Отчёты с кумжевой рыбалки 26 (Canoe) – 2013
Canoe group. Dream Litza to Swan Islands.
Group members from left Morten, Edvard, Kai, Pål (group leader), Arne and Cato.
The weather was beautiful when we landed at Dream Pool Litza and it had been nice for quite a while. With an exceptionally warm spring we were worried about water levels and water temperature. The water level was low, but OK when we started, however it fell during the week. The water temperature was around 20-22 every afternoon. We had very few hatches and only a few pools had fish rising steadily at a couple of occations. Dream Litza is a really nice camp with a lot of water to fish. We stayed there three nights and had fun fishing.
On Thuesday we paddled down to Swan Island. We started with a few easy rapids and Cato and Arne had their first experience paddling rapids, and that went really well. After the rapids the rest of the canoeing is on a slow moving beautiful river until the junction with Pina. From the junction the river is wider, more like a lake. Only a short distance into the ”lake Ribna” enters. We had very calm conditions and it was a nice paddle.
Edvard with a nice trout from Swan Islands.
At Swan Islands where I have been several times, it was easy to see that the water was low, and during our stay it kept on falling. We did only experience a couple of steady fish rising here, but some sporadic rising fish gave us dry fly conditions. A couple of cool nights brought the water temperature down, but during the day it went bak to more than 20 C.
Even though the conditions were so unfavorable we caught 55 fish above 1 kg with the largest at about 3,6 kg. Almost every fish caught on dry fly or nymph.
The great thing about our canoe trips is that in addition to the paddling, we make our own food, something that gives us a greater feeling of companionship.
Everyone was pleased with the trip, but of course disappointed about not having any good hatches.
Kai with his new personal record on dry fly. 3.2 kg