Barbel, Japanese fishingwithpole



A tributary of Chikugo River in Fukuoka, Japan.
Date Caught: 
Friday, November 2, 2012
Japanese barbel (nigoi) caught at a tributary of Chikugo River in Fukuoka, Japan, in November 2012 on Marukyu Ecogear Grassminnow SS olive in a Carolina rig. Nigoi means looking like carp in Japanese although they are taxonomically apart, and grows to 50 cm. Nigoi is a good target of lure and fly fishing in Japan and some anglers call them black bonefish although they don't fight as hard as even carp.
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the pyromaniac's picture

'Tis a mighty fine lifelister!




Let there be fire!

Eli's picture

Awesome fish! Looks like a fallfish with a sucker mouth.