After a cold winter, the season starts in earnest when the cherry blossoms bloom and the snow melts in the mountains.
In Nagano Prefecture, the ban on fishing for landlocked salmon and iwana opens on 16 February.
Fishing for Hako stealhead, which can be enjoyed during the winter months, can also be enjoyed until spring.
Cherry salmon along the coast can be caught from 1 February, but the season is in full swing from March to April, when the cherry blossoms bloom, and until the end of May, when low water is available.
The full season starts in March and lasts until the end of April when the cherry blossoms bloom, and until the end of May when the low water is at its peak.