Bowler’s Thai Fishing

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Want to fish for Siamese carp in excess of 180lbs? Arapaima over 300lbs? And a whole host of other huge exotic fish? Yes? Then come and stay at Martin’s villa in Thailand where you will have the chance to catch these specimens. The lake is one of the best in Asia but that’s not all, there’s a bar and restaurant on site that will even deliver to your swim, swimming pool with sunbathing terrace and Jacuzzi and with massages available to soothe your aching limbs after playing monstrous fish it all adds up to an unmatchable complete fishing package. Trained staff are always on hand both in the UK and Thailand to assist you so let us arrange the trip of a lifetime that you will never forget.

All you will need to do is book your flight and get to the airport – we will arrange for a driver to meet you at Bangkok airport and whisk you to your holiday destination.

Staying at Martin’s villa allows you to choose when you want to arrive/depart and how long you want to stay for – your trip is built entirely around your needs. From a night’s stay, 3 nights or a week’s holiday it really is up to you. Mix up your holiday with both fishing and non-fishing days – your non-fishing partner can also stay with you at no extra cost! This gives you the best of both worlds combining a family holiday with fishing one.

Payments are made in GBP so no extra charges for money transfers with a deposit required to confirm any booking and the outstanding balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Martin’s villa is approximately 2 hours drive from Bangkok and close to the towns of Cha Am and Hua Hin that are lovely places to visit during your stay with us.

Now read Martin’s experience but I do warn you that by the end of it you will be looking to book a flight!

And if that doesn’t get you excited maybe his tussles with a monster will!

Our fishing has also been featured in the Angling Times and anglers are often pushed to the limit with battles they can only dream of at home! Are you up for the challenge?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY PLEASE GET IN TOUCH VIA THE ENQUIRY FORM BELOW, ‘CONTACT US’ SECTION OR BY PHONE ON 07562 307360 (this is a UK number and we’re here to help/advise throughout the whole process of booking your trip).



Our villa and fishing is approximately 2 hours drive from Bangkok, 10 minutes from Cha Am beach and 25 minutes from Hua-Hin town.  It is perfectly situated for anglers and holidaymakers looking for a quality fishing experience with the minimum of fuss – a simple transfer from the airport will quickly see you sipping a cool beer while watching arapaima roll giving you your own slice of paradise. Checking in couldn’t be easier with the efficient but welcoming staff.

The resort is quite simply stunning.


Rooms are decorated to a very high standard with en-suite facilities, bedroom, lounge area, air conditioning and terrace, equal if not beyond a 4 star European accommodation and unequalled on the Thai fishing scene.

Free wi-fi is available in the club house to update your social media status with your latest photographs of monster fish. Or you can simply sit, have a beer and relax.


Food and drink is available in the club house with both European and Thai dishes on the menu, all to be enjoyed whilst sipping a cool beer on the terrace.

Please don’t think that there is only fishing at the resort – there is a swimming pool, sunbathing terrace, spa providing massages and very shortly we’ll be offering ‘Pamper Packages’ so it can also be a great place for a family holiday.


An angler’s non-fishing partner can stay at the resort for no additional cost. We do all we can at Jurassic Experience to ensure that your dream fishing trip can come true.

The Lake

The lake sits in a dramatic location – in the shadow of limestone mountains and between paddy fields. It is truly a stunning location.

Salas are located around the lake so you can escape the hot sun, or your partner can sit, relax and read a book.



We pride ourselves on supplying you with your dream holiday and do all we call to meet your personal needs.  Therefore each trip is treated on an individual basis and we ask you to contact us below or call 07562 307360 with your holiday requirements and take your first step towards an unforgettable trip and the fish of a lifetime.


Trips can be booked for any length of time, from a day trip to a week’s stay, a fortnight or longer. You don’t have to fish every day and can use our villa as a base for sightseeing; you can break the fishing with a few rest days or tag a few extra non-fishing days on the end of a visit – the choice really is yours. Below is an indication of the price of a week’s holiday:

6 days fishing/7 nights accommodation

Day 1 – Pickup from Bangkok airport and transfer to the resort, no fishing, time to relax
Day 2 to 7 – Bowler’s Thai Fishing Experience – huge fish and luxury accommodation
Day 8 – Transfer to Bangkok for the journey onwards

Cost includes: 6 days fishing with all bait, tackle and gillie and transfers to/from Bangkok

Prices from £1280 (subject to exchange rates and confirmation) and a non-fishing partner can stay for FREE and enjoy the resort.

Food and drink are extra however the restaurant offers excellent Thai and European cuisine at extremely reasonable prices or you could venture to Cha Am or Hua Hin’s numerous bars and restaurants. Thai Air or Eva Air offer non-stop flights to Bangkok from where one of our drivers can collect you for the journey on to your holiday destination.

Lots of couples choose this holiday for their honeymoon destination and if so, or you would just like to treat that special someone, we can (for a small extra charge) arrange for flowers and a bottle of Montechiara Prosecco to be in your room upon your arrival.

It is possible to pay for your trip in instalments at no extra cost – if you would like to do this please mention at time of enquiry.

All bookings to be made via or 07562 307360.

When booking is confirmed you have a choice of receiving a copy of Martin’s A Fish For All Seasons book or Catching the Impossible book totally free and also have the opportunity to speak to him with any questions you might have about fishing at Jurassic.

Tackle & Bait

All tackle and bait is included in your fishing package and comprises of
1 x Carp rod and
1 x Predator rod.
10kg of 25mm pellet and
10kg of dead baits per day! More than enough to tempt a monster!



The accommodation has been described as ‘spectacular’ by many of our visitors and we certainly think it is comfortable, clean and spacious and more than a little special! The accommodation is built around the gardens and swimming pool with each villa having its own entrance and terrace area with table and chairs. The rooms themselves have double bed, ensuite shower room, lounge area with sofa, TV and DVD player, air conditioning, a fridge, wardrobes and a safe for your valuables. The rooms are cleaned and freshened on a daily basis.


Food & Drink

There is an excellent restaurant and bar on site offering both Thai and European cuisine. Sit by the lake and watch the fish roll as you eat your evening meal or have a full English breakfast delivered to your swim to set you up for your day’s fishing.


Other activities

Of course most visitors come to our villa for the monster fish however there are a multitude of other activities available from the resort and not just sunbathing on Cha Am beach.


Top attractions local to us are:

– Animal Sanctuary
– Cha Am Beach & Town
– Bat Cave – Evening Fly-By
– Kaeng Krachan Dam & National Park
– Hua Hin Town & Night Market
– Hua Hin Floating Market
– Hua Hin Hills Vineyard Restaurant (Lunch Only)
– Black Mountain Water Park
– Huay Mongkol Temple
– Wat Khao Takiap

To visit any of these destinations you can book a car/driver via reception the day before you want to go. Transfer prices will vary depending on your destinations and length of time. To give an idea the price would start from around 500 THB to go to Cha Am and back up to 3000 THB for a whole day full of sight seeing.

We can now offer a Pamper Package for non-fishing guests – this is available as an optional extra and must be booked in advance as part of the fishing holiday package. For any booking under a week you have our basic massage menu which is bookable at reception. The following however are two fixed packages whereby an A La Carte tariff is not available, ideal for 6 day stays and longer.

Half Pamper Package – 9000 THB (choose any 6)
Full Pamper Package – 15,000 THB (all 12)

Thai Traditional Massage
Relaxing Oil Massage
Aromatherapy Massage
Natural Coconut Oil Massage
Aloevera Massage Sunburn Treatment
Back Neck Shoulder Massage
Body Scrub
Facial Treatment Massage Anti Ageing
Facial Treatment Massage Collagen Mask
Aroma Ears Candling
Foot Massage Reflexology & Foot Scrub
Pedicure & Manicure

Each treatment is for 1 hour and takes place on site. They must be booked in advance with with dates and times specified.


Thailand is warm throughout the year and there is never a bad time, weather and fishing wise, to visit. However below is a rough guide of what to expect:

February to April – Hottest time of the year and dry, a great time to avoid the gloom in Europe
May to July – Hot and dry, possibly the best fishing of the year
August to October – Slightly cooler and the possibility of a little rain which will suit you if you are not a sun-worshipper but still want your rod bent!
November to January – Coolest time for Thailand but a lovely place to spend the European winter in

Contact Us

If you would like more details, prices, to check availability or simply to discuss your holiday requirements email, fill out the form below or call us direct on +44 (0) 7562 307360 (UK number).



Jo & Martin – Just wanted to write and tell you what an amazing time we all had at your villa this last week. Going away on holiday to Thailand for the first time and having grown up daughters still wanting to come away with us, I did wonder if we would want to all do different things. I also wanted to feel safe! Going away on holiday I want to be able to relax, to sample the local cuisine, to explore, to experience new things and to enjoy being together. My husband wanted to fish!

Spending a week having a family holiday exceeded all my expectations. What a gem of a place! A real tropical paradise! From the lovely welcome we received from all the staff, the high quality rooms with air conditioning, the superb Thai food on site but also the possibility of more traditional English food (sausage sandwich and roast lamb dinner lapped up especially by one of our daughters), and the stunning scenery, to the amazing fishing and incredible fish, it was truly a wonderful holiday.

Having been a ‘fishing widow’ for 30 years, I do know a bit about pellet wagglers and fishing on the bottom but had no idea of the adrenaline rush of hooking and landing a 40lb plus Siamese Carp! Brilliant! After the fish was safely in the huge floating hoola hoop net – it was also a real privilege to be so close to such a beautiful creature albeit for a short time. They really are incredible. In fact both our girls really enjoyed the thrill of fishing and both caught fish to 50lb. When it was time for my husband to finally have a chance to fish – there was always the opportunity to relax in the pool or have a Thai massage back in the room.

The resort is well placed for day trips to explore the night markets in Cha Am and Hua Hin as well as the beach, shopping centre and temple.

First impression of Thailand = Awesome!
First impression of Bowler’s Thai Fishing = When can we go back?

Nikki Wilmot – August 2016

From the moment I arrived I felt I was in paradise. My fiancé Tom introduced me to fishing in a pop up tent and a disposable barbecue when we first started dating lol….. I never looked back …. even when I lost my footing when he took me to Earlswood lakes (posh part of Brum ) … he had a bite and me being the new girlfriend all ready to impress endeavoured to bring his other rods in … lovely summer evening, me in maxi dress looking glam. .. picked up rods start reeling .. take a step back ………. fall in lake pmsl …. Tom left me lying in lake rods etc whilst he caught his monster carp about 18lb pmsl …. that’s when I realised fishing was for me…..

Christmas comes and goes I’m bored and decided …. Thailand fishing is the way forward … tired of watching the TV programmes …River Monsters etc , I want to be there …

Thanks to Jo Bowler I managed to book the best surprise holiday for Tom (who had never ventured from England before!)

All I can say is the villa and resort makes the most amazing memories. …. you are welcomed as part of the family …. I have been luckier than Tom and visited many countries but never have I felt so welcomed and looked after than at a holiday resort in Thailand …. Can’t wait to return next year …. for our honeymoon x

Lynsey Campbell & Tom – July 2016


Returned from a brilliant two weeks on the Bowler Thai Fishing Adventure. Had the best fishing I’ve ever had in fifty years of angling.
The staff were fantastic. Big thanks to Alex and Joe. Nothing was too much for them. They were running around for twelve hours in 30c+. The fishing was great with Red Tail cats to 65lbs and carp to 85lbs.
The accommodation was first class. Very comfortable with good air conditioning, thank God.
Bowler’s Thai Fishing also inadvertently caused me to crack and I proposed to my Thai girlfriend who accepted. Nice one Jo!!
Would I go back? Most definitely!!

Glenn Perry – June 2016


For every sportsperson who participates in their chosen field, one common theme applies. We dream and we have heroes, and in our wildest dreams the 2 combine: For a golfer, the ultimate dream would be Greg Norman or Tiger Woods guiding you down the 18th hole at Augusta to chip in for Masters Glory, if you were a footballer the dream would be for George Best or Pele to stand over the ball lining up a crucial free kick with you at Wembley Stadium. For most the dream will always be that, for the very few your dreams come true.

What about the dream of an Angler? To cast Dick Walker’s MkIV in to the weedy depths of Redmire for a record carp? To walk the Wensum stalking barbel with John Wilson? How about to chase some of the world’s biggest and most powerful carp, have the chance of snaring the crimson and silver serpent of the tropics itself – the mighty Arapaima and to do this under the guidance of one of the most accomplished anglers in the world today – Martin Bowler. We can all dream….

Then why not throw in beautiful surroundings, sunsets from fairytales, authentic food and lovely hospitality.
For Anglers, sporting dreams can come true; I know I have been there!

Liam O’Reilly – February/March 2016


The resort in Thailand was an amazing experience for me. From all the staff and to Jo and Martin who organized my trip I say thank you! The fishing is fantastic and surroundings so beautiful, lovely restaurant and swimming pool – I will be going back every year from now on. You have to go and make your dreams come true.



Arrived at Bangkok and met by Eddy, taken to the resort by mini bus. Walked into resort and was met by a stunning view of mountains and the lake and of course Martin and a beer! Shown our accommodation, which is top notch, fished the following day and then non-stop for the next 7 days and what fishing we had – 10 of us fishing all catching fish which kept Martin very busy. He worked like a demon round the lake giving advice and taking photos of fish caught and lost. Anyone who is thinking of fishing in Thailand I can’t recommend the Bowler’s Thai Fishing Experience with Martin enough and the resort, above are a few photos of some of the fish I caught. Been back two weeks now and still buzzing and looking forward to going back next year

Clive Wynn – hosted trip 2016


What can I say apart from it was a trip of a lifetime. The trip had a wow factor from start to finish. The flight with Thai air was faultless with lots of food with free drink throughout the flight. The taxi from the airport to the resort was very spacious and comfortable. On arrival the shock kicked in. The location and the apartment are far better than what I or what we were all expecting. The apartments are phenomenal with lovely surroundings with well landscaped walkways, swimming pool and ponds with a bar overlooking the lake. The restaurant overlooks the lake with fabulous food and service from all the staff. The fishing lake itself is very well kept and the after care to the fish by the guides is excellent. The tackle is top notch. The only thing I can say is take some light line 3lbs and small hooks size 16. That’s if you want to catch some live bait. Dead bait is provided each day. Its only a 10 minute taxi ride into town, with good night life and restaurants. All I can is you won’t be disappointed.

Jason Keen – hosted trip 2016


It was absolutely brilliant, Jo and Martin surpassed my expectations of the event. Martin was great and always had time for everyone, One of the best holidays I have had and will definitely be going back. Well done you guys

John Barter – hosted trip 2016


I just wanted to take the time to email you regarding my days fishing today and how fantastic it’s been. Every member of staff helped me very well and was extremely welcoming and added to my day being even more enjoyable. Thankyou for all your help. I managed 8 fish in the end.

Jason Street – day trip, April 2016

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