Fishery Rules

  1. All tackle, bait and rigs brought in from outside must be declared, checked and approved by one of our guides prior to fishing. All rigs must employ a minimum of 1m rig tubing. No wire trace or lead core leaders. Minimum 70lb/35kg breaking strain main line and leaders. Anyone caught substituting rigs without our approval will be asked to leave immediately with no refund.
  2. No treble hooks or multi hook rigs under any circumstances. All hooks must be barbless or have had the barbs crushed.
  3. No swimming or wading. Customers should only enter the water for the purpose of landing a fish and/or taking photos. This is always at the customer’s risk and Hookers accepts no liability whatsoever.
  4. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  5. Anyone caught attempting to steal or remove fish, or retain them will be prosecuted.
hookers fishing lake pattaya - jon the owner with chaopraya cat fish
  1. No playing of music (headphones only) and customers are kindly asked not to shout or cause annoyance to other anglers. All fishery staff should be treated with the same courtesy and respect that you would expect to receive yourself.
  2. Rods are not to be left unattended at any time or for any reason, even if in a neighbouring swim. All rods must be reeled in and placed in their rodpods with baits removed from rigs.
  3. Fishing is only allowed from the designated swim areas. If in any doubt please ask one of our guides.
  4. For fish that can be landed in landing nets, unhooking mats must be used at all times and must have water poured on them before fish are landed. All pictures must be taken kneeling and fish must not be raised above chest height. Please follow the advice of our guides. They will have the final say on how a fish should be landed, photographed and released.
  5. Some of our fish can cause serious injury if not handled correctly. Please use the whistle to alert one of our guides should you hook into ANY fish. Baitrunners must be engaged at all times with drags set and not locked up. Hookers accepts no liability whatsoever for any injuries that may be caused while fishing or visiting the fishery in any way.
  1. Any rods, reels or equipment that are broken or lost due to misuse/abuse will be charged accordingly. Reels: THB 6,000, Rods: THB 4,000, Bite Alarms: THB 2,000, Rod Pods: THB 3,000.
  2. Hookers may refuse access to the fishery by any person for whatever reason and may also require any person to leave the fishery for whatever reason. Failure to adhere to this will be considered trespassing and action taken accordingly.
  3. Hookers accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to any possessions. All visitors and anglers undertake activities at the fishery at their own risk and must provide a valid passport before fishing.
  4. No food or drink to brought in from outside unless with prior permission of Hookers staff.
  5. All anglers will be required to provide a photo ID (Thai Driving Licence or Passport) in order to fish. If for any reason you are unable to do so, then we will ask you to provide a deposit equal to the fishing package you have chosen in addition to the package cost. In the event of any of the rules above being broken, Hookers reserves the right to deduct appropriate charges from the deposit.

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