Fish that migrate upstream and thereby encounter barriers will receive help from the Vislift - a new type of fish passage that has been tested in al polder boat near Almkerk in the county Brabant since last week. The invention is a more fish-friendly alternative to the current fish passage, which still gives fishl stress.
A new video released at http://www.kanalgratis.se in cooperation with Sportvisserij Nederland.
At the end of the month I am invited by an old fishing mate who lives in Portugal to fish the reservoirs in Spain for 20+ kg. carp. He uses his 12 feet Century rods of 3,5 lbs and I can borrow his Leon Hoogendijks, 13 ft, 3,5 lbs rods. Leon is a famous Dutch Carp fisherman who lives and fishes the south of France. He builts specialized Carp rods for fishing the big lakes and rivers in France.
At the moment there is still no hatch of the Bibio flies in the bushes near the lake, but we are expecting when the frenzied eatparty of the trout takes place...!