Sport Fishing Fun for All Ages at Port of Taichung’s Newly Renovated, Spacious Beiti Model Sport Fishing Zone
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Port of Taichung,Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
In support of the national “Ocean Taiwan” initiative and with assistance from Legislative Yuan Vice President Tsai Chi-chang, Port of Taichung, TIPC established Taiwan’s first model sport fishing zone along the port’s northern breakwater (Beiti) in 2019. Since the opening of Beiti to the public in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by National President Tsai Ing-wen in October of that year, the zone has registered over 100,000 visits from sport fishing enthusiasts.
The Beiti seawall is regularly affected by wave overtopping, which pocked its surface and led to cracking and more-severe erosion in numerous places, affecting vehicle and pedestrian safety. To ensure the safety of Beiti fishing enthusiasts and improve the seawall’s overall environment and accessibility, Port of Taichung has invested some NT$50 million since 2020 to resurface the seawall, install new cement wheel blocks, paint warning markers, install safety stairways, and make other necessary improvements along a 2.5km section of the Beiti seawall. Work on this long-term project successfully concluded on July 29th (2021).
The improvements made under this project add significantly to the interest and functionality of the Beiti Model Sport Fishing Zone. These include a new family fishing area ideal for parents and kids to enjoy fishing together. A recent survey of Beiti visitors found a high level of satisfaction with the new and improved sport fishing zone. The Beiti Model Sport Fishing Zone is now even more popular with sport fishermen, who may be seen regularly on the zone’s stairways reeling in large fish, and with family fishing enthusiasts, who are teaching youngsters the pleasures of fishing while enjoying quality family time outdoors. Port of Taichung looks forward to continuing to support the zone’s development as a “sport fishing paradise” for fishing enthusiasts across the region.