2018/1/28 River Katsura at Oshino – Minami Tsuru, Yamanashi

There aren’t many spring creek around Tokyo, but River Yu in Nikko Highland or River Katsura at Oshino in Minami Tsuru. If you are in Yamanashi, your choice will be River Katsura where you can enjoy slow, sensitive, but rewarding match the hatch fly fishing while enjoying the scenic beauty.

Jimmy Carter fished here in 1981 catching 48cm size brown trout

Open Season & Hours
  • 15 March – 30 September
  • One hour before dawn – one hour after dusk
Species
  • Rainbow trout
  • Cherry salmon
  • White-spotted char
  • Brown trout
License
  • 800JPY/day at license stops (1,200JPY/day on river)
  • 400JPY/day for under 16, female anglers, and senior above 70
  • 4,000JPY/year
  • 2,000JPY/year for under 16, female anglers, and senior above 70
Regulation
  • Only lure, fly fishing, and tenkara
  • All fish under 15cm must be released
  • Bag limit at 10 in keeper zone
Access by Train
  • From Shinjuku Station, take Chuo Line to Otsuki.
  • From Otsuki Station, take Fuji Kyuko Line to Mount Fuji Station.
  • Take the bus bound to Oshino Hakkai
  • Get off at Oshino Hakkai bus stop
    Call 042-558-5861 for pick up shuttle (only available between 10am – 5pm)
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