If your kids love to go fishing, or they’re keen to try something new, then you have to take a look at our list of the top family-friendly fishing experiences in Hong Kong. From fish farms, and open water options, to specialized children’s fishing day-camps, Hong Kong has it all. Whether you’re looking for a quick fishing fix to include in your itinerary, a nighttime squid fishing experience, or tranquil fishing spots where you can make a rare catch, our list has you covered. We include places that allow you to rent full sets of fishing equipment and we give tips on purchasing fishing licenses if needed. Read on to plan your next fishing trip with your kids.
The perfect family outing, Tso Wo Hang Pier is a scenic spot that offers bountiful fishing opportunities. It is kitted-out with several benches along the dock, barbeque pits for entertaining the whole family, and ample parking space. While it isn’t the easiest spot to access, the area's reputation for incredible seafood makes the fishing experience worth the extra effort. Tso Wo Hang Pier is located 15 minutes away from Sai Kung Town by bus, or 40 minutes on foot. It is child friendly, offering a wonderful environment for children to learn to fish.
Tso Wo Hang Pier, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=130942720309646
An ideal location for the beginner fisherman, the artificial fishponds in Yuen Long known as the Happy Fish Farm are regularly stocked with fish and offer calm waters for easy, satisfying catches. This spot is the largest artificial fishing pond in Hong Kong, with an area of just under 120,000 square feet. The ponds are stocked with sizable silver carp, mud carp, bighead carp, and blotched snakehead. Happy Fish Farm also offers equipment rental, allowing tourists to take advantage of the amenities without having to have any equipment of their own.
Happy Fish Farm, 154 Sheung Pak Nai Tsuen, Lau Fau Shan, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, +852 9671 5420, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yl.hk/relax
Kau Sai Wan Recreational Fishing Wonderland is a fish farm that covers 30,000 square feet of stocked waters. This farm offers visitors the luxury of fishing from comfortable, sheltered rafts so that they can enjoy the scenic views in between catches. The full-day package costs includes the round-trip boat ride from Sai Kung Pier, fishing equipment, a crash course on fishing, access to the children’s play area, and additional boat service to Kau Sai Chau.
Kau Sai Wan Recreational Fishing Wonderland, Kau Sai Wan, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 2792 3000, www.kswfishing.com
The Reservoir guarantees pristine waters teeming with a variety of fish species, making it a perfect spot for fishing with kids because of the excitement of not knowing what they might catch. Located in the northeastern part of the New Territories, this fishing spot is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Hong Kong - the nature is stunning in this region. You need to obtain a $33 license to fish in Hong Kong’s reservoirs, so it is important to do this online before your trip. Reservoir fishing is only open to the public from September to March annually, during the non-spawning season.
Plover Cove Reservoir, Shuen Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2824 5000, www.gotrip.hk
Ideal for anglers looking for a quiet fishing spot - where unusual catches are common - Shek Pik Reservoir in southern Lantau Island makes for a memorable family outing. Away from the busy urban areas, this reservoir is kept in pristine condition and allows kids to practice their fishing skills without unpredictable tidal waves or water flow. Shek Pik Reservoir offers a wide variety of water depths and diverse ecology. You're surrounded by the rolling hills and mountain landscape, giving your family a taste of the great wilderness as you fish.
Shek Pik Reservoir, Hong Kong, www.hk01.com
Man Wan island was a thriving fishing village before it became a ghost town in the mid-1990’s. Located between Lantau Island and Tsing Yi Island, most of its land was purchased for property development and the local residents relocated to the mainland. However, fishing hobbyists still flock to the island to enjoy multiple piers that provide easy baiting opportunities for family outings. To avoid the crowds, head to Tai Pai Tsui Pier on the southern tip of Ma Wan and enjoy ideal, family-friendly fishing waters.
Ma Wan Tai Pai Tsui Pier, www.moovitapp.com/index/en/
Hong Kong has several promenades that make for the perfect quick-fix fishing spot. Siu Sai Wan Promenade offers some of the best fishing opportunities for families that want to include a little rod time into their itinerary. This spot is tucked away in a residential area, on the eastern end of Hong Kong Island. It's a reasonable distance from the city, while still offering peaceful fishing conditions and plenty of action. Its accessibility and easy catches make it an ideal option for kids, but there is still plenty of excitement for adults and more experienced fishermen.
Siu Sai Wan Promenade, 28 Siu Sai Wan Road, Siu Sai Wan, +852 2562 2137, www.discoverhongkong.com/eng
Hong Kong Fishing Wonderland is located in Kau Sai Wan, Sai Kung. Guests are offered a dedicated boat to the fishing platoon at Sai Kung Pier. Ocean fishing is free of charge and you keep your catches at no added expense. The package includes fishing gear and hand wire steak, however, bait is an additional cost. Staff provide fishing tips on request and supervise the child-friendly net fish area. There are also free shuttle boats to Kau Sai Chau Beach, Kau Sai Chau Fishermen’s Village, and Kau Sai Chau, Sai Kung Hung Shing Temple.
Hong Kong Fishing Wonderland, +852 2792 3000, email@example.com, www.hongkongfishing.hk/en
Get Hooked Fishing Camp for Kids is a fishing day-camp in Hong Kong established by lifelong angler, Sam Newman. The camp has been designed as a fun and educational experience that teaches children how to catch both fresh and saltwater fish, while exposing them to important environmental values. Children will learn fishing techniques, casting, knot tying, bait selection, species identification, catch and release tactics, and best environmental and sustainability practice. The camp aims to teach children about fishing in a holistic way, while still keeping them entertained with a variety of fun activities.
Get Hooked Fishing Camp, +852 6799 6154, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.snewman9c.wixsite.com/ghfc
Squid fishing is one of Hong Kong’s favorite evening pastimes during the summer months. The season spans from the end of April to the end of August each year. Harvesting is easy during this period, reaching its peak after the Dragon Boat Festival at the beginning of August. Jubilee will pick up your party of up to 30 friends from TST, Central, Kowloon City, Kwun Tung, or Shau Kei Wan harbour. The experience is family-friendly, catering both to kids who want to partake and adults who don’t. Your catch is cooked fresh, onboard and served as part of a full buffet.
Jubilee, 20/F, Hong Kong Trade Centre, 161 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, HK, +852 6191 4843, email@example.com, www.jubilee.com.hk/jubilee/eng
Here’s a roundup of the best Hong Kong suppliers of a wide range of equipment that offer a variety of sizes, perfect for kids and adults to use on your next fishing trip.
Seven Islands: Fishing Gear In Hong Kong
Founded in the 1990s by experienced angler Simon Cheng, Seven Islands boasts more than 20 years of specialty in lure fishing and boat game. The store sells ISO fishing rods and the big game, lure rod series Sea Venturex, which is famous for being Hong Kong's first authentically Japanese fishing rod brand. Seven Islands sells several other prominent Japanese fishing brands, including Carpenter, Hammer-Head, Craft-Bait, Yambal, Deep Blue Ocean, CB One, MC Works, Ocean Freak, and Patriot Design. If you are interested in authentic Japanese fishing equipment, or simply want expert lure fishing and big game advice, this is the store for you.
Seven Islands, Room 1401, 14th Floor, Keybond Commercial Center, 38 Ferry Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2485 0771, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.proshop-sevenislands.com
Kuying HK: Fishing Gear In Hong Kong
Kuying is a tackle manufacturer that also offers high-quality rods at affordable prices. The company sells both salt- and freshwater rods. Each rod is manufactured with a targeted, aquatic specimen in mind. Ultra-light, Tetron rods are also available for purchase, as well as fishing reels, protective fishing adapted clothing and a wide variety of fishing-related accessories. Kuying HK is the largest Kuying store globally, offering a comprehensive range of equipment and a variety of sizes. This makes it an ideal option to kit-out the whole family.
Kuying HK, Online Shop, +852 6150 4191, email@example.com, www.kuyinghk.com
Po Kee Fishing Tackle Co Ltd: Fishing Gear In Hong Kong
In 1993, Po Kee started out selling silk lines and hooks as an outfitter for the Hong Kong commercial fishing fleet. Today, they claim to offer the highest quality fishing tackle available online. In 1962, Po Kee incorporated and changed its specialty from commercial to sport fishing. In 1966 it opened its first store completely dedicated to sport fishing in Hong Kong’s first shopping mall, Ocean Terminal. The store sells high-quality sports fishing tackle, rods, fishing adapted clothes, reels, bait, and fishing accessories.
Po Kee Fishing Tackle Co Ltd, 1 Floor, 6 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2543 7541, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pokeetackle.com
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