Small Village in Munhang Offers Fun Fishing Activities

A small village in Munhang, South Gyeongsang Province, is a popular destination that offers a variety of fishing activities.

Although the summer is almost over, many programs are still fully booked. Visitors from all around the country visit the village to enjoy fun fishing activities.

One of the most exciting fishing adventures there involves fishing with bare hands. Fishing nets are put up in mud flats to trap fish, and when the tide goes out visitors start catching a variety of them. Meanwhile, the water becomes cloudy, but the muddy water does not pose any obstacles, and even children can catch big fish.

Another fun program would be "treasure hunt" on the mud flats, which involves digging up shellfish and catching mud shrimps. As they dig to a depth of around 30 cm, soft-shell clams and various other clams appear, causing the diggers to roar with delight. No one will ever return home empty-handed because their hands will be full of sea food.

Visitors can eat their catch right out of the sea, as villagers there are ready to prepare it on the spot. It costs only W3,000 to have fish salted down after the guts and scales are removed.

A strip of food vendors nearby also tempt visitors, selling various local specialty foods.

Fishing programs there vary according to the season. Calling ahead of time is advised as programs can be cancelled depending on weather conditions. For more information, call the village at 055-863-4787.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 29, 2014 11:05 KST