Tight with Fishspot – Week 19
After a long winter it is gratifying to get started with a new fishing season. Yes, there remains a lot before it gets really good. And May is moody in regards to weather and water flow. But on the bright side there is open water, the insects have begun to surf and the fish is about to “wake up”.
If fishing for pike is high on the list then it is good days ahead, and soon the midge fishing should get the fly fisherman going. And from there on, summers fun is upon us!
Rena River opened for the season on May 1st and some of the most enthusiastic fishermen have already been at site. One of them, our trusted correspondent Jon Erlend Sundnes, brought us the following report on the conditions:
“As people might have noticed, it was not exactly mediterranean conditions in Rena. But despite “snowstorm” and freezing conditions, there was quite a lot of trout to be seen. However, many of them where lying dorment at the riverbed, we encountered quite a few feeding on drifting nymphs. We were also in contact with big fish on the nymph“.
Jon Erlend whith his first trout of the season – well wrapped in warm clothes for the occasion. Photo: Jon E. Sundnes.
Fishing with streamers also produced results in Rena River during these first days of the season. By drifting down the river using rafts, together with fishing guide Jake Semons, Anders D. Eriksen caught this nice trout, and a few more.
A good start to this year’s fishing season for Anders. Photo: Jake Semons.
Kongsvinger Hunter and Fishing Assosiation informs that fishing in their area, Vinger Finnskog, is closed for all fishing in the period from Saturday May 11th to and including Thursday May 16th as they will be performing cultivation on their fish stocks.
Fishing re-opens on National day (May 17th) when the trout has had sufficient time for acclimatization in new surroundings. Note that this could fit in well with local hatches of the may fly Leptophlebia Marginata.