Ngao Nam closed permanently in July 2017
Ngao Nam is one of the oldest and most established fishing parks in Bangkok. There are reports on the internet of Mekong giant catfish in excess of 140kg. They lost a lot of fish in the 2011 floods so whether those big fish are still in there nobody knows.
As with Bungsamran heavy tackle is recommended for Ngao Nam. If you are after the big ones I would recommend minimum 40lb tackle.
It would be well worthwhile employing the services of a guide for your first visit as the fish here can be very picky about the bait and presentation. I have not caught many fish at Ngao Nam, I had most success using a float with the feeder set to about 4′ deep although one of the locals near me appeared to do very well fishing on the bottom but using a different bait mix.
The current preferred set up appears to be a large hook with 4 or 5 polystyrene balls on it covered in a small blob of bait. The bait of choice is a squidgy mix of highly scented rice husks. A guide will be able to mix this up for you.
Location: 13.74613 N, 100.37270 E (see below for map)
Cost: fishing ฿150, rod rental ฿300.
Size: 75m x 600m
Species: Mekong giant catfish, Siamese carp, striped catfish
Food and drinks: available
Other facilities: the park has a limited selection of line and terminal tackle for sale
Opening hours: open 24 hours
Ngao Nam latest catch reports