Fishing at Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden

My husband and I LOVE finding really cheap activities to do with our daughters. And if the activity is FREE? Well, that’s even better.

This past Saturday we met up with family at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden to do some bamboo fishing. Poles can be borrowed from the visitor center at no cost as long as you return them. You do, however, need to provide your own non-live bait.

It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the visitors center to the lake. Not extremely strenuous but there are some hills. I recommend wearing covered shoes.

Some other things you might want to consider bringing: Sunscreen, insect repellent, a blanket or foldable chairs, an umbrella, water, food, hand sanitizer, and a small trash bag. There isn’t a bathroom right by the lake so be sure to go before you leave the visitors center.

Our girls had tons of fun. They actually caught quite a bit, but refused to touch the fish so my husband had to unhook and release them. Just in case you were wondering, I caught zero fish.

Here’s a little video* from our fishing adventure.

Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden
45-680 Luluku Road Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 | 808.233.7323 | hbg@honolulu.gov
FREE Family Fishing on Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm 

Photos and video by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

*Available in 720p HD

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