The Japanese word for fishing (angling) is tsuri and fishing rod is tsurizao. See the translations for various fishing words below.
Interesting facts about fishing in Japan
Japan is one of the biggest consumers of fish in the world. As a matter of fact, the country as a whole consumes 7.5 billion kilograms of fish per year on average – which accounts for 10% of the world’s catch. Therefore, fishing is really big in Japan.
Also, anyone can fish in Japan without a permit – whether you’re into deep sea fishing or fishing from the shore, or from rivers and lakes.
So if you’re considering visiting Japan for its excellent fishing, then visit here for the ultimate guide to fishing in the land of the rising sun.