River reports – San River Poland

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fly fishing in Poland

Archive for March, 2007

Windy!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

River stays high and cold and last week was probably the most windy this year, so we didn’t fish at all. Snow melts allover the mountains and spring is visible on every step. Soon, very soon we will fish each and every day !

Smallest huchen

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Another good day of fishing, however afternoon strong wind appeared and made casting unpleasant. We caught less fish than yesterday in the average size of 35-40. The interesting catch was Sylvain’s 45 cm huchen (picture on the right). Well that was good training before the 1meter one he is planning to catch soon. The colours and the condition of every single trout are incredibly good.

Streamer fishing

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Enjoying the beautifull weather we went to fish the no-kill sector of the San. As grayling will spawn very soon we avoided nymphs. So it was all about streamers. We landed 15 fish in few hours each but lost two times that much!!! Next time we promise to tie flies on hooks :) Great fishing however water level is still high. Spring leaves a new trace every day on the bank

Beginners – don't read this!

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Peter – the president of the Angling Association and Polish flyfishing champion gave a try in these difficult conditions on the no-kill sector (comparing to yesterday the water has significantly cleared) – his results: 45 minutes 12 trout between 27-40 cm, about 10 other lost – all these on streamers. The curiosity was a 40 cm grayling caught on a lure! He tried nymphs also but as grayling, which are protected now as they spawn, kept on attacking, he instantly stopped. The only explanation needed is that few people in the world would compete with him and probably noone reading these words will ever be able to fish like he does…

Sunshine!

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

As the sun keeps on shining the snow melts and the river got almost unfishable. However this will not last long as the snow lies only over the top of the highest mountains. As you can see on pictures – only the upper San is high, while Wetlinka and Solinka stay rather clear. Within a week the fishing should be good.

Spring!

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Spring, spring, spring !!! Warm, around 10 degrees, sunshine, lovely weather! Only a very strong wind is an excuse not to go fishing. Water stays high.