Fishing in Hua Hin
Course anglers in Hua Hin have never had it so good. Numerous lakes are stocked with both native and non native species including Giant Mekong Catfish, Siamese Carp, Alligator Gar and Black Pacu. There are also a number of lakes in the surrounding area including Cha-Am fishing park, about 30 kilometers north of Hua Hin.
Hua Hin fishing Lodge offers great fishing for specimen hunters. Situated just outside of town in beautiful surroundings, they offer hourly or daily rates, and accommodation can be booked online via their website.
Another lake just outside of Hua Hin is Greenfield Valley Fishing Resort. This is a lovely spot with some top class fishing available. Equipment and bait are included in the day ticket price, or you can rent a bungalow or cottage and stay for a few days. Reserve your swim via their website here.
Beach fishing in Hua Hin is not so popular with the pickings off Hua Hin main beach rather slim. Even much of the local fishing fleet has moved south to Pak Nam Pran and Prachuap Khirikhan, but some locals still fish off of the pier and enjoy limited success.
If you have transport it may be worth driving a little to the north or south to find better catch opportunities. There are some stunning spots not too far from town! Pack a cooler box with food and a few drinks and you can’t go wrong. Many companies in town offer car hire if you don’t have your own vehicle.
Sea Fishing Trips
In the past it was necessary to negotiate with local fishermen to be taken out into open water, but in recent years a number of fishing tour companies have started up, taking out groups for a day’s fishing with meals and drinks offered , tackle supplied, and pickups from wherever you are based. These companies often use local travel agents who will make all of the arrangements for you. Rates are very reasonable and local knowledge ensures a good day’s fishing. Remember, prices in Thailand are often negotiable so you could save some money by waiting until you are actually here before booking your excursion.
Fishing Tackle and Bait
Hua Hin has two specialist fishing tackle shops with a great selection of course and sea fishing tackle for independent anglers. Cheap starter rods and reels can also be picked up from Tesco Lotus and a few smaller shops in town.
Lake & Sea – Hua Hin Soi 87, Petchakasem Road, Hua Hin
Pon Monimit Fishing Tackle – Hua Hin Soi 55, Petchakasem Road, Hua Hin