River reports – San River Poland

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Happy hangover!

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

The team grows. My little son Tadzik has joined us. Few days off for a hangover.

Very hot

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Still very hot – everyday we have over 30 degrees. That’s not a fishing weather. River got low, you can spot fish very easily, but it is hard to catch them, sometimes very hard.

Fly fishing in Africa

Monday, July 16th, 2007

San river is probably the only African river that still holds a good grayling population. With 35 degrees today and up to 38 announced for tomorrow we will probably quite shortly have also a good population of crocodiles and piranhas.

Good at last!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

The water has cleared and the level dropped. Finally fishing was great with dry flies bigger than on hook 20…

Break in fishing

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

After another very bad week, the weather changed flooding the region with rain, and making the river unfishable.Honestly – the river did need it – a break from anglers and lots of high, cold water. In the last fishable day I had a nice 47 cm grayling on a tiny pheasant tail nymph.

Big trout reactivated

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Weather and lack of the expected hatches conspired to make the fishing challenging.  Some very large trout were caught by our groups, including five of between 59cm and 70cm.  In the low, clear water several very large grayling were sighted, but the largest we caught was 47cm.  The smaller shoal grayling were not particularly active

No change

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Nothing changes, getting good amount of proper sized grayling is possible only with tiny flies (size 20-22!!) and needs a lot of patience.

Beware of big brown trout!

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

More big trout, and still few grayling. A day without 2-4 big over 50 cm trout didn’t happen last week! Grayling seem to ignore our flies during the day, giving us 30 minutes of joy in the evening, just before you can’t see a thing. The River needs some fresh water, we didn’t have high water level since March!!! I think this is the reason of strange fish behaviour and lack of activity.

June till now

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Mixed thundery weather and hot days have produced strange conditions on the San in June.  Coloured, swollen waters one day, and low, clear flow the next, and high temperatures.  In June the grayling have been increasingly difficult to catch, while the trout fishing has been excellent.  Very big trout have been caught, throughout the river.  Some days have seen us with several 60cm plus trout. Huchen are beginning to make an appearance (82 cm one pictured) making a lot of noise when hunting.

Grayling on strike

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Strange. Conditions are perfect; water clear, though fishing is challenging! We had one day with 50 fish each until 1-2 PM, then not a single one till the evening. Grayling are so hard to catch! They do rise and take some tiny flies just from below the surface, but ignore every single dry or nymph. We had some nice trout as reward.