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Posted on June 22, 2009 by

Fish A Japanese Obsession

I found this amazing documentary on YouTube about the Japanese obsession with fish. From start to finish it is very fun, tongue in cheek, and culturally informative. I had a great time watching it and dreaming of visiting and fishing all these places, but I couldn’t help but notice they left out Japanese bass fishing!

You don’t have to watch all nine parts if you don’t want to, but I put some descriptions and quotes in so you can get right to what sounds most interesting to you. However if you do, and I hope you do, watch the whole thing I guarantee you will learn some amazing things about Japan.

Part 1 of 9 : Here we meet the host and his team of local Japanese people that will help him through out his journey. Most of all we meet Aki, his guide. The first Japanese fishing experience is a restaurant with an interesting twice. There you can fish a pond in the middle of the restaurant and have your catch for dinner. The next day they head to to the Tsukiji fish market in search of Bluefin Tuna.

In the west we try to get as far away as possible from the idea that our pray was once alive. And in Japan they celebrate it.

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Posted on June 21, 2009 by

The Best Places To Watch Fishing Shows Online

There are a lot of good fishing shows out there, but theres no way you can watch them all if they don’t air in your country. Luckily, many of these shows are making their way onto the net. Whether you want to see some salt water fishing, or freshwater fishing, this list has dozens of species and locations covered. Sit back, grab a beverage and enjoy!

Real Fishing With Bob Izumi, Canada
This is one of my favorite shows. Bob has been on the air or over 20 years here in Canada and I’ve spend many Saturday mornings watching his show. There are four complete seasons of the Real Fishing Show featuring 26 episodes each available on their website.

Getting Hooked With Aaron and Barry, Canada
Aaron and Barry are a prime example that hard work and determination will payoff in the end. The started the show as an online based program and after several years of hard work they were picked up on the Outdoor Life Network.

The Ultimate Fishing Show, New Zealand
We’ve featured a few clips from these guys here and they are always entertaining. You’ll see some tactics and footage here you wont see anywhere else!

Chew On This: Saltwater Fishing Show, United States
This show features Captain Ben Chancey catching some truly massive saltwater fish. If you like seeing huge fish, this features some serious monsters of the deep!

Channel C, United States
This site has a ton of great video content. You can follow all sorts of great shows here, including Jason Quinn’s quest to make it back to the Bassmaster Classic and Jose Wejebe’s serious adventures on The Road Less Traveled.

National Geographic’s Hooked, Worldwide
Tune in and watch some of the biggest and rarest fish from around the world!

2 Dan’s Fishing, Australia
A solid and entertaining show straight out of Oz. You can tell these guys love every second they spend on the water. Of course it doesn’t hurt that they have some lovely sheilas fishing with them too! You can also check out some teasers from upcoming projects on their homepage, 2dansfishing.com.au.

Let us know if we have missed any of your favorites!

Posted on June 17, 2009 by

Cocaine Sharks

I really feel sorry for sharks. They have such a bad rap, and they are slowly quickly being killed off at an alarming rate. Now the Mexicans have come up with the brilliant idea to fill them to the gills with cocaine and ship them to the United states. More then a tonne of cocaine was found by Mexican naval officers.

Mexican naval officers love sharks
10 points for originality, -50 for killing sharks.

via Miami New Times

“Cocaine is a hell of a drug!” (part 2)

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