Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fishing with Friends

It's official, OBON has started and the traffic to go anywhere is as good an indicator as any that the best thing to do is to stay put and enjoy what we have on our front door step.

There were no waves to speak of following the weak TD that passed over the country so it was decided to try our luck fishing.

First stop, YAKS STORE. They had so many options that we were a little overwhelmed at first but settled on a $20 rod and reel deal and some basic hook set ups, bait and some cold drinks (fishing is hot, hard work!).
Next it was back down to the Marina where we got ourselves all comfortable and rigged the lines ready for action...
It took awhile to reel in the first one, the honor going to Mizuki, a tiny sucker that after posing for a picture (in case there were no more opportunities) was quickly released to swim with his buddies again. Then I reeled in his "big" brother...
The old guys to our right were catching Aji (horse mackerel) every so often so fingers crossed it was just a matter of time and patience....Kona was the first to strike, landing an Iwashi (sardine).The flood gates opened and everyone got in on the action with Aiko getting the best of it.

Back home and the girls got to work cooking and whipped up a delicious dish with the aid of "cookpad.com", a great online site with truck loads of recipes for every occasion just like this.




Kona made a sumptuous Parfait for everyone for dessert to wrap things up on what was a very enjoyable and relaxing day.

7 comments:

David said...

Go, Aiko!! Great catch.

Looks like a lovely relaxing day !

Chocolate said...

Loved the fish pix. Just gave the link to Bruce B. He says that they are going to be in Japan in December. Laters, Billy

J said...

Sweet bro. tell him there's space if he doesn't mind slumming it on futons :)

J said...

Dad, you gotta try eating the fish whole like this. Just gut it, but the rest you eat! lots of calcium and no hassle picking out the bones

David said...

Um .. er ..!

Anonymous said...

The fish was nearly as big as Aiko. i recall you fishing and running a mile when one was caught!! Mum

J said...

musta been running to get the knife, some soy sauce and wasabi :)

The fish wasn't that big, trick photography that all keen anglers apply to enhance their story :)