After going over the Jingogae (the ridge Jin) that
divides Gangnung city from Pyoungchang township, you can see a small
stream of water. This small stream widens as you travel downsream
passing SongCheon mineral spring.
This flow meets another tributary Cheonghak rising from
Noin ridge and passing through Sokumkang to form YounGok Cheon.
A few years ago, YounGok stream was a noted spot for flyfishing
but now there are so many lodges and restaurants along the
stream, that you're better to avoid this spot during holiday
seasons. Younkok Cheon has many merits; easy access, many
stocked cherry trout
and many restaurants that serve good vegetarian
food. If you like convenient fishing, Younkok Cheon is a great choice.
How to get to YounGok Cheon
take National road #7 South to Jumunjin and then
west on road #6. Go up about 20km to the access from downstream.
First, From Seoul take highway #1 or highway
#10 and at Hopob I.C. take highway #50 to JinBu T.G. After
getting off at Jinbu T.G., take National road #6. After 16km
you will reach the top of Jingogae. Then after another 8km,
you will be able to see the stream (the
access from the upper stream)
Second, by plane go to YangYang and
YounGokCheon is so near KangNung that you can take a pleasure in
going round this ancient city besides fishing. And there are many
swimming beaches around this stream. Fishing resources are abundant.
But stocked ones in general. In Spring, you can have an experence
to taste traditional vegetarian food.Further many sea foods.