Eel Fishing

Every year from December 15 to April 15, when the fishing season opens, you can watch the eel fishing which has been selected as a "Tokushima Citizens' Heritage" because of the beautiful way the eel fishermen light up the surface of the river at night. (The eel fishing is done by contractors who apply in advance).
The best time to see the eels is during low tide, high tide, and around high tide, as the eels come up with the tide and you can see many boats.
From low tide to high tide, before and after a king tide, is the best time that you will be able to see many boats as the eels come up with the tide.