Lectures Saturday

 Featured speakers will talk about fishing waters, travel destinations, aquatic ecology, and much more. Exhibitors will present new products and product developments.

Important note: This year the lectures will take place in room S1 and S5 in the outhouse of the Stadtsaal again!



Lecture Room S1 on Saturday 22 April 2023

Theme Speaker
10:15 - 11:00 Alaska's Best Fishing (English) Wayne McGee, ATA Lodge
11:00 - 11:45 Bosnia: Fly Fishing in the Neretva River and its Tributaries (German/ English) Hrabren Kapic, OSR Konjic Bosnia
11:45 - 12:30 Fishing in Swedish Lapland - Kiruna as a Destination (English)
Thomas Tallskog, Fishing Kiruna Lapland
12:30 - 13:15 Fly Fishing in South Tyrol (German)

South Tyrol, Italy

13:15 - 14:00 Fly Fishing for Tiger Fish in Africa (German)

Florian Hassenpflug

14:00 - 14:45
Group Trips with  Cast & Believe (German) Velibor Ivanovic
14:45 - 15:30
Todalshytta - with the Double-handed Rod on the Toaâ  (English) Arve Evensen
15:30 - 16:15 Scottish Adventures (English) Ali Hutchens, Hunting & Fishing in Scotland 
16:15 - 17:00 New Zealand to Dream about - Entry for Those Interested

Florian Kaiser

17:00 - 17:45 Fly fishing in the Amazon jungle.
A New Course on Fly Fishing as a Destination
Rodrigo Salles, Untamed Angling 



Lecture Room S5 on Saturday 22 April 2023

Time                                Theme Speaker
10:30 - 11:15
Magic Tools and Fly Tying Techniques (English)
Marc Petitjean
11:15 - 12:00 Latest Techniques in the Manufacture and Shaping of Scientific Anglers Lines (English/ German) Jeff Pierce, SA, USA
Stephan Schmid, FFE Switzerland
12:00 - 12:45

From Pre-preg to Finished Fly Rod (English)

Mike's presentation will cover the construction of a composite rod from start to finish. From selecting and cutting the pre-preg cloth to mandrels to finished blank and steps of building the blank into a finished rod. We will also discuss rod design and how changes in design affect the performance of a rod.

Mike McFarland

12:45 - 13:30 Fly Fishing for Women is not New Territory - an Outline through History until Today (German)

Ramona Hani, ÖfG ev. 1880 Austria

13:30 - 14:15

Kopter flies excellencies
New products and technical characteristics (English)

Piero Sistino
14:15- 15:00

Norwegian River Strategy against the Pink Salmon (English)

The Norwegian Salmon Association and the Norwegian government have held many meetings to discuss the 2023 season since the last large run of pink salmon in Norwey two years ago.
In the 2021 season, more than 260 000 pink salmon were caught in Norwegian rivers. Most of them far north, but also some in all salmon rivers in Norway.
Scientists expect ten times more pink salmon to enter Norwegian rivers in 2023 and have developed a strategy to cope with the expected revenue from pink salmon in Norway.

John Olav Oldren, Tingful Salmon Fishing
15:00 - 15:45
Fly Fishing – Back to the Origin: Welcome in Romania (German) Liviu Neagoe, Transilvania Amadou S.R.L.
15:45 - 16:30

Cormorant Conservation in Europe - Opportunities and Challenges for our Native Fish Species (German)

Cormorants are covered by Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds and are thus protected at European level.
The disputes between bird conservation and fish species conservation have basically left only losers to date.
New scientific studies paint a frightening picture and leave almost no doubt about the negative impact of the cormorant on European fish stocks as a whole. Where do we go from here? The lecture offers an orientation on current studies, basic information and possible environmental policy options for action in the future.

Olaf Lindner, German Angling Association (DAFV)
16:30 - 17:15
Fishing in Iceland (English) Þröstur Elliðason, Strengir Angling

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