The ayu (sweetfish) is a summer delicacy in Japan and is caught in rivers throughout the country by anglers and by cormorant fishermen.The ayu is a member of the salmon family, has a one year life span and they live in rivers in Japan, China and Korea. The fish is known for its deliciously “sweet” taste. Ayu eat mainly on water weeds, it is highly territorial when it comes to their feeding grounds and will attack any fish entering territory. Japan exploit method of the ayu fishing called ‘tomozuri’. A live ayu is introduced on a hook into another ayu’s territory!? Of course, Tomozuri angler needs a game of skill! Facinating☆☆☆

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