Dear Friends and Anglers,
After three years as a top event in the royal angling discipline, the World Fly Fishing Championship is coming back to South Bohemia – this time centred in Frymburk. We are very proud that the organization of this event was awarded to the South-Bohemian Regional Board of the Czech Anglers Union. It is in appreciation of the long-term active participation of Czech representatives in the international fly fishing sport, the annual successes of our competitors, the long-term care of our salmonid fisheries in South Bohemia and also the very successful organization of the European Championship in 2011.
Competitions will take place in the Vltava river, reservoir Lipno II in Vyšší Brod and on the Kvetonov reservoir near Kaplice between 27 May and 2 June 2014. The preparations for the event have already started. All important meetings have been held and in spring 2013 we stocked 60,000 pc of year-old grayling and 20,000 pc of year-old brown trout.
If I want to raise three topics which have influenced me the most during all three fly fishing championships in this year and which are important also for the organization of our championship then I must mention very good organization and fair-play, unpredictable weather and modern technologies.
By Karel Křivanec
I am not likely to remind to anybody that this year´s European Championship in Fly Fishing in Slovakia took place in the mid September on very similar venues to the World Championship in 2004. The only bigger change was the exchange of the Orava river for the Poprad river, but from the point of view of fishing this change was not significant. Even if almost 10 years have gone since the World Championship, the organizers did not try to include at least one still water venue, which is such a common standard nowadays. Otherwise, it is necessary to say that all venues were very well stocked, because altogether 7,908 fish were caught.
by Karel Krivanec
Between 11 and 17 August 2013, The 33rd World Fly Fishing Championship was organized near the town of Mosjoen, Norway. This time 125 competitors from 27 countries took part in the championship and 25 teams were classified in the team competition. Very low number of fish caught was a typical feature of this championship. It was expected and leading teams were mentally well prepared for this fact, because often happened that only one fish was caught during three competition hours. Altogether 669 pieces of fish were caught and this means 5.32 fish per 15 hours of fishing per competitor and this means a bit more than 1 fish per a three-hour session.