Fish species: Striped catfish, bighead carp, nile talapia, rohu, Julien’s golden carp, Siamese giant carp and Indian giant carp.
Fishing type: Bait and pole fishing
Location: Sisa Chorakhe Noi, Bang Sao Thong, Samut Prakan.
Bangna-Traat highway heading outbound, drive to kilometre 17 and look to the left.Once you pass Huachiaew Chalermprakiat University, take a left into the soi. Keep driving about 9km. You will cross a total of three bridges. Once you pass bridge three drive about another kilometer and look to the right and you will see a small sign for the fishing park.
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Operating hours: 6am-til a little after sunset. They’re flexible with their closing time.
Contact information: 080-293-0107.
Price: B50 to fish in either the bait fishing pond or the pole fishing pond. B100 to fish and take out as much as 2kg of tilapia.
Description: New Paytai is the essential pole fishing pond in Bangkok. All the big competitions for pole fishing are usually hosted right here. The fish here are fed nothing but bread and fishermen must buy the bait there. The fishing park provides a tackle shop fully-stocked with everything one needs for pole fishing here. Everything from the rods, rod holders to the umbrellas are for sale here. Just try to call in advance tho because sometimes some items may be out. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
There are two ponds here, one for bait fishing that is predominantly stocked with striped catfish and various other species. The pole fishing pond has the larger variety of species.
Competitions here are usually held on the last Sunday of the month while sponsored competitions can be on any given Sunday so once again call to make sure.
The fishing here is fantastic and any skilled pole fisherman can easily go home happy after catching fish all day.
Tackle information: The fishermen here are mostly equipped with poles of 5.4m long attached with a safety line just in case something big takes the bait. Some of the targets here can be over 10kg in weight but they are mostly ranging from 1-3kg.
Pond difficulty: Easy, if you know how to pole fish as the ponds are quite stocked.