River reports – San River Poland

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fly fishing in Poland

Sunshine!

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!

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.

White streamers?

February 26th, 2007

After few days down to minus 10, the temperature has risen above zero and fishing is possible. River is still high, but even clearer than a few days ago.  Strangely, while just last week black tadpoles, leeches and zonker streamers were scoring, white streamers are today’s hit. There is still some snow in the mountains

Nymphs vs streamers

February 21st, 2007

As we approach the end of February a glimmer of sunshine brings new activity in the fish. Dead-drifted nymphs and streamers, deeply sunk and stripped, are doing the trick. Water remains high and powerful, but clear. Probably the best method is streamer fishing with leech or zonker patterns using a sink tip line.  Jeremy and I caught about 15 fish, with several others lost during two and a half hour.

First signs of spring…

February 16th, 2007

Weather gets better and better every day. Unfortunatelly the snow in the mountains starts melting with the lovely sunshine, which makes the water more coloured and the fish less active than few days ago. We have observed first signs of spring on the river bank! Waiting for the water to clear we must drink a glass of cold vodka for our teammate Maciek’s newborn child! Na zdrowie!

Trout beginings

February 11th, 2007

The overflows have finally been closed and the water has cleared. Although the river remains high (two turbines), the trout season slowly starts and the first good results have come in. If the weather gets better we can expect excellent fishing soon. Take a fast sinking line with you and some streamers!

Something's wrong

January 8th, 2007

The weather has gone mad – temperatures from 10-15 degrees during day, not even a small cold at night. That is at least 20 degrees too much for this time of year. Grayling feed like crazy on dries and nymphs preparing to spawn.

Rules change

January 3rd, 2007

Cold, but not as cold as it should be, only little snow, which is rare for this time of year.
Fish are hard to get, but still we managed to convince few small grayling to cooperate.
Few changes to the rules in 2007: all hooks must be barbless even outside the no-kill, streamers only from 1st February till 1st September, no bite indicators.