After arriving in Korea, I like many foreigners living in Pyeongtaek have quite a bit of difficulty locating fishing stores. There is actually a lot of fishing shops in the Pyeongtaek area, many of them small, most I have not been to.
In this guide, I will list my favourite fishing shops in Pyeongtaek, provide a brief descriptions with directions. I also explain effective terms to search for to find your own local stores.
Sapa Fishing & Camping Pyeongtaek Branch
This is a very large fishing store
spread across two stories. Previously it was spread across two floors, but on my last visit the camping section is gone. The entire bottom floor is now taken up with fishing equipment. They have a large range of mostly Korean domestic products, do not expect to find many international brands there. They have a massive selection of rods and a good selection of domestic Korean branded reels.
Prices are generally good, and excellent when on sale. The range of products they stock is large and covers virtually any style of fishing except for fly fishing. Some claim that it is the largest fishing store in Korea, but now that the camping section is gone I feel Big Fishing probably stocks more products.
The Pyeongtaek branch of Sapa fishing is located quite close to Camp Humphey and there is ample parking.
Address and location.
경기 평택시 팽성읍 송화택지로 141
141, Songhwataekji-ro, Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do 17990
Big Fishing 빅피싱
This is a large fishing store located in Aseong, about a mile from Starfield mall and about 14km from Humphreys. In Korean, the store is called 빅피싱, which is”big fishing’ written in the korean script.
The store has an excellent selection of carp and squid fishing equipment. Plus several aisles of bass and saltwater fishing lures. There is a small selection of trout fishing gear. I have not seen any fly fishing equipment.
They also have a pretty good selection of rods and reels on display, a large amount of which is carp focused.
Prices are reasonable, and when I have visited there were a few discount bins, which were worth sorting through for heavily discounted gear. Address and location.Big fishing is located at the end of a narrow road. Look for a tall orange and yellow building, there is a blue and white sign which the name 빅피싱 at the entrance. There is a lot of car parking.
Address, and location
경기 안성시 공도읍 원승두길 145-1
145-1 Wonseungdu-gil, Gongdo-eup, Anseong, Gyeonggi-do
Turbo is a large fishing store, located beside the Jinwicheon river and about a 6km drive from Humphreys. Turbo is mainly an online store, but they lately they have been making an effort to increase foot traffic. Every Friday and Saturday they have discounts store wide, this is the best time to visit.
Turbo has an excellent selection of bass lures, and a lot of squid lures. They also have a reasonable selection of trout fishing gear. They do not have many rods and reels on display, but they are possible to order through their online store.
Next door to the main building is a second fishing store that sells a lot of carp fishing gear including bait.
Address and link to Naver map
경기도 평택시 오성면 강변로 1473
1473, Gangbyeon-ro, Oseong-myeon, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do
Fishingbro is a small fishing store located in the Songtan half of Pyeongtaek. It is within walking distance of the Osan base and is quite close to Songtan station.
The store might be small, but it is well stocked with a selection of bass, trout, saltwater and general fishing equipment.
There is only on-street parking, but it is normally not crowded.
Address and location
경기도 평택시 탄현1로 147 102호
Room 102, 147, Tanhyeon 1-ro, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do,
How to find nearby fishing shops
To find your local fishing shop, it is best to use a Korean navigating application such as Naver or Kakao Map and use it with translation software. I use google translate which is integrated into my browser. Anyone who has tried using google maps in Korea, knows how useless it is. This is not a review of Navigation applications, but I find Naver to be slightly more forgiving with vague inquires and English, while Kakao seems to be a bit more useful friendly with better route finding. I use both applications. Bing maps has a niche use for finding English names for places.
So, when searching. It is not a good idea to search for ‘Fishing shop’ in English, it will bring up a few results, but nothing nearby. If you drop ‘fishing’ into google translate you will get 어업 which again brings up nothing useful. 낚시점 which is “fishing shop” brings up quite a few results, and is worth using. Another worthwhile search term is 낚시 용품 which basically translate to fishing supplies. Finally, searching for 피싱 can be useful, it is basically the English word fishing but in the hangul alphabet.
The best terms to search for (Copy and paste the Korean words)
|Fishing (less useful)