Fish species: In the Thai pond Striped catfish, Siamese giant carp and Mekong giant catfish. In the predators pond: arapaima, alligator gar, tiger shovelnose catfish, red bellied pacu and black bellied pacu.
Fishing type: Anything.
Location: Petchkasem highway (national highway number 4) KM194, Cha-Am.
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Operating hours: Open daily 8am-8pm
Contact information: 032-449-141, 032-449-301, http://www.cha-amfishing-resort.com/Fishing.html.
Fishing price – B200 per rod at the Thai pond and B4,000 at the predators pond (must book in advance).
Rod rental – B250 per rod
Bread bait – B30 baht per bag.
Hotel room – B400-1200
Description: Here is a very beautiful and relaxing fishing pond just 10kms outside of the seaside town of Cha-Am. The fishing pond is large and spacious, the surrounding area is lush and green with trees, prices here are very affordable and the fishing is stupidly easy. Sit close enough to the internet cafe and you can get access to the resort’s complimentary wireless service.
The concrete fishing area has a step down into the water making the netting process easier. The only problem with the fishing here are the sizes of the fish. The bites can be as frequent as once every 5-10 minutes with the right set-up but chances of landing anything more then 6kilos are slim. There are the occasional 30kg fish but they barely pop up since the smaller and speedier striped catfishes will usually beat every other fish to the hook.
As of 2011 they added an additional pond, the predators pond. This pond is stocked with a variety of foreign species. Most of them have been featured on the show “River Monsters”
Tackle information: set tackle up for fishing line no more than 20lb or else you’ll be bored to tears from the lack of difficulty.
Pond difficulty: very easy.