My stripping basket – Linekurv.dk

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Mariager Fjord 21/4 – 2019

A pontoon trip to the middle part of Mariager Fjord with Henrik, Carsten and Finn. The weather was sunny and warm but a light breeze disturbed the surface and that was probably in our favor as the light was very bright.

The first hour not much happened despite the water and the bottom looked very promising this well-known place that I have never fished before.

Carsten got his first ever pontoon boat sea run brown trout though it was not more than 12 cm but it took the fly properly.

 

 

Finn first got the first garfish of the year and after lunch he got this nive and well fed trout close to 50 cm.

 


Later I was lucky and got a 1,8 kg trout that also was very well build, so my wife was happy as I 4 hours later could serve a very fresh fish for dinner.

Limfjorden 5/1 – 2018

It has become a tradition that the new year starts with an oyster trip to Limfjorden with some of the old Bombay guys and some hangarounds. This year it was not as cold as last year and not windy so very good conditions considering the time of year.

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: 2 personer, friluftsliv

first we collect the oysters.

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: en eller flere personer, friluftsliv og vand

Then we open them

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: en eller flere personer og folk, der står

Them the chef Rasmus prepares the chowder

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: mad

and some other delicious stuff

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: mad

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: en eller flere personer og mad

The chowder was served in small hollow bread so you could it your soup bowl. Saves on the dish washing

 

Billedet indeholder sandsynligvis: 2 personer, friluftsliv

Fantastic cooking in nice surroundings – what is not to like

Triathlon support tool

Lars Ronning a Linekurv user found good alternative use for his Linekurv when he was support for a friend participating in the Norseman Ironman triathlon in Norway. You need a lot of energy to complete this task and it seems like there was room for a lot of energy in the basket. By the way Lars completed the same task some years ago so he is able to more than just carry the calories.


Rena week 27 – 2018

Like the last couple of years we rented an apartment at the Rena Fishing Camp and we were Gunnar, Henning, Anders, Lise and I. We also knew that Henrik would be there as he was supposed to guide now and then. But a week with dry fly fishing from a drifting pontoon boat is something I always look forward to. This will be a sparse post as I did not take many photos.

 

We knew from Henriks reports that the water level was low but we were not prepared for how much this changed the river. The level was 5 feet below normal and that made it much easier to wade fish what normally is quite challenging and all our normal hotspots for fish were dry. As the water come from a deep lake the water temperature was actually low around 14 degrees Celsius so in contrast to a lot of other rivers the fish were actively feeding and there was no problem with fishing C&R. If the water temperature hits 20 degrees the fishing will be closed. The air temperature were 26-30 degrees during our stay so we fished mainly in the evening and as the soccer world championship was running we also spent some time watching this.

 

I mainly aimed for the trouts and everyday we got some nice and strong fighting fish.

 

When a grayling showed I naturally presented my fly and often succeeded in landing af fish. The grayling quite big as you rarely catch fish below 40 cm and the average fish is 45 cm and they are much thicker and deeper than the fish we get in Glomma.


All the grayling and trout were released but one day Henrik fished for white fish to smoke so that made a nice meal one day. The other days we had to eat big steaks of wagyu beef and other delicious stuff. We must admit  that the eating and drinking is an important part of the trip.

 

 

We saw beavers on a regular basis. Normally for safety reasons the beavers nest has its door below the surface but with the low level of water that was spoiled.

 

We saw most of the beavers in the evening so it was not easy to get a good photo opportunity so this is a more evidence of the beaver than a nice photo.

 

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One day Henrik found a trout sipping mayflies and he got a real beauty around the 58 cm mark.


Release of another nice grayling.


One of the nicer trout caught just before we stopped the fishing one night.

Despite the low level of water we had some very good fishing with the dry flies and we like always had a blast with lots of laughs and we will come back one way or another again.

 

 

 

Cape Cod, week 25 – 2018

This years trip to Cape Cod was more or less with the usual suspects: Thomas, Peter, Carsten and Caspar. We also fished with some of our American fishing buddies Scott and Tom. The procedure was standard as we know where we want to eat and where we and how we want to fish but the weather may force us to change plans. This year the weather was very nice to us as we could go out in our kayaks five days and that is our preferable way of fishing as this often give us the opportunity to sight fish.

 

We started out on Brewsters Flat which is a  nice place but also quite popular so do not expect to be alone.

 

Most of the days we went kayaking and sometimes we could not leave the  beach fast enough as there a LOT of sand flies that literally would enter every opening around your ears and eyes.

 

But when we left the beach the weather was nice the water was clear and we got into fish. Here Thomas is fighting a fish in his shorts and boot outfit.

 

He lands the fish….

 

 

and presents it before the release. As always the big majority was schoolies like this but we saw good numbers of big and very big fish though we did not land them this time but some keepers were also landed.

 

 

Like always a lot of horse shoes crabs, here one trying to date our anchor.

 

One day Thomas got a small striper with a mark. We could not see any number so we just released it again but some scientist want to know more about this.

 

In very shallow water Scott hooked a nice fish that passed between us.

 

It turned out to be his first keeper of the year

 

 

So he was a happy man presenting his fish before the release.

 

We met some og our Danish friends several times this time wade fishing. To get to the bar you have to wait for the tide to drop which Jacob had a hard time waiting for but he managed without getting wet.

 

The ospreys are nesting and with plenty of fish around they have a high success rate in raising the young birds.

 


We had a good trip with a lot of exciting and many times quite frustrating sight fishing.  Everyday we wade fished I met American fly fishers using my Linekurv so that made me glad and a bit proud.

We had breakfast almost everyday at HangarB at Chatham Airport which by a good margen is the best we have ever tried in the States and we had burritos at the Corner Store and twice we grilled big rib eye steaks at the summer house so the food was good and the beer were cold so we will come back next year.

 

 

 

 

Fjellerup Strand, 28/4 – 2018

A pontoon trip with 2 x Henrik and Peter to Fjellerup. Nice weather though a bit more windy than the forecast predicted. When we started out we could see some fly fishers wade fishing further down the beach and when we got closer we could see that is was Peter and Carsten so it was time for lies and stories.

 

 

After the break Carsten got this nice 50 cm trout.

We stopped at noon and Henrik Mong had landed 4 fish and I got two but all were too small. Henrik Leth lost a bigger fish and had a garfish but no keepers and a nice day at the water.

Stevns, week 16 – 2018

After 6 months without a fishing trip due to my bad shoulders I signed up for five days at Stevns flyfishing for sea run brown trout from pontoon boats. We normally go to Sweden this time of the year but this year we tried something new. In order to lessen the stress on my shoulders when casting I had bought a Hardy Demon 11 foot switch rod #4/5 which I fished with my regular 6 weight shooting head on 14 grams. This turned out to work very well despite the rod is supposed to be loaded with an 18 gram head but that may be fine for switch cast and I has casting overhead. The important thing was that it was a delight to cast with and I could fish all day without too much pain afterwards. I was a jumping happy boy inside 😉

The group was more or less like last year except that Jesper and Knud joined from time to time. I forgot my camera so I did not get many photos but Henrik and Leif took some nice photos that I could use.

The coast at Stevns has many places cliffs and are very beautiful and the bottom looks fantastic

 

 

Lars presenting a nice fish from the first day, it was a nice fish but as it had been up spawning it was released.

 

The water is a bit brackish so now and then an ide will grab the fly. Lars turned out to be the ide expert but I did not get any

 

Some af the fish were below the minimum size so they were released

It was the first time I fished with my new electric motor a Torqeedo 1003, that worked fine but is quite expensive.

Some of the days were very calm. It was easy to see if fish showed but they were trickier to get to the fly.

 

As I had not fished for a long time it was a joy every time I was in this situation

Especially when the fish was big enough to keep and not a kelt

 

 

From the last day were only Leif and I were fishing and we had the best fishing of the trip as we landed 11 trouts all over the minimum size and 3 times we had a double hook up. I brought back two fish this day as I had promised my wife to get some and they have already been consumed.

We got 27 trouts as a group and I got 13 (you never know if you get the chance to brag again) and my new rod worked very well so for me it was a fantastic trip. The trip was like always with a lot of laughs, good food and something to drink so what could go wrong. I now consider getting a two classes heavier switch rod for my striper and pike fishing and what I can find to fish for. I feel I am back 🙂