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Inshore DragonFish Charter

About the Charter

Running every Friday and Saturday night.

The Price:
  • Prices are 180$ + 10% Japanese Consumption Tax per seat with an 8 person Max, all gear included.
  • The boat needs to have a minimum of 6 passengers to send the boat or the remaining seats paid for. 
  • For a private charter the cost would be $1080 + 10% Japanese Consumption Tax.
The Details:
  • Showtime is at 1700 at Onna Port.
  • The boat will depart at 1730 and return at 2330 giving service members enough time to be back before curfew. 
  • Please keep in mind that all payments are due in full 7 days before your trip. 

How to Fish for DragonFish – Tachi-uo


What is a DragonFish??

Dragonfish, also known as largehead hair tail, Tachi-uo, ribbon fish, or belt fish is a member of the cutlassfish family, Trichiuridae.

This common and abundant species is found throughout the world in tropical and temperate oceans. In Japan it is also known as the Japanese cutlassfish or Tachi-uo (T. japonicus).

“Tachi” means “sword” and “uo” means “fish” in Japanese. It is a sliver, long, slender fish and its appearance is very similar to a samurai sword.

According to Wikipedia, the Largehead hairtails are silvery steel blue in color, turning silvery gray after death. The fins are generally semi-transparent and may have a yellowish tinge. Largehead hairtails are elongated in shape with a thin pointed tail (they lack a fish tail in the usual form). The eyes are large, and the large mouth contains long pointed fang-like teeth

Largehead hairtails grow to 6 kg (13 lb) in weight, and 2.34 m (7.7 ft) in length. Most are only 0.5–1 m (1.6–3.3 ft) long, although they regularly reach 1.5–1.8 m (4.9–5.9 ft) in Australia.

Photo by @reelmonsters

According to Wikipedia, juveniles participate in the diel vertical migration, rising to feed on krill and small fish during the night and returning to the sea bed in the day. This movement pattern is reversed by large adults, which mainly feed on fish. Other known prey items include squid and shrimp, and the highly carnivorous adults regularly cannibalise younger individuals. Largehead hairtails are often found in large, dense schools.

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