Tuesday, July 29, 2008

IZU MITO Sea Paradise

Two weeks ago, we had a oppotunity to visit IZU MITO Sea Paradise.

Major reason was she missed a chance to be there as her kindergarten's activity, because of fever.

So she was excited from the beginning.

As her lucky, she was requested to be a kind of model. You might find her pic on their website.

Pretty angel rings!

He was amazing jumper, good job!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Just for change; SUSONO Fishing Park

Since my wife and daughter had gone to her parents house last week, I've been thinking to do something different. But even today was Sunday, I had to go to office. Terrible days recently ...

No, don't give it up, Lance. I should have some time in the evening after work. So I made up my mind to visit SUSONO Fishing Park just for change.

The most advantage was its location. It located between my house and office. It took only15min from office actually. What a amazing place is it!

There were two ponds and one river, and I picked one clear pond as first try. My fishing time was from 18:15- 20:15 because of 2h ticket.

According to its manager's information, AKAMADARA mayfly's spinner and the hatch of HIGENAGA caddis and flying ant should be expected.

So I tried ants parachute pattern first. But their reaction was not good.
After changing to AKAMADARA parachute pattern, I got some strike.

I was very surprised by healthiness and powerfulness of fish!

As it was getting dark, HIGENAGA's movement got activated. It was fun to see, a kind of good learning for me. And some of its imitation pattern did work.

I think I caught over 5 or something, hard to count exactly... Their average was over 20inches(50cm)! My right hand was numbed completely...

If I have next time, I'm interested in daytime fishing.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

After two months interval; 7th trip to OSHINO

Eventually the time's come this evening. It was just two months interval for me since last trip.

About 4 o'clock, I was ready to do fishing there. Look this bush, left pic. Summer was in full swing there.

Their reaction for the big dry fly imitated terrestrial was not bad. But they just sniffed it. Maybe it should have worked better in daytime than early evening.

And I hooked some by ant parachute pattern, but couldn't catch them...

But this time, I think my roll casting itself got better.

Late Evening Rises ; KUSHIGE MADARA mayfly
A little upstream from KINDAICHI bridge, there were several rises.

My hair wing dun worked well again. Size was #18.

His stomach was full by KUSHIGE MADARA mayfly's dun & emerger etc. Their size looked close to #18.

Next time, I would like to come earlier and enjoy terrestrial fishing also.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Got started; SHIRAITO auto campground

It had been just hectic days for a month, and it still goes on...

Without mentioning that, we had three holidays in a row this weekend. So we had plan to do something special, our first camping in Japan.

SHIRAITO auto campground was picked up as our destination. Weather was a kind of cloudy, and rainy late evening.

This time, we had to say that we didn't have enough time to prepare camping stuff. But we remembered its fun.

There was good stream called SHIBA river there. We took a walk around the river in the early morning next day.

I would like to try fishing next time.