Activity #14, Street 360, Phnom Penh 12203, Cambodia Published on: 03-07-2016
|08:00 AM - 10:00 PM|
|Highlight of the city|
Half day Tour
Food & Drink
Backstreet Academy (Fishing on the Mekong) is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Backstreet Academy (Fishing on the Mekong) is special ?
Backstreet Academy is a marketplace which empowers anyone to create a unique travel experience. Locals who are amazing at what they do create one-of-a-kind tours or activities that you’ll not get anywhere else.
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Whether you are interested in a one-day city tour of Hanoi, a fishing trip by the Mekong in Cambodia, cooking classes in Nepal or just a look at all the things to do in Phnom Penh, they're all available on Backstreet Academy.
What to explore at Backstreet Academy (Fishing on the Mekong)?
Fish like a true cambodian fisherman on the banks of both the Mekong and Tonle Sap River! Learn how to throw the nets for maximum area effect and catch river wonders like catfish and the giant freshwater Mekong prawn! Get on board a traditional Cham fisherman's boat from the fishing village you see right across from Phnom Penh's riverside and cruise down the rivers as you find a suitable fishing spot to throw the nets out!
At the end of the course your host would prepare a nice dinner of your catch right on the boat itself! Don't worry if you don't catch anything, everyone will still get some fish for dinner! And If you take the last timing you may even get to see the epic sunset across Phnom Penh!
Transport, English Guide, dinner
Tips and gratuities
Individual expenses: telephone, shopping, etc.
- Amazing Fishing Trip along the River
- Great day for family day out
- Good for fishing lovers
- Live as fisherman
- Great experience
#14, Street 360, Phnom Penh 12203, Cambodia
Tips for you
This was our first experience with Backstreet Academy and we were really happy with what we got. Having been to Phnom Penh numerous times, I've always been curious about the lives of fishing families on the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Backstreet Academy provided the perfect opportunity for us to experience this unique lifestyle in an authentic way. We met our translator and then picked up by a Khmer Muslim family and their small wooden fishing boat which also doubles as their home. After initially cruising along the riverbank which was a really unique way to view Phnom Penh, we arrived just before Silk Island and then the fun began. We were taught how to gather a fishing net ready to be thrown before then being given around 2 hours to try out luck. After numerous throwing attempts and with some technique corrections, I was stoked to be throwing the net properly. Results were mixed with a variety of fish in numerous small sizes. But I was more than happy to have mastered the skill. The morning was capped off with a beautiful fish, vegetable and rice lunch (including the fish we caught) on the boat as we made our way back to the Phnom Penh riverfront to be dropped off. Would highly recommend this tour if your interested in learning more about this vital way of life in Cambodia. Really memorable morning for a great price.