River reports – San River Poland


fly fishing in Poland

Dan Cook

September 11th, 2007

First day the river is fishable, however the water is still stirred. We are glad to host Dan Cook on his flyfishing journey around the globe. Dan travels around the world visiting the best flyfishing destinations – it is nice nice that our river is among them!
You can visit Dan’s website at www.flyfishingtheglobe.net

Flood in Poland

September 6th, 2007

The South of Poland is very heavily flooded after some extreme rainfall last week. The San appears to be in best condition, however it is still unfishable. August has been hard as usual – no really good fishing, fickle fish, wicked weather. Let’s see what autumn brings, when water drops down…

Baaad angling!

August 1st, 2007

Few days of cooler air and some storms have revived the region. I went on the no-kill for an hour fishing in the pouring rain and caught lot of trout on nymph. Of course I didn’t even take my dry fly box – the grayling were taking these all the time and all around me. Baaaaad angling as Jeremy would have said… Because of holidays, the new born and the usuall bad fishing in August I will not write much during following weeks.

Happy hangover!

July 28th, 2007

The team grows. My little son Tadzik has joined us. Few days off for a hangover.

Very hot

July 24th, 2007

Still very hot – everyday we have over 30 degrees. That’s not a fishing weather. River got low, you can spot fish very easily, but it is hard to catch them, sometimes very hard.

Fly fishing in Africa

July 16th, 2007

San river is probably the only African river that still holds a good grayling population. With 35 degrees today and up to 38 announced for tomorrow we will probably quite shortly have also a good population of crocodiles and piranhas.

Good at last!

July 11th, 2007

The water has cleared and the level dropped. Finally fishing was great with dry flies bigger than on hook 20…

Break in fishing

July 5th, 2007

After another very bad week, the weather changed flooding the region with rain, and making the river unfishable.Honestly – the river did need it – a break from anglers and lots of high, cold water. In the last fishable day I had a nice 47 cm grayling on a tiny pheasant tail nymph.

Big trout reactivated

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

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.