Loy Krathong Chalong Fishingpark
After last years drought we are happy to announce that with a lot of hard work and a decent rainy season the new lake is now virtually full and almost the same level as the original one so we thought that it was cause for some celebration.
Saturday 31st October is the date for the Thai “Loy Krathong” festival which is celebrated on the last full moon of the luna calendar. Loy Krathong literally translates to floating banana trunk which is what the floats were always originally made from and still are but often styrofoam is used these days as well as bread. The floats are decorated with flowers and candles and often hair and nail clippings along with some small change are added and are pushed out onto the water as an offering to the water Goddess Mae Khongkha to give thanks, wave good-bye to misfortune, wash away sins of the last year and make wishes for the coming year. It is also used to mark the end of the rainy season.
Many of us may feel that there has not been much to be thankful for over the last few months but one thing is for sure, we all want the next year to be better and we all have lots to wish and or pray for so we have decided to christen the newly filled lake and have our own little Loy Krathong festival right here. We will have the materials to make the floats late afternoon (or you can bring your own), a few cold ones, some music and a bar b q with friends, everyone welcome and if we all wish hard enough…..you never know and we can have a good time trying. Its also Halloween so if you wanna make yourself look silly feel free ! ?????????♂️?♀️?♀️
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We have had a couple of people ask us if we are currently doing any deals and so the poster below should answer that question as we are basically offering our fishing at half price in an effort to tempt ex pats and remaining stranded tourists on the Island. All the usual things are included in the price and with very little pressure on the lake, very good catch rates are to be expected. We have removed our short 3 hour session as it would just not be worth doing and the half day package is great value anyway.
Please note that we do not offer hourly rates and the packages that we are offering do not even come close to meeting our running costs so please do not ask for further reductions.
We were also offering a half days fishing with 8 cold ones included a couple of days a week for just 1,000 baht (do the math) but we had no takers so we will have a re think.
Virtually all businesses here are struggling with the majority not even open and many perhaps closed for good. We are very aware that this is the same world over and this is not a cry for help, just putting it out there for you and the fish photos were all caught in the last week so why not come and catch some for yourselves and enjoy some “FUNFISHIN!”…..??????????
Fishing From 8 AM – 6 PM (or part of)
- 2 Rods, 1 Predator & 1 Non-Predator
- 3 KG of Ground Bait provided, Chicken/Fish Baits, Pop Up Boilies etc.
- Assistance From Guides.
Total for the above = 1,000 Baht (full day – over 5 hours) or 700 Baht (half day, up to 5 hours).
- Customers are welcome to bring their own bait and additional “Luum” ground bait can be purchased at 300 Baht per 3 kilos.
- Food Will Be Available from 10 am – 2 pm, with drinks available all day.
- Current Regulations Must be Observed.
- Ideally fishing should be pre-booked by contacting us by email, social media or calling 0811554336 (English) or 0939318395 (Thai).
Come and enjoy some “FUNFISHIN !”…..???????????