Video of my trip to Italy

I have made this video of the fishing I did in Italy last week, you will get to see some of the beautiful scenery and some interesting fish. I have also identified the gobies I caught as martens gobies padogobius martensii, not the elusive arno goby but still a pretty awesome catch I think!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28uad7zMXIs

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Just a few pics from Denmark

I just thought I’d share some pictures of micro fish I caught during my stay at my relative’s place in Denmark last month. I caught 11 small trout from a tiny stream and lots of three spined sticklebacks from the same stream thurther downstream. We also had a go at a local trout lake but all I caught were roach, rudd (I even got a golden rudd!) and a perch.

the first trout.

just one of the many small trout from he stream

this was the biggest trout of the trip, great fun on super ultralight gear! (10 oz line and a daiwa soyokaze 20SR)

And a female stickleback from the same river.

I spent hours casting to this fish until it finally bit and I could land it.

Hugo.

Not so micro catches…

today I fished a different river to last time and I had my sights set on some of the large brown trout that inhabit this river and also a stickleback smaller than a one penny coin, almost certainly the ultimate challenge for any micro fisher! I saw plenty of small sticklebacks under 1″ swimming about in the roots of the trees lining the bank,  but they were too small to get a good enough hookup. I ended up catching plenty of small to medium sized dace and roach on the rod I wanted to catch a trout on, here are some photos of the fish.

I then caught a nice brown trout that I estimated to be around 11-12″ long, but it squirmed out of my hands and fell back into the water, thankfully I hadn’t unhooked it yet so I tried to bring it back in for attempt number two but the end of my rod got snagged in a tree and the fish came loose.

then as i was packing up I found this rather funky looking catapillar seeking refuge in the seam of my bag!

Overall it was a very enjoyable trip despite the fact I didn’t get my target 20″ trout and one penny stickleback. watch this space as I will be able to get out fishing quite a bit in the coming weeks.

Hugo.

Minnows and a bonus trout.

Hi all,

I have been out today and last week to a local stream trying to catch micros, last week I had lots of minnows and a few sticklebacks as well, this week however, the river was swollen, coloured and the current was much fatser than usual. I started off fishing with my light micro rod and a very light rig, I missed a few bites and then lost a nice trout so I switched over to my 7ft spinning rod and a slightly heavier float rig.I lost another big brown trout and then managed to land this beautiful little specimen and then the action stopped from that area.

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I then managed two minnows on the way back.

(note: the pictures from today came out very blurry so I’m using last weeks pictures. they are the same species from exactly the same rirver so your not missing anything special.)

The last fish is one of the two three spined sticklebacks that I caught that day.

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Thanks for reading!