Mike J Ward's Thai Angling Website.
Back in 1998 I left the lovely weather of North East England behind and came to do inspection work in Thailand. But in the process had to almost give up my main interest in life of match fishing on my favorite venues of the River Tees and the Yorkshire Ouse. Where I had been succesful in winning club and open matches back in the days of large entry's on the rivers of England.
I also fished in many Nationals and Angling Times Winter Leagues with the winning Yarm A Team of the 1980s and early 90s.
And was a member of a winning Leeds A team in the AT Yorkshire Division on the Yorkshire Ouse. And had a 5th individual place in an Angling Times winter league final while fishing for Yarm Mustad.
Giving all this up was hard, but it had to be done. However in the past few years I have started fishing the odd Stockton and Yarm AA matches on the Tees again on my trips back home.
In 1999 I married my Thai girlfriend Bum. (Funny name but it's the one she's got). And then moved from Bangkok to Udon Thani province in the North East of Thailand. From here I set out to discover the delights of fishing in Thailand. And I also developed two small ponds called PD Ponds on land owned by my wife's family, so I could fulfill a life long ambition to have my own venue.
The fishing in Thailand has proved to be fascinating and up to date I have caught well over 40 different species of fish ranging from small climbing perch on the pole from small canals to Mekong giant catfish & Siamise giant carp even on the waggler, as I like float fishing best and try to fish this way as often as I can.
This web site is primarily designed to show my friends in the UK and Thailand how the fishing is going.
But if you have just come across it I hope you enjoy it.
Please note I only go fishing for fun in Thailand and I am not a professional fishing guide or run profit making fishing tours.
Pole Fishing in Udon Thani.
Siamese Giant Carp.
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Jullien's Golden Prize Carp.
Amazon Redtail Catfish.