Posts Tagged ‘Denmark’

Denmark 2024

Duben 18, 2024 - 7:25 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1080355 My fly fishing friends invited me for a short trip to Denmark, I needed to rest so I agreed, our goal was to explore the southwest of the island of Fyn. There had been several groups from the Czech Republic before us, the fishing was good in March, while at the beginning of April it was very difficult. But it was getting warmer, so we were looking forward to it. The trip went perfectly, the crew and the food were great, and in 4 days we caught over 50 trouts and two were over 60 cm, most were around 40 cm.
p1080282 People ask me about any secrets how to succeed, equipment etc. I think it is not too complicated, success is based on luck and also on own activity, if 4 people come to a spot and they have no a take in 30 minutes, it’s time to move. I prefer to fish in deeper places with plenty of plants and also always in windward side and in waves. I fish with the special Hanák Competition See Trout rod, I still have two first prototypes, they are strong for long casting, but have a fine sensitive tip.
I use exclusively Airflo 40+ fast intermediate line, 5 m long tippet from 0.28 mm flurocarbon  and two flies, as a dropper I have my Danish olive and as the point fly my version of Ullsock. This year we also caught something on a shrimp. I won’t publish the exact places where we caught fish, those who know them will recognize the pictures, those who don’t know them have to find them themselves :-)
p1080345 I greatly appreciate the work of our Danish colleagues connected with the stocking of trout and also their protection agains predators and monitoring, if you want to maintain long-term quality fishing, I would not be afraid to increase the price of licenses and also to increase the size limit to 50 cm. A sad surprise was the complete destruction of the nice spot on the south coast of the Helnaes peninsula caused by a huge storm, hopefully the seabed and seaweed will recover soon.

Denmark 2023

Duben 7, 2023 - 11:19 am Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1060858 After several years break, I went to Denmark with a group of friends for sea trout fishing, it was great, a great group of people, great food and drinks, beautiful nature, in some days fish took and in some days we didn’t even get a take, but that’s the Denmark, together we caught about 40 trout within five people, we did not caught a monster, but 11 fish had 50-60 cm, we will definitely go again next year. Majority of fish we caught on Ulsok on fast intermediate line. Aleš is specialist on this fly pattern, and if trouts damage the fly, he always repair it, some of them have already four layers of body :-) In fact we had no fly-tying corner on our table, it was Ulsok service point :-)

Denmark 2016 with Ondra and Aleš

Květen 13, 2016 - 10:32 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1230566 I visited Denmark with Ondra and Aleš in the end of March, what to say, great few days with great friends fishing in nice nature, a lot of fun, great cuisine including pheasant on the vegetables and red wine :-) , thousands of casts and nice fish. Hope will be back in October.

Seatrout in Denmark 2015

Duben 7, 2015 - 8:31 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

p1170879 I has been thinking about a trip to Denmark for sea-trout for many times. This year I was invited by Rob, Ludwig and Richard to join them for a week in Denmark in April and therefore I asked for some info my good friend Aleš, who is experienced sea trout angler, he has been fishing in Denmark maybe for fifty times. I finally found out that I could not go with my German and Dutch friends as the week was to busy for me, but Aleš offered me a place in his gang leaving already in March. Aleš was in every-day-contact with many Danish fishermen so he had the best info. The best thing for me was that I had to organise nothing, my job was only to come to Prague at midnight. The other members of our crew, Tono and Jarin, were very friendly and communicative, so the 12 hours journey passed without problem and at lunch time we were at the see coast. I wished at least one fish, I knew, that there is really no problem to blank here. Aleš chose for us an peninsula north of the Fyn Island.

I was a little late in preparation and my friends were already fishing, so I watched a little their actions, and finally I found a nice spot between them, walked about 30 metres to the water and cast my line to the wast surface of the Baltic sea. First pull and the line became heavy and on the hook was my first ever sea trout. Not big, but it was real fish caught in the sea.

p1170832 In our three days, we caught over 80 trouts, Jarin get the biggest fish of 62 cm , I caught 23 fish, majority of size between 30-40 cm, but I get three fish over 50 cm, every evening we had a meal from raw trout (sushi, Tatar-steak) and I brought two fish home, what a fantastic trip, Aleš is really good guide.

For me was the most important and almost spiritual experience the feeling that you cast to the vast space and you have to really believe to luckiness, it was like mediation, I felt almost like the old man and the sea. Another great thing is, that all fish are wild and you can meet really big fish. And this is real “hardcore” fishing, you can be tottering in cold waves and casting again cold wind for three hours without any contact and in next fifteen minutes you can get 15 trouts including one of 55 and one of 62 cm. And it really happened to me, Aleš and Jarin (the only detail was, that I was working hard with Aleš, whilst Jarin was sleeping in the car and after the three hours he came and get the biggest fish :-) .

I found out, that the most important thing is not a fly-pattern (we get majority of fish on Aleš´s fly called  ”shit on the hook” – brown tail, brown body, game cock hackle, hook Kamasan B175 sice 4), but selection of spot and constant movement, as much water you cover, as big are your chances to meet a fish. Number of fish depends on the “rod-hours”.

I fished all three days with a prototype sea-trout rod from Franta Hanák, Airflo 40+ slow intermediate line and 5 meter long leader from fluorocarbon HC 0,24 mm. My friends, who have already had an experience with a big fish, used 0,27 mm :-) . Next year I´m definitely back.