• Roach


    The humble Roach is not a species that many pleasure anglers actively target these days.

  • Perch


    While Perch are not a rare species in most European freshwater fisheries, finding larger examples in my local rivers has not been the easiest task in 2023.

  • Barbel


    The Barbel is often among a river angler’s favourite quarys as it is probably the hardest fighting species in our rivers.

  • Fish Species – 2024

    Fish Species – 2024

    Species of fish caught in Plzeň’s rivers in the 2024 fishing season.

  • Small River Tench

    Small River Tench

    Tracking down the West Bohemian small-river Tench: a year-round search for Tinca tinca in the Czech Republic (Czechia).

  • Fly Fishing for Chub

    Fly Fishing for Chub

    For me, fly-fishing is the most rewarding way to catch Chub on small rivers and streams, here’s how I do it.

  • Blonde Rabbit

    Blonde Rabbit

    The Blonde Rabbit wet fly / nymph is bushy, buggy Chub fly.

  • Partridge Soft Hackles

    Partridge Soft Hackles

    These flies are tied with no added weight, relying on the current to keep them just below the surface when fished accross the flow and allowed to drift down stream.

  • Orange Soft Hackle Spider

    Orange Soft Hackle Spider

    Inspired by fly-tyers from years gone by in the north of England, these soft hackle patterns are tied simply with thread, tinsel and a hackle feather.

  • Chub Flies

    Chub Flies

    These are flies tied and recommended for fly-fishing for Chub on small rivers and streams

  • Steelhead Redtag

    Steelhead Redtag

    The Steelhead Redtag is a simple redtag nymph pattern using a stainless steel bead.

  • Fry Fly

    Fry Fly

    The Fry Fly nymph is an attractor style nymph pattern used to tempt Perch and Chub.