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Peter

P.S. Vipava river, second day of the season.

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This event is organised by Rence Fishing Association in middle of November every year, and that is why is called after St. Martin. This years rain really makes a lot of problems for fishing events and no difference was this time. Because of high water it was skipped two weeks successively.

Finally it was managed this sunday in beautiful autumn sunny weather. We were 27 competitors arranged in 9 teams. The water level was a little higher and a little turbid than usually…

We were distributed in 3 sectors composed of one fisherman per team. The competition started at 10 in the morning, we were there two hour before to prepare our equipment, groundbait, bait etc. We started to feed with groundbait and maggots 5 minutes before the start. And then it started…

I mainly used my 7 meters Daiwa pole, with some minutes with 5 meters Ignesti Magnum bolognese rod. I had a lot of bites and a lot of them ended with a catch.

The competition lasted 4 hours and it was extremely successful. My goal was to beat my record of 7 kilograms and I did it, with 8,880 kilograms of Common Nase. I reached 6 place in my sector. The thing that made me a little disappointed was that I mainly catched equal number or even more than the others, but the fishes were smaller despite of others who had bigger ones (the best result was 22 kilograms!!!). I still don´t have the answer to that, I hope that I will have it when I will analyze all more clearly.

Now I can only say that I hope that next year will be better and with more competitors. See you next year on St. Martin´s competition! Everyone invited.

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Peter

 

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Autumn is very good period for fishing the common nase (Chondrostoma nasus). In Vipava river is very abundant specie and that is why is the targeted fish in fishing competitions. Times when I was a coarse competitor are far away, but occasionally I still take my equipment and compete. One of the competition that I will attend will took place on 16th of November on the Vipava competition track situated near village Rence. To get there with the right “set up” I spent a few days on the track to practice. I tried different mixtures of groundbait and different fishing techniques on different distances. I used a 7 meters long whip (rod without a reel) and a 5 meters bolognese rod and for bait I used a special type of bread that doesn´t fall off the hook so quickly. The weather was perfect and so was the fishing. All of the fishes were the common nase between 20 and 35 centimeters. I hope the fishes will be also so active in the competition. About the competition and results you will read in my next post.

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Peter

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How the time runs! Now it´s november and the fly fishing season 2014 is over. Now is the period for fish to regenerate their energy and focus for the spawn period.

My last day proved again that october is truly the best period for fly fishing. I fished only for few hours in the middle of the day when the sun was warmer. Huge amount of insects on the water surface looked like it was may and not october. Fishes were very active and even the water was very clear you could approach them to a few meters without scare them. To catch them I used a small brown nymph and an F fly. Rainbow trouts and graylings ended in my net and then again in the water when released…

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Peter

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This year is really strange. It rains and rains and it doesn´t seem that it will stop. The average water level of Vipava river is twice as normal…

Last afternoon I decided to go fishing soon after a big storm ended. I went to Vipava catch&release part and had a really great time. The moisture was very high and I was quick all wet.  First I started with some nymph and had some bytes, but as it become darker the fishes started to rise very intensively. Small mayflies were the first to emerge, so I used F-fly. tied on hook #16. After this also caddis fly started to emerge so I tied some CDC elk tied on #14 hook, but the best was about to happen…  Huge number of big mayflies filled the air, the trees and the bushes all around the river. Fishes rose like crazy (even jumping out of the water) and it was like in a fairytale. I fished with big CDC mayflies on hook #10 and I caught almost all species that can be found in this salmonid part. Most of them were graylings.

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Peter

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Season is running fast but I didn´t have much time for fishing. I still had some nice time with water inhabitants. Hope I will have some more time in the summer.

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Peter

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Hello to all

Waiting for the new salmonid fishing season is now over. As on many rivers in Slovenia also on Vipava river the season starts on 1-st of April. Lack of snow on mountains caused lower water level as usual, but despite I am more into fly-fishing I decided to use a spinning rod. For this season a new regulation for salmonids started: only one single hook per lure/spinner; all to avoid greater damage in trouts mouth.

I started in early morning hoping to catch a big trout, but I wasn´t so lucky. I fished for no more than 4 hours and despite all I realized some catches and had a few bites. Some very nice trout also came back to my lure but didn´t attack it. After the fishing I met some colleagues and the fishing turn into some nice discussion about fishing experiences, lure modeling… I will have plenty of time to replace the “action” of the first day.

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