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An Angler’s Guide to Salmon Fishing in Japan

Jul 17th, 2009 | By Alan Bergman | Category: Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events

For most of Japan’s freshwater sportsmen, salmon are regarded as the ultimate catch. Until 1997 sport angling for this prized fish was prohibited in Japanese rivers, but now eleven streams in Hokkaido and Honshu allow limited recreational fishing for salmon. River fishing for salmon is strictly regulated here. Anglers must apply for permission several months [...]



Fishing Tokyo’s Tama River

Jun 29th, 2009 | By Alan Bergman | Category: Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events, Tokyo and Vicinity

It isn’t always necessary to travel far to have an outdoor adventure, even in the world’s most populated metropolis. For Tokyo area fisherman a unique angling opportunity can be just a couple of train stops or a short bicycle ride away. Tokyo’s Tama River spring run of Far Eastern dace is one of those opportunities. [...]