You don't always get lucky with the weather timed to the bream tide. On
such happy occasions you certainly must do your best to exploit them.
- TT Japan
Seabass fishing is a different game in many ways. It doesn't require sighting
challenge and finesse in presentation as most of seabass fishing is done
after dark. On the other hand you need an intimate knowledge of the location
and technique in controlling the drift, without being able to see the flyline
of course. Another fine fish of 71cm, noe the yellow JGFA tag on the back..
Snapper fishing in Hiroshima. You won't mind the drizzle when playing a
fish like this.
Another lunker seabass of 75cm, caught on a Ayu imitation about 7cm in
Still chilly but not biting cold any longer. Probing the port of Kure for the big glutton squid feeders.
Paddled out in a Kayak for a change. A fine fish of 74cm in the middle
of Hiroshima city.
Occasional family trip is not a bad thing either.
Back in Hiroshima and back to my angling routine - nightly errand for Ayu
Golden Week Holidays
Visited the freestone streams in Tokushima, Shikoku. Casting dry flies
on a light wand makes a welcome change and a different kind of exhilaration.
Casting to the illuminated structure from a boat makes the night far more
As the water warms up, seabass starts their annual invasion into the river mouth in search of Ayu fries, producing exciting game particularly for flyfishermen.
Went out in a boat from my home town in Kagawa, for a day of lure fishing
Snapper is a most prized table fish for its beauty as well as for its succulent
We kept smaller two, releasing the bigger rest for future fun.
And sight fishing for breams on sunny days.
Visited a lake in the mountains of Okayama to admire Satsukimasu, a sea
run strain of Amego trout.
Like the opening day of streams, the season's first successful bream day
is something special to look forward to.
- TT Japan
From the trials and errors of the past seasons, I managed to design a fly
to suit this particular bait fish. This fine fish of 80cm did a lot to
give me that crucial confidence in my newly constructed angling method..
But a true hard core angler as I am must seek satisfaction only by landbased,
independent fishing - even though you only get one single bite a night,
such as this one at 75cm.
Seabass night game in the dead of the winter is only for the most determined.
As the cherry blossoms brighten up the streets of Hiroshima, the sight
fishing game for bream opens up.
- 2015 Early season -