Glenstrup sø, 26/10 – 2014

Lars  and Henrik had arranged a pontoon boat demonstration with the Sport Fisher girls at Glenstrup sø and this naturally included pike fishing. Unfortunately the wind was very strong which did not make things easy for the rookies in the pontoon boats. Despite the difficulties the spirit was high and everyone gave it a shot. I was testing my new pike rod – a Sage Pike – with two Rio pike lines in floating and sinking versions. 2014-10-26 12.59.23 The test went fine except that I only got the chance to fight a fish once as this 4 Pound pike showed mercy and grabbed my fly. Only two pikes were caught among 11 fishermen so it was a very slow day. The highlight of the day for me was when we saw two sea eagles being harassed by crows. Two sea eagles together is a first for me in Denmark

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Listerlandet 16/10 – 19/10 2014

 

 

 

 

 

3 days of pike fishing from pontoon boats in the brackish water of the Baltic sea in Sweden with 10 fellow fly fishermen. The weather forecast was acceptable but as usual it was worse than predicted.

 

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The first day some of us fished in Pukaviken and we did catch a decent number of fish but they were quite small. I got 11 pikes but the largest was app. 4 Pounds so not much to brag about. The flash flies in darker colours seemed to be the way to go on this trip

 

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Erland fished from a Scadden boat were the seat was exchanged to a moulded seat with much better comfort as this is a weak point in this construction.

 

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Erland this day got this very nice pike – 108 cm. It was by a good margin the best fish of the trip. The lip piercing we could have done without on the photo.

The second day it rained all day. I fished with Søren and only got 2 fish each and lost a couple as well but we ended early to make a nice dinner and have some beer and rum.

 

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The last day it was not raining but still quite windy so at times we had to work hard. Here Thomas is fighting a pike in the waves.

 

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and presenting it before release.

The last day started really slow for me but later I found some spots with pikes that seemed to pile up in spots. I got 17 pikes and the last one was a good-sized fish in the 9 – 10 Pound range so I was content. Everyone got fish in good numbers but we missed more bigger fish and could do without the rain.

 

 

Barsø, 3/10-5/10 – 2014

A weekend trip with the Bombay Fly Guys always gives many laughs and sometimes a hangover. This trip did not disappoint and any way. We were 14 fly fishermen and it was my first visit to Barsø, which as a small Island app. one mile² in the Southern part of Denmark. We had rented a nice house with plenty of room and only 100 feet from the water.

2014-10-03 16.43.50all around the Island it looked like a hot spot for sea run Brown trout.

 

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The first afternoon I got 6 fish but they were all like this – too small and the rest of the Guys did not do any better.

 

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The second day I got 4 and one was actually big enough to kill (42 cm) but it was released. The bigger trouts were all coloured maybe due to the upcoming spawning but maybe it is like in Mariager Fjord were the sea run brown trout most of the year looks like a regular brown trout.

 

2014-10-04 15.19.35Henrik got this nice 52 cm fish on a new fly created by Ove Monrad. It only took 5 minutes from he tied on this fly until he landed the fish.

 

10665111_975961365751186_8649713261932657566_nDespite most of the fish were small we lost some nice fish and here Allan presents a nice fish. All in all a good trip and I would like to come back and give it another try and then we hope the wind will be kinder to us next time.

 

Moesgaard 29/9 – 2014

Michael called and we took a short trip wadefishing at Moesgaard. I haven´t fished here for a while but as both Michael and I have caught some big fish here we will always come back now and then despite that it can be crowded.

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We started out at 17.30 and Michael hooked a fish in his second or third cast

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It was a 45 cm sea trout in nice form

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15 minutes later he repeated the stunt and got another one a little bit smaller

 

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Later we fished together and Michael saw a fish at the surface and just after I hooked a fish. It turned out to be a pollack that was released. Normally we only get really small pollacks in the 15-25 cm range but this was app. 40 cm. If we can catch them when they have added another 10 cm they will be good fun on light tackle and also good for eating.

In the end I also got a trout but too small but all in all a fine trip with some action. We met some other fishermen but they have had no luck so we should no complain.