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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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