Our good friend Adam Guy sent us some fantastic shots of his recent trip to Thailand and the Bungsamran fishing park where he spent two days fishing for the famous Mekong Giant Catfish. Check out the gallery below!
If you haven’t been watching the news recently you may not know that Japan was just rocked by an earthquake, followed by a tsunami. I got an email this morning from Adam Guy, so I’m pretty sure he’s ok. It’s hard to believe that only the day before he was out on the water fishing. I hope that everyone is ok, the destruction looks pretty immense from the videos I’ve seen and I’m sure there’s even more that I haven’t seen.
Our good friend and long-time contributor Adam Guy wrote me to say that he’s recently picked up fly fishing and has been getting his practice in on a locally stocked pond where he can also keep a small portion of his catch to bring home and eat. Of course no post of his would be complete without something to get you salivating..
1. The French dish truites aux amandes; made with just butter, lemon, parsley and almonds, it is simplicity itself.
2. Seared trout fillets with a sauce of Marsala wine, cream and Japanese shimeji mushrooms.
3. Good old fish and chips, made with trout in a beer batter; it tasted better than some sea-fish I have eaten.
Once I have gained a little skill, I fully intend to hit the mountains and coasts of Japan with my fly rod. There is plenty of game here such as several species of native char and trout, a version of the famous taimen, Hucho perryi, called “itoh” in Japanese, and even our very own Asian salmon, the cherry or masu salmon (“sakuramasu”). Of course these creatures would probably not end up on my dinner plate, as perhaps due to my increasing age I feel less inclined to kill and eat my catch, but I will be sure to send you a photographic record of my fishing trips here.
Its not every day one of our readers has the chance to fish for golden mahseer, especially not one of our biggest contributors! If you spend anytime reading this site you have no doubt read one of Adam Guy’s incredible articles about fishing in Japan. His most recent voyage took him on the adventure of a lifetime, chasing legendary golden mahseer in the river Ganges. Check out his blog, the Compleat Tsuribito, to view his incredible story!
Nice job Adam!