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Go'B Fishing Park Chiang Mai

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Go'B fishing is man made pond with steep sides to a maximum depth of about 15 metres in the middle.

It was first stocked in 2011 so the fish have started to reach quite a size - the main targets here are Amazon Redtail Catfish (ART's) and Chaopraya Catfish, although there a few Mekongs, plenty of Striped Catfish and some Alligator Gar in there as well.

In our opinion this is one of the better fishing parks in Chiang Mai. It's not quite as landscaped as Teak Tree or Dreamlake, but then it's 100-150 baht per rod per day as opposed to 5000-6000 Baht per day. The owner, Bee, is a very friendly and relaxed, the location is scenic and tranquil and there is well thought out lighting for fishing in the evening, something allot of other fishing parks in Chinag Mai don't seem to offer.

Open from 8am to 10:30pm, for over-nighters there is a comfortable aircon bungalow available for 1200 per day.

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  • Severi Miettinen
    Severi Miettinen: I had the opportunity to fish here last June. You might not catch quantity in this park but what you get is usually quality. You'll see lots of fish here. Big Alligator gar cruising just below the surface, Chao Phraya catfish showing off their shark-like dorsals in mighty splashes and of course Mekongs and Striped catfish. I Also saw Tilapia, Striped Snakehead and Walking catfish cruising around in the shallows.
    I fished here twice. First time I lost two heavy runs and caught less than a kilo Mad Barb with Macarel as bait. Second time I had more luck and I landed two Amazon Redtails and one Mad barb with Macarel and a Striped Snakehead with a walking topwater lure. I also lost a big Alligator gar just in front of the restaurant. I mainly fished from the opposite right hand side of the lake when looked from the restaurant. I caught my ART's with relatively short casts (10-15m) right in front of me and from the corner bend. I fished usually from the opening until noon. Fish were most active in the morning. Bites and surfacing fish went more rare as the day wore on. Judging from Tony Bignalls pictures the fishing picks up again in the evening.
    My rig was very simple. Light 5 gram sliding sinker, approximately 70cm hooklink (Korda supernatural) and size #6 carp hook ( Korda widegape). I used Indian Macarel as bait. I just cut them into small chunks and used the chunks as bait. I also chummed my intended fishing area with some chunks; chopped up heads and guts. that seemed to draw fish in. I casted out, let my rig sink to the bottom and waited for long pulls. I got a lot of short pulls and tugs but those were apparently Mad Barb and Tilapia I tried to strike them on my first visit but only hooked that one mad barb from maybe 20 strikes. So I'd recommend waiting for a strong longer pull to strike.
    I really recommend quite heavy gear (or gear you are confident in when it comes to landing and fighting bigger fish) and heavy line. Don't use mono or fluorocarbon as a hooklink because of Alligator gars.
    Cheapest way to get here is to use a public songthaew. You can catch one from the side of the road leading to the airport. Also I recommend the Macro food mall for bait shopping. It opens at 6AM so you'll get bait on the way to the park in the morning. I'ts located right after the first big intersection after passing the airport. Just get off at the shop, do your shopping and catch the next "bus". They run almost every couple of minutes. Hop off the songthaew after the second big intersection and follow your google maps to the park through the small village and fields. the whole trip to the park costs around 30-40 bht. Kilo of Macarel costs around 200bht. When You go back to town, just catch a car going back. It should cost 20bht. Tuk Tuk will cost upwards from 350 bht one way.
    • August 9, 2016
  • Severi Miettinen
    Severi Miettinen: Amazon redtail from Go'Bees. If some of you recognizes the fish from the dark markings in it's belly, I'd like to know what's her weight!
    • August 6, 2016
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    • Severi Miettinen
      Fishing Asia Go'B Fishing Park Chiang Mai - maybe Bee knows...? Nice fish!
      • August 6, 2016
    • Severi Miettinen
      Severi Miettinen ps. Go Pro's wide angle lens makes it look bigger than it actually was. 
  • Severi Miettinen
    Severi Miettinen: I was looking trough Go'B website galleries and saw pics of nice siamese carps being caught. Are they "common" catch there? I'd really like to try to catch one. Can anyone give me any tips how to target them? Or should I just heavily groundbait a swim to the shallow margins with bread and sweetcorn and fish on top of it with big sweetcorn hair rig and line-through feeder and wait? Thanks for any tips!
    • May 14, 2016
  • Fishing Asia
    Fishing Asia: A nice Alligator Gar caught by Mr Top this afternoon!
    • February 21, 2016
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    • Fishing Asia
      Severi Miettinen Did it fall for live bait?
      • February 22, 2016
  • Tony Bignall
    Tony Bignall: Best of the bunch, 39.5 lb (18 kg) Red Tail Catfish caught on hair rigged mackerel chunks in the margin - hung on the side of the bank in about 2 foot of water. Total for night 8 fish.
    • February 9, 2016
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    • Tony Bignall
      Tony Bignall Severi, yes 3 of the 5 Chao Phraya fell to dead baits, the other 2 to live bait. First Chao Phraya I have had on dead bait.
    • Tony Bignall
      Severi Miettinen Great catch! Did the Chao Pharyas also fall for deadbait this time? 
    • Tony Bignall
      เจตนนท์ กันทะ WOW!!!SO BUETYFULL FISH.
  • Fishing Asia
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    • February 9, 2016
  • Fishing Asia
    Fishing Asia: Nice Redtail from Tony Bignall last night at the beginning of an overnighter, looking forward to seeing what else came out as the night went on...
    • February 9, 2016
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    • Fishing Asia
      Tony Bignall What a night 8 fish banked from 11 runs. 3 Red Tails & 5 Chao Phraya Catfish will post pics a some details later, but the buoy system worked.
  • Fishing Asia
    Fishing Asia: We took the Fish Hunter down to Go'B tonight and gave it a quick try out, it's very new tech for us so only really saw the basics of what it can do.
    It showed pretty much as we thought that the big fish were on the far side of the lake (from the entrance), at less than 2 metres depth.
    It also showed a real lack of fish feeding on the bottom in the middle, which was very surprising but could have been due to where we were casting, and the limitations of the device in terms of downward spread.
    But really looking forward to digging deeper into what this device can do, and unlocking the secrets of some of the waters in Chiang Mai in the coming weeks.
    • January 18, 2016
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    • Fishing Asia
      Fishing Asia Forgot to post that the Fish Hunter didn't survive first it's first outing and is now waiting to be replaced by the manufacturer... To be fair they were quite quick to offer a replacement and I probably had one of the first models of their new range, so no complaints.
      • January 29, 2016
  • Tony Bignall
    Tony Bignall: 3 Chao Phraya Catfish out yesterday 17/1/2016.
    • January 18, 2016
  • เจตนนท์ กันทะ
    เจตนนท์ กันทะ: A big redtail catfish by Alan...last week.very buteaful fish. — at Go'B Fishing Park Chiang Mai
    • January 17, 2016
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    • เจตนนท์ กันทะ
      Fishing Asia Nice fish Allan!
      Tony said he had 3 Chaopraya yesterday - looking forward to seeing the pictures later today.
      Also, I will be getting my Fish Hunter sonar this afternoon, I'll try to get in this evening and see where all the fish are hiding...
      http://www.fishhunter.com/
  • Fishing Asia
    Fishing Asia: Saturday night session.... — at Go'B Fishing Park Chiang Mai
    • January 9, 2016
    • Fishing Asia
      Severi Miettinen That's a steal! I have already negotiated with my girlfriend for two full fishing days and also option for a third at the Go'B's once we get back to Chiang Mai Have I understood correctly that there is a two rod limit per fisherman? If so how much do they charge for rod rental? And are those good quality?
      • January 14, 2016
    • Fishing Asia
      Severi Miettinen How much is the day ticket to the Go'B's?
      • January 14, 2016
  • Severi Miettinen
    Severi Miettinen: Hello,
    Couple of questions: Can I buy baits on site (for the predator catfish)? Or is it allowed to bring your own bait?
    Is the park hard to reach from Chiang Mai's old town area?
    Is dead baits fished on the bottom effective for the Chao Pharya catfish or do they bite better on suspended baits fished with a float?
    Thank you!
    • January 6, 2016
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    • Severi Miettinen
      Tony Bignall GoB's is south of town towards Hang Dong. You pass a big Tesco, Big C & Makro on the way all of these supply fresh fish that we have been using as bait (Indian & European mackerel). To be honest we have not really targeted the Chao Pharya, personally I have been after the Red Tails, with dead baits hard on the bottom. I have seen a couple of good Chao Pharya come out to free-lined live bait and lure, apparently there is a good stock in their. You can buy live baits at the lake, along with a small selection of tackle. I have been watching the locals and they seem to set their live baits about a meter under the surface on a float. Also known as the 'Dog Eating' catfish, a small supply of puppies can be bought at any local pet shop, but I think this approach could piss people off - not advised.
  • เจตนนท์ กันทะ
    เจตนนท์ กันทะ: Redtail's Tony today. — at Go'B Fishing Park Chiang Mai
    • January 4, 2016
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    • เจตนนท์ กันทะ
      Tony Bignall Had 3 out in the end and a suicidal Mad Barb all on hair rigged Mackerel. All 3 Red Tails were on the Nash Dwarf rod - felt really good, steered the fish out of trouble with plenty of bounce still left to absorb sudden runs and not pull the hook
    • เจตนนท์ กันทะ
      Fishing Asia Nice redtail - and great to get one on the bank after the last couple of sessions! What bait did you catch it on?
      • January 4, 2016
  • Billy Thebrad
    Billy Thebrad: Anyone fishing this weekend? I will have new toys from Santa that I need to test out!
    • December 24, 2015
    • Billy Thebrad
      Tony Bignall I will try and fish, but if not will pop down and bring you a Xmas present of a few maggots.
    • Billy Thebrad
      Kate Noble Me and Dan are apparently! 
    • Billy Thebrad
      Billy Thebrad Tony Bignall are you going to make it?
    • Billy Thebrad
      Fishing Asia Sunday afternoon for me....
  • Kate Noble
    Kate Noble:
    • December 21, 2015