River reports – San River Poland

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fly fishing in Poland

John Tyzack

September 12th, 2008

Beautifull weather, fantastic fishing. JT with his group had all that the San can give. Finally we had what we were waiting for all the time!

Recovering after flood

August 8th, 2008

The river got to its normal level, however the water is still stired. Fishing was non existent for last few weeks, so there is nothing to write about. Obviously the huge flood has change the river bed and it will take some time till I learn it again. Fish might have changed position as well so I assume it is going to be interesting.

Wash-up

July 25th, 2008

Biggest flood since 30 years! River is more than 2 meters over its normal level!!! It roars while bringing down huge trees. You can feel the earth in the garden vibrate as the giant flush of water runs just few meters below. Armageddon.

Too warm

June 20th, 2008

Still working on the house so rather busy with everything but fishing. This June isn’t top fishing, unlikely last years. Temperatures riched the sky, brightness and heat have switched the fish off, no spectacular hatches took place. Water is very low, which makes things even more difficult.

Grayling season opening

June 1st, 2008

Working at the Riverside kept me away from the river and fishing for last few weeks, so didn’t have time to complete the river reports. Generally may was not too good this year, water is increadibly cold, all the time! it is also quite high. Grayling season started, hopefully bringing some better conditions…

Jeremy Lucas

May 22nd, 2008

High, cold water (7 degrees Celcius) has been a feature of this spring, and consequent mixed fishing, sometimes very difficult with grayling particularly reluctant to rise to dry fly. Nonetheless, some good fishing has been enjoyed by most of our groups. The river has been very quiet in the main part, until the opening of the grayling season on 1st June.  It is now becoming quiet again.  Water levels have at last dropped, though the water remains cold and rising fish are sporadic.  It is bound to warm up soon (late this year) and the hatches will be overwhelming.

Cold water

May 13th, 2008

Water is very cold and still high, nicely clear, but too cold for the fish to be active throughout the day.

Too deep to fish

April 23rd, 2008

Incredible how different this year’s spring is from last one. River is very high, with overflows opened, cold and rainy weather was our guest for past 3 weeks. It is getting better now, hopefully in a week we will be able to fish properly. Stunning that even in this almost flooding river the fish manage to rise picking up some dries. Anyway wading now is suicide, so noone fishes.

Melting snow

March 27th, 2008

River is still high and extremely cold – water temperature is between 3 and 4 degrees! No doubt fish are very unfriendly. Melting snow gives a funny green colour to the water, which you can see on the picture. Still at night we have minus 3 to 5 degrees… Where’s the spring??????

Would kill for spring…

March 12th, 2008

River stays high, for over a week already, but we fish it anyway – although the results are quite poor, we had a day with about 30 fish each, unfortunatelly most of them small (25-35 cm). Once this extremly cold water gets down a bit the real fishing will restart.