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.

 

 

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Tange sø 3/1 – 2014

We started in the morning drifting down the Gudenå river. We were 7 pontoon boats so it was a bit crowded at times. But except from the start and around the breaks when everyone got together we were spread out so it was not a big problem.

 

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In the river part we only got seven pikes. Here Søren presents one from his red Scadden boat.

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At the lunch break Søren used the stripping basket as a table when he heated his instant noodles.

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After the lunch break we came to the delta where the river turns into lake. Many pontoon boats but we still got fish here.

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The pikes this day were big in numbers but not in size. We got app. 60 pikes but the biggest were app. 6 Pounds. For me the best fish were from the river but as I got 12 pikes plus some I lost during the fight I had plenty of action and it was a nice way to start the new year.

Gudenaaen, 6/1 2013

A pontoon boat drift trip for pikes. I thought we were going to be 3 persons but it turned out that we were 7. It was not that big a problem as we nicely spread out and when we arrive on the lake there is plenty of room. Normally the fishing is best in the lake or in the estuary but today I had more luck in the river.

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The pontoon boats well-distributed on the lake.

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Here Jan is landing one of the better pikes of the day.

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and presenting it. It is typical for this time of the year that the pikes have many leeches.

We did not catch any big pikes today I think it was up to 8 pounds. I got a handful but mine were all just in the 3-5 pound range.

Rügen, 6-8/12 2012

For the first time I fished in Germany and it was a winter pontoonboat trip with the Bombay guys to the island Rügen in the Baltic Sea for pikes. I drove with Thomas from Århus and with the weather forecast in mind we both agreed that it is better to go to the tropics in the winter time than to Germany. Around Rügen there are many coves and bays with quite shallow water so it looks like the perfect place til flyfish for pikes.

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The weather forecast was on the spot as they predicted low temperatures and snow, and that we got.

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the first day it took quite a while untill we hit some action. Jeppe found a small bay where he had several hits on the fly and I joined him. Within an hour we caught more than 10 fish and had contact to approximately the same number of fish. The pikes were all in the 3 -5 pound range so no big ones but good fun. At the same time another group had good fishing in a nearby bay so it seemed as  it was the time of day that produced the fish. As you can see that pikes were very nicely coloured and everything was released.

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Here Lasse is casting and this photo pretty much sum up the fishing of this trip. It was very cold and snowed a lot. Jeppe measured the water temperature to 0,5 degrees Celsius so no wonder that we only fished for 4-5 hours a day.

Would I di it again? Yes for sure but preferably under better weather conditions. I have to say we had lots of laughs both during the fishing and in our B&B where Wolf was very helpful with everything. I got 10 pikes during the 3 days so we could probably have done just as good in one of our local waters but it is always good fun to go on a trip with other fly fish loonies and to try out new waters. But now I am really thinking of going fishing somewhere much warmer.

Bredningen 10/11 2012

A pontoon boat trip fly fishing for pike. I was on my own and that usually means that I do not fish many hours and so it was today as well. I had some action but today I was not lucky or good enough to hook the pikes that grabbed the fly. I lost the majority af the fish  but when you release them anyway it is not that important though you always think that the ones that got away were the largest.

Today I got a handful of pike in my hand and lost more than that. All the pikes were small and the highlight of the day was when I came within 15 feet to an otter – I felt that I could touch it with my fly rod.

This was the average size so not much to brag about.

Bredningen 3/11 2012

With a nice weather forecast it was time to try the pikes in Bredningen with the Bombay guys Henrik and Jeppe and two of Jeppes friends.

we started out 9 Am and fished until 2 PM. The sun was shining and without rain it was quite nice despite the low temperature both in the water and in the air. I caught 6  pikes and that was more or less the average catch today. everyone got fish but no one got into the big ones. I think the largest today was around 6 pound but that is also a nice fish. everything was released and I was lucky that all my fish  could be released just by holding the hook and twist it – so fish were harmed and I could keep my hands dry.

Jepper with a pike, they did not come much bigger today.

Bredningen 7/10 2012

A morning trip in pontoon boats with Jan and Caspar fly fishing for pike. It was a bit cold and quite windy but we had heard about good fishing the day before so we were eager to give it a shot. The first couple of hours not much happened, We all got one small pike and some rain. Then we took a break and after the break the wind really picked up. Jan decided to head back while Caspar and I fished on. I was lucky to hit the spot and within 10 minutes I got 4 pikes. 3 pikes in 3 casts means a sort of hat trick.

Due to the wind I only got this bad photo. The pikes were not big except for the first one they were all around 4 -5 pounds.

It then got so windy that we decided to go back and that was a struggle, so today we do not need to go to the gym.