Udbyhøj 24/9 2011

Back in Udbyhøj alone in the pontoon boat. Due to a severe twist of my neck Tuesday evening I have had problems with my right arm both with controlling the muscles and with the strength. So I was afraid that it would harm my flycasting and it definitely did. I could cast but only with difficulty and not far. That is very depressing and I hope that my arm will improve especially when I in 4 weeks head for Cape cod fishing for stripers.

Despite the casting problems I managed to catch 10 trouts this day but only one was big enough to keep.

It was a 44 cm trout in the fall suit.

A couple of times a seal followed me. This is not good for the fishing but a nice experience. In the shallow water many mullets showed but as all my mullet fly had been exposed to salt water the hooks broke easily so I have to tie some new ones.

Udbyhøj 10/9 2011

A pontoon boat trip at Udbyhøj with Søren and Claus. We started out at 9 AM with a heavy outgoing current, and this current continued until we stopped around 3 PM. The current made it quite difficult to fish as we drawn far away very quickly. We were fortunate that Claus had brought his outboard engine so he could pull us back at times. We also tried to anchor but the anchor could not hold us. The weather turned out fine and we saw both seals and porpoises and some jumping fish as well. I caught two trouts but they needed an extra inch to be big enough to keep. Søren also got two small trouts and a small garfish. But it was nice to be  on the water again after a long break without a flyrod in the hand.

Søren Nielsen with nice perch from Randers