River reports – San River Poland

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Archive for June, 2007

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.

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Monday, June 11th, 2007

Sunshine before the storm

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Wonderfull morning – each of our guests had lots of fish caught, among them quite a few grayling well over 40 cm. But around noon… the picture tells all – this gray-violet sky has fallen on our heads. Well tomorrow is another day, but we rather expect the river to be hardly fishable.

Good fishing!

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

There it goes again – yesterday the river revived – fish rising, flies, takes! Richard caught a 50 cm grayling, other guests have done very well too, especially in the evening. For last few days the fish didn’t want to cooperate, but even though, when wading you could see enormous quantity of spooked grayling. The river is still low and clear, temperatures still around 30 during the day.

Rain brings colour

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

First serious rain this season has spoiled the fishing for 2 days – water got coloured, but didn’t significantly rise. Fish are not active and accessible only with nymphs/streamers. When saying the fishing was not good I don’t mean no fish were caught – we can’t miss a 50 cm grayling and a 55 cm trout caught in these difficult conditions…