing at Bor Num. 2 of the 3 lakes are closed for 2 days competition fishing. I have the idea that fisherman are no more important but money is most important. Now I go to pilot 111.

  4. Alexis says:

    Looking for fishing buddies to visit this location too.

    You can write me a email :

    Im staying in Bangkok until September 2013. THanks !! see yaa

  5. charlie says:

    any recommended barra fishing pond ?

  6. terence says:

    I went there today.
    -Pond is now filled with tilapias.
    -Saw’em add three truckload of new barras into the pond
    -bathroom has been upgraded

  7. gordon says:

    this is a great little fishing park owned by my parteners sister
    food is great and not expensive.

    just mention my name Gordon as I,am probably at the park. see you there.

  8. paul says:

    Hello Gordon.
    I’m cycling through beautiful Thailand with my girlfriend & saw your message, I hope to be at the Bor Num lakes in less than 10 days, I’ve fished since I was 7 & still love it now I’m 43. I’ve brought 2 x 9′ spinning rods & a few bits of tackle with me . It’d be great to meet somebody there & get a few top tips,chat,find out local information etc.
    Cheers, Paul.

  9. gordon says:

    sorry mate I,m in Australia at the moment .will be back in Thailand 1st FEB.

  10. Sau Pin says:

    is it possible to call a cab to go back to town from the pond?
    How much would it cost?

  11. Shun says:

    last week when i went to bor-num with my friend i caught black bass and Macrobrachium so i think it are not only barramundi, arapaima, siamese giant carp, asian redtail catfish and striped snakehead so can you add Black bass and Macrobrachium please.
    Thank you

  12. Kent says:

    Hello from Singapore! Just to check, is it easy to target arapaimas over at Bor Num? What would be the preferred lure that arapaimas go for? I’m heading over to Bangkok (22/6-25/6), would fishing on 22//6 Wednesday.

  13. Dominic says:

    Can I rent fishing rods and lures at the fishing pond ?

  14. André says:

    Great place, 200 baths per rod, possibility to rent a rod, a small shop for buying lures.
    Come very early in the morning if you can (06h00 am), or in the end of afternoon
    Good food, toilets quite clean now
    The main pond is open only on saturday, lot of people that day.
    Two others ponds open everyday.
    Try all kind of lures.

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