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GFF Summit 2007


85 slides

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A good reason to be happy - German/American Paul Kalbrenner carefully cradles a Danish sea trout
A good reason to be happy
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Alone - Even with 30 anglers around you can find solitued. This is German Kai Nolting on the horizon
Alone
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Anette\'s kitchen - Danish Anette Hall preparing lunch on Friday
Anette's kitchen
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Anglers on a beach - Everybody chatting and relaxing
Anglers on a beach
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Arm\'s depot - Ready to rock and roll!
Arm's depot
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As nice as they come - A beautiful Danish sea trout
As nice as they come
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As nice as they come - Vanuz with a well deserved, bright sea trout
As nice as they come
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Autumn fish - GFF partner Martin Joergensen with a colored sea trout
Autumn fish
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Autumn smile - German Kai Nolting with a borad smile and a nice fish
Autumn smile
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Beautiful coastline - And nice weather
Beautiful coastline
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Brothers in arms - Or at least same jackets... GFF partner Danish Kasper Mühlbach and Lithuanian Rolandas Mincinauskas
Brothers in arms
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Casting - Rolandas Mincinauskas laying out line
Casting
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Casting - Danish Anders Lifland making nice arcs
Casting
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Chaos - Lunch was a time of slight disorganization
Chaos
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Chatting - Atli Sigurdsson, Paul Kalbrenner, Steve Wade and Ripley Davenport making plans on the beach
Chatting
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Choppy water - American/German Paul Kalbrenner in the surf
Choppy water
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Comfortable - Danish Hans Jacob Schou resting
Comfortable
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Evening gathering - Saturday night we had a room with a projector, coffee and quite a few beers.
Evening gathering
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First sea trout - Lithuanian Rolandas Mincinauskas with his first sea trout
First sea trout
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Fishing photographer - GFF partner Danish Kasper Mühlbach with all the necessary gear
Fishing photographer
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Full concentration! - Lithuanian Mindaugas Banelis concentrates on the rod - not the lower lip...
Full concentration!
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get back there - Martin Joergensen releasing a fish
get back there
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GFF parking - We had our own parking space close to the water - where nobody else could park!
GFF parking
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Green Terror - English Steve Wade shows that Kai\'s Green Terror can catch almost everything
Green Terror
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Group - A few of the participants meeting on the beach
Group
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Group shot - All participants at the GFF Summit 2007
Group shot
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Hey ho, hey ho... - Anglers on the road: Latvian Ingemars Asmanis and Kristaps Knesis, Dutch Hans Weilenmann (background), British/Danish Ripley davenport and Danish Jesper Kamstrup.
Hey ho, hey ho...
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Honey Shrimp - One of the classical Summit-patterns
Honey Shrimp
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In deep - Local Dane Anders Lifland wading deep
In deep
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Inspector Davenport - British/Danish Ripley Davenport checking the parking situation.
Inspector Davenport
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Inspiration - There\'s a lot of looking and learning going on during such a meeting
Inspiration
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Inviting - Who can complain over a coast such as this?
Inviting
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It sails! - This small vessel can actually sail
It sails!
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Kype - An autumn fish with a typical lowe jaw hook - a kype
Kype
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Last sight - English Les and Nan Austing with German Kai Nolting leaving the summit for this year
Last sight
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Leaning into lunch - The lunchpacks were more than welcome! Ducth Brian Elward, American/German Paul Kalbrenner, Swedish Fredrik Odelberg and also Swedish Jan Lennartsson
Leaning into lunch
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Lithuanian breakfast - A gift from our Baltic friends was waiting by the car when we returned
Lithuanian breakfast
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Lots of coast - There is anough space for even 30 anglers
Lots of coast
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Meeting before fishing - Gathering in the yard of the hostel to make plans
Meeting before fishing
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Mmmmmmm... - Danish jari Wiklund thinking deep thoughts... maybe
Mmmmmmm...
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Mr. Broken Rod - Martin with his favorite MPA rod in more pieces than it should be.
Mr. Broken Rod
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Mud! - It was pretty dirty on our first fishing day
Mud!
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Murky but productive - Both the weather and the water was murky, but we still caught fish
Murky but productive
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Netting - Richard netting a sea trout
Netting
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Nice conditions - The sea was dirty and the rain started falling, but there were lots of fish.
Nice conditions
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Nice glasses! Nice cap! - Steve Wade (background) and Ripley Davenport - both expelled brits with Danish affinities
Nice glasses! Nice cap!
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Nice hat - Dutch Hans Weilenmann ready for the sun
Nice hat
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Nice water - Dutch Richard Maree in action
Nice water
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One down - A summiter has given up
One down
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One fell over - Lithuanian Mindaugas Banelis taking a well deserved nap
One fell over
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Opah! - Rolandas with a fish - in the air!
Opah!
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Perfect autumn fish - Martin has caught a nice fish on an ugly fly
Perfect autumn fish
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Perfect settings - Nice weather, nice water
Perfect settings
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Peter Schmitz - German Peter Schmitz seems perfectly happy
Peter Schmitz
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Photographer nearby - One advantage of fishing many people together is that there is always a photographer nearby.
Photographer nearby
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preparing - Swedish Fredrik Odelberg and Belgian Brian Elward
preparing
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Quick landing - Vanuz demonstrates an easy way to land a trout - just pull it into the shallow water
Quick landing
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Ready to release - Danish jari Wiklund is ready to release a Summit sea trout
Ready to release
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Reels - The Summit is a good place to look at gear
Reels
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Relaxing - German Jelle Holm and Danish Jari Wiklund during a break
Relaxing
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Reverend - Les Austin is a vicar in real life, but a fly angler whenever possible
Reverend
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Richard\'s prize - Not big, but it\'s a sea trout
Richard's prize
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Ripley searching - Ripley fishes the coast
Ripley searching
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Rod bent - A very close up of German Kai Nolting fighting a fish
Rod bent
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Rods resting - During the lunch the rods were piled up high
Rods resting
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Saying goodbye - Lithuanian Rolandas Mincinauskas and Danish Anders Lifland bidding each other farewell
Saying goodbye
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Sea trout! - German Kai Nolting had no reason to complain
Sea trout!
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Small fish, big smile - Lithuanian Mindaugas Banelis seems happy enough
Small fish, big smile
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Small net, eh? - German Kai Nolting lands large fish in a small net
Small net, eh?
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Smoker\'s lounge - There is no smoking indoors, but luckily the weather was nice, so smoking could take place outside. Lithuanian Rolandas Mincinauskas, Danish hans Jacob Schou, Icelandic Atli Sigurdsson and Slovakian branislav Ondrejka.
Smoker's lounge
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Space Trout - AKA Jan Lennartsson from Sweden
Space Trout
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Spread out - The area was soon scattered with anglers
Spread out
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Stefan - Casting in the nice weather
Stefan
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Strange catch - Latvian Kristaps Knesis with a rare catch on a fly.
Strange catch
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Swimming back - Another fish on its way back into the sea
Swimming back
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The fight - Dutch hans Weilenmann figting a sea trout
The fight
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The first - Dutch Hans Weilenmann\'s first real sea trout - and a nice one too
The first
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The neat line tray - English Steve Wade hauling line from the Flexistripper line tray
The neat line tray
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Typical fish - English Steve Wade with a typical fish from the Danish coast - more than decent but not huge
Typical fish
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Vanuz - This time with a slightly colored autumn sea trout
Vanuz
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Vanuz - AKA Branislav Ondrejka
Vanuz
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Wade on! - British/Danish Steve Wade with a really nice, bright sea trout
Wade on!
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Waist deep - Dutch Brian Elward checking out the scene
Waist deep
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Walking back - Danes Annette Hall and Henning Eskol walking back to the ferry dock
Walking back
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What fly, what fly? - Swedish Fredrik Odelberg makes a descision
What fly, what fly?