Source: Trout Fisherman , Issue 461 (2014)
John Horsey reveals his and Team England's tactics on the beautiful rivers and lakes of the Czech Republic
THE 34th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships were held in Frymburk, Czech Republic, with three river sessions and two lake sessions — one from the boat and the other from the bank.
The England Team consisted of Howard Croston, Phil Dixon, Andrew Scott, John Tyzack and myself, with reserve Mike Dixon and manager Paul Page. Paul also booked us a top local guide in Vit Misar, whose knowledge of the area was astounding.
We were to practice for eight full days, staying right next to the Vlatava River in the village of Rozmberk. This was official practice water.
Author: Karel Křivanec
The 34th World Fly Fishing Championship took place in South Bohemia between 27th May and 1st June. While 19 teams took part at the previous championship in 1996, this year there were 26 teams and 8 individuals from 4 other countries. The home team was quite a clear favourite of this championship and another medal was expected from the individual competition. The World Championship was done on the basis of the 2011 European Championship, and all fish species were eligible (from the size of 180 mm).
By Igor Slavík
In January this year, I was fishing with my friends at Goiserer Traun near Bad Ischl in Austria to test new rods made by the Czech company Hanak Competition. After the arrival at the river, we divided and started fishing. Petr chose a great place at first sight, which was near the parking place and thus very visited. I stayed there with him for a while, he caught a fish, I took a photo and then I walked with Franta a bit downstream. We were carefully fishing in nice places and from time to time we caught something. The water level was under average. Even for this reason we met many fishermen. Therefore, there was a higher pressure on the river and lower number of catches. Nevertheless, we dealt with it and caught fish between 35 and 52cm.