If to analyze countries in terms of fishing efficiency, then Thailand will take its place in the top ten world leaders. Here such exotic fish as whale sharks are caught, Marlins, Mekong catfish (weighing up to 50 kg and more), arapaima, catfish, barracuda, carps, tuna, and others are caught.
As my husband is a big fan of fishing, I agreed to spend some time in Jomtien Fishing Park even if fishing is not my favorite time spending.
It is located in Jomtien, on Soi 14 before reaching the junction of the first and the second Jomtien street. To reach it you can by foot, by tuk-tuk, or by taxi.
It is more than affordable. 440 baht costs for the whole day. And ONLY for the fisherman. That is, the rest of the audience is completely free. The fisherman gets everything he needs – spinning, landing net and bait bucket. You can come as a whole company and pay 440 baht, and go fishing one by one. So, I did not need to pay any penny as only my husband wanted to catch fishes.
Near each fishing place, there is a table and benches for up to 8 people. They are located in the shade, under the roof. There are also waiters who will bring you both the menu and your order right to the place of fishing.
If you are very interested in fishing, but you do not know how to do this at all – it does not matter. There are specially trained people who, for a very low fee will show and prompt how and what to do.
The lake is full of fishes! Fishes are bred here especially for guests of the Pattaya. Catching will be guaranteed! In the lake is found exclusively catfish. On average, fish weigh about 6–10 kg. But there are also larger ones weighing up to 25 kg.
At your service cafe with inexpensive food and drinks. There are no restrictions on bringing your own food and drinks. But the local food there is really tasty and not expensive. Always available chilled drinks and beer.
This is a great place for an active family holiday. I saw some families with children and it looked that they really enjoyed fishing with parents.
This is the most eco-friendly fishing. After you caught a fish, you can weigh and take a picture. But generously let her go back into the lake is a must! And try not to injure the fish.