Bangkok Predator Lake.
Predator Fly–Fishing in Bangkok.
(Year round fishing).
Please call us, we speak English! +66 (0) 87275 6074
Since the opening of Bangkok Predator Lake
, the lake has consistently proved
to be the most prolific Arapaima
fishery in Thailand. Other lakes hold bigger
Arapaima, but the stocking of medium sized Arapaima is by far the highest in
Thailand. Our clients’ success rate at Bangkok Predator lake has been
extremely good with around 90% of fly–fishermen all landing at least 1
Arapaima, but more often than not several in a day plus other species such as
, Giant Snakehead, Cheow Phraya Catfish
, Amazon Redtail Catfish
Asian Redtail Catfish, Pacu
and Tiger Catfish
The lake is located in flat open countryside often with a light wind blowing
and there are bamboo salas around the lake where you can take a break and
enjoy some nice shade from the sun.
Most areas of the lake are clear for back–casting, however lots of strikes are
often very close to the bank where the predators hunt for the bait fish. There
are very few snags in the lake so fighting these huge fish is reasonably problem
and Alligator Gar
have hard bony mouths so a sharp hook and a
good hook set is very important, also make sure you tighten up to the fish
quickly or they will spit the hook.
Equipment has to be a minimum of 9 weight, but I recommend a 10 weight or
higher. Fly–equipment can be provided at an extra charge of 1,000 thb, but if
possible we prefer you to bring your own. Tippets should be around 30lbs
monofilament or fluorocarbon.
The lake varies in depth from around 1.23 meters close in to around 5.5 meters
in the deepest areas. I recommend an intermediate line for most of the fishing,
but a good method that works well is to fish a large black Wooly Bugger type
fly on a floating line close to the surface. Our main fly patterns that we use are
large bait fish streamer types fished at various depths. Many of these
predators are air breathers and will regularly surface to take air. After
breathing the fish will submerge and carry on its way. Often a moving stream
of air bubbles will give away the location of the fish and a well–cast fly timed to
intercept the fish will result in a strike.
The fish are fed several times a day with Tilapia bait fish and around feeding
times usually the strikes come very often and are more aggressive. When an
Arapaima takes a fly, they inhale it rather than biting it, so strike immediately
or they will spit the fly very quickly. The best streamer flies are Tilapia
imitations like the one pictured below.
Another good fly to bring with you is a doubled eyed weighted streamer fished
slowly along the lake bed for the Catfish
and other bottom dwellers. The lake
bed is clay and mainly clear of debris.
The owner and staff at the lake are among the friendliest and helpful people
you could ever wish to meet and will do everything they can to make your day
enjoyable and successful. For fly–anglers targeting Arapaima and other big
predators based from Bangkok, there is no better lake to do it and it is very
reasonable priced too!
What to bring:
Suitable comfortable footwear, sandals or trainers are sufficient.
Spare shorts, all photos of very large Arapaima must be taken in the lake.
Long sleeve shirt.
Camera (preferably waterproof).
Lightweight rain jacket
9–12 weight fly equipment with floating and intermediate lines.
Fly selection consisting of large streamers, large black Wooly Buggers and
double eyed weighted flies with an up turned hook and any others you would
like to try. All fishing flies should be tied using strong hooks capable of landing
big fish. All barbs must be removed.
Round trip transfer from your Bangkok hotel.
Unlimited fishing from 8.00 until 18.00.
Lunch (delicious Thai food),
Prices per day:
5.750 THB per angler.
5.500 THB per angler.
2 Day trip including 1 night accomodation:
11.500 THB per angler.
11.000 THB per angler.
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Non–fishermen are welcome to join you
at the lake free of charge.
You can keep up to date with what is being caught at Bangkok Predator Fishing Lake
by clicking here, to read the latest catch results.
We are looking forward to seeing you, so until then,
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