Lure fishing fanatics can add Karamay as
a new destination on their list of top fishing spots, as the city
launched its first lure fishing base, the Binghu International Lure
Base, on May 13.
A lure fishing competition was held at
the base on the day of its inauguration, attracting over 30 lure fishing
fans from across the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, as well as a man
from Chengdu, Sichuan province.
Lure fishing has grown in popularity
among China's anglers since 2007. Lure fishing aficionados find it to be
the most exciting and thrilling way to catch fish, keeping them
constantly engaged in the their quest for bigger game, like perch and
"I have been lure fishing for five years
and it’s my first time to come to Xinjiang for a competition. The base
is a perfect spot for lure fishing, I will come for the next
competition," said Fu Yi, from Chengdu, Sichuan province.
"The Binghu International Lure Base
provides a place for lure fishing fanatics in Karamay. The lure fishing
competition can also boost local tourism," said Guo Zhongping, director
of the Karamay Culture and Sports Bureau.