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Flyfishing in FWSW

Welcome to flyfishing freshwater/saltwater. I dedicated this site to my flyfishing exploits in salt- and freshwater. As I am located in the eastern part of the Netherlands in the town of Enschede most of my trips take place in the surrounding area. As my hometown is located right next to the border with Germany I have explored the other side of the border extensively and now spend most of my fishing time there since their waters are more suited to…

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Germany 17-02-2019

Germany 17-02-2019

Another glorious day at the river, still slow fishing but catching a dace on a dry fly in the middle of february is exceptional.Again very warm … maybe that is why the buzzard finally stayed long enough still for a picture. Spotted the first lapwing … nature is moving on.

Netherlands 16-02-2019

Netherlands 16-02-2019

A day ago I walked past an innercity canal and spotted a bunch of large perch lying on the canal floor hiding under some floating plants.I was there “unarmed” so I vowed to check the place out the next day. Off course I went back to the canal and checked the location of yesterday … no one was at home. I then went looking for the perch at the other bank and noticed one fish on the move. Once cast…

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Germany 14-02-2019

Germany 14-02-2019

Cabin fever got the better of me so I went out fishing despite the fact that the river was still carrying too much water.The morning was quite chilly with temperatures just above freezing while later in the day the sun actually produced some warmth. I fished my various hotspots that usually produce fish later in the season but nothing showed.Near sunset I finally got a hit on the nymph and could land one dace.On the plus side it was the…

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Gemany 07-02-2019

Gemany 07-02-2019

So off I went for another go at catching fish in February.It was a stormy day, strong wind gusts and some rain.On my way to the water I came across a white cat in the field and thoughtit would be a good omen. First stop was the reservoir where I figured I would soon hook into some sort of perch or maybe a pike … not so.The water was clear, no life to be seen except for some cormorants, gulls…

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Germany 05-02-2019

Germany 05-02-2019

Fourth session on the water, third blank …No signs of fish … no bites at all. On the plus side they opened the pub for me even though it was closed so I ended the day well. Afterwards I went to the syndicate to renew my licenses. Next time I will fish the reservoir hoping that the perch might have a go at the flies I toss.

Germany 28-01-2019

Germany 28-01-2019

With the rain and snow melt I should have known that todays fishing outing would be a mission impossible but then when you want to catch fish you have to go to the water. The bike ride in the morning was a tad challenging as the head wind even at 05:45 in the morning was pretty strong. When I past the first major stream and heard the roar of the water I knew what I was in for. The last…

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Germany 20-01-2019

Germany 20-01-2019

Second time out on the river and now with some lower water as it had not been raining for a few days.The reason it had not been raining was the fact that cold weather had arrived.Winds had shifted to the east as high pressure over Russia dictated the weather.I opted for a late and short trip this day due to the cold and hoped to fish a while when the temperature would climb just above freezing in the afternoon.The river…

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Germany 13-01-2019

Germany 13-01-2019

The first fishing session of the year took place under ghastly conditions.Basically it rained all day and the river was in flooding stage.All the spots I visited yielded no bites and after a while it came up in methat continuing fishing would be senseless.All I could do at the end of the day was to visit the pub and dry out in front of the fire, first trip – first blank

USA 2017

USA 2017

A pictorial of four weeks fishing at the beach and inland lakes in Collier county, Florida a few weeks after hurricane Irma made landfall. Challenging times to say the least …