Regarded as a fishing enthusiast’s dream destination Hong Kong offers angling fans young and old a variety of opportunities to engage in their favourite pastime. Hong Kong’s popularity as a fishing hub is mainly due to the island nation’s strategic location and coastlines teeming with marine life. Although some of the fishing activities mentioned below will require tour operator assistance most can be experience on one’s own if travellers are based in conveniently located Hong Kong serviced apartment such as the Citadines Habourview Hong Kong.
Deep sea fishing is perhaps what most anglers are looking to enjoy in Hong Kong and the choices are endless as various local companies offers fishing packages which not only includes fishing gear and all other necessities but refreshments as well. Setting out from the Aberdeen Boat Club visitors can enjoy day long fishing expeditions from 7.30am onwards provided they visit the island during official fishing season. The best time to head down to Hong Kong for deep sea fishing activities is before October when a large number of fish varieties are up for grabs. Another lesser known way to experience fishing for seafood of a different kinds is clam digging. Accessible on the southern fringes of Lantau in Shui Hau fishing enthusiasts can head to the intertidal zone when the rides are low to find the buried clams. A clam digging kit can be rented from a nearby vendor for a few dollars and one can spend the entire day engaged in the unusual fishing activity.
Squid fishing is another activity popular among locals and tourists alike as the night time activity takes fishing fans on well-lit boats to attract the crustaceans. The activity involves a line and hook method which should appeal to traditional anglers while freshwater fishing in Tai Mei Tuk Fish Farm is another option available to visitors. Reservoir fishing on the other hand is only available from November onwards in the 16 reservoirs in Hong Kong that allow fishing access to the public.
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