Moved to way down stream of the River Katsura, there's a huge and well-known backwater
area where I fished last week as well. It's Wedensday no one was there at our favourite spot,
only a few bait fishers were in the upstream.
As we expected we arrived at right time, just on time at 11:00 the first fish rise. It's exactly
the same spot as last week and I was the first to cast for this fish. After a couple of cast and
drift fish suddenly took my fry but I missed it as it was all of the sudden. Then I found some
fish rise at 30-40 meter from us and I slowly moved down stream without scaring the fish.
Up and down the stream with fish rise and tried different flies, well it was the brown spinner,
I landed the first silver beauty of the day.
Then second one on the same fly which is a bit bigger and stronger, a bit smaller than my
net, ha-ha. No idea why but later on water became muddy, because of melt water? river
constructions? There's no fish rise any more and it seemed like end of the day. So I climbed
up the bank.
A couple of minutes later, water again became clear and clear, then fish started rise again.
From the bank I found a nice fish and tried to fool it, but every cast and drift fish moved away
and it's getting difficult to reach. Luckily fish took my fly and it was a really nice and beautiful
silver Amago. Tried more but it's quite difficult to hook from high bank and fish got more and
more nervous and selective.
River Katsura, Yamanashi
Day ticket ￥1200, Season ticket ￥8000
Temperture: 17.9 - 19.1℃
Wind: NE 2.0 - 3.5 mps (Otsuki)
Fishing: 11:00 - 13:30
Catch: Three Amago
Fly: Spinner, CDC down wing #14, Japanese mayfly: Cincticostella elongatula
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