Back From The First Ever North Korean Fishing Trip


Fishing on the Taedong River, Pyongyang, North Korea.

I just returned from guiding the first ever North Korean fishing trip tour. Our small group fished in both the East and West Korean Seas, but we had our best luck at the beautiful Sijung Lagoon. Both the driver and I landed several golden carps which the Sijung Lagoon Hotel staff served as sashimi for us.


Fishing with our driver at Sijung Lagoon.

North Koreans love to fish and our guides were wildly enthusiastic about this trip. Young Pioneer Tours is already looking at offering it again this fall – this is one not too miss!

I already have many of the pics from the trip up on my Instagram. For the fishing specific pics please check out Young Pioneer Tours Facebook page.

4 responses

  1. Looks pretty fun. Do you see a lot of Koreans fishing along the Taedong in Pyongyang?

    May 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    • Not so much in the Taedong, but have seen many in some of the smaller Pyongyang rivers.

      May 22, 2013 at 5:18 am

  2. Hey Joseph,
    Just out of curiosity – do locals need a fishing license or can everybody try whenever they want? (You obviously got permission, I’m just asking because I wonder about the average person…)

    May 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

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