WSD invites applications for reservoir fishing licences

Anglers wanting to indulge their hobby in local reservoirs during the coming fishing season may apply for a licence from the Water Supplies Department (WSD).

The licence will be valid for three years at a fee of  $24. Reservoirs are open for fishing from September 1 to March 31 of the following year.

Applications can be made between 9am and 5.15pm at the department's following two Customer Enquiry Centres:

* Wan Chai Customer Enquiry Centre - First floor, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; and

* Mong Kok Customer Enquiry Centre - Ground floor, 128 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon.

Alternatively, applications may be made by post to the department's headquarters at 43/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The application should include the applicant's name and address, a photocopy of his/her identity card, a crossed cheque for $24 payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" and a self-addressed stamped envelope. No licence will be issued to people under the age of 13.

Anglers must observe the rules under their fishing licences. Each licence is good for the use of only one rod and line. The use of nets or other fishing appliances is not allowed. Boats, dinghies and rafts are not permitted on the reservoirs. The use of explosive or toxic substances to catch or kill fish is also strictly prohibited.

Ends/Monday, August 17, 2009
Issued at HKT 15:55