Fly fishing enthusiasts can fish on Somesul Cald river, which flows near Smida Park guesthouse.
This kind of fishing is also known as backcountry fly fishing, one of the most interesting ways of fly fishing, due to the inaccessible terrain, the beauty of the landscape and the difficulty in approaching the fishing locations.
The stationary fishing enthusiasts can fish on Belis lake, the rear end of which extends near our guesthouse when the lake level increases, the following species: perch, chub, native trout, brook trout, whitefish, grayling, huck fish.
Color is the most important; it must not be strident in order to provide a camouflage that is hard to notice by the fish’s suspicious eye. A specific item for the artificial fly fishing is the overall or waterproof pants; if these are lacking, the waders or the short boots are mandatory, due to the moving through the cold water of mountain rivers. Another important item is the multifunctional vest, with many pockets for the various accessories and for the raincoat.
Among the tools used generally by the spinners, there are the two-element carbon fiber rod, with a length varying between 1,80 m and 2,7 m.
The most frequently used reel combos, on the Somes river, for chub fishing, are the nickel, silver or copper ones, with a classic paddle size of 0, 1 or 2, with weights raging between 2,5 grams and 5 grams.
The fly connection (buldo) is a technique you’ll see quite often when it comes to fishing predators in this area.
On the rivers in Transylvania you can have good and even great results when fishing with: small and very small fish baits up to 7 cm long with weights up to 8 grams, the swinging baits should preferably be small and light, yellow or red, up to 6 grams of weight; natural baits: earthworms and worms, frog tadpole, small fish, grasshopper.
The main fish species that can be fished in the area
- The Trout – Salmo trutta fario: the native is a fish belonging to the salmonidae family, the most common fish in the rivers and lakes of Romania, it can reach 300-400 gr. up to one kilo. It can be caught using dry flies, wet flies or nymphs.
- The Grayling – Thymalus thymalus:Thymalus Thymalus – so called due to its brotherwort smell (thymalus mediteraneanus), a smell that it emanates not only when taken out of the water, but also when freshly cooked. It lives together with the trout in the mountain rivers, but its habitat extends downstream, until the habitat of the chub, with which it cohabits without problems. It reaches weights greater than those of the trout, up to 1-1,5 kg.
- The Chub – Leuciscus cephalus: Is a fish that lives in the hill and lowland lakes and lately it extended its habitat up to the mountain area. It can reach even 3-4 kg of weight, but, generally, when fishing with artificial fly, you can catch up to 500 gram chubs. In the rivers and lakes where this fish is well represented, the catches of over one kilo are not rare at all.
- The Whitefish – Coregonus lavareta: A salmonidae fish that has been introduced in the mountain area dam. Since it is a fearful fish, getting close to it is difficult, and its small mouth with sensitive lips compels us to finesse fishing. In Romania, the catches reach la 2-3 kg.
- The Perch – Perca fluviatilis: a raptor par excellence, it attacks almost anything that moves, feeding even of its own babies. It is a prolific fish that reaches up to 250-300 grams. There are certain perches that exceed 1kg, but the most commonly fished are those weighing 100-200 grams
Good catch! And don’t forget that… fish sometimes get free as well!