Shadow-Lake Bangkok

Shadow Lake - Ngao Nam

Fishing in Bangkok at Shadow Lake / Nam Ngao.

Shadow Lake / Ngao Nam, famous for over 30 years, is a popular lake to go to catch large Giant Mekong catfish. The biggest fish in the lake reach a weight of up to 140 kg, but even the smaller fish of 20 to 30 kg will give the angler an unforgettable fight.

The lake is approximately 400-500 meters long and 70-80 meters wide. The entire length of the lake can be fished from one bank. The existing shelters have adequate space to protect you from the sun whilst waiting for a bite. In general, you don't get the impression that you're close to of Bangkok, but rather in a tropical forest - this impression disappears, however, when in the early afternoon the karaoke starts to blare out over the lake.

We would recommended that the first-time visitor to this lake employs one of the local fishing guides. They will advise as to the best areas, methods and baits. The fee for the guide is of course subject to negotiation. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and thus we'd like to take this opportunity to recommend him; his name is 'Sit' and his phone number is 084 730 6567. His English is rudimentary, so be sure to have a Thai speaker make the booking for you.

Price per rod: 150 Baht

Fish: small fish can be taken, the Giants are te put back

Facilities: shade, bait sales, beverage sales, food

Opening times: 6.00 am - 12.00 pm

A map showing directions and coordinates for satnav devices can be found below.

Shadow-Lake Bangkok

Shadow-Lake Bangkok

Shadow-Lake Bangkok

Pla Bug

Pla Sawai

Fish species

The following species of fish can be caught in this lake:

Thai English
Pla BugGiant Siamese Catfish
Pla SawaiStriped Catfish
Pla NinTilapia
Pla CahoGiant Siamese Carp
Pla TapianSilver Barb
Pla Caho IndiaCatla
Pla Yeesok ThaiJulien`s Golden Price Carp

Find more information about the listed species in our articles fish in Thailand and what bait, tackle and methods to use.


Phone: +66 (0) 244 432 46

Coordinates for your navigation device

Latitude: 13.745970
Longitude: 100.372560

Shadow Lake - Ngao Nam on Google Maps

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posted on: 07.09.2012 - last update on: 13.05.2015

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User comments

At 03/03/2013 - 08:57 wrote the Udon-News-Team

You can book a guide there, no problem. We only thought it might be convenient for some anglers if they can book their guide in advance so we published the mobile number of the guide we had on that day. The price for fishing at shadow lake might have gone up a bit since we went the last time but not by much and surely not up to 4500+.

At 03/03/2013 - 06:28 wrote guest
Could you email me back at with any further information...
At 03/03/2013 - 06:27 wrote guest
Hi, yes i'm just wondering if i could book a guide/tackle at the lake rather than pre-booking through a company as i've seen your price as 150bh per rod yet other sites are wanting between 4500-6700bh to fish the very same lake???

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