This year I planned to finish what I came to do last year. My primary objectives are Taiwanese mahseer, yamame and suzuki. Secondary objectives would be maruta, snakehead and any other native fish I might run into.
The trip didn't start well when I woke up before 6am for a 6:45am shuttle ride to LAX. I was still lying in bed going over some emails when the phone rang. I didn't recognize the number so I just let it go. Who the hell calls at 6:10 in the morning? A few minutes later I hear a knock at the door. I go to the window to see a SUV parked in front of the house. So I open the door and it's the shuttle driver. I say "you're early." He swings his arm gesturing and says "let's go!" What the F? I haven't even started to get ready. No shower. No shave. I'm not even dressed. I tell him give me a minute. So I rush to get dressed, brush my teeth and put water in my hair to flatten out the mess that's going on there and leave. All my luggage and carry-on were prepared near the door. So I walked out a few minutes later very annoyed that I was rushed out the door 20 minutes early! To say I was pissed would be an understatement. No shower for a 14 hour flight plus the several hours I would have to wait it our in the airport and the time it takes for immigration and baggage claim would mean I'd be without a shower for close to 24 hours. That was not a good start to my trip.
The trip is yet to finish and I hopefully have some more fishing objectives to meet. Reports forthcoming when I have the time and more importantly the energy to write them.