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The firm bond between a fishing master and his learner
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The firm bond between a fishing master and his learner
What’s the secret of the legendarily master in Gujo fishing style?

This is the man who has been living with the rivers in Gujo more than 50 years. He is a pro fisherman. When he was a child, he learned the basics from万サ(Man-sa, Mr. YOSHIDA Mankichi) who was the most famous master with so many legends.

Gujo is such a mountainous region, so you may hardly believe that there were hundreds of 職漁師(shoku-ryoushi, pro fishermen) here in Gujo once. Their customers were 旅館(ryokan, Japanese-style hotel) and 民宿(minshuku, inn) . They fished river fish and supplied them.

The pro fishermen in those days were so special that they achieved the fishing method which has been called 郡上釣り(Gujo-zuri). Then their reputation became widely known in Japan.

Now he is over 70, and he still goes fishing in the rivers.