Dec 20, 2009

the closing of my fishing for the year

I went fly-fishing at a lake in Tochigi pref. yesterday. It taked about 3 hours by car from Tokyo.
The day was so cold and it was snow and windy. So I guessed the lake was clear, however I saw many angler there.

I caught some trout. Maybe the picture is Yamame-trout. Also I caught smoll rainbow trout. And I caught no trout but in bad condition. You know these was cultured trouts.

I wanted to try my new rod and real. the rod is Powell and that half price. The rod is $99 and then real is JPY5,000. Line is more expensive than the real. that's a laugh.

Nov 8, 2009

New Bakery shop

A bakery shop has opend in my neighbouhood.
I'll be able to have a good breakfast everyday.
Freshly baked bread is so delicious.

Oct 25, 2009


I went flyfishing with old friend Yesterday.

It was Baragi-lake in Gumma Prefecture.

It takes about 3 hours From Tokyo by car.

I enjoyed flyfishing with harling in this lake.

Harling is the way that you tow a fly by rowboat like trolling.

I caught some rainbow trout. the landing net I had was too small, so I felt uneasy.

Those rainbow trouts were good condition, running well, and jumping many times.

Where shall I go next month?

Oct 13, 2009

deep depression

I went to language school after work today.
I couldn't talk about what I wanted to speak in English freely once again.
I thought that I tried to study with English paperback book a while ago. However I couldn't understand it and I quitted in just a few days every time.

Sep 30, 2009


I went to Hokkaido again with my old friends in this mid September.

My dream to catch Salmons finally came true when I took 4 days off in the half-year ending September.

We can catch salmons at not so many river in Japan.

One of these is Churui River.

I could catch some pink salmon however I couldn't see many fresh-run and that I caught only one chum salmon. But she run away before I took a picture.

I bought a new rod and reel. these are L.L.Bean. I can take advantage of direct importing because of the strong JPY.

I've had a good season this year.
Best wishs for a excellent next season.

Jul 25, 2009

I went on a business trip to Hokkaido yesterday.
I love Hokkaido having a great beautiful natural scenery.
And then, I went fishing by rent-a-car after work. I drove for four hours to a river. I took a short nap befor the sun rises.

First picture is cherry salmon.

I don't have heavy rods, so I used 4 wt. travel rod with 4X tippett.
Second picture is sea-run whitespotted char.
Large trouts exit in Japan!

May 22, 2009


I went Fly-Fishing to Oshino Yesterday. Oshino is located close to Mt. Fuji. Oshino is the village of the spring water. It has a spring creek that is a originated from the natural spring of the beautiful Mt. Fuji.

Oshino is a one of the famous river in Fly-Fisher in Japan. Former U.S. president Carter has been there to cast for a trout a long time ago.
There ara so many anglers in the limited area. So I'm sure that trouts definitely feel high pressure.
I could catch some trouts that aren't very good condition. It was dark evening after sun set when I caught Iwana-trout in second picture.

I caught the good rainbow trout in third picture in previous time. She isn't big trout but beautiful.

May 17, 2009

My Golden Week, 2009

Golden Week is a collection of four national holidays within seven days. It is one of Japan's busiest holiday season.

I went to The Shikoku district with my family at the begining of May. I went fishing at four rivers for two days. My wife's home town is in The Shikoku. So, I could go fishing alone.

This is an Amago-trout about 22cm in size.

It's a very beautiful !!

Apr 13, 2009


I went to Natsui-River in Fukushima Pref. with my coworker yesterday.
I caught nine trouts. They are Seema. Seema is called Yamame in Japanese. Unlike Amago-trout, Yamame-trout don't has some red spot on the side of thier body. So Amago is called Red spotted masu trout in English.

Apr 7, 2009


I went to RIKUGI-EN to view the weeping cherry tree at the end of last month. RIKUGI-EN is historical garden with artificial hills and a large pond.
It was a very beautiful.
And then, It came to me that there were a lot of couples around me. I was jealouse!!

Mar 31, 2009

The end of fiscal year

Today is the end of fiscal year.
I went to language school this evening.
Wine was served at the school because I join the last class of the last day.
I felt mellow and then became to talk too much due to alcohol.
I enjoyed a very pleasant time with school mate.

Mar 10, 2009


I went fishing to Takahara-river on last Saturday.
Takahara-river runs in Gifu Prefecture. Gifu Prefecture is in central Japan.
Takahara-river area has hot springs everywhere. So the river water temperature stay high in winter.
It was raining hard last Friday ,so the river was very cloudy and cold. It was very difficult condition.
Finally I caught two small trouts. This is Yamame-trout.

Jan 5, 2009

The first day to work

Today another year has started.
I went to my office. And then I said new year greating "Happy new year!" to my co-workers.
And then I went for a drink after work with my co-workers.
I feel that I'll work hard in the days ahead.