FISHING IN BANGKOK

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FISHING IN BANGKOK

Post by scottmac » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:24 pm

Just got back from thailand. and spent a day fishing at a place called Bungsamran lake in Bangkok.
This place is awesome (although a bit hard to find), with thousands upon thousands of BIG Mekong Powertail to be caught.
If you go with a guide off the net it will cost you around $200-$300, but if you just rock up it cost me about $110, including one rod and reel, your own bungalow to relax in whilst fishing, all bait and a Thai fishing guide to do all the dirty work. Great value!
The bait used is a burley mixture similar too the burley used for herring (or tommy ruff for you croweaters out there) molded into a BIG ball on a berley cage with a trailing hook unbaited underneath. (See photos if they work!). They mix it up with what smells like banana essence.
From the first cast it was on with fish averaging 15kgs with my biggest about 20kgs, bit there are MUCH bigger fish here! I saw a pom catch one tha went 77kgs while i was there! :o
The gear that they used was a medium sized boat rod with about a 6000 size eggbeater with about 15-20kg line. The drag on mine was a bit sticky, and occassionly the gears would slip, resulting in a rapid clunking sound. Auto,auto (because it sounded like automatic gunfire) the guide would scream while laughing his arse off :lol:
All in all a great day out, and highly recommended 8-)
I have some cards i got off the guide if anyone is interested, he is a good bloke who knows what he is doing, although it might be worth waiting until you are in thailand before you call and getting another thai to talk to him as his english is poor. The website on the card from the lake i have is www.bigfishingbungsamran.com but i haven't checked it out yet.

P.S. Can someone tell me an easy way to downsize and post my photos. I'm not real good with computers and have just spent the last hour banging my head against a brick wall! :banghead:


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Post by scottmac » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:37 pm

The website link above is a dud but if you go to www.geocities.com/bungsamran/bungsamran.html you should find it. Although dated it will give you the adress and any other information you need.
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Post by 2rods » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:45 pm

Sounds like a good trip... big Powertail hmmm I get enough Powertail here :lol:


I have a friend who just moved over there last week so I am hoping to get over there in the next 12 months :grin: never know I might fit in a fish when I am there :roll:


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Post by scottmac » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:14 am

Still having dramas trying to download these photos! :bonk:
Have managed to downsize but when I try to post it tells me "The extention bmp is not allowed" Any ideas anyone?????????
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Post by 2rods » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:32 pm

scottmac wrote:Still having dramas trying to download these photos! :bonk:
Have managed to downsize but when I try to post it tells me "The extention bmp is not allowed" Any ideas anyone?????????

Change them to a JPEG as BMP is not allowed ....just change the file type when you save it :mrgreen:
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Post by scottmac » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:39 pm

OK here we go again! :uhh:
OMG I think i've finally got my s#%t together! :grin:
BIG :mrgreen: :cheers: :clap: 8-) to 2rods and Mr Flynn for steering me in the right direction photo wise!

P.S. The photos were taken on my phone so qualitys not the best.
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Post by nikoniko » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:26 pm

Great pics I was hoping you would get them sorted.

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Post by 2rods » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:52 pm

Good pics ..... but mate you are touching a Powertail :shock: :shock: I thought that was a sin :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Blinky wont even let one touch his boat :fu:

That big ball of bait is wild..... they must be fun to catch (even if they are powertails :bricks: )
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Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:13 pm

Look at the bait - I think it would stay on the hook better if it was baked first :mrgreen:

Never fails to amaze me how different fishing methods and fish are around the world.

Just look at how those those crazy South Australians sit on jetties all night using maggot baits to catch tommies for example ... :grin:

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Post by Chronic » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:17 pm

WoW thats great fishing :mrgreen: 8-) 8-)

Weird looking powertails with the eyes all the way underneath, almost like a mullet :-?

Did you eat any scottmac??

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Post by John Whitegoods » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:24 pm

awesome ... one of them looks like a girl that my mate david tunstead picked up from shenanigans one night.

sh!t they must taste ordinary / kill you if the thais wont eat them ....
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Post by scottmac » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:44 pm

2rods, I wouldn't touch one over here either! But i've seen a lot of people do a lot ofstrange things in Thailand that they wouldn't (admit to) do here! :roll:

No way would I eat them, it is catch and release only would you believe! I have seen them in the markets over there.
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