Located on the floodplain next to the world’s most productive inland fishery , Phnom Krom Eco Resort is a paradise form anglers. With the expansion of the Tonle Sap Lake during the wet season each year, the annual floods bring millions of migrating fish from the Mekong River futher downstream. These include commercially-valuable species such as stripe snakehead (trey phtuok), climbing perch (trey kranh) and walking catfish (try andaing). During the second half of 2010, the site’s four lakes were stocked with almost a million fish raised in local hatcheries. Half of these were Sutchi river catfish (try pra), a native species widely farmed in Cambodia.
Also known as “pangasius” and “basa”, this species today represents a billion dollar industry with exports of frozen fillets to more than a hundred countries, mostly from Vietnam. Other species stocked in 2007 were walking catfish and red tilapia (trey lapia krahom), an African species that’s increasingly popular among Cambodian fish farmers. Barbecue and other cooking facilities are available for those who can’t wait to consume their catch.
Three-hour fishing packages combined with boating, cycling and ox-cart rides generally require at least two people and include multiple catering options.