Fishing in mid-summer in Japan…

Am enjoying the second last day of a week’s holiday from work…
Had planned to work in the potager
But the weather was simply too much to bear…
After working for an hour or so under the summer heat, I’d be all drenched up in sweat…
My body then tells me…
‘Go to the sea!!’ 
I was too feeble to fight this ‘order’…
So, for the past few days, I was sea-bound…

I snorkled, I swam, I fished
And can you believe that yours truly pulled out this colorful fish from the Japan Inland Sea?

The fish is called ‘kyusen’ in Japanese, and ‘multicolorfin rainbowfish’ in English…
I think the above specimen is the female version of the colorful male in the previous picture…

Near to the rocks I poked the fishing rod…
And woah… rockfish (‘kasago’ in Japanese) came a-biting…
Their big mouths mean that they normally swallow the hook wholesale…

And the rockfish turned into boiled fish during dinnertime…
Absolutely lovely with home-made loquat liqueur
While not snorkeling or fishing, yours truly went hunting for shellfish…
Harvested twenty one mussels on one of those days…
I regretted taking too much as our self-imposed ‘quota’ is five mussels per person…
My partner casts her magic wand onto the shells, turning them into exquisite pasta…

We ‘lengthened’ the eating pleasure by spreading the meal out into two dinners…
Why… as we did not want to ‘hurry’ by over-consuming all the mussels in just one meal… 
Our quota: five mussels per person per meal…
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18 thoughts on “Fishing in mid-summer in Japan…

  1. UnkaLeong… I am rediscovering the joys of fishing again after all these years… with quota, of course…lina… indeed a very good way to wash off the sweat in the sea, and in the process my body can 'absorb' the minerals from the sea…Bananazஇ… very beautiful and delicious fish, I must add… yeap, 5 mussels per meal is very sufficient if we take our time to chew and relish its taste…

  2. If your weather has been as hot as ours, I can understand why you chose to spend your holiday on the sea. It would definitely be cooler, and the seafood was a nice bonus.

  3. David… yes, snorkeling can be done around here, but the visibility of the water is about one or two meters… so we cannot really see much… still, fun…George… yeap, in this hot summer season, the water works wonders with its pleasant cooling effect on the body…

  4. Malay-Kadazan girl… good luck with your fishing this weekend…Icy BC… absolutely fresh and delicious they were… we shall be keeping to our quotas for sure…

  5. Wow i love all your harvests! Every seafood is delicious when cooked very fresh, now i am hungry, haven't eaten those stone fish or grouper for a while.

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