The Summer That Wasn't

The Summer That Wasn't

Martyn White | Tuesday, 11 August 2020

I've not had much to write about recently, rainy season is just ending here in Japan, weeks after it normally does. That might turn out to be a good thing as it's been cooler than normal which could mean fewer typhoons later in August and into September, but at the moment it's rubbish. All dirty rivers and offshore storms!

I'm lucky to be a short walk from a little river full of carp and barbel with the odd bass and snakehead swimming around too.  I often go down for a few hours in the morning before work, ping a few carp and head home for breakfast..but not so much this year. Having 11 weeks of rain rather than the usual 6 or so  has reduced the number of times I've gone out and a lot of times when I have gone out, the river has been filthy so no fishing gets done. Still it's a walk I suppose, although it's really sapped my enthusiasm.

 

Now it's drying up a bit and getting hotter (39 degrees by 10 am today), things are looking up a bit.  I header my fist cicada last week which means the fishing should be great over the next few weeks as they start plopping into the stream making all the fish stupid for a little while.  The reports I've seen from the offshore guys haven't been great and the mahi aren't showing up in huge numbers yet, so I don't mind the cancelled trips I've had so much although .  Now it's heating up I expect they'll be moving in  more so that's giving me something to rekindle the urge.  I'll have to pack a spinning rod just in case though.