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.

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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 🙂