A real alternative to the very expensive and long tours to Scandinavia, Canada or Alaska has emerged in Poland in just a few years . With us you fish in the absolute top league of salmon and sea trout fishing. The depths of the Baltic Sea in front of the Gdansk Bay, close to the Russian border, have become a real insider tip.
Global towing techniques and equipment are used on our boats. The best salmon spots are about 12 nautical miles (about 25 kilometers) from shore and are up to 50 meters deep. The frequency of really big predatory fish is high and the waters around the harbors are empty of tourists in the high season between December and mid-May, a fact that speaks for itself. In Poland , trolling is still relatively unpopular and on good days only a small number of boats meet on the water in this lake area.
The waters are deeper than off the German coast and that is exactly what makes fishing more interesting. We fish for feed and migratory salmon and sea trout. The average fish in recent years have been between 11-20 kg. heavy. The large estuary of the Wisla also contributes to the increased nutrient content of the waters and, as a result, to promising salmon populations.
When fishing standing floats on soft surfaces it is easy to insert the bankstick and it is best to use two. The rod holders are placed so that the rod tip is directly above the surface of the water and the reel is just below the angler’s hand. With wide rod rests you can put the rod down without looking.
It wasn’t all that long ago that rod stands were seen as a tool for the a little ‘lazy’ angler, but today they are recognized as useful and essential pieces of equipment, even here in the UK. A rod holder consists of a head part and the rod, the “bankstick”. The simplest version is in one piece. However, it is better to buy different headboards and banksticks separately so that you can mix and match them. All combinable headboards and banksticks have English 3/4 inch threads.
- Wide heads with a flat base are suitable for float fishing. You can put the rod on it without looking and the line never gets caught when you pick up the rod. However, they are hardly suitable for bottom fishing because the line can get jammed between the rest and the rod and the rod is held still when there is a strong tide.
- Wide notched heads are useful for fishing with swing tip or quiver tip rods. The notch prevents the line from being pinched so you can change the tension of the tip without moving the rod. This headboard is also useful for float fishing in strong winds when the rod is easily blown away from a headboard without a notch.
Standing float fishing on hard surfaces often doesn’t allow you to stick a bankstick in the ground. Brit Steve Gardner uses the rim of the keepnet as a rod rest (keepnets are allowed in the UK). So he only needs a bankstick. He’s wedged him into a crevice between the stone steps.
Rod holders: Headboards and banksticks
B and C. Height-adjustable banksticks. Can be used in any length in any situation.
- Wide headboard with continuous support. Good for float fishing .
- Wide headboard with single notch. Good for fishing with the swing tip or quiver tip rod.
- Wide headboard with multiple notches. Allows you to tug at the bait when fishing with the swing tip or quiver tip rod.
- Narrow, V-shaped headboard with notch. For bottom lead fishing with two or more rods close to the bank.
- Narrow, U-shaped headboard. Can be used primarily as a holder for the end of the handle when bottom fishing.
- Long, narrow, V-shaped headboard. Keeps the tip of a swing tip or quiver tip rod stable in high winds.