Fishing Center by C.P.Group is my personal favourite shop for buying tackle in Chiang Mai. If you are talking about this shop with Thais you may find it useful to know its Thai name, คลัง ตกปลา (khlang dok blaa). It is not a high-end tackle shop, but that suits me fine. If you are looking to buy Shimano Baitrunner reels for 4,000 Baht + then this is not the shop for you.
Listen to the Thai name – คลัง ตกปลา (khlang dok blaa):
The owner is friendly and helpful and will assist you in choosing tackle appropriate to the venues that you plan to fish at. He doesn’t speak much English, but if you name the lakes he will know. The shop boasts a wide range of fishing rods from lower to mid-priced (300 to 2,500 Baht) alongside a pretty wide range of reels and bits and bobs.
The range of tackle does not begin to compare with what you can buy in western countries, but for Chiang Mai this is one of the better ranges, especially for those looking to not spend too much – beginners and cheap Charlie’s alike!
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