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    Bungsamran to close

    Thanks for that Impulse. I'm going to pay the place another visit before it closes (I'll need a month in the gym first though)
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    Gilhams on UK TV

    Just watched 'The big fish off' on British telly which was filmed at Gilhams in Krabi.For those that don't know what this is, its a series of fishing matches between Dean Macey,Ali Hamidi (2 well known tv angling presenters) and 2 'celebrities' who I've forgotten their names.It was an enjoyable programme with 2 very excitable pro anglers. Not many fish were caught however ( 2 tilapia,2 pacu,1 juliens,1 cahor 1 mekhong and 1 arapaima.)This was over 5 days! They seemed to be over complicating things by using British carp rigs and techniques.Not a lam method feeder in sight,it was all pellets and boilies
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    Freshwater fishing in Phuket

    Thanks for that Marksamui. I will give them a try.I like the sound of Bangla and Kathu.
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    Freshwater fishing in Phuket

    I will do. It is the local fisheries I want to fish.
  5. Is there any? A quick search on the internet suggests not.
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    SAKUNA observation

    Its not just a Thai thing. In the UK at club waters working parties are organised to clear up rubbish left by anglers. I go to Skunar every time I go to Thailand. I think its great. Yes the staff are a bit laid back,but they are Thai. The fishing is top class,only sawai and mekhongs but cheap as chips.I especially like the way they mix the bait for you.
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    Bungsamran to close

    Good news if true.I hope so. That place is great.
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    Bungsamran to close

    I don't know if this has been posted but I just heard that BSR is closing and the fish being moved to a new place in Chachensao.30000 Mekhongs will take some moving!!!! Don't know when this is happening but I for one willmiss the place.This was the first place I fished in Thailand and I just found it incredible. Anyone who hasn't been should go if they get the chance before it closes.
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    Hua Hin Fishing Club

    Just read your match report Sounds like good fun
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    Home Made Bread Paste

    Hi Jase There was a thread a few years ago when someone listed about 20 recipes for bread/lam paste. here is the link http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/272311-bait-again/ Hope that helps
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    Your best fishing venues

    Jase, here are the directions in thai to Sakuna,taken from the bangkokhooker website.It is in Samut Prakan. Directions in Thai/ทางไปบ่อตกปลา: ทางไปบ่อ สกุณา เขตสมุตรประการ 1.ไปทางถนนเทพารักไปทางบางพลี 2.ไปที่ กม. ที่ 8 แล้ว กลับรถแล้วชิดซ้าย 3.เลี่้ยวช้ายที่ เซเวนที่มีป้ายหมู่บ้านลลิล 4.ตรงไปเรื่อยๆ แล้วพอหมู่บ้านลลิลอยู่ซ้าย ตรงข้ามทางขวาก็จะเป็นทางเข้าบ่อ I gave that to a taxi driver and he found it OK. I have only caught sawai and mekhongs in here I don't know if there are cahor in or not.It's cheap as chips though and it doesn't get too crowded,whenever I've been during the week there have been a maximum of 10 other anglers. You buy the bait and they mix it for you,it's great.The first time I fished there I used a small carp rod and my first bite was from a mekhong so it took a while to get in so you might need something stronger but not as strong as the gear for Bungsamran.I now use a 30lb class boat rod with a shimano 6500 baitrunner reel,30lb line.You buy the foam paste feeders at reception,but I change the hook on them for a barbless hook as theyre easier to take out.The locals use jigging rods and multiplier reels. I like this place and I will be spending more time here in the future
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    Your best fishing venues

    I think for my next visit to Thailand I will bring a bait casting outfit and some lures. Are frogs the best lure? Near my hotel in cha am I have noticed several ponds. I'll give them a try I know what you mean about surface strikes being exciting. It's the same when you see a pike following a dead bait being 'wobbled' in the uk
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    Your best fishing venues

    You make it sound great tingtong.But don't you miss scraping dried up lam off your gear and the soles of your shoes?
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    Your best fishing venues

    I suppose I'm a lazy angler. I prefer to let the fish come to me rather than chase them. I fish for pike in the UK ,'wobbling' a deadbait which is similar to lure fishing. But in the UK winter it is just too cold to cast a bait out and wait for a bite. If I ever move to Thailand I may try wild venues for snakeheads,etc.
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    Your best fishing venues

    Gilham.s? I haven't been there so I wouldn't like to comment.