Fishing in Thailand - The Land of the Giants' for the enormous Mekong Catfish is an experience that all serious anglers and sport fishermen should consider when visiting Thailand on a fishing holiday.
The Mekong Catfish is yet another giant freshwater fish which is indigenous to Thailand and is another strong contender for the title of the world's largest freshwater fish.
This big cat in its wild and natural habit of the Mekong River in Northern Thailand has become extremely rare due to overfishing and dam construction and has been previously caught in local fishermen's nets to an incredible 293kg's.
The Mekong Catfish in Thailand is one of the hardest fighting freshwater fish in the world and has attracted anglers andsport fishermen from all corners of the world wishing to do battle with these monstrous freshwater leviathans.
The world famous Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok holds what is possibly the largest Catfish in the world with numerous monster sized Mekongs and other monster fish swimming in its dark and murky depths to an estimated one hundred and fifty kg's.
Anglers visiting Thailand on a fishing holiday should strongly consider a daily fishing trip to Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok to fish for the legendary Mekong Catfish.
Anglers angling for this species in Thailand will experience the exhilarating thrill of long protracted battles with this muscular giant catfish species and witness first hand the explosive and awe inspiring power of what is one of the hardest fighting and largest of freshwater fish in the world.
The world famous Bungsamran Lake is situated on the outskirts of Bangkok in the bustling urban district of Ban Kappi.
The lake is located down a quiet unassuming Soi (street) which winds through a series of back streets before arriving at the lake.
On arrival at Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok visiting anglers will be greeted by a mature twenty acre commercial fishery that has produced numerous Catfish world records and is quite possibly the most heavily stocked lake in the world!
Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok is a large rectangular lake with variable depths to 25ft which is dissected by a stilted wooden platform through its central section allowing fishing on both sides of the lake.
Whilst angling for the big cats at Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok anglers will fish from the central stilted section of the lake with sliding float set ups used in conjunction with inline feeders.
When fishing at Bungsamran Lake for this species anglers will mould large balls of specially mixed groundbait to the feeders before embedding a large size 2- 4 hook into the side of the ball of bait and casting out into the lake.
Whilst angling for these monster Catfish in Thailand baits are fished at varying depths out in the centre of the lake amongst the hordes of hungry monster fish which regularily show
Angling at Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok with our expert team of fishing guides could be described as being highly prolific with large hauls of monster fish enjoyed by our clients on a regular basis.
Battles with this muscular giant catfish species are generally long drawn out and protracted affairs lasting several minutes if not hours which test the angler's skill and determination to the absoloute limits.
Anglers visiting Bungsamran Lake and fishing for Mekong Catfish can expect hectic sport and an action packed days angling. Anglers fishing at Bungsamran Lake regularily enjoy large hauls of monster fish catching upto thirty fish in a single days angling.
Angling at Bungsamran Lake in Bangkok is ideally suited for anglers of all skill levels and experience.
Bungsamran Lake is situated in a convenient central location close to the heart of Bangkok making it an ideal venue for the visiting angler to fish on a daily or weekly fishing tour.
The daily itinerary for our Thailand fishing trips at Bungsamran Lake is listed below.
Specialist angler(s) visiting Bungsamlan Lake in Bangkok in search of Mekong Catfish will be collected from their Bangkok hotel by a Fishsiam representative at 8am who will accompany you in an air-conditioned minibus to the world famous Bungsamlan Lake.
On arrival at the lake the angler(s) will be equipped with all necessary equipment ( 1 rod and reel outfit) and relevant terminal tackle. In addition the angler will be supplied with all bait (bread mix) and additives for the entire days angling.
Angling from the public area known as the shed under the guidance of one of our pro-guides you will experience non-stop adrenaline pumping action from hard-fighting monster fish throughout the day catching numerous catfish upto weights of 100 kilograms.
The Fishsiam guide will assist in all netting, photography and other angling requirements throughout the entire days fishing.
Please note that due to recent price increases our packages now only allow fishing with 1 rod. It is possible for 1-3 anglers to share this package. Additional rod hire is now priced at a further 2,500 baht per day.
The duration of our daily catfish trips to Bungsamlan Lake is eight hours after which the angler(s) will be transported back to your Bangkok hotel in an air-conditioned minibus.
Fishsiam offers daily trips to Bungsamlan Lake in addition to weekly packages with various accommodation options. Bungsamran Lake can also be combined in our tailor made packages which are designed to meet the specific requirements of the visiting specialist angler.