You’ve done all the water sports Hong Kong has to offer, been on every hike and junk boat party, maybe even dabbled your hand at a game of golf, or even went on a camping trip or two to cure your boredom...so what’s next? Enter: fishing.
Fishing enthusiasts will tell you there’s nothing better than a Sunday afternoon with a few close friends, lazying under the sun and patiently waiting for that jolt of excitement when a fish finally bites.
Whether you’re looking to set up camp by a pier or reservoir, or if you’re looking for something a little more glamorous and unique, there are plenty of other options to get your fishing fix in Hong Kong. From the best fuss-free fishing spots in town, to all-in-one yacht packages that will drive you out to sea as you leisurely sip on glasses of bubbly, or night-time squid fishing boat tours that will shield you from Hong Kong’s unrelenting sun, here is Tatler’s guide to planning a luxury fishing trip in the city.
Fishing types, licenses and regulations
Seawater fishing is available to the public year-round without a license and there are currently no quantity restrictions for non-commercial fishing in sea waters. Seawater fishing can be done in most seaside places in Hong Kong from piers, waterfronts and at the sea.
Nighttime squid fishing is also popular during hotter months from April to September. The activity is usually done in the evenings, and bright, LED lights are used to attract more squid.