Fishing Cha- Am

Cha-Am, Tha-Yang, Kaeng Krachan, and Petchaburi. Discussion on areas north of Hua Hin.
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Fishing Cha- Am

Post by Alanthebuilder » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:01 am

As anybody tried fishing in the estuary in Cha-Am ???

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Post by Onlyme » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:03 am

I've fished off the harbour for years (rocks.)
Only ever caught small fish but, I sometimes go with a Thai guy and I've witnessed him bringing in fish from 3 kilo's to 8 kilo's.
One day I'll catch one.
Tight lines.
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Post by Alanthebuilder » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:37 am

WOW what kind of fish were they and what bait did he use mate??

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Post by Onlyme » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:32 pm

The big ones are sea bass, not sure about the others, maybe groupers.
He mainly uses live prawn which he catches himself.
He doesn't ledger for the sea bass, the method he uses is: Take a 12" paternoster from the swivel then tie a length of line about seven feet long and attach 3 or 4 elastic bands, insert a rock to the bands. This way you are fishing about five feet up from the seabed.
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Post by Alanthebuilder » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:16 am

THANKS FOR THE INFO MATE SOUNDS LIKE HE KNOWS WHAT HES DOING . MIGHT GIVE IT A GO WHEN IM NEXT DOWN THERE

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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by sweeex » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:37 pm

Hi , I´m new to this forum and also the proud owner of a house in cha am now, now I wounder about the fishing ?
last time I wisited the harbour I saw a bout that were acuiped with (I think ! it looked that way)
rails and holders for fishing rods,
I thought this was a boat for tourist fishing out to sea? any one here know about that ? price range ? and what fish there is to catch out to sea.
I am fishing back home just for fun and now I think it would be a nice way to spend some days,,
Is there any boats for fishing out to sea in cha am? and how about acuipment rods and stuff,, rental or need to bring own?
greatful for any reply!
/hanks.

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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by charleyboy » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:36 pm

You wont catch anything.
Stick to the jetty.

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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by works.webs » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:24 am

come by the grap the info..

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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by MXcross » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:10 pm

Hi all,
went out the other night (about 6 miles) and came back with just under 42 kilo's of fish ranging from 2-5kg.
Plenty of fish out there Barracuda, sting ray, Shark, Grouper and Snapper.
Some well priced tackle shops here in Hua Hin too I've found 4 that are better than the 2 in Cha am, (most things about half the price of the shop in the same road as the Irish bar).
Good luck and tight lines. :wink:
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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by Takiap » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:42 pm

How did you go out? Do you own your ow boat, rent one, etc? Also, what sort of rod and tackle did you use? Shark I've caught in SA would never be landed with the average rods I see around here in HH, so any tips, hints, or advice welcome? Lastly, if you did pay for an outing type trip, were you rushed at all, or was it a nice relaxing experience. I'm one of those anglers who believes leisure time is vital. :cheers: :thumb:
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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by MXcross » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:08 pm

Hi Takiap,
Got my own little boat mate and it was a good night for fishing, clean water good moon and plenty of squid around for bait.
The sharks are nothin compared to the ones you'll be used to, more of a big Dogfish.(we call'em Tope at home).
There are some organised trips around but I think they're all smaller type boats and not that comfortable for a night on the waves and not all that cheap I believe.
From Takiap I was qouted 7,500 for the day (5 people),24 hours with one meal included but ya have to be able to eat what they cook for you.
cheapest I know of is 5,500 but again only a 30ft fishing boat, the guy has some good spots on his Gps and will only take you out if he thinks there are fish about (clean water and not the red tide that comes in after a heavy rain fall up North)
I asked on here before if anyone was interested in a trip from Ranong but No interest was shown and to be honest, after speaking to the boat owners down there it wasn't really worth the effort.
They wanted 15,000 per 24 hours and a maximum of 12 people fishing in Thai waters or a 150,000 for a five day trip but was out into the Andaman side (Deep water stuff) bit too long for most people.
Any way back to the topic, the fish are out there just have a chat to the local fishermen and most of them are happy to tell ya where (that's how I got most of my waypoints).
As for tips, 30lb wire seems to be the way to go here with size 13-15 hooks, herring rig.
If you want to know any more ie spots or tackle shops let me know and I'll gladly pass any information I have on to you.
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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by joshrocks84 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:24 am

MXcross, would you have any interest in taking some folks out fishing on your boat? Myself and a few friends are looking to do a bit of fishing and you sound like you know what you're talking about...
Got my own little boat mate and it was a good night for fishing, clean water good moon and plenty of squid around for bait.
Hi all,
went out the other night (about 6 miles) and came back with just under 42 kilo's of fish ranging from 2-5kg.

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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by JW » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:23 pm

This fishing deal is pretty technical!! I have an Australian friend who would love to join a trip like that, if its possible let me know and will hook him up with you all.

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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by caller » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:03 pm

Checking his profile, mxcross hasn't been on-line since July 2012, so not sure he will learn of the new posts about his boat!
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Re: Fishing Cha- Am

Post by Alanthebuilder » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:11 am

Hi guys I was in Cha Am the other day and took a ride down the breakwater and some locals were doing a bit of fishing , I seen one guy lose what looked like a large fish and a few others catching smaller fish .
The place at the end looked a good spot !
Has anyone been fishing or have any info on this place ?
Thanks guys

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