First trip to Japan since doing tenkara

Hi everyone,

My family is returning to Japan over New Years 2022. It’ll be the first time since the pandemic and since doing tenkara. We’ll be in Western Tokyo, in Fuchu on the Tamagawa - and I would like to go where I used to live, out near Akigawa and Okutama. How is fishing there in the winter? I know that the Fuchu area is not really tenkara land - but I’m foreign and I’m sure that people will forgive me. For Akigawa, where are the good spots? Are there any areas where fishing is prevented (for instance being a local water source, not open in winter, etc)?

Glad to join the community here!

Tony

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Hi Tony san .copy and paste this word into Google (秋川てんから) you will find some information about Tenkara in northern Tokyo. I hope you will enjoy it.

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Hi Masaki. Thanks! I have a 日本語のキーボード on my phone, so I’ll just type it in :slight_smile:

Do you know if winter fishing is allowed in 秋川渓谷? I used to spend a lot of time in Hinohara and that’s where I imagine going.

Thank you!

Tony

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As l’m living in Kyoto l’m not sure about any rules of each rivers in Kanto areas. but usually the fishing season begins at March in many rivers. Almost rivers are under the controlled by each Fishing Unions. You may check each blogs.

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Thanks so much. I misunderstood that you probably lived in Tokyo because you were responding in that way. I really appreciate your help. How do I search for local fishing unions, especially in Japanese? Thank you!

Tony

This website - Trout and Seasons of The Mountain Village - My Best Streams -is a fantastic source of information. Have a look at the ‘Links’ .

David

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Tony san .this is a really nice article!! Thanks!!

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This is the website about fishing industry of Tokyo metro

And these are sites some of them.
http://akigawagyokyo.or.jp/
http://www.okutama-fc.co.jp/
http://www.ongatamasuturiba.com/sp/index.html

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Thanks! This is amazing. I really appreciate your looking into this.

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