Hucho hucho “has a slender body that is nearly round in cross-section. Its head is big, slightly flat with wide mouth reaching out of the end of the eye. The huchen’s fat fin is big while the remaining fins are relatively small. Its tail fin is clearly corrugated. Its hulls are very tiny. Its back is brownish or greenish grey, its sides are lighter with copper shine, the belly is white.
On the sides, there are numerous, irregular, small, dark patches. This largest permanent fresh water salmonid is on average 5-10 kg at a length of 80-100 cm. 15-year-long species may reach 150cm and weigh 52kg. The heaviest huchen ever caught was 60 kg at a length of 183 cm” – this is what Wikipedia will tell you.
The rest are emotions, the dream of many spinning anglers. You may discuss the victories (more often defeats), baits, techniques, and even the most hidden fisheries for many days.
Whom with? You won’t find a better person than Janusz Widel who has been successful at hunting this fish for many years.
Feel invited to come over two rivers where these copper monsters live. Both Poprad and Dunajec are shallow waters with up to 2m of depth. The pull force depends on the level of the river to a big extent. This means one thing: problems with the right choice of bait.
With shallow waters, shallow but relatively lively baits are good. When the water raises by 0.5m only, you have to apply stream baits which are not so lively. Other baits? Of course but the number of torn sets will quickly make you come back to wobblers (by the way – our guide produces one of the best wobblers in the country).