Unfortunately Baetong closed permanently in 2020
Baetong is one of the larger parks and located in central Pattaya it can get quite busy. The fishing here can sometimes be rather slow so take a bottle or two of bait flavouring with you to improve your chances. They claim they have Mekong giant catfish up to 60kg, a friend has seen one of around 40kg pulled out so if you are after them I would use 30+lb line. The fish tend to congregate towards the far bank so casts of around 40m are needed to reach them. A technique which works well here is to thread some bread onto your hook and float it on the surface, the staff often throw bread in for the fish.
Location: 12.94333 N, 100.89806 E (see below for map)
Cost: fishing and bait set ฿300 (2kg flavoured breadcrumbs & small loaf of sliced bread), rod hire ฿500 (includes fishing fee & bait set). Tilapia to take home ฿80/kilo.
Size: approx 53m x 68m
Species: striped catfish, Mekong giant catfish allegedly up to 60kg, rohu, tilapia, silver barb, catla carp
Outside baits: not permitted
Food and drinks: food only available after 2pm, must be purchased from the park, small bottle of water ฿30
Other facilities: restaurant
Baetong Fishing Park latest catch reports