Recreational Fishing

Hefty catch raises hope for harbour

It was an unexpected and encouraging sight for the anglers trying their luck off pier 3 in Central.

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012, 12:00am

The marlin fishers of Hong Kong

It may sound fishy, but in the sea off the coast of Hong Kong - not far beyond the polluted waters of Victoria Harbour - a growing number of enthusiasts are on the hunt for one of fishing's biggest prizes - the strikingly beautiful marlin.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Fishing trip ends in tragedy for two families

Four members of two Hong Kong families in Australia drowned and one is missing after they were swept away by waves while fishing on the New South Wales central coast.

12 May 2010 - 12:00am

Fisherman drowns after fall on remote island

A 59-year-old man drowned while rock fishing on a remote island off Sai Kung yesterday, the district's seventh drowning since April.

The man, surnamed Tsang, set out with three friends early yesterday morning to fish along the shore on Basalt Island. At around 8am, he fell into the water.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Licensing fees for fishing boats to be waived

Licensing fees for fishing boats will be waived for a year and it will be easier for fishermen to get loans, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday, announcing moves to help the fishing industry cope with rising oil prices.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Asian anglers caught up in racism row

The tiny Canadian village of Westport, Ontario, is known for its idyllic scenery, surrounded by serene ponds and lakes. But in recent months, the village's tranquil image has been tarnished by reports of a string of attacks on Asian anglers, mostly of Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean descent.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should the AFCD be split to end a conflict of interest?

Yes, the AFCD (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department) should be split to end the conflict of interest between the development of now depleted fisheries and the conservation of the marine environment. A conflict of this magnitude in a business environment would lead to legal action.

27 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Big fish to fry

With the Kyoto Protocol coming into effect this week, Japan has been celebrating its own initiatives towards curbing greenhouse-gas emissions. But, at lakes and ponds across the country, another hot environmental topic is dividing the community.

19 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else

by Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Yellow Jersey Press $188

Don't be fooled by the green marsh-fellers, the beer-toting armchair fishermen lolling in 'leanbacks' under prepaid umbrellas watching corks bobble and battle for space between the flotsam.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am


MY SEVEN-YEAR itch finally found solace down a Wan Chai alley. Just a few lanes back from the neon-drenched strip lies a half-hidden store serving as a gateway to the South China Sea and visceral thrills of a very different nature.

23 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Life at The Tip

IT IS THE MOST ludicrous bait I have ever committed to a fishing line - half a metre of dripping viscera comprising the front half of a queenfish skeleton and the tail of a mackerel. The dangling mess is attached to a game fishing rod and dropped straight off the edge of the jetty, in the manner of children jiggling for tiddlers.

12 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Anglers hooked on the reel thing

PERCHED upon thin wooden planks at a floating fish farm behind Tung Lung Island, near Sai Kung, journalist Tony Flores and his friends are holding 36-kilogram hand-lines with palm-sized live prawns dangling at the end, patiently waiting for the first strike.

25 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Anglers' catches scale new heights

HOBBY anglers on Lamma Island are suddenly hauling in bucket loads of big fish - and some of them believe it might be because of the South China Sea fishing ban.

The Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier has been packed with weekend anglers in recent weeks as word about the easy catches has got around.

18 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Fisherman's joy when tranquillity is shattered by scream of spinning reel

If you want to go fishing for snapper, that glorious, robust and tasty fish which is daily pride of the Kiwi kitchen, it makes sense to venture out on a vessel named after the fish.

It helps, too, if the charter skipper is nicknamed Snapper. It seems to put both the fish and the fishermen in the correct frame of mind.

6 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Sun, wind, waves and fish thrills

Sam Melia stood in the well of his five-metre steel fishing boat, put two fingers in his mouth and let out a shrill whistle. The sound floated over 100 metres of blue South Pacific swells and echoed off granite cliffs. Two shadows emerged from the tree-line, swooping up with the trade wind under their wings.

12 Nov 1998 - 12:00am