Bangkok Fishing Guide Service

Providing personal and friendly fishing guide service for fishing in Thailand..

Equipped with a favorable climate for various fish species from the world and the possibility to fish all year round, fishing in Thailand continues to provide exhilarating moments for anglers around the world. Apart from the native species such as:

- Barramundi
- Chaopraya Catfish
- Giant Mekong Catfish
- Giant Siamese Carp
- Giant Snakehead
- Hampala Barb aka Jungle Perch

Thailand has managed to stock various species around the world into stocked lakes that includes:

- Alligator Gar
- Amazon Redtail Catfish
- Arapaima
- Rohu
- Pacu
- and many more....


Offering fully customized full day and multi day guided fishing trips to cater to your needs, Bangkok Fishing Guide Service is here to help you maximize your time during your visit to Bangkok. We understand that Thailand had a lot of offer more than fishing and your time may be limited to having only a day or two of fishing. We are here to increase the productivity of your time and hopefully put you on fish that your heart desires. With a wide array of fishing parks and reservoirs in and around town, rest assure that Thailand has a suitable fishing location for everyone. 

Whether it is artificial lure (casting and fly fishing or bait fishing, Bangkok and its vicinities can provide you with an exhilarating angling experience. Famous locations such as: 


Bungsamran

- IT Lake Monsters

- Amazon BKK

Palm Tree Lagoon

- Pilot 111 

Private Barramundi Pond

- Jurassic Mountain and Resort Fishing

- Reservoir Fishing

- Offshore Light Jigging 

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My service is based on enhancing your fishing in Thailand experience by providing an all inclusive guided fishing trip. No more arguments about "turning on the meter", poor quality rental rods or the lack of English being spoken. A fluent English speaking individual will be with you at all times to take care of transportation  meals and your overall comfort. Anglers of all skill level are welcome.


The destination where you would like to go is entirely up to you. You could certainly pick one from the list on the "destinations" page or email me and we will see which location would best suit your needs. Weather conditions, lake conditions and productivity of fishing is taken into consideration in order to provide the biggest chance in landing fish.


As a passionate angler, I would like to extend a personal invitation to visit Bangkok and explore a wonderful array of fishing (and other activities too). Just buy a plane ticket to Thailand and we’ll help sort out the rest.


Check out our Facebook page at Bangkok Fishing Guide Service or contact [email protected] to start planning your vacation in Thailand. It’s not only about the fish but the overall experience. Allow us to show you what Bangkok has to offer.

Testimonials from valued guests:

As a passionate angler fishing in a wide variety of locations. Bangkok has always been one of the fishing destinations on my list. With a reputation for a wide variety of sport fishing species ( local and imported ) as well as a huge selection of massive ponds. As with any new destination which i have never fished in before, my habit has always been to select the best available guide such that the trip would be rewarding as well as enjoyable. I spent a fair bit of time on the internet to wade through a wide selection of guides. I came across Tap via his website BKKfishingguide and decided he was the right person for me. After all i was planning to do a dedicated 3 day purely fishing trip to cover as much ground as well as plenty of variety, i wanted to make sure i chose wisely. I must admit it was a decision that i was to treasure. Tap made the trip a memorable one and i got way more than what i hoped for.

I have come across a variety of fishing guides but Tap does stand out in several ways. He is a consummate professional, passionate in the sport, patient and attentive to what each client wishes to fulfil in a trip. I explained to him via email what i hoped to achieve in my 3 day trip and he ensured i got more than what i wanted. Everything was planned ahead with military precision, the itinerary emailed to me for approval and from the time i landed at Bangkok airport i was well taken care of. Tap ensures that every client is picked up by him or one of his guides and ferried in an SUV to the selected fishing destinations for a great fishing experience with him. It was also refreshing that BKKfishing guides use new vehicles to ferry their customers as the fishing ponds are rather spread out in the outskirts of Bangkok and travelling in comfort is a welcome bonus as each trip to a different pond does take well over an hour.

Tap has a style that i particularly favour. He ensures you get the catch you are aiming for and will constantly alter rigs, bait, lures, hooks every so often whenever the fish are not co operating and invariably we will get a hook up. He changes rigs and bait to target specific fishes so a client will get the type of species he is targeting. The great thing is, even if a particular species fish of eludes us Tap will go out of the way to call upon his wide range of guides to ensure we succeed in getting what we are aiming for. Really can’t ask for more. This type of dedication to customer service makes the difference to a great fishing experience. I was able to land every fish on my list and had loads of fun doing so as Tap is not only just a good fishing guide but is also a laid back fun sort of guy to be with. His command of english is impeccable ( a rarity in Bangkok ) as he spent several years in the US and communication was never a problem. The great thing about BKKfishingguides is that Tap is also supported by a variety of very capable guides and i did learn much about fishing Bangkok style from them. Suffice to say, i caught a wide variety of fish, plenty of them and some were truly massive. I was lucky enough to land a trophy Siamese Carp in Bungsumrun Pond so big, i had to sit down to cradle my catch for the photo shoot. Thanks to Taps perseverance, I actually landed 3 and lost 2 of this coveted species. Same with the very powerful Mekong catfishes and i landed a massive Chao Praya as well in a separate location. I lost count of how many varieties i caught but i do recall, snakehead, pacu, tons of redtail catfish ( well over a dozen ), alligator gar, a rare striped catfish. The visit to the private barramundi pond to lure for this aggressive species was great fun. It was literally fish after fish and their acrobatic leaps as well as explosive misses on the poppers was an entertaining treat and not to be missed. A memorable trip with good food, great company and lots of fish. I literally fished till the last few hours before my flight and whisked to the airport to catch a plane home. Suffice to say, i was sated and my muscles aching.

BKKfishingguides runs a great package that suited me perfectly. One just turns up in Bangkok, Tap takes care of the rest. He picks you up, provides all the gear ( great quality rods and reels ), bait, tasty Thai food, drinks, wonderful companionship and tons of hook ups. The client just focuses on the fishing and by the time the day is over, you get ferried back to your hotel for more of the same the next day. I asked Tap to take care of booking my accommodation as well which was helpful as he helped me get a lovely room at fabulous prices. Well, i know for sure, i will be back for more. Well done Tap and thanks for a great time. 

-Cliff from Singapore

Fishing abroard is always exciting! I am from the Netherlands and have fished a lot of places around the world, with and without guides. Where to start is always the big question?! If you go to Thailand, do not think twice: go with Tap!


I have been in Thailand twice, both times with Tap. The first time we went to Srinakarin reservoir, the second time to Kaeng Kra Chang reservoir, both massive reservoirs, in search for the illusive Giant Snakehead. Tap made sure everything was arranged, the transport, boat, food and drinks. The gear you will be using is top end, reels from Abu Garcia, Daiwa and Shimano en top quality rods. He has a lot of lures (if you will do lure fishing) to pick from and he knows what to use on what spot.


Due to the fact that he speaks excellent English (next to Thai) the communication is superb!! He reacts fast on mails and Facebook messages. Next to that, he is a fun guy to hang out with. Why so serious, you are on a holiday! He will make sure your day(s) will be to rememberd. You want to go with a family, no problem, everything is possible. Are you an avid angler, Tap is the guide to go with. He ‘breaths’ fishing and knows what he is talking about and he will do his 200% best to make sure you will catch the fish you want. But as every (avid) angler knows: it’s called fishing, not catching, you still have to work for the fish. And he let’s you enjoy the typical Thai food during the afternoon break, can it get any better?!


Ofcourse, when fishing a pond the change of getting the fish you want is bigger then on a reservoir, but both times I went out with Tap on a reservoir, I caught some amazing fish! First time I had 5 Giant Snakeheads and 1 rare Cobra Snakehead in 2 days. The second time I caught 8 Jungle Perch with one from over 2kg’s, an amazing fish!


I had 4 days in total with Tap and I can say he has become a friend of mine. Our minds are the same, we just love and life fishing! He is a great guy, and he is THE guide I can recommend for fishing in Thailand. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime, go with Tap!


Cheers, Thijs van der Sanden / www.rozemeijer.com / Netherlands

"I went once again fishing in Thailand, and, again, fishing with  the Jedi Master (aka Tap).
Since it was Tap's fault to "hook" me into fly fishing, I thought that it would have been a sweet revenge to have him guide for me for two whole days on secluded rivers in west Thailand.

Surprise, surprise, Tap took me to the River Kwai, and even if I did not see the famous bridge, the history, and the emotions were present in my mind, and on top of that the fly fishing area is absolutely beautiful. We were also assisted by fantastic weather. Tap, assisted by his friend Cloud, was his usual jovial, friendly, and helpful as ever self; and Cloud, a really nice guy and an avid fly angler, with a fly rod in his hands is nothing short than a sniper :-).

Due solely to my inexperience I missed quite a few Jungle Perch and Burmese Trout, while I could feel Tap behind me rolling his eyes... However, after about seventy million casts during these two days, and with Tap's recommendations, I must admit my fly casting has improved dramatically, and I can now place small dry flies with a reasonable degree of accuracy; thank you Tap!

The Jedi Master instead was catching fish, but then he uses The Force, so...
Accommodation in the area was rustic but fair enough, food was as usual fabulous (yes, I adore thai food), and the scenery truly amazing.

Don't miss fly fishing on the River Kwai!" - Alex from Italy
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"Firstly, I would like to say that I have fished through the world and Bangkok Fishing Guide Service ranks in my top 5 experiences for a number of reasons.  I have fished with Tap on 5 occasions and every experience has been amazing.   Either I am catching 7-9 different species in one day, or I am catching that dream maker fish that will gives me bragging rights all year long.   Most recently, a world record Chaopraya catfish!!!  Unlike many asian fishing guide services, Tap actually responds to your email enquiries … typically within one hour of your message.   This is simply unheard of and much appreciated.   It is very very clear that Tap has established strong relationships with his boat drivers, and pond owners.   This actually makes a difference in your catch success!   Whether it be your placement on the pond, access to private lakes, quality bait or just simply the patience and effort that is given to his clients … the results are always more and bigger fish.   BKK Fishing Guide Service is a really a class act, that eliminates a lot of the hassle and ultimately the cost of trying to go to these fishing ponds yourself.   Professional, timely pickup and driving to the fishing site in a beautiful and new SUV, quality fishing equipment, and a great fishing guide and buddy who speaks perfect English!  Great value and highly recommended!" - Cris from Grenada
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"Tap is very patient with the pre-trip communications to help me plan out the fishing days perfectly given my time constraints - explaining the available and doable fishing venues and discussing all the exciting target fish in each venue - every detail made very clear to help me prep and plan for my fishing days. I definitely felt valued as Tap took care of every detail to make the fishing days enjoyable and making the commute & conversations easy - like we're old fishing buddies.  All the while, Tap was punctual in meeting times and took great care to be flexible to meet my scheduling needs.I would easily and enthusiastically recommend Tap as a fishing guide and buddy any day!  He is very friendly, detailed, attentive and helpful.  Anybody fishing with Tap will come to feel he is one of their best fishing buddies abroad!  He will make you feel comfortable and have an unbelievable fishing experience in Thailand." John from Pasadena, California
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"I can personally vouch for Tap's professionalism, knowledge and eagerness to insure his clients have a successful fishing adventure. No matter the kind of trip planned or experience level. Tap is just a pleasure to fish with." - Jim from Tampa, Florida
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"I can highly recommend Tap's services. Spent a day with him at Pilot and had a great time. He has a flexible attitude and is as much a native English speaker as Thai so communication is no problem. Great value for money for a 12 + hour day." - Warren from Australia.


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"Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable trip, I really enjoyed fishing with both of you, the local foods and the places we ate at were special and the whole package was awesome, I couldn’t have asked for more on my first trip to Thailand."  - Nick from Australia
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"We were all very happy with your service and hospitality. We all had a really great time and caught some crazy fish. If only we didn't have the tailor fitting we could have fished longer and maybe caught some bigger predators! But it was great to know that you were willing to stay longer if we wanted to." - Ming from Australia
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"We fished with a relatively new guy in the BKK fishing guide scene, but he had a few very important points:

1) he is a lovely guy and great fun and a passionate angler;
2) he speaks great english (way better than me, he lived in the US for 10 years);
3) he also adores In'n'Out Burgers (and if you don't know what that means, you missed one of the great pleasures in life  :-)   );
4) he carried us in "style", a luxurious pick-up truck;
5) he knows all the "good" places;
6) he was with us at all times, really personal service;

I really recommend this guy, give him a call next time you have some free time in BKK...." - Alex from Italy
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"We had a wonderful time fishing the other day with you.  You offer a great guide service.  We will tell our friends about you. " - Cynthia from Los Angeles, California  

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I believe fishing is as much about interaction with native people and their ways of life as it is about trophy and sport. In this regard, Bangkok Fishing Guide is outstanding. Tap is keen on introducing to his customers various elements of Thai culture. Furthermore, he really cares about the livelihood of local people who make fishing possible for a foreigner like me.

Such endeavours come together to create an exotic yet strangely familiar and approachable fishing experience. Thank you Tap once again for helping me catch those massive Barramundi and for those exquisite Northern Thai dishes. - Ilsuk from Korea

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After realizing Thailand offered the opportunity to fish for Arapaima, I decided I have to book a trip to Thailand to catch this dream fish of mine. Searching on Google came back with many guides and after looking through many sites, I decided to email Tap from Bangkok Fishing Guide. I got a response from Tap within the day and after exchanging some emails, I decided to finalize my trip with Tap. Meeting Tap was a pleasure. He was always on time to pick me up in the morning and was very professional, knowledgeable and spoke great English. Our three day trip was planned personally for me and not only was I able to land my dream fish, I got to catch 11 other species that I have never caught before. The trip taught me not all is what it seems. I planned my trip with an Arapaima as my dream fish but left Thailand dreaming of returning one day to fight another Giant Mekong Catfish. For any English speaking angler looking for a personally designed dream fishing trip in Thailand, I would highly recommend Tap. - Martin from Dallas, Texas

I had an amazing time fishing with Tap! By the end of the day I was almost tired of catching fish! He is very knowledgable and will put you on fish, and a lot of them! We caught 10 Amazon Redtail Catfish, 2 Chaopraya Catfish, 1 Pacu, and 2 Alligator Gar. I have never caught fish that big in my entire life. Tap was extremely professional, speaks excellent English and will go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. In addition to fishing, Tap taught me so much about the Thai culture and the area we were in. This was the highlight to my entire trip!" Devin from Hilton Head, South Carolina.