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Czech republic – 28-06-2014

Czech republic – 28-06-2014

Our last fishing day would be spent at the Úpa river (German: Aupa) . We had been at the Úpa before but then it was in flooding stage and unfishable. As we drove to our destination Slatina nad upou I found the landscape a bit flat. Even more alarming was when we actually crossed the Úpa and I saw that it was a straight channel with concrete banks left and right. Luckily it all changed when we entered Slatina nad…

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Czech republic – 27-06-2014

Czech republic – 27-06-2014

On fishing day nr. 3 we planned to visit the Divoká Orlice river. Intersting to know is that these parts used to be inhabited by German speakers so many towns and rivers in this area had also German names, The Divoká Orlice also goes by the German name of “Wilde Adler” translated as Wild Eagle river. The mountain range adaptly known as the Eagle mountains. The area we where in was also known as Lower Silizia, nowadays part of Poland…

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Czech republic – 26-06-2014

Czech republic – 26-06-2014

On fishing day nr. 2 we planned to sample the Úpa river but first we had breakfast. The unique feature of the hotel was that it catered mainly for groups of small kids. Appearantly a leftover from communist times the kids from the industrial cities where send off to the great outdoors with their teachers for fresh air and excersise. Each morning at breakfast we where greated dozens of time by the kids with the Czech phrase “dobrý den” meaning…

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Czech republic – 24/25-06-2014

Czech republic – 24/25-06-2014

I was never that keen to go on a fishing trip to the Czech republic as the locations discussed gave me nightmares about rivers full of kayaks and obnoxious people. When the discussion among friends was raised again but another location was mentioned I changed my mind and opted to go along. The destination Bohemia was more or less derived from the local tackledealer A&M fishingtackle whom had visited the area several times and written about it. As base for…

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Germany 14-06-2014

Germany 14-06-2014

I spend another day at the stream yesterday. Weatherwise it started out overcast with a fresh breeze and decent temperatures. Allthough the stream had receeded from the flash floods of last week my hotspot was muddy, the culprit was however a fat carp that was ploughing the floor of the stream. I got lots of bites at the start and starting catching small roach. When the action stopped I changed from a small PT nymph to a buzzer type nymph…

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Germany 09-06-2014

Germany 09-06-2014

I got a rude awakening at 03.00 hrs this morning by lightning and thunder. Somehow going fishing today seemed not to be the brightest idea but I went ahead anyway. At the first bridge I crossed my fears where confirmed, the stream was high and muddy – just like the last downpour yesterday. Hope springs eternal as they say and off course I had a cunning plan … fishing my hotspot. Unfortunately the fish thought otherwise, I guess they just…

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Germany 08-06-2014

Germany 08-06-2014

I  started fishing in the sweltering heat and noticed some very big dace feeding in one of the deeper bends of the stream. The fish where out of reach but I did get some of the straglers. At another spot I noticed fish feeding agressively on the surface so it could be either trout or dace. Since I missed the lightning fast strikes it turned out to be dace, only got one of them before they cleared out. I had…

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