WSD invites applications for reservoir fishing licences

The Water Supplies Department today (August 18) reminded anglers wishing to indulge their hobby in local reservoirs during the coming fishing season must apply for a licence from the department.

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

Applications can be made during office hours at the department's two Customer Enquiry Centres:

* Wan Chai Customer Enquiry Centre - 1/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; and

* Mong Kok Customer Enquiry Centre - G/F, 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 or passport, a crossed cheque for HK$24 payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Licences will not be issued to people under the age of 13.

Anglers must observe the rules specified on the fishing licence. Each licence is good for the use of one rod and line only. 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/Thursday, August 18, 2011
Issued at HKT 11:49