Shibukawa River, Kozuhata
|Kozuhata is mountain village there is in Suzuka Mountains.
It has rich green and pure streams of Shibukawa River etc.
|Kozuhata village||Shallows of lower part and Stocked area|
|Summer come soon||Natural stream|
|Upstream shallows||Good condition !|
|Beyond a rock||Wild Amago||Pure stream in upper area|
|--- Japanese Trout or Char inhabit this place.|
|--- Standing fishing area or Stocked fishing area.|
To go to Kozuhata village use to Happu road (R421) from Yokaichi intersection point of Meishin expressway
and change to Chigusa road just before Eigenji temple.
This road that connected Tokaido road and Nakasendo road was important in the Middle Ages.
Chigusa road branches from Happu road and through Kozuhata village and go over Sugi mountain pass and
go over Nenotaira mountain pass and arrive at Chigusa in Ise (old expression of Mie prefecture).
This road was frequently used by merchants of Omi (old expression of Siga prefecture).
It is especially known that this road was used by Sengoku Busho's Oda Nobunaga and Priest Ren-nyo.
There are lot of historic spots and sites of old mine along the road.|
We will arrive soon in upper course of Shibukawa River (Fujikirigawa River) after we through Kozuhata village. There is stocked fishing area at the first of upper course. To enjoy fishing with family or off season fishing are best. The upper reaches of this river has wonderful stream that runs through rocky place. We can catch the wild Amago that has beautiful parr marks and purplish dark belt on the side of the body. Of course we can catch Iwana (Japanese Char) too. The source of Shibukawa River (Fujikirigawa River), Samekodani River and so on are Mt.Amagoidake. Those rivers have be known best fishing area of Iwana from the past but we can not hope to have so good fishing now. I think we should appreciate that we can enjoy fly fishing there as we feel the history of the mountain village and the road.
My Best Streams
Fukushima | Hinoematagawa Hinoemata |
Tochigi | Ojikagawa Miyori | Yugawa Akanumachaya |
Yamanashi | Yanagisawagawa Ochiai | Shiokawa Kuromori, Masutomi |
Nagano | Daimongawa Iridaimon |
Gifu | Shokawa Hirase | Oshirakawa Hirase | Isshikigawa Isshiki | A upper branch of Shokawa |
| Mazegawa Kawaue | Itoshirogawa Itoshiro | Togegawa Itoshiro | Shirakawa Kashimo |
Shiga | Adogawa Katsuragawa | Harihatagawa Furuya | Adogawa Kutsuki | Kitagawa Udotani |
| Kitagawa Noge | A branch of Kitagawa | Asogawa Kijiyama | Amasugawa Amasugawa |
| Echigawa Yuzurio | A branch of Echigawa | Shibukawa Kozuhata | Shibukawa Wanami |
| Chayagawa Yakeno |
Kyoto | Tananogawa Yamamori | Yuragawa Ashiu | Naesugidani Ashiu | Sasarigawa Sasari |
| Katsuragawa Hirogawara | Kutagawa Kuta | Besshogawa Hanase | Nakatsugawa Kumogahata |
Hyogo | Fukuchigawa Shirakuchi |
Wyoming USA | Gibbon River and Madison River | Firehole River | Soda Lake |
Colorado USA | Boulder Creek | South Boulder Creek (Upstream) | South Boulder Creek (Downstream) | Big Thompson River | Rocky Mountain National Park |
South Island New Zealand | Lake Wakatipu | Mataura River |
Ontario Canada | Credit River Erindale Park |
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