Posts Tagged ‘Hanák open’


Říjen 12, 2021 - 7:28 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

img_6208-1 It was great that after one year break caused by Covid restrictions we could organise our famous cup. Unfortunately, some of foreign team still could not come, but we will keep place for them next year. We met with all of our friends on Friday evening in our traditional base in Herbertov, and after the opening meeting and draw we had many things to talk, maybe too many :-)

I was controlling Tonda and Milda in the first session, It was great opportunity for me to watch Tonda fishing, it is not a coincidence, that he is world champion. My lads were not fishing badly, but 43 fish was not enough to better place than 4th, and in this round we lost chance for medal as one place higher was accessible. In the afternoon session, I was fishing with Patrik, we had maybe the best place in the sector D, more over the team before us was not fishing well in the first session, so the victory in this session was almost obligatory, we caught 44 fish and we used and practised all rods, nymph, dry-dropper, streamer and also the dry fly. For the Sunday session we moved to sector B to the peg with island, I was fishing with Jiří, we started at the bottom-end of the peg, I was fishing with 2-size Hanák Superlight rod,  0,08 mm tippet and nymphs size 20. In 10 minutes we had 12 fish in the scoring card and it looked great, but it a little slowed down later, we lost some fish, and finally we gained second place in the session, again, one place better was not impossible. Overall we finished fourth, one place after third team with more fish caught … but it is sport, in this competition with so many good teams, you must fishing great without mistake in all the three rounds to get a medal, maybe next time :-)

Results including catch statistic you can find in the Hanák Open page.

I was invited by Igor to his podcast series after the competition, we spend nice afternoon in his car, if somebody wants to listen 3,5 hours talk about fishing, organisation of events and competitions, here is link :-)




Říjen 3, 2017 - 8:19 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

Competition in lake was tough, in river it was nice, but results in some pegs were surprising. Here are results, catch statistic, more info and pictures later, tmrw I´m flying to Norway

Svat. pohar Hanak Open 2017  Memoriál T.Kouby Hanák Open 2017

Hanák Open 2014

Říjen 21, 2014 - 7:32 am Komentáře nejsou povoleny

Hanák Open 2014 started in Květoňov lake. After victory in the May cup 2014 in the same lake I was full of ambitions. Jiři and Jitka helped me with organization so I could concentrate on fishing. We had 66 competitors, I divided them to 6 groups by 11 competitors and competition was composed by 6 rounds, so everybody fished all fours sectors and had two times break. In every round was rotation by 6 pegs in the middle of time which is more fair.
hanak_open-2014 In the first round in the Sector D I got 3 fish on the fast glass line and yellow lure, which gave me third place, sector was won by Ben landing 8 fish. In the second round I moved to sector C under road, I started in peg C1. On first 10 casts I had 10 aggressive takes and no fish on hook …. next I lost 5-ponds fish at the net …. but finally I landed 4 fish and gained 2nd place in the sector. Next I had one round brake. After pause I went with great schnitzel in stomach to the Sector A and started with the same tactic and I had no contact for 20 minutes, so I decided to change rod and when I was reeling the line, a good fish hooked them self. After rotation we saw school of fish under surface in casting distance, my both neighbours David Chlumský and Radek Svašek got few fish on hover line, so I took slow glass and got two fish and lost two another on rolly-polly , this time on orange lure, 5th place was not bad as there was a lot of blanks in the afternoon. Before the last round, it was clear, that if I caught a fish it could be good. After 5 minutes I saw rising fish just in front of me. I immediately took rod with dry fly and after 5 minutes an older fish took claret hopper and brought me 3rd place in the Sector B and also in the whole competition :-) . Winner was my friend from Team Hanák David Říha, orange blob specialists, and second place was gained by David Chlumský, member of the Czech A team.

River competition hosted as usually 40 teams, this year we invited also teams from Belgium, England, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia and Slovenia which tried to face top Czech anglers. In the first round I was judging team from Slovakia, I had also time to make pictures of our beautiful nature, however, the strange mushroom originates from Australia and its spores were introduced to Europe by boat or plain 50 years ago. Our team was not lucky on draw and otherwise we did our best we finished in the 21st place which was behind our expectations. In this high concurrence and under conditions, when is possible to catch more than 50 fish in a round, the draw plays important role. For next year, which will be 10 years anniversary, I plan to evaluate results from all previous years and modify marking of beats and also rotation matrix. The competition was won by teams composed by best Czech competitors, surprisingly :-)