Sakuna Fishing Park closed permanently in 2017
Sakuna is a sensibly priced fishing park on the outskirts of Bangkok, they have striped catfish and Mekong giant catfish up to about 55kg. Sakuna is a pleasant place to fish with grassy banks and well spaced huts along each side of the lake. Each hut has an intercom so you can order food, beverages and bait without having to get up. They will deliver everything to your hut by bicycle.
The lake contains a lot of hungry striped catfish so if you are after the big Mekongs you will have to battle through lots of sawai to get them. Some of the striped catfish look very sore around the mouth although the Mekongs I have caught appeared to be in very good condition.
The recommended technique is to use a highly scented, very soft/wet mix of rice husks with a slow sinking feeder on a size 15 hook. One of the park staff will be able to make this up for you. I would recommend you use one of the feeders from the park’s tackle shop as they have a lot of surface area to hang on to the soft bait mix.
I would recommend minimum 30lb tackle for Sakuna, there are few obstacles so no need for the really heavy tackle you would use at Bungsamran to muscle the fish away from the pier supports.
Location: 13.59537 N, 100.65638 E (see below for map)
Cost: ฿120 weekdays, I believe it costs more at weekends, rod rental ฿400
Size: approx 90m x 185m
Species: Mekong giant catfish, striped catfish.
Outside baits: not permitted
Food and drinks: available
Other facilities: The park has a limited selection of line and terminal tackle for sale. Restaurant with extensive menu.