Tag Archives: Fishing

She Rises! (and a few other octopus-related photos)

The tako-ojisan makes an appearance (I’m wearing a mask because of a cough and I am preparing food for all the family, not because I am some germ-obsessed lunatic).  Here the octopus have been de-slimed (using Captain Yutaka’s secret method) and are ready for eating/cooking…

Somewhat inevitably, the takoyaki machine was wheeled out.

Dessert was takomeshi (one-pot octopus and rice) made conveniently in the rice cooker:

My memory after these dishes becomes a little patchy, but the octopus was delicious and it is all thanks to Captain Yutaka of Yutakamaru, sailing from Nakaminato Harbour, Ibaraki!

Just another dawn at sea

The sea it was a-boiling!

It’s tako time!

It’s that time of year again

Haze time!

Most of the fish were disposed of in the orthodox manner:

haze tenpura

Perils of squid fishing

apart from the obvious (being snatched and dragged into the depths of the sea by the Kraken, thus avenging his cephalod brothers).  The cuttlefish squirt a lot of water and, a lot of ink.  In fact in Japanese this species of cuttlefish is simply called “ink-squid”.  The ink gave a slight tang to my shochu mixer but I drank it anyway, but I am afraid the can holder/cooler will never be the same again.

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Cuttlefish-fishing

Great day out on the water today.  Many thanks as always to Captain Ohta of the Asanagimaru (and for the photo too)!  More photos to come when I have finished eating/drinking.

My favourite sport fishing vessel of all time

Who else, of course!

Also a welcome (and rare, these days) guest…

Sorry for the lack of updates recently.  Very busy (not in a bad way) and also made it to Hokkaido for the holidays.  Will try to post more soon.

Spring fishing

Wind-gall at morn; fine weather all gone…