Fish Species: Mekong giant catfish, Saimese giant carp, rohu, Chinese bighead carp and striped catfish.
Fishing Type: Bait.
Location: The pond is located in between Putthamonton Sai 2 and Sai 3 in a little soi called soi Phasicharoen.
Directions in Thai/ทางไปบ่อตกปลา:
ทางไปบ่อตกปลา เงาน้ำ พุทธมณฑลสาย 2
- จากเส้นบรมฯ เลี้ยวซ้ายเข้า พุทธมณฑลสาย 2
- พอขับไปอีกซักนิดจะเห็นป้ายบ่อทางซ้ายมือ เลี้ยวเข้าไปแล้วจะถึงบ่อ
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GPS coordinates: 13.746055, 100.373454.
Operating hours: Open 24-hours a day everyday.
Contact information: 02-421-1434 and 02-444-3246.
Price: B150 per rod. Rod rental available at B300 per rod.
Description: For some reason the expat community called this fishing park, “Shadow Lake”. While the word “ngao” means “shadow” and “nam” means “water” or “body of water”, “ngao nam” doesn’t literally translate to “shadow water/lake”. “Ngao nam” as a word means “reflection” so if anything this fishing park should actually be called but was probably incorrectly given the name Shadow Lake through either bad translation or for marketing purposes via fishing guides.
This 21-rai (8.5 acres) fishing pond is home to some seriously big Mekong giant catfish and Siamese carp. The fish here don’t bite as often as Bungsamran but when hooked you are pretty much guaranteed a monster. The setting and facilities here are quite basic but the surrounded lush greenery makes for some spectacular ambience although the mosquitoes in the area can be quite present so pack some mosquito repellent.
This pond is always open (save for the time when it was faced with the epic flood of 2011). It offers night fishing and is a great place to mingle with the local fishermen over some cold beers.
Tackle information: A stiff carp rod and a reel with plenty of line is what’s going to help you bring in the big ones here. A strong reel with 30lb test line or stronger is highly advisable. Unlike Bungsamran, the pond here does not have a central pier for the fish to swim into so that’s a bit of a relief in terms of fighting the fish.
Pond difficulty: The pond can be quite hard to newcomers as the fish here would take the bait mixed a certain way but with the help of the pond people you should be able to have a decent set-up and a good time. Also, the fish are big and strong so make sure you stretch beforehand.