This week we went from summer to autumn with frost in the morning biting our guest heading to the pools. Our french group who all were first time visitors to Umba had a great week after some fine tuning the first couple of days. Nicolas Bernard had no need for any lectures and first night he caught a nice Umba chromer of 19.5 Lbs in Home Channel. From there and the during the week he caught 13 fresh chromers. Biggest fish = 3 x 12 Lbs, 1 x 14 Lbs, 2 x 15 Lbs, 1 x 19.5 Lbs and 1 x 21 Lbs, welcome to 20 Lbs club, well done. Marc Bizien entered the Umba history book as well with 13 Salmon. Biggest fish = 2 x 14 Lbs, 1 x 15 Lbs, 1 x 16 Lbs, 1 x 17 Lbs, 1 x 18 and 1 x 19. Well done and a promising trend should he return. A big congratulation to Stephane Warnier who also became member of 20 Lbs with a big fat Autumn whopper, straight from the sea. Robin Ejderløf from Sweden will never forget this week, he hooked a BIG monster in Golden Pool, however his line could not take the pressure and “snap” it was gone. There is a fish waiting for you there:)
Summary of biggest fish for the week: 10-14 Lbs = 29, 15-19 Lbs = 16 and 2 x 21 Lbs. Flies; Red/Billy Butt and Cascade seize 6-8, floating line with sink tip. Water temp 13 c, perfect.
More to come shortly..
All the best