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Extreme fishing

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Tried to fish, but at minus 5 degrees the water is freezing in the guides within a minute and casting becomes impossible. Found another 10 trout spawning nests within 15 minutes. Incredible amount of these, this year!

Who sells #30 hooks?

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Winter. Cold, black river gets alive only for an hour or so. Fishing is hard. Grayling take tiny flies – the curse – to imitate this a hook 30 would be required.

Incredible day fishing

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

One of the best days fishing in my life! The black, high and cold waters of the San were not troubled by the slightest breeze. That’s why a 3 hour hatch of pale wateries was so successful and kept the attention of every single fish. I didn’t believe what I had seen. Thousands of grayling rising, like on a June evening sedge hatch. I had about 17 fish in 2,5 hours, so not enormous quantity, but each fish was around 40 cm in perfect condition and the unique colours. All of them took a single plume CDC dun dressed on hook 18 or 20.

Late for spawning

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

I’ve spent few days trying to picture trout spawning, but looks like I was late. Anyway, the enormous numbers of spawning nests I found is breathtakning. I found them not only on smaller streams, but mainly – in the San itself. Every place that looked suitable for spawning was indeed a spawning nest. Oh this river is rich….


Monday, November 5th, 2007

Water got lower, the weather doesn’t invite us to fish – cold, windy, rainy. This is so during about a week – it cannot last for ever. Trout starts spawning, pity the conditions are awfull and can’t get any reasonable pictures.

Water rise

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Suddenly they started releasing water from the lake, which is strange because there isn’t much left in it! Fish are rising all over in this high, clear and cold water, the problem is that only a few places are easily accessible.

Winter tries

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Snow. Cold. Ugly. Fishing is surprisingly good and along with Jeremy we fished an incredible bit of the San, which gave us more fish than the best day on the “no-kill” sector. Next few days are to be spent with some important guests from America – hope they will get slightly better weather.

Autumn beauty

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Absolutely beautiful weather, with little frost at night, but full sunshine all day long. The wind wasn’t helping us with quite hard fishing, still we cannot complain about the results. Looks like the good weather is going to end soon. I hope anyhow to have a few more brilliant fishing days this year.

Friends group

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

What a week! Along with a group of friends including Barry Unwin from Fulling Mill, Pat Stevens from Flytek, Jeremy Lucas and Paul Procter we fished the San. Each one of us had the best fishing this year. The amount of fish caught was unbelivable, even that the fish were active for no more than 3-4 hours during each day. It was almost all about dry flies and spiders. The trout are very active preparing for spawning, so you can’t avoid catching them. Water is low and clear, although we had few showers during that week. When sun sets the temperature falls very quickly and we even get some frost in the mountains.

Autumn rain

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Heavy rain since early morning spoiled the lovely weather we had for past few days. River got slightly tinted at it’s minimal level, probably there might be a water drop soon. Look what splendind colours the autumn brought to our region!