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Pyeongchang Trout Festival

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Pyeongchang Trout Festival

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3562, Gyeonggang-ro, Hajinbu-ri, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25332 South Korea
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Yi Qin wrote a review Mar. 2020
Singapore, Singapore206 contributions95 helpful votes
The event was delayed for a week due to the warm winter and we were lucky to be able to get the ice fishing admission ticket as they limit visitor entries. Ice fishing was fun but it's almost impossible to get any fish if you get the cheap equipments. 1 of the really nice local gave us some fish so we didn't go back empty handed. There were also some winter activities such as snow tubing but some of them are unavailable. You will have to walk on snow and ice and it can get quite slippery so get a good footwear if you are planning a visit there. There are long queues at the food area where they prepare your catch. Overall its a good experience if you haven't been to such activity before.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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kelvin wrote a review Jan. 2020
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions30 helpful votes
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Was an eye opener. Although we did not try the ice fishing, we did the indoor fishing for kids. It was good fun and many kids managed to catch. Those who do not can turn in their rods for a live fish. You can then have them to sack the fish (for 3000 won) and bbq on the spot. There is also a food court selling trout related delicacies if you don’t wish to get your hands dirty. There is also live singing at certain time and at the same area there are pop up stores selling some local delicacies, such as bean curd skin, fried trout nuggets etc. one store selling fried prawns surprised us by charging us 20000 won for a small bowl of fried prawns (ard 10 prawns). Maybe prawns are expensive in Korea, but it definitely felt like a rip off! There were a lot of rides at the festival other than the ice fishing which was fun for the kids, but need to get tickets and the queue can be quite long at times. Free shuttles from alpensia, Yong pyong and Olympic Station. It was good fun and you can spend the whole day there.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Daniel G wrote a review Jan. 2019
Seoul, South Korea44 contributions1 helpful vote
I was working with some Olympics clients and we took them to the trout festival as an activity and they thought it was unique but not a ton of fishing was there so it was a little underwhelming. The atmosphere was very open and spacious but it needed some more spectacle. Especially since it was so cold out. The raw trout you can get there is really good though and we we to a nearby restaurant to enjoy more. The trout bibimbap and soup is a great combination. Take plenty of hand warmers though or it can get uncomfortable.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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oLiVIa wrote a review Jan. 2019
Singapore378 contributions210 helpful votes
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Most day trip to this place were only available for booking from Jan 2019 but we were lucky to find one (Trazy) that was opened for booking in Dec. For people who are adamant to join this activity, visiting in Jan would be a better bet. It took about 3 hours from Seoul. There were 2 sections for ice fishing. One area was for open-fishing while another area came with the ready tents and chairs. We opted for the latter. There were rows and rows of tents in various colours lined up on the frozen river. You could choose your desired tent which would already have 2 holes and chairs. You could change tent as and when you want to. The frozen river was lined with some net to avoid falling but it could still be rather slippery. We brought along crampons and hence it came into handy, and we could walked around the frozen river with ease. There were shops thatwere selling various things required for activities such as fishing, sledding, etc. You could get almost everything you need from there. There were rules such as regardless of how fishes you might catch, you could only bring out max of 2 fishes only. We saw people who managed to catch the fishes but I could only tell you it was not an easy task. We came out empty handed!! But the experience was still fun and worth it! You could choose to pay for the fish to be cleaned and grilled for consumption if you catch one in one restuarant. We caught none but we could still visit another restuarant to taste one. We ordered a grilled trout and it was absolutely tasty!! Many patrons were enjoying sashimi in the restuarant too. We didn't have time to try other activities such as sledding (I think you need to bring your own sled or buy one from the shop), ice cycling, etc. Everyone definitely should try this experience once in your lifetime. :))))
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Date of experience: December 2018
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luvholiday9 wrote a review Jan. 2018
Singapore, Singapore392 contributions181 helpful votes
i had been wanting to try this for sometime and this time round, we got lucky that the weather was cold enough for the festival to carry on. we took a bus from dong seoul bus terminal for about 2.5h to jinbu. the stream is just across the bus terminal. there are other activities such as sledding, snow rafting etc. the highlight was the ice fishing. equipment like baits, chairs etc were priced separately. the place was very cold and be careful while you're on the frozen stream! it was slippery! experienced locals caught fish quickly. you could then choose to have your fish grilled or have it like a sashimi. it was a great experience and i would do it again next time, perhaps trying out the other winter activities as well.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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