- Published: Thursday, 05 October 2017 18:21
“Whenever I catch a fish, I believe that we are meant to cross paths in our lifetime.”
Those are the deeply philosophical words of Jung-Hoon Park, who uses a traditional Korean fishing pole called a gyeonji to catch freshwater fish in South Korea.
These historic poles are believed to be somewhere between 300 and 500 years old and the method is regarded as the traditional fishing method of Korea.
Essentially a gyeonji is a short stick with a wide paddle-like attachment at the end around which the line is wrapped, making it the most basic rod and reel combo you can imagine.