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Find a lake, cram it full of Mekong catfish and Siamese carp. Build lots of huts, sell lots of beer and food, get a local Thai to help because your not strong enough to put bait on or reel it in on your sea rodand 60lb line etc, have loads of people running around jumping and shouting. Sounds like a fishing expedition out of a Salvador Dali painting a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, couldn't think of anywhere worse!.

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Find a lake, cram it full of Mekong catfish and Siamese carp. Build lots of huts, sell lots of beer and food, get a local Thai to help because your not strong enough to put bait on or reel it in on your sea rodand 60lb line etc, have loads of people running around jumping and shouting. Sounds like a fishing expedition out of a Salvador Dali painting a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, couldn't think of anywhere worse!.

Big fish and lots of beer, sounds great to me!

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Find a lake, cram it full of Mekong catfish and Siamese carp. Build lots of huts, sell lots of beer and food, get a local Thai to help because your not strong enough to put bait on or reel it in on your sea rodand 60lb line etc, have loads of people running around jumping and shouting. Sounds like a fishing expedition out of a Salvador Dali painting a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, couldn't think of anywhere worse!.

Big fish and lots of beer, sounds great to me!

Its great fun been there many times.. I do the casting myself got my own rod and real. The lines usually are not more as 50lb (if used mono) But you need strong line as else the fish will break it on the pier.

As for the fish in a barrel.. sure if your there on a good day.. but there are days even the guides have trouble catching fish. I have taken friends there often and loaned them rods.

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Find a lake, cram it full of Mekong catfish and Siamese carp. Build lots of huts, sell lots of beer and food, get a local Thai to help because your not strong enough to put bait on or reel it in on your sea rodand 60lb line etc, have loads of people running around jumping and shouting. Sounds like a fishing expedition out of a Salvador Dali painting a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, couldn't think of anywhere worse!.

Big fish and lots of beer, sounds great to me!

Then next time when your in Thailand.. maybe we can go with some of the other guys.

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it is not that easy to catch loads there. i fished ledger, UK style and struggled to get bites really. the thai's were hammering them out around me mind

used to be 1000 for falangs...... i wouldnt pay 2000, especially when the thai guy next to me paid only 400 and is probably catching more than me thumbsup.gif

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it is not that easy to catch loads there. i fished ledger, UK style and struggled to get bites really. the thai's were hammering them out around me mind

used to be 1000 for falangs...... i wouldnt pay 2000, especially when the thai guy next to me paid only 400 and is probably catching more than me thumbsup.gif

That is because you are fishing UK style.. and the Thai style on a float works. UK style you get far more "pla sawai" the smaller stiped catfish and if you are lucky a carp. But for the mekong ones its not advisable.

And i share your sentiments about the price.. but that is only for tourists not residents they just get a Thai drivers license. You should have hired a guide too.. if your paying that much already and a newbie at fishing.. paying the extra for a guide (you get a rod then too) is worth it.

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Compared to the fishing I have here in the UK right now it also sounds good to me. I would say, 'can't catch a cold' but it's flippin freezing so that's what you usually catch here. I look forward to my next Thai fishing trip, whenever that may be. UK fishing makes you grateful for it. However I wont pay 2000THB. I'll go somewhere else.

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To put it into perspective, I've paid $500 for a day of bass fishing with a guide and a boat, and $1,500 for a day of offshore fishing (6 of us) and in none of those cases did I catch more than in a typical day at BSR.

I've often put more than 2,000 baht worth of gas in the car to get to a fishing spot in Texas, even before buying bait, buying the fishing license, paying to park, etc. etc.

2,000 baht is a lot in local terms, but on a per pound basis, or the chance to catch a lifetime best fish, it's pretty cheap in world terms.

Yes, it is fishing in a fish farm. (one could say the same about Redmire if one were willing to risk being lynched) It's a guilty pleasure. But make no mistake. It's fun. Any fisherman who comes to Bangkok and doesn't fish there once (at least)- is shortchanging himself. After the first trip, decide for yourself if it's worth it to come back.

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Worth a visit..yes, but although i live within walking distance its a place i go to just a few times per year, to be honest if i had to pay 2000bht i just would not go,

I think in reality with this double pricing they actually loose money, many foreigners avoid going there because of the double pricing policy, also foreigners tend to spend more on the over priced bait, food and drink, whereas the thais are more inclined to take a bottle of hong thong or whatever for the group and buy food from outside,

Maybe the owners are just too greedy to understand or its just thainess in action.

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Worth a visit..yes, but although i live within walking distance its a place i go to just a few times per year, to be honest if i had to pay 2000bht i just would not go,

I think in reality with this double pricing they actually loose money, many foreigners avoid going there because of the double pricing policy, also foreigners tend to spend more on the over priced bait, food and drink, whereas the thais are more inclined to take a bottle of hong thong or whatever for the group and buy food from outside,

Maybe the owners are just too greedy to understand or its just thainess in action.

Agreed for people living here its far too much. My dad really hates it before with 1000 he was ok. Now with 2000bt he just goes less when he is here. Dual pricing is just bad.

Next time ill get him a fake thai drivers-license cheesy.gif

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