Vejle fjord+å 29/7 2013

A two-step plan with Simon started with an evening trip to the mouth of Vejle Fjord. I had never been there before but it looked really good with many big rocks and a heavy current. The tide was according to Simon extremely high so we fished primarily on a reef so we could have some room for our back cast. With the heavy wind we could make some very long casts and cover a lot of water.

 

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In the end of a long cast I got this well conditioned trout. Not the biggest but a nice fish which I will eat tonight with fresh vegetables from the garden.

 

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A bit later Simon was hooked up with a garfish. We also got a couple af smaller pollacks so plenty of action.

Then we went to Vejle Å where we after a nice break with cheese, sausage, beer, coffee and hot chocolate in the middle of the night went for the big sea run brown trout. I spend most of the time pulling my fly or my line out of the weed so my fishing was extremely inefficient. Simon har one trout that went after the fly but did not take it and that made his day or night as this was the most action he had in 10 night trips.

Udbyhøj 8/6 2013

An afternoon trip in the pontoon boats with Søren starting from Udbyhøj North. The sun was shining and I really hoped that this would be a good trip as it is much easier to fish in the afternoon than at night, which really spoils the rest of my day due to lack of sleep. As both the wind and the current was outgoing we had no problem getting away from the harbour but we had to work a good bit harder to come back later.

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We passed a spot where there were many greater weavers. Then a plier is mandatory.

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Søren also hooked several weavers and he also got a couple of garfish which I did not had any contact with.

 

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I caught 5 trouts though only one was above the legal minimum size. It was not by much but as it was a very well conditioned fish I brought it back for the frying pan.

I was very content as we had some OK fishing, nice weather and we did not have to spoil our sleep.

 

 

 

Udbyhøj, 13/5 2012

An evening trip wadefishing with Michael at Udbyhøj on the southern bank. It was very windy and quite cold. We caught quite a lot of VERY small trouts and a few just a bit too small trouts but no keepers. We had many contacts with garfish but only succeeded to land one each.

Udbyhøj 21/4 2012

An early morning trip with Henrik from Udbyhøj in pontoon boats. There was a VERY cold wind and efter a couple of hours I had to take a break as I could not hold the rod properly so I was not able to cast.

Henrik got the first garfish of the year and it was a good-sized fish. The first one is good fun but soon they will be quite annoying. Despite good effort we did not have much success. Henrik started with 3 hooked fish but lost all of them. After lunch we each caught two trouts but none of them were above the minimum size.

We saw several seals and a porpoise with a cub circled around Henrik at a distance about 5 meter and we also saw an osprey which is quite rare in Denmark – so we saw plenty of wild life.

Los roques, february 2010

A trip to Los Roques for app. 2 weeks with Knud, Lasse and Thomas. Lasse and Thomas were rookies while Knud has been here five times before. The trip was good with some minuses. Like always on Los Roques you get plenty of bonefish and they are well-sized, so you get to see your backing on a regular basis and combining that with sun and warm waters you can never go wrong – especially in the winter time when there is ice on the Danish waters.

Lasse´s camera did not work so he borrowed mine and Knuds cell phone did not work so he borrowed mine, I had a vacation without any electronics 🙂

If I have to sum things up we had more problems than ever before with lack of water and lack of electricity. Two days and nights in a row with no electricity means hot rooms at night and warm beers. Furthermore the shops were several times out of goods and restaurants had to close due to no gas or no food to sell. Hugo is really catching up with his idol Fidel, Venezuela more and more looks like Cuba.

Furthermore the number of fishermen were larger than ever end also the number of other tourist and this increased the pressure on the beaches and flats available for the guideless flyfishers – the cheapskates  i.e. us most of the time. For example kite surfers can really destroy a flat when they cross it at 50 km/h.

My most memorable moment was when I caught a kind of garfish (the local garfish has a lot of teeth up to 6-7 mm) after I released it into the water it opened its mouth and bit me in the knee, then it backed and swam to the guide and bit him in the leg. After this incident with a 1½ pound fish towards two 200 pound humans both humans were bleeding. It was clear who won that battle.

Thomas with a bonefish, this is classic Los Roques

Lasse with a very nice sized bonefish from the main island Gran Roque.

Los Roques and diving pelicans is a classic. This year the pelicans were diving quite close to the fishermen given them great opportunities for catching bonefish that approaches the pelicans when diving – but sometimes you also catch a pelican. This type of fishing is not my way of fishing bonefish but it is very efficient.

Thomas with a bluerunner. He spotted a school attacking very close to the beach while we were waiting for our lobster at a restaurant on Craskey and he ran down and got this nice fish. We were hesitating a bit and got nothing, determination pays. Normally there is many opportunities like this but this year we did not see many attacks and that is a pity as I find this type of fishing very intense and entertaining.

The lobster Thomas ran away from. It is not the cheapest lunch but it is one of the best. 

Our guide Chapin on a pancake flat. We had some very interesting fishing on these pancakes and I would recommend Chapin as guide, he really knew his stuff.

I also managed to be in a picture – even with a hookup

And then a quick release and a bad photo – that is life

While moving around with the guide Lasse had a handline out and got this barracuda. A nice fish that really woke him from his sleep, but as chairman of the bombayfly he will have a hard time explaining that he is fishing with a handline.

The local fishermen lands many different species like Wahoo, sailfish, barracuda etc.

Los Rouqes is not just bonefish, you may catch many species a lot them we do not know the name of but it is always fun to catch something you don ´t see back home. 

A carite – a small spanish mackerel.

A small jack.

A pompano – looks like a small permit

A yellow tail snapper

Udbyhøj 2/9-2009

Two evening trips wadefishing with Michael without much success in terms of caught sea trout but we got fresh air and experienced some interesting things naturwise.  On the first trip Michael got one garfish and a trot that was too small. Later after sunset I saw three very good sized trouts but I did not managed to get any. When we ate oursandwiches at the beach we heard splashing in the the water. We naturally looked for an explanation and found a porpoise hunting sea trout in app. 50 cm deep water. The porpoise moved around very aggressively while a sea trout literally jumped out of the water to save its life. It soon ended and I did not get a photo. We have never seen this before and we thought this was the danish version of killer whales grabbing sea lions from the beach as seen on Discovery channel 😉

The next trip were also fishless apart from garfish but this time the weeds at the shore were filled with ladybirds. They were sitting on every straw in crowds. A guesstimating would say there were hundreds of thousands. We have never seen that many ladybirds in such a limited space, very impressive.

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Lushage 30/5-09

On a overnight stay pontoon boat trip with Henrik, Lasse, Bjarne, Claus and Claus to Lushage. We started from a heavy crowded beach at Sletterhage in beautiful sunny weather. After a first leg against the current and the wind we could put our gear on the beach at Lushage. While we started the fire and had our dinner a big trout was seen jumping just were we intended to fish so expectations were high. Unfortunately that was what we did see to the trouts even if we fished late in the evening and very early in the morning.

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There were an extreme amount of garfish hitting the fly but not many got hooked.

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We also caught many cod but in baby size though this is positive as it has been years since I have seen these at the coast.

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Finally I was the only one getting Lesser Weevers why I do not know, but I got 6 all together. Too small to eat and I had my plier so no problem to unhook them safely. So we were in contact with many fish and many species but not the ones we hoped for.