Catch and Cook Fresh Pond Smelt at Kanayama Lake (Furano, Hokkaido)
First, you drill a hole in the frozen lake, then you focus all your attention on your fishing pole. Watch out for any tiny movement. Once you catch yourself a nice pond smelt, you then deep-fry it right there on the lake and eat it hot!
Winter in Hokkaido and Smelt Fishing Go Hand in Hand!
Once the waters freeze, it’s time to grab your fishing pole and go catch some smelt. It’s very popular because it’s easy even for beginners to enjoy, and there’s no better place to try it out than Kanayama Lake!
Anyone Can Do It!
First, you drill a hole in the frozen lake! Then you focus all your attention on your fishing pole. Watch out for any tiny movement to catch a smelt! Ice fishing needs patience, but it’s easy for anyone to enjoy.
Fry Your Fish Right There on the Lake!
There’s nothing better than enjoying hot deep-fried fish that you caught with your own hands right there on the ice.
From 5,500 yen