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Fishing is for Everyone When You Live in South Korea

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ow long has it been since you’ve held a rod and reel in your hand and felt the tug of a bite? When was the last time you sat at the river’s edge and let all of your responsibilities melt away and enjoyed the outdoors? Fishing is a hobby that gives excitement and calm all in one neatly wrapped package but many leave their favorite hobby behind when moving to a foreign country. South Korea is a haven for every fisherman and there are few reasons for enthusiasts to put their favorite past time on hold because of a PCS. There are so many ways to get out there and fish in this lovely country that even amateurs and families can enjoy an afternoon of angling.

BEYOND THE BASE

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By: Siegrid Pregartner South Korea is possibly one of the most uncomplicated countries to go fishing in. There are no fishing permits, there are few limitations on where one can fish and tackle and bait shops are everywhere. Here in Humphreys, outdoor rec rents poles and there is a large bait shop to the east of Humphreys on the backroad to Osan. After hitting up the bait shop, head back and follow the Anseong stream for parking areas and fishing spots, just a 5 minute drive from the main gate. Every type of fishing is available here in the Land of the Morning Calm. Since this is a peninsula, Sea Fishing is very popular and every angler gets in a boat with hopes of getting a prized tuna. New anglers to Korea should research to discover which species are available during what times of year, where to charter a boat and to take all safety precautions while out at sea. South Korea requires all boat operators to have a license for driving and towing so have the correct documentation before making plans.

Humphreys Happenings – July 2017  

USAG Humphreys Family and MWR