River reports – San River Poland

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fly fishing in Poland

Sleeping beauty tale

May 18th, 2009

Beautiful spring, low water and… lazy fish. Trout sleep – it happened to me for the first time in my life to catch a sleeping trout with head in the weeds with a landing net. And it was a nice 50 cm one! Hey buggers eat flies!

Huchen and Mordownia

April 23rd, 2009

With Nigel – a fishing guide from Alaska we have been exploring the San in research of big brown trout. But we were defeated – the cold and high water kept the trout stuck to the bottom. Grayling that are towards the end of spawning are taking everything including streamers. Nigel has filmed also the Huchen spawning – you can see his movie here. Anyway – we had a great time and I know already who is going to be my guide when I go to Alaska. Nigel is the first guest I dared to take to the “Mordownia”. You better don’t ask what is that :-)

April starts

April 19th, 2009

Water dropped so that the fishing is possible, though its temperature keeps the fish calm. It is beautiful and very worm – spring changes the sad gray colour of the trees into a lovely fresh green.

Too much water

April 12th, 2009

River is in flood making fishing impossible. Some heavy rain and huge storms run through the region last night.

Storks bring hope

April 10th, 2009

There is no return now – storks came back last week. River is still high and very cold, but the nature is awake – flowers, trees, grass makes you smile more. Fishing is not too good, however insisting you can get your proper sized trout. Grayling start gathering for their long awaited spawning – I think this is a question of maximum 14 days.

Snow melts

March 30th, 2009

River totally unfisheable. Melting snow made it too high and coffe coloured. Usually it doesn’t last longer than 2-3 weeks, so I hope for some good streamer fishing in the second half of April.

The Czech angler

March 20th, 2009

Few days fishing with Zee, our Czech friend that you might meet when guiding some of our groups, especially on the Dunajec. Nice winter here, water quite low, but the trout didn’t react to streamers at all. Nymphing was successful, but main catch was grayling, which made it not very ethical in this time of year and we abandoned it. In next days it only got colder and uglier. Water is sooo cold.

Where's the spring?

March 5th, 2009

River stays low, even very low. Once the snow starts melting it will certainly rise and get coloured for longer time as there is plenty of snow in the mountains. Fish not really cooperating, which is normal at low water in winter.

Fly Fair

February 27th, 2009

This won’t be about the river..

You can meet Jeremy Lucas on the spring show in Newark. You can find him on one of the following stands – Fish&Fly, Hardy Greys or GAIA. Feel free to ask him everything about our holidays to the San river.

Back in business

February 6th, 2009

With Hansjoerg, Martin and Richard we went on this beautiful day to check is there any fish left in the San. High cold water made them a bit lazy, still I managed to get two good trout around 50cm and a bloody huge huchen, which I estimate was 10-12 kilos. Good start of the year :)