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Species Distribution - Freshwater Fish
   Shek Pik Reservoir and its catchments
    Site Description

Shek Pik is located in a drainage basin southwest of Lantau Peak.  The water sources of the reservoir come from pristine streams on Lantau Peak, Keung Shan, Kau Nga Ling and Kwun Yam Shan, as well as from numerous streams of the South Lantau area via the catchwater.  The area uphill of the reservoir is mostly mature plantation woodland, established for decades.  The water quality of the reservoir is very good and water depth varies across the reservoir.  This environmental setting provides ideal conditions for different fish species.

    Site Protection

The site is within Lantau South Country Park.


New Lantau Bus:        
1     Mui Wo - Tai O
2     Mui Wo - Ngong Ping
11   Tung Chung Town Centre - Tai O
23   Tung Chung Town Centre - Ngong Ping
Disembark at Shek Pik Reservoir Commemorative Garden stop.

    Survey method

-Direct identification of fish by visual observation at the reservoir bank.  A pair of binoculars may be used to identify fish far from the bank.

-Use of a D-framed hand net of 3mm mesh size to sweep in the water to catch fish for identification.

-Use of baited pot trap with 3mm mesh size, set in the water for 20 minutes to attract.

-Fish collected are identified following Field Guide to the Freshwater Fish of Hong Kong (Lee et al. (2004))

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