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Vltava 24

Září 28, 2020 - 8:40 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1020424 I was a little busy during summer and had not so much time for fishing, however, some fishing trips were made and some pictures were taken. Autumnal fishing season is coming, so I have “new October resolution”  to make one actual post and one retrospective from summer every week.

Last week I visited our trophy water Vltava 24. I had only 1,5 hour, water was low and clear, so I decided to try dry-nymph setup and go slowly upstream from camp. First rainbow, a decent fish of about 55 cm, I hooked above one big stone in my favourite  pool as usually, it took 15 m of my competition nymphing leader and 10 m of floating line and finally smashed my tippet under a branch. So I made new leader and moved to another place. In a hole under a willow I caught 2 nice fish of about 45 cm and in the pool under the weir another two. I was very satisfied and hurried to my car to pick up my son after his basketball training. Not a bad start of thew autumnal season in Vltava 24, I´m looking forward to the rise for olives.

Váh River, Revúca River, Slovakia

Srpen 25, 2020 - 11:59 am Komentáře nejsou povoleny

I again visited Slovakia with kids and friends for one week summer holiday in June, we love hiking in the beautiful Slovak mountains, I can call Slovakia as “Land of flowers, butterflies and kind people”.

Michal was on business trip to monitor concurrence business with mineral water in Slovakia occasionally in the same time :-) , so we went to Revúca River together to wet our flies. Revúca is famous for great native grayling population, mainly in lower parts, so the target fish was grayling over 40 cm. We caught together about 50 fish and few fish was on the edge of 40 cm, majority was over 30 cm, the best fly was the traditional Czech nymph. Fish fought very strong, so the 3-size Hanák rods and 0,12 tippet were ideal. At about lunch time I moved to a hiking trip, but Michal continued fishing, his best humorous performance occurred in one nice pool upstream from the parking place, he was swimming a little through the pool at first, and after pouring water from his shoes he caught there grayling of 46 cm :-) .

Váh River was more difficult, first day during high discharge (86 cm in the profile Bešeňová) I visited spot where we caught 30 fish during Big River Race one year ago, I had not a single take, so I moved to a different place, another blank, and third blank I gained in my favourite place from last year. This is fishing :-) But on Saturday the discharge was decreased to 50 cm, I caught about 20 fish including nice brownies and hard fighting rainbows of 40-50 cm, I had to use tippet 0,16 mm as the fish smashed  thinner tippet already during the take. I was also keeping 50 cm loop of line under my finger during nymphing (like during salmon fishing) which gave me a little space to lift my rod and cushion the hard takes.

We returned in August for Big River Race, during practice days we enjoyed fishing, but during competition was our performance not so good comparing our victory two years ago. Nothing to do, we have to improve our skills for next year.

Vltava 29 with Jarda and Michal

Červenec 8, 2020 - 7:47 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

Michal with his family visited Lipno Lake for one week holiday, So I took Michal and his dad Jarda to the trophy part of the Vltava 29 under the dam of the Lipno lake. We caught many trouts including few fish over 40 cm and one almost 50 cm and few brook trout, the best was for me pink ribbed jig with cooper head, bad luck that I had to leave earlier as the wind started blowing ….

Summer on the Lipno Lake

Červen 30, 2020 - 7:16 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

1 In summer, we usually stay at Lipno Lake as I work on my research projects, and there is also windy and fishing is also great there … So we have a lot of fun, windsurfing, carp-fishing, zander-fishing, beach partying, and also some trout fishing, but this in the next post :-)


Two days of fishing with friends from Hungary

Červen 26, 2020 - 7:39 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1010256 István, member of the Hungarian Fly Fishing Team, and his wife Maria visited South Bohemia on the way home from holiday, so I took them fishing for two afternoons. We visited Warm Vltava and also small brook flowing to Vltava from the left side in the town of Český Krumlov called Polečnice, it was nice time, we caught many trout and grayling, both on nymphs, dries, and I caught also one big trout on squirmy as the second day was very rainy and water became dirty, don’t try it :-).  They left just before a coming flood. See you in Autumn.

Vltava 28

Červen 5, 2020 - 10:27 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1010006 I had finally time to go to Vyšší Brod (too much work, homework with kids, windsurfing …), I employ my friends – students Vojta and Martin within my scientific project, and after work, we went to Vltava river for evening rise. As it was rainy, hatch of sedge was not strong, but we caught few nice fish including the rainbow monster (0,10 mm hanak flurocarbon, jig size 16, rod Superlight size 3 …. crazy man :-)

Vltava 24 in May

Květen 1, 2020 - 10:55 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1000892 I have not too much time for fishing (home office, filed work, housework, homework with kids, windsurfing, beach volleyball … :-) so I go sometimes to Vltava 24, which is in a great condition nowadays, river if full of older and active fish (brook trout was stocked last October and it adapted well and thrives) and also fresh stockies, so you can catch many fish on dry fly, and also some really big fish, mainly on streamer, or nymph, or on a blob. This one had 3,5 kg and it was kindly invited for dinner :-) So 5-size rod, 0,18 mm tippet and reinforced version of Hanák Hooks are necessary, for streamer 0,24 tippet :-) .

Otava River in April

Duben 18, 2020 - 9:50 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

April 16th is the Opening Day in trout waters in our country. We decided to visit the trophy section Otava 6 close to the Hotel Annín. It was simply fantastic day with great friends, we caught rainbows, brooks, browns, tigers, graylings and chub, for lunch we had schnitzel and Pilsner beer,  I caught fish on streamer, nymph and also on dry fly. Dream day. Thank you that we can go fishing in this difficult time. I had camera under repair, so there are some pictures made by phone.

Vltava 24 during Eastern

Duben 12, 2020 - 10:15 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1000595 During Eastern, I was asked by the Czech National TV to say something about the effects of Covid on the sport fishing, we decided to meet on the bank of  Vltava River, I hoped to catch a fish, but I was amazed by a massive hatch of sedge already from 10 a.m., I caught about 25 fish, rainbow trout, brook trout and chub. This season is simple fantastic on the Vltava river mainly for lovers of dry fly fishing.

And if you would like to see and hear me, below is the link, I smuggled an advertisement for Hotel Annín and hHanák Competition there :-)

Time 2:55:00 of the broadcast, or 17:12 on the clock

Vltava 24 and Květoňov Lake in March

Březen 31, 2020 - 5:55 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1000216 Our government introduced some restriction concerning Coronavirus relatively in time, so we have not so dramatic course of the epidemic, they stopped all sport and culture events, closed schools and restaurants and majority of public services, they recommended to limit going to town, shopping and meeting to each other, and we have to wear veil in town, and also people are recommended to work from home if possible.

But fishing is not banned as outdoor activities do not increase the possibility of virus transmission and improve our immune system, of course :-) . So we regularly stock Květoňov Lake and Vltava River and I also sometimes find a space during my home office to go fishing :-) Fishing competitions has been also banned, so we have more time for practice.

In Vltava 24, we have recorded the best winter season in the  memory, the mild weather and lover discharge enabled to survive a lot of fish from last year, and this fish look for a native food. From the end of February, we can see a hatch of an insect every day, it started by stone-fly and just now we have hatch of large olives. And fresh stocked fish always prefer hatch of a blob :-) The blob is phenomenon, it works both in muddy and clear water, I have already caught many species on it, rainbow trout, brook trout, barbel, nase and chub :-) .
As we have stocked relatively big fish, I fish with my favourite Sage Z-Axis size 5 and use 0,18 mm tipped :-) For dry fly, I use 0,14 as the overwintered fish are up to 1 kg.

Květoňov Lake is also great, we have already stocked fish twice, I had also few nice days there, but I did not make a picture, so I borrowed two pictures from Facebook profiles of my friends.