Fishing for sea bass means pure adrenaline. If you can also do it in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, you’re pretty close to paradise. Our SCALE family member Ralf Haeger experienced exactly that this autumn. He spent five weeks on the island and wrote down for us what he experienced. This much we can reveal in advance: We have to go there. Immediately!
If you want to fish for grayling, there are several internationally renowned destinations. But if, like Tony von Bornstädt, you are also looking for solitude and adventure, you will inevitably end up in Lapland.
When it comes to Musky-fishing, the eyes of many anglers begin to sparkle. Myths and nebulous stories surround that fish of seemingly endless casting. David Holmes takes us out on his Power Drifter to bring light on the tannic waters of his Minnesota rivers. Flyfishing for the elusive musky with 14 inch long bucktail flies might be an exhausting undertaking, but if you manage to seduce a large and beautiful river predator, all pain will be forgtotten quickly. Learn more about the actual flyfishing for musky and what changes this discipline has undergone in recent years.
Yineth Gil takes us on a journey to the reservoirs of Gran Canaria. More than 14 microclimates provide Gran Canaria with a rich variety of landscapes and fish habitats. Yiya and her Dalmatian Lucky know them all and show us what colourful fishing at the “presas” can look like. The subtropical volcanic island has much more to offer than large concrete tourist development and crowded beaches with red-toned Brits or German tourists in sandals and socks spending their summer holidays over here!
Time flies, time´s up, those were the days…How do we deal with time? How do we perceive it and how do we spend it meaningfully? In general, the sense and our senses! We have lost a large part of our sensuality, perhaps only misplaced it? Together with his daughter, SCALE editor Frank Steinmann sets out on a journey back to the senses and a time that that was seemingly endless.
Our team-member Ben Chadwick takes a dive into the stunning white world of Swedish Lapland. Together with TV-Chef Brian Bojsen, he meets up with the Sami people, learning about their culture, their tradition and how to catch fish in the never-ending snow.
The sea bass is probably the most sought-after marine predator in Europe. It can be fished from shore, from boats, from the surface as well as the bottom. It can be found in the North Sea in Norway and in the Atlantic in Morocco and basically everything in between, especially the Mediterranean Sea. This rather opportunistic predator is found in different types of habitats. It likes the brackish waters of mouths and lagoons. But also, surprisingly, it wanders upstream in rivers, sometimes quite far, in fresh water!
You may never find Japan on the “top 10 places to fly fish before you die” lists published in various magazines and on popular fly fishing websites, but since I came to Asia almost 10 years ago, it was always on top of my private fly fishing bucket list.
After our first lockdown experience on Socotra, where we got stuck for almost four months, it was once again time to hit the open road. Nicola Vitali, the owner of Wild Sea Expedition, had been planning a winter trip to Madagascar for us. Unfortunately, as the Covid cases started rising on the island, Madagascar decided to close its borders for EU citizens. But Nicola isn’t the sort of guy to let such things affect his faculty for planning amazing trips. A couple of days later he called and said; let’s go to Sudan then.
You‘ve heard about Portugal – few rainy days, almost 250 days of sunshine per year. The beaches, the old cities of Lisbon and Porto, the impressive monuments, the lovely countryside and the loveliness of the people. There is a reason Portugal has won the World Travel Awards for best holiday destination for the second consecutive year… but let‘s take a look at what I‘m sure you‘re more interested in.