Fishing and Angling

Pattaya Fishing and Angling

All you need to know about fishing in Pattaya. Other than fishing from the beaches, there are several superb fishing parks in Pattaya.

Thailand is keeping up with the big game for enthusiastic fishermen.

The choice for fishing action and day trips in Pattaya continues to lure more anglers every year.

Native sea sport fishing is now complimented in Pattaya with freshwater Fishing Parks with good stocks stocks in local lakes and pools, to hook residing expats and angling holidaymakers into the action.

Pattaya is commonly renowned for 'fishing for girls' but has relatively uncharted waters for its deep sea and game fishing charters.

You can join an organized boat trip, fish from the beach, or tackle one of the secluded fishing parks and lakes nestling in the scrubland. Prices normally include the fishing permit, equipment, and bait.

Whether you prefer deep sea fishing, reeling in a freshwater catfish, or netting a monster predatory Barramundi, Pattaya is the best catch in Thailand.

Deep Sea Fishing in Pattaya

Pattaya Fishing and AnglingIf deep sea fishing is your favorite hobby, we would recommend joining a local expert for a boat trip.

Thai captains and crew know where to find big fish. They will guide you on gear selection - rods, reels, line, hooks, and fish bait.

Record size Barracuda, Cobia, Queen Fish, Sailfish, and Mackerel have been caught in the murky blue waters around the Pattaya islands, using live bait such as squid and small sprats.

Generally, the best months for deep sea and game fishing are December and January when the water temperature drops.

Some operators also take anglers to the remote areas where you might catch Stingrays or Sharks.

These fish will give you a good fight for your money, and you should be in good shape for the match. The fishing tackle that you use is insufficient if you're not built for the contest. The waiting game for large Rays and Sharks will test your patience, your stamina, and the strength of your rod and line.

Deep sea fishing is one of the best game fishing charters in Pattaya and Spear fishing is also becoming very popular, but there are other less strenuous ways to fill the net.

If you want to catch these - and other fish - then a fishing trip out of Pattaya like this will do the trick.

Fresh Water and Predatory Fishing in Pattaya

Thailand hosts some of the world's best fresh water fishing, especially in Bangkok. Several International Game & Fishing Association (IGFA) world records for Giant Siamese Carp, Giant Arapaima, and the Mekong Catfish were attained locally.

But you may be surprised to learn that Pattaya has its fair share of fishing park hotspots for coarse and fly fishing. Lakes, parks, and ponds in Bang Saray, Jomtien, and Siam Country Club provide homes for monster-size Snakehead, Pacu, Carp, Catfish, and Barramundi. These aggressive and acrobatic fish will entertain even the most experienced anglers.

Of all the sports and activities there are for tourists and residents in Pattaya, fishing is one of the most relaxing and less expensive. It is family friendly and peaceful. Most of the lakes and ponds are hidden in the natural foliage away from the bright lights and attractions of the City.

List of Fishing Places in Pattaya

Pattaya Shooting Club & Fishing Park. 1/6 Moo 4, Huay-Yai, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
038-255488 Fax: 038-255488

Jomtien Fishing Park. jomtien Beach Rd., Soi 14, Pattaya, Chonburi
038 427 385

Jimmy Fishing Park. Soi Mabyailia 28, Sukhumvit Rd., East Pattaya, Chonburi

North Pattaya Fishing Park. Soi 3, North Pattaya