Traditionally a fishing village, there are many
minshuku lodgings which arrange fishing boats for their guests.
While the waters of Wakasa Bay are often associated with an
image of rough waves, even beginners can enjoy the excitement
of fishing. After fishing, anglers bring their catches back
to their lodgings and the minshuku owner will cook the freshly
caught fish for dinner- a true angler's privilege.
Lights of the night-fishing boats look like fire afloat in the pitch-black dark of the night sea. Squid night-fishing is a seasonal almost poetic attraction of Mihama from early June through October. You can easily land a squid with a single fishline.
Of the Mikata Five Lakes, the closest to the Sea of Japan coast. is Lake Hiruga. Here there is a seawater pond for fishing. Enthusiastic anglers as well as families come to this point to fish for sardine, sea bream, horse mackerel and chub mackerel, among others.