We seeing the dream of fishing gears too many to hold, we started the journey to Ehime. Repeating casting from boats, banks and beaches into beautiful Seto island sea, we played with nature by climbing up the mountain stream in the nature.
As Seto island sea doesn't have contact with the open sea, it doesn't affect by swells. And the complexity of small islands and reefs obstruct waves. Therefore the sea is calm whole year, it's easy to enjoy fishing in family.On the otherhand, this is the area with fast tide flow. Because of that you can fight with big fish.
There are number of target fish in the Seto island sea, but fishing Red Snapper that is the prefectural fish of Ehime is especially popular. To fish Red Snapper, we use "Tairaba (Red Snapper Rubber)" that was derived from Japanese traditional fishing gear. From young to elder people, men and women follow the red shadow.
Around the sea of Ehime, a lot of Yellow Tail migrate, we can fish with different styles such as lure casting or jiging. The "Boil" happens often, we can fish also by fly fishing. On the day when we went fishing, we had lots of chance, but it was hard to fish Yellow Tail.
We went to the last point when we decided the time of call at the port when the sun started leaning. We stopped the engine of the boat so that Yellow Tail doesn't notice us. We continued casting for 30 minutes into the Seto island sea of silent, then finally a Yellow Tail bit lure. A big tention came through the boat, lifting the Yellow Tail that goes left and right, moved it from the port side to starboard, we finally caught a Yellow Tail of 80cm.It became an unforgettable memory that was filled with smile and shout of joy.
In Ehime, you can target lots of fish even from the shore. At Cape Sada, there are many fishing ports, banks and rocky beaches, there are lots of fish, it is the best point of fishing. It is a dream island that you can target horse mackerel more than 50cm or yellow tail that can reach 1m from the shore.At the same time, the road to the Sada cape through the Japan National Route 378, driving with the magnificent view of Seto island sea is so refreshing.
*Please enjoy fishing without entering the fishing preserved area or the off limit zone. Please bring back trash with you.
In Ehime, number of stream come from the highest mountain in the west of Japan Mount Ishizuchi (Altitude: 1982m). Any free stone river has high transparency, it is surrounded by beautiful nature. You can find lots of char and amago trout that are Japanese original breed that can be fished only in Japan. You can fish by fly-fishing, tenkara fishing or lure/spoon. Fly-fishing or lu re lots of casting point, you can enjoy chaise and bite of very active fish. On the way to the free stone river, there are road side stations that sell local foods and traditional crafts, you don't get bored until you arrive at the fishing spot.
You are required to have lisence to do free stone river fishing. Please bring back your trash with you.
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