The famous Bung Sam Ran fishing park in Bangkok!
Fishing fanatics may recognize this as the place Robson Green came to in his Extreme Fishing World Tour. Here's the clip of his little excursion to BSR, starting at the 5:45 mark.
Its a real tranquil place, an oasis in the concrete madness of Bangkok and possible the only place in Bangkok that doesn't sell clothes.
|the Weapons Dealer|
|the Weapons dealt|
|so many Weapons, so little Thai Bhat|
So Bkkguy suggested we share 3 rods between 5 persons, and to leave the pond at 2.30pm in order to return to central Bangkok by 5pm. The conversation went something like this:
Bkkguy - "3 rods between 5 persons, confirm non stop actions!"
Me - "o_O"
Bkkguy - "We'll leave at 2.30pm to get back before 5pm."
Me - "O_o"
Bkkguy - "Confirm! DOUBLE CONFIRM!"
I was skeptical. Back home, 1 person to 3 rods and you'd still be waiting out all day for a tiny snapper. Well, we didn't have long to wait...
And before you compliment me on my wonderful photoshop skills, take a look at these videos. Apparently they blow the horn (aka saxaphone) when someone reels in a biggie!
The Mekong Giant Catfish are amongst the largest freshwater fish in the world and listed as critically endangered. This is a strictly catch and release pond, so +1 to conservation and +1 to sport fishing =). You don't have to be greedy and kill everything you catch.
Another 50kg monster. The fish, I mean.
|Many thanks to Leo|
Remember the thing I said at the start when I said the thing about 3 rods between 5 persons and how I was totally like, o_O? Turns out he was right I was wrong and we were telling him to for goodness sake please stop baiting the lines we want to have our lunch! Oh damnit there's another bite. WHOSE TURN IS IT NOW!
We even managed a couple of triple hookups. I'm quite certain we would have an x-ple hookup, where x (being a positive integer greater than zero), is the number of baited rods set up.
|Triple hookup yo!|
Many thanks to John aka Bkkguy who throws in a youtube video with every expedition.
You the man, John. Till we meet again for WILD TOMAN fishing!
Here's a picture of him NOT helping...
|Because the rule is you never help another man fight his fish unless he asks you to.|