A handsome black bream for Sayuri also.
Took a spinning rod to a nearby river back home in Hiroshima. The powerful
battle ended in my favour resulting in a trophy seabass of 75cm.
One big challenge was to catch them on popper. Fairly easy on spinning
tackle but more challenging (and rewarding) on a fly rod. The 47cm handsome
fish made my day.
The guiding lights sticking out into the sea off Tokyo's Haneda airport
are home to indecent amount of seabass and rockfish. A cast a fish, if
Black bream fishig continued with a steep learning curve. This solid fish
of 46cm fancied a tiny #10 scud pattern in 10inches of skinny water.
End of Oct.
Another fine specimen that could not resist a crab imitation.
A weekend foray to the reservoir in Okayama. The 600km trip was rewarded
with Satsukimasu of 43cm.
A first class sight fishing by global standard - and right at our doorstepI
With the lessons learned in Tokyo bay, went prospecting the shallow shores
of Hiroshima. And sure enough, my effort produced this fine bream of 43cm.
In the upper most reaches of Ohta river we can spot (and sometimes cuddle)
this elusive creature giant salamander.
Back home in Hiroshima still in the scorching heat. Went bathing afloat
chasing largemouth bass.
A handsome wild fish of the north.
Away from the heat of mainland Japan, we spent a good full week Salmon
fishing on the shore of Shiretoko, N. E. tip of Hokkaido.
The clear water makes for a good sight fishing. And fresh school of Pink
salmon reacts actively to the well presented streamers.
Weekend fishing in Tokyo bay in search of big bad black bream. The condition
was not favourable and I couldn't land one, but a good learning experience
The small gogi jumped at my #10 Caddis, only to be swallowed by his big
Back in Hiroshima, the inundated fringes of manmade reservoir provides
an interesting venue for largemouth bass fishing.
Black bass and big barbels are the quarries in this backwater eddies.
Male Mahis develops a prominent forehead. And their powerful fighting prowess
leaves no anglers unimpressed!
Our annual visit to Lake Akan in the N.E. corner of Hokkaido. The cloudy
sky produced an ideal condition for the mayflies to hatch.
Mahi Mahi fishing in the bay of Tosa.
Strip strike, clear the line, and just hand on!!
Placing an oversized foam ant in a big pool yielded this nice Gogi char.
An absolute beauty of the rocky stream.
Cherry blossoms finally in Yoshiwa, with the traditional streamers hoisted
over the river.
Amemasu, or White spotted char is one of our proud native gamefish.
Back from Australia where we spent a week of jungle fishing, the gentle
green of Sandankyo gorge was a pleasure to our eyes.
Swinging streamer with Type 2 shooting head invited a violent take. Average
sized fish for this fishery but a lovely one she was.
Spring has come. The first session of the season in a medium size river
up in Chugoku mountains.