Published Sep 7. 2008 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

GFF Summit: Last practicalities

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GFF friends and Summit participants,

A week from now we'll be standing knee deep in Danish sea trout with screaming reels and bent rods, slime on the fingers and scales between the teeth. It's gonna be a hoot!

A last few remarks before you set out on the journey.

There will most likely be people fishing already from Thursday, and from Friday for sure. We have access to the closed area Wedellsborg Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and those who want to fish Friday can call me or Ripley on the day to meet up. All other plans you must make amongst yourselves.

You will also have to arrange driving and transportation amongst yourselves. There are plenty cars with room, and a post in the GFF Summit forum will most likely get you a lift. We will try to keep the number of cars driving into Wedellsborg to a minimum, so please pool as much as you can. If you have space, let the good Summit folks know by posting your plans in the forum.

There is a designated area in Wedellborg where we park, conveniently close to the water and with easy access – in the forrest by the ferry dock as usual for those who have been before. Please park here unless something else is agreed with Ripley or myself. And make sure that ALL cars have an official note in the front window. This note can be downloaded and printed from http://globalflyfisher.com/about/summit2008/summit08.pdf

Here's a Google Map with both Wedellsborg and the Hostel plotted in:
http://kortlink.dk/5qvn
You can get Google to create detailed driving instructions for you by right clicking any point and selecting from the menu. There's also a line showing you the drive from the entry to the parking.

The Hostel is located at Kragsbjergvej 121, 5320 Odense, and the Wedellsborg entry is at the corner of Tybrindvej and Wedellsborgvej. The drive between them is about 45 minutes.

Other practicalities
Linen
You will need to bring bed linen and a pillow case. The Hostel provides duvets/blankets and does NOT allow sleeping bags! You also need to bring towels yourself.

Meals
We will be catered to Friday night with a simple meal – wine, beer and sodas available for purchase in the reception. On Saturday we will have a full dinner with wine and coffee. There will be full breakfast Saturday and Sunday and lunch packs with juice ready to pick up both days. There is no dinner planned on Sunday.

Weather

The weather forecast seems OK. We will have a strong eastern wind on Friday, which is not bad at all for the location, and we will most likely have stable weather during the weekend.

I can be reached on +45 20 66 67 01 and Ripley is on +45 30 22 16 79
If anybody wants to share their cell phone number, please forward it to me and I will compile and distribute a list.

See you all there!

Martin

DistantStreams's picture

Weather......

For the keen Meteorologists, you can check the current Danish weather for our location here...

English:
http://www.dmi.dk/eng/index/forecasts.htm
http://www.dmi.dk/eng/index/forecasts/forecast_for_funen.htm

Danish:
http://www.dmi.dk/dmi/index/danmark/regionaludsigten/fyn.htm

Sea Temperatures:
http://www.dmi.dk/dmi/index/danmark/havobservationer.htm?pres=Baelthavet

Summary...
I have been following the fishing the last 4 weeks and I have even managed to get in the water myself. It can be compared to the Friday and Saturday of GFF '06 - http://globalflyfisher.com/reports/gffsummit2006/.
There's plenty of fish moving around. Most are deeply coloured but the norm for this time of year.
Fish are picky with full bellies so prepare for time-wasting, fly followers.
One last point: Fish are very close to shore. No need for distance casting or ear deep wading.

I will put up some GFF signs for those first timers driving to Wedellsborg. This will take you to the parking area.

See you by / in the water.

Rip Van Trigger Finger

Seats left from Hamburg to the summit...

Hi folks,

there is some seats available in my car on Friday morning from Hamburg / Germany to the summit at Fyn. Return to Hamburg expected midday / afternoon on Sunday. Drop me a line or give me a call if you want to join me.

+7-495-226 84 59

Rgds,
Ole

Re: GFF Summit: Last practicalities...

Linen
You will need to bring bed linen and a pillow case. The Hostel provides duvets/blankets and does NOT allow sleeping bags! You also need to bring towels yourself.

nen/towels be rented at the hostel?

If anybody wants to share their cell phone number, please forward it to me and I will compile and distribute a list.

9 52409
Giedrius

Martin Joergensen's picture

Re: GFF Summit: Last practicalities...

Giedrius,

towels be rented at the hostel?

nen and I guess towels must be available too.

Martin

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Few questions......

Hi Everyone....

I am just about ready to start packing.. but since this would be my first trip "up north" i still have some questions.... I plan on taking along a couple of 5wt rods .... do I also need something heavier...or can I leave the 8wt at home?

net vs boga grip .....I personally think a boga grip does less damage to fish than a net.. but my experience is limited to Pike,Pikeperch, Bass and Tigers.... is a Boga OK for Seatrout ?

see you on Friday !

Ruan,

Martin Joergensen's picture

Re: Few questions......

Ruan,

I leave the 8wt at home?
net vs boga grip .....

y eyes, 8 is overkill if you ask me.

Net or Boca...? Neither! If you want to release the fish, use your hands, if you want to keep fish, beach it. I have never seen a Boca grip used for sea trout, so if you want something, choose a net.

CU Friday!

Martin

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