If you’ve seen the movie “The Isle” by Kim Ki Duk, you’ll know what these are. They are not houses for rent, but floating fishing cabins. I saw the movie twice, because I didn’t understand it the first time. My husband and I had a nice discussion over the movie. He is a fan of indie films and of course, of Kim Ki Duk.
Anyway, I haven’t gone fishing in Korea but my brother-in-law is an enthusiast and he would sometimes fill us in with his fishing endeavors (which bores my husband all the time!) I took the picture in Yesan. The floating fishing cabins are found in the Yedang Reservoir, which is the biggest lake in Korea. A fishing contest is held here every year.
Fishing in Hangang (the Han River in Seoul) is prohibited, but some has gotten away with it.
In the winter, one can try ice-fishing in frozen lakes. Chuncheon, the city popularized by Winter Sonata, is famous for its ice-fishing festival held every year. If you want to make sure that you’ll catch a fish or you’ll go home with a catch, try the paid fishing resorts that can be found all around Korea.
The word “fishing” in Korean is “nak-sshi” (Hangeul: 낙씨)