Jomtien Fishing Park

Jomtien Fishing Park sign

This park is no longer accessible from Jomtien Beach Road soi 14. It’s now on Jomtien 2nd Road between Soi Wat Boon and Soi Chaiyapruek 1, look for the sign pictured below. The park is stocked mainly with striped catfish between 7 and 10kg, with a few larger ones up to about 20kg, there are also a few Mekong catfish. The guides always use bait flavourings so probably best to buy some at the park or bring your favourites with you. Most of the fish congregate towards the far bank so casts of 30-50m are the order of the day. They claim to have Mekong giant catfish up to 40kg. Well worth a visit, but of all the photographs they have stuck on the wall there is no fish remotely approaching 40kg.

Location: 12.88250 N, 100.88768 E (see below for map)

Cost: Foreigners ฿300, Thais ฿150, rod hire ฿100, 500g bag of breadcrumbs ฿20, small bag of bread ฿20, bait flavourings ฿40

Size: approx 40-60m x  95m

Guides: yes

Species: striped catfish, Mekong giant catfish, Chao Phraya catfish.

Outside baits: not permitted

Food and drinks: available, may only be purchased from the park

Jomtien Fishing Park latest catch reports

Mekong giant catfish estimated at 25kg
Mekong giant catfish estimated at 25kg

Jomtien Fishing Park sign Jomtien Fishing Park

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13 thoughts on “Jomtien Fishing Park

  1. 3 of us fished it twice in December 2014. First time excellent some great fill well worth it. 2nd time they were ramming that many people in it was a joke. Loads of locals and some had no idea even though they had their own tackle with braid which cut through normal line. Most of time spent getting untangled. Tip. when you get there pick your spot and don’t let the guides move you sly to another spot as more people arrive. Also be careful with bills as they tried sticking a bill for 600 baht in our pot. Great place if not too many there, avoid otherwise.

  2. Fished it last week,loads of russians who followed hooked fish rather than stood and played them,they dropped the fish while posing for photos,one even tried kicking a fish back into the water,I wonder how many pla buk float belly-up into the margins at night?

  3. Forgot to add its now 540 Baht to fish entry price includes rod hire,bait and two small bottles of some bait-additive,tip the guides as they work hard to get you a fish…………….Tight lines.

  4. I thought for 560 baht, rod and bait plus helpful guides great value, stayed there an hour caught 4 cat fish averaging 8 kilo each , well worth going to

  5. Just got back from an afternoon of fishing with my girlfriend and five of her female family members. We caught 26 in just over 2 hours smallest was about 3 kilos largest between 23-25 kilos. The guide was great and I highly recommend an outing.

  6. Another good day at jomtien fp. OK the fishes are not as big as in pattaya fp but the park is well worth a visit. I have been here at least 50 times during my Years in Thailand. The Guides (and the owner) are very helpful and polite. Please try their food. It is very tasty.
    Puffen

  7. So fun! First time for my daughters and I to try fishing. We reeled in a huge fish (10-12 kg) from the first cast and every cast thereafter. Food was good, nice enjoyable setting, guide was jovial and very experienced. We want to go again! Only a local father/son and Australian tourist couple were there who told me this place was better than Amazon fishing park.

  8. Yesterday (monday) was a hot day at the park. The biggest catch was appr. 20 kg (sawai). A numerious 5 – 13 kg. were also taken up. Tomorrow I will try again and hopefully get one of the pla buks in the pond (There are some 20 – 40 kg in the pond and I can assure you it is hard work when you have one of them on your hook)
    Puffen
    PS! If you want to try the park I recommend you to go there a mon – fri. Normally the locals are at the park at the weekends and it can be more or less fully occupied.
    P.

  9. Yesterday i wanted to try a park i have never visited before, baetong. Took a taxi and ended up in a waist water plant or what lever it was. ( do not go there if you into fishing). Back to jomtien too try to get the big pla buk i am hoping for, no luck, only about 10 sawais between 8 – 12 kg. Next week i will try some pla shadoo fishing (snake head) in the kao laem dam. The records so fare is 6 kg and i hope to have a better catch this year.
    Puffen

  10. Hi,

    Thinking of visiting this pond in Dec on a weekday. Any good advice for this pond like the bite rate, prices and any hidden costs. Thanks.

    Cming

  11. fished the park a few times over Christmas with meekongs to 15kg. but even when we went mid week it was packed to capacity. lots of crossed lines, tangles and angry words. we had a group of young English lads 4 pegs to our left swearing at people when they were playing a fish and the lines got crossed. I was sorting a tangle out for them and tried to explain to them that when a fish makes a run there is nothing the angler can do to stop it. they were all novices so hadn’t a clue lol. the staff were helpful as always but were run off their feet with it being so busy. hopefully when we go back it will be a bit less busy as its one of our favourite spots

  12. Wicked place to fish had about 20 fish in 8 hours biggest being around about 30 kg Mekong catfish guide helpful however it was very busy and they were putting people 1 metre away from each other and playing a 30 kg Mekong catfish isn’t very nice when you get everyone line Also all the foriners was on the of side and the Thai was on the right the Thais were nicely spaced out but we were so Clair and crossing lines . The bait they give you will last about 1 and a half me and my dad when and brought another 10 bags of bread and 10 bottle of glug other than that the fishing was wicked

  13. Fished there again today slow day,managed 2 fish,missed a couple more which was my fault,still 540 baht not crowded this morning.

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