species of trout and one species of native salmon can be found in
Korea; Cherry trout,
Lenok (Manchurian trout) and Rainbow trout, Chum salmon,and Sima
(Cherry salmon ,sea-run cherry trout). But in the case of salmon,
you'd better not get your hopes up too high. Fishery authorities
ban fishing when the salmon come up the river and most of the salmon
are caught by fishnet for breeding. Therefore, for the time being,
you can only fish for trout in Korean streams.
trouts and Lenoks are native but Rainbows are stocked. In fact,lenok
belongs to genus Brachmystax.It's like a Char.One more, about 30
years ago there is White spotted char(Salvelinus leucomaenius) in
Korea. But now this species was gone in the streams. I have much
interests in restoring this fish. In north Korea this fish still
Chum salmon (YangYang)
are Pink salmon and Dolly varden in addition in
North Korea. Some Pink salmons even comes down to Koseong (our
side) and is caught fishent at times , I heard. Hope this salmon
comes his another home again in the future.
trouts in the streams, Cherrytrout and Lenok are native but
Rainbows are stocked.
has a magnificent landscape with Great Mountains, known as the Taebaek
from north to south separating the Korean peninsula in half. Manchurian
trout live on the west, while Cherry trout live on the east. Of
course the east side is closest to the Pacific Ocean which helps
moderate the temperature of the water. Both of these scenic areas
are in Kangwon Province. I love Kangwon Province. In my opinion,
Kangwon province is like a precious jewel.