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Jestřabice Cup spring 2023

Duben 5, 2023 - 12:16 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

img_20230325_121047 I attend only few competitions a year to visit favourite places, to be in contact with friends and to compare skills with more active competitors. After two years brake, Michal and I attended pairs-competition held in Jetřabice, a small reservoir located in the South Moravia. Competition hosted 50 pairs including all top Czech competitors, conditions were ideal,  it was caught  2,082 fish in total, we were catching fish continuously whole day, but our effort was only enough for an average result, however, we were 38th, so it was not an average result :-)

The system of competition is relatively fair, it consists from 4 morning and 4 afternoon rounds, every round takes 1 hour and it is evaluated separately, and thanks to rotation matrix everybody fish in all places in the lake.

Our draw was not bad, our neighbours Milda and Roman finished on the podium, but we missed too many takes and we were fishing too deep, next time we have to more focus on lighter lines and flies.

First competition this year – Fly-Fishing Marathon at Jestřabice lake

Duben 3, 2012 - 8:07 pm Komentáře nejsou povoleny

my-last-fish Me and my mate Lukáš Pazdernik usually start fishing season at Spring Fly-Fishing Marathon held at Jestřabice Lake in the end of March. We always go on Friday afternoon to meet fishing friends, drink some beer, talk about fishing and prepare rods for the competition as it starts at 7:30. It is competition of couples and every of 44 couples walks around the 12 acres lake two times in 10 sessions, so a lot of fishing and a lot of walking. Fishing is always good there, I remember one year, when we caught 78 fish and we occupied 12th place and winning couple got 114 fish.

Lukáš picked me up on Friday at 5 p.m. as usually and we headed of the Moravia, eastern part of Czech republic. Weather looked not good as last two weeks were unusually hot but there came cold front connected with strong wind and snow showers on Thursday. Evening was great as we met a lot of friends and we had a lot of things to talk and we were in beds at midnight. In the morning was cloudy, rainy, strong northern wind and 3°C, but we started full of ambitions. We sobered up very quickly, mainly me could not catch a fish in majority of places and we caught altogether only about 30 fish and finished in 22nd place (which is our worst ever result), whiles winners got 58 fish.  I thing, that we were fishing to high as we expected fish in waves under surface. Lukas caught few good older fish on light flies and floating line, but stockies were definitely deeper, I asked few friends and they were fishing Di 3 – Di5 lines and boobies. But it was nice trip and good experience.