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Winter strikes back

Friday, March 12th, 2010

San in MarchAfter few weeks of stable weather the winter decided attack, hopefully the last time this year. The temperatures fell well below -10 at night and some more snow appeared, that was almost entirely gone…

Snow melt

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

A very warm day with sudden rise of temperature up to 8 degrees has resulted in melting the ice on San tributaries, which floating down along with trees and branches made the river unfishable for a day.

Winter

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Nice winter conditions, with surprisingly clear and low river. Few huchen have been reported this week – I know about 4 being caught. One by our friend Peter, a little 117 cm.

Fly fair in Belgium

Friday, February 5th, 2010

We have been present at the Belgian Fly Fair organised by the APMC fishing club from Charleroi. It is definitely the best and the biggest fly fair in continental Europe nowadays. About 100 exhibitors, over 5000 visitors and a very friendly setup.  We met lots of old friends and made some new. We will be back in 2011. Thank you Jacques for the invitation!

Freezing ba… nks

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

This winter is real. We had temperatures down to minus 30 for two days, with quite a few weeks of  between minus 10 and minus 20. Fishing is non-existent. Not much snow either – maximum of 30 cm around Lesko, but way more in the mountains.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

For the fourth season I’m writing the river reports for the San River I’ve finally gathered them in one place. I hope you will enjoy the blog formula.
2010 will be a very busy season for us:  World Championship is held on the San and quite a few teams that asked us about guiding before the event.
We are almost fully booked for groups, only 3 more weeks can be booked  in July and August.
See you on the San, tight lines,
Wojtek

Secret water rediscovered

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Fantastic day down at our secret water. With my friend we explored one of the most beautiful places on the San, where we rarely go before October. Once again it was outstanding. We caught few decent grayling each, numerous trout, but the most impressing was just being there. Nothing like it in the entire universe.

Back to autumn

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Snow is gone, the fishing got a bit more difficult due to melting snow. Once the level dropped it became good. Good grayling were caught, less greedy trout than last weeks – looks like they are getting quite ready to spawn.

Paul Procter's report

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Paul Procter wrote us a short river report:

The San river greeted us with autumnal sunshine and a gentle breeze.  That first lunchtime is something I will long remember as Blue Winged Olives hatched like I’ve never seen before, literally thousands of duns streamed off the water.  As for the fishing, it doesn’t get any better than standing in one place, picking off rising grayling with small dry flies.  However, what a difference a day makes.  From somewhere an Artic blast rolled in over eastern Europe?  I reckon it was Wojtek doing one of his strange weather rituals!  Anyway, the next three days saw heavy snow and coupled with biting winds, it almost reached blizzard conditions.  Admittedly, our hands and toes suffered, but the olives hatches kept coming, treating us to some superb fishing during the afternoon periods.  If that wasn’t enough, spinners returned to egg lay late in the day, extending sport into near darkness.  Naturally, frequent breaks had to be taken to warm up.  Thankfully, our guide Richard tended a nice warm fire and was on hand with coffee to keep us going.  Despite the weather, the fishing we experienced really was second to none. Paul Procter

Wintertime

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Hahaha, what a joke – we have 20 cm of snow all around us, up to a meter in the mountains. Huge amount of broken trees that fell under the weight of wet snow. Fishing is still very good – check Paul Procter’s blog where he describes this crazy week of fishing on the North Pole.