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Ystad, Eastern 2014

The annual trip til the south coast of Sweden fly fishing for searun brown trout from pontoon boats. This year we were six persons: Henrik L, Henrik V., Thomas, Lars A, Jan and myself.

2014-04-16 06.44.35One morning we did see two mooses, which is a quite rare sight this far south in Sweden. Beside this we also saw foxes, squirrel, deer and birds like kites and osprey.


2014-04-19 16.01.37On these trip we normally catch a majority af kelts but this year we got many good conditioned blank trouts but generally in smaller size than normal. But as you can see we also this year got some kelts. Here Jan presents one that needed another 3 lbs. The minimum size here is 50 cm or 20 inches and we had to release many of the blank fish as they were too small.


140417_thomas_rimteOne day Thomas got this ide. We have caught these on other trips but not a common sight. From my own experience I can tell that they are not big fighters.



One very windy day I got the fish that was in a surprisingly good condition – it was app. a 8 pounder – but after the landing it still had energy to jump so this is how the presentation photo came out. Everyone like this photo.


2014-04-19 13.05.16Here Henrik presents one of the nicest fish on the trip, it is  a 5 pounder in top form taking on his new pet pattern which is a shrimp pattern. Shrimp patterns proved productive on this trip. I fished with flies tied by Ove Monrad and they are very well tied and incredible durable. I have to take a course from Ove in how to improve the durability on my flies.


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Here a lineup of six pontoon boats during a break. A very unusal sight at these waters though I find fishing fly from pontoon boats by far the best way to flyfish here as the beaches are not easy to wade as there are many big and very slippery rocks and you are not that depending on the wind direction.


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The last day some of us fished at Kåseberge and here Henrik V. got this beatiful 6 pounder which came out as the top fish of the trip. Henrik had not got many fish until then so he was very pleased.


2014-04-20 14.22.31The stomach of the fish showed why it was in top condition. There were  large sand eels, many shrimps and smaller fish.



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The last day I ended with two nice fish and it at allways nice to look Down on your stripping basket filled this way after a morning of fishing.



Thomas on the last day got several blank fish like the one presented here and this sums up the trip in many ways.

I was very pleased with the trip as I got some fish and also nice ones but especially as I due to a shoulder enjury was forced to cast with my left hand and therfore had low expectations. After some days I actually casted resonably and I started to feel that I was fishing and not just struggling with the cast. So I was reborn as a fly fisher and my plans about cancelling trips later this year was cancelled. I really hope that my shoulder will come back to full functionability but in the meantime I can flyfish – or at least sort of flyfish :-)


Hirtshals, 4/4 – 2014

As my shoulder still makes it impossible to flyfish I came up with a way to go fishing and get some nice fish to eat. I teamed up with Søren on a sea fishing trip from Hirtshals. In this way I could fish, get some fish in the freezer and be gentle on my shoulder ( I thought).

The wind was quite strong but from SE so not that big waves and after a couple of hours sailing we started to fish and we almost immediately hooked fish. It was cods in the 3-4 Pounds range and there were plenty.

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This is my basket not even halfway through. We ended up catching 70 -80 cods each and this despite that we took long breaks. Despite we also released app. 25 fish each we had so many fish that my shoulder now really Hurts from all the work gutting and cutting filets. So for the next months we will not have any shortage of fish in the freezer and cod filet is a good starting point for many nice dishes.

More searun brown trout



It is not only in Denmark that the season has started for saltwater flyfishing for searun brown trout. Here an norwegean friend of mine displays  his fresh catch while I am treated for a bad shoulder and not allowed to flyfish :-(

Bad shoulder :-(

I have now for 1½ month been unable to cast a fly due to a bad shoulder. I tried a couple of weeks ago for a short while and had to pay badly for this. After 3 visits at various doctors and a MR-scan I now Turesday should be treated. I hope that this treatment will help as we are now in the prime season for seatrout here in Denmark. Below I will list some of the fish my fellow members of Bombayfly have caught the last couple of weeks.


Simon known as “Goggen” got this nice 60 cm trout.


Peder “Don Puch” got this beauty


Here in another perspective


Henrik #the fishing machine” got this nice trout.


Jan “the bum”got a 8 pounder


Rene “pot hair# got this amazing almost 19 pund sea trout in shallow Water in Randers Fjord. It was not a fly rod but a fantastic catch.

Now you may see why I cry myself to sleep every night over my shoulder problem.

Århusbugten 1/3 2014

For the first time in almost two months I hit the Water. January more or less was frozen and in early February I tore a muscle in the shoulder and that made it impossible to flyfish. Despite some pains I wanted to give it a go and went to the inner part of the Århus bay one afternoon with Henning. My shoulder did not Work properly and that worries me a lot now at the start of the season and with trips to Sweden and Cape Cod in the future.


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The first hour nothing happened but after a beer break when wading back into the Water I spotted a movement in one foot Deep Water and made a short cast not even with the shooting head outside the top guide and I hooked this nice but small trout.

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Henning casted immediately and also hooked a small trout. Actually he got 3 trouts but none big enough to keep. Soon after we stopped as a mist came and made us feel very cold. Nice to be at the Water Again, not nice to have shoulder problems and I continue where I stopped last year with fish on every trip but only small fish.

Tange sø 3/1 – 2014

We started in the morning drifting down the Gudenå river. We were 7 pontoon boats so it was a bit crowded at times. But except from the start and around the breaks when everyone got together we were spread out so it was not a big problem.


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In the river part we only got seven pikes. Here Søren presents one from his red Scadden boat.

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At the lunch break Søren used the stripping basket as a table when he heated his instant noodles.

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After the lunch break we came to the delta where the river turns into lake. Many pontoon boats but we still got fish here.


The pikes this day were big in numbers but not in size. We got app. 60 pikes but the biggest were app. 6 Pounds. For me the best fish were from the river but as I got 12 pikes plus some I lost during the fight I had plenty of action and it was a nice way to start the new year.

Mols 28/12-2013

The last trip of the year with Thomas and Carsten to Mols wadefishing for sea trout. This time of year it is good to be mobile in order to find the fish as a lot of the fish are in the streams spawning. We started in Knebel Vig and gave it a shot for an hour without any luck and then we moved to Rolsøgård where we got 3 small trouts. After a break we moved to Vrinners were we got 7 more and then we called it a day.

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The standard size of the day.


2013-12-28 15.20.38The biggest fish of the day but still too small.

I got 6 fish and lost a few so some action but I would like to see a keeper. But next year this will change – I hope



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