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Part 4 - Where I fish in waters beyond imagination
The quality of water, landscape and fish is beyond imagination and the lovely runs and pools are strung like pearls on a string over all 12 kilometres. The river is large and wide, and you have plenty of room to wade and fish undisturbed. I was there for three days, and met as few fishers as can be counted on one hand. And this was in the peak of the tourist season.
During my trip I met very few fishers as mentioned. The waters are large and access is fairly easy, so people tend to spread out over the many kilometres. Through Hans Aigner I met German Werner Tripp and his wife, who were members of the Freunde der Gmundner Traun, and had fished the river for many years. The three of us managed to get some time together at the water and caught a few good fish. We also managed to take some pictures of each other - both fighting and holding fish. I had had some difficulties with this in my solitude, which the many pictures of my hand with a fish clearly shows. It seemed that Werner spent a lot of time in the area, which is close to the German border and the large German town München (Munich).
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