Fish species: Mekong giant catfish and striped catfish.
Fishing type: Bait fishing.
Location: Soi Mungkorn-Kandi Km. Soi entract is located at 8 Theparak, Muang Samut Prakan. About 30km from downtown Bangkok.
Directions in Thai/ทางไปบ่อตกปลา:
ทางไปบ่อ สกุณา เขตสมุตรประการ
- ไปที่ กม. ที่ 8 แล้ว กลับรถแล้วชิดซ้าย
- เลี่้ยวช้ายที่ เซเวนที่มีป้ายหมู่บ้านลลิล
- ตรงไปเรื่อยๆ แล้วพอหมู่บ้านลลิลอยู่ซ้าย ตรงข้ามทางขวาก็จะเป็นทางเข้าบ่อ
Operating hours: Open daily 10am-10pm
Contact information: 02-755-4433
B100 per rod on weekdays
B120 per rod on Saturday
B150 per rod on Sunday
B60 after 6pm everyday
Description: Spelt either Sakuna or Skunar in English (สกุณา in Thai). Here is one of the cheaper alternatives to the popular Bungsamran for the Mekong hunters out there. The pricing is the same for everyone and there are individual little huts to sit in, free of charge.
There are no wooden docks or obstacles in the water to snap your line so you wouldn’t have to worry about a naughty fish trying to dive under the docks like Bungsamran.
Instead of wooden or concrete docks Sakuna fishing park offers a grass lawn that is trimmed weekly. Another very wonderful part about this pond is their free bait mixing service. Purchase the ingredients for your bait at the counter and let the staff mix the bait for you in their bait mixing machines, this service is also free of charge.
The pond’s restaurant also has a very respectable menu serving all sorts of Thai food and seafood.
Tackle information: Since there are Mekongs in the pond one should always be prepared for a big fight just in case. However the Mekongs rarely ever feed at the bottom so a rig for bottom feeding would usually ensure that the Mekongs won’t bite. All bait used in Sakuna must be purchased there. The most popular bait both the Mekong and the striped catfish is what they call a “yua nuad” (เหยื่อนวด), or literally “massaged bait”. This is a combination of coconut milk, bread, fruity essence, “nom maew” essence and some pond water blended into an almost play-dough substance in their mixing machines.
Pond difficulty: Medium. The striped catfish here are high in abundance here. One will take the bait almost every single cast and they are not too big. The Mekongs of this pond are no where near as plenty as Bungsamran but they can get pretty big with the bigger ones being at around 60kg. Due to their scarcity compared to Bungsamran the Mekongs here usually take a while before they bite but when they do you can expect a good fight on your hands.