Welcome to 2013 Sancheoneo(Mount Trout) Ice Festival!!!
Real winter covered with snow and ice in every January in the whole area of Hwacheon,
Gangwon-do that is famous for clean region where Sancheoneo and otter live.
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is opened in every January under the slogan
of “Unfrozen Hearts, Unforgettable Memories” at Hwacheon that has geographical feature
of the fastest ice freezing in the country because of cold valley wind and clean water.
Period : January 5 (Saturday) 2013 ~ January 27 (Sunday) (23days)
Sancheoneo , Sancheoneo , Winter Sancheoneo !
To mention about ice fishing, you need to catch at least one Sancheoneo. It is an elegant fish underneath ice out of comparison to the other fishes due to moderate size and beautiful shape.
Sancheoneo is hard to catch as it is rare but everyone can catch one or two Sancheoneo at Hwacheon with somewhat good luck and knack since 32 or 3 tons of fresh Sancheoneo are being put just under the fishing place every day for visitors for Sancheoneo festival. It is just the reason why a child or young girl without fishing experience is indulged in Sancheoneo ice fishing.
Hwacheoncheon (stream), with eleven thousand ice holes for ice fishing on perfectly frozen ice, is clean water in depth of 2 meter or about, so you can find Sancheoneo that are swimming beneath the ice. Hearing shouts of joy saying, “I caught it!” here and there, many people put their heads near to the ice and shake hands up and down eagerly. Reserved fishing place is better than the spot fishing place if you want to catch more Sancheoneo. One of the knacks is not be stuck on one fishing spot, as swimming pattern of grouped Sancheoneo may be changed in accordance with time due to Sancheoneo property.
Sancheoneo Ice Fishing Sancheoneo Ice Fishing (Spot/Reservation/foreigners only) Fishing by breaking thick ice on Hwacheoncheon (stream) to catch Sancheoneo
○ Open hours: 08:30 ~ 18:00
○ Site scale : Spot receipt fishing place – 6,000 holes
reservation receipt fishing site – 5,000 holes
fishing place for foreigners only - 1,000 holes
○ Application : spot, and 1 place for reservation
· Participants with age of 12 years and above: 12,000 won
· Primary school pupil/the aged/the disabled/man of national merit : 8,000 won
· Foreigner : 10,000 won (10,000won Hwacheon love gift certificate is provided when Issuing ticket.)
※ Free for children under the age of six
○ Operation system:
Spot receipt : 6,000 persons a day → Issuing ticket after spot receipt for the day.
Application for reservation : 5,000 persons a day → Reservation by Internet on in late December.
fishing place for foreigners only : 1,000 persons a day → Issuing ticket after spot receipt for the day.
Sancheoneo Lure Fishing It is a fishing doing at Hwacheonchoen fishing place to maintain the knack of thrilling Sancheoneo lure fishing not to forget the fishing technique. ○ Application: Spot receipt (first-come-first-served 200 persons in a day)
○ Fee: same as spot receipt ice fishing
○ Operation hours: 08:30 ~ 18:00
○ Location: Lure fishing place in fishing square
Catching Sancheoneo by hand for brave people! It is to catch Sancheoneo by hand when someone wishes to catch Sancheoneo but dislike waiting time in fishing, not having much time to go home back, or not seeing even a Sancheoneo. ○ Spot receipt (first-come-first-served a time per 70 persons)
○ Fee: same as ice fishing by spot application
○ Open hours: 2 times/day in weekdays, 3 times/day in weekend
○ Location: Near snow sledding place at Baemeorigyo (bridge)