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Flyfishing in FWSW

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 17-11-2018

Germany 17-11-2018

With high pressure building over Russia and the winds shifting to the east the end of regular fishing seemed to be near. I started my fishing session late in the afternoon to be on the water when the air temperature peaked. Wind and frost had made short work of the remaining foliage and the predominant color now was brown. Normally I would have betted on the inner village stretches of the stream to get at least some bites but today it…

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Germany 11-11-2018

Germany 11-11-2018

The foliage is going fast … windy, wet and warm sunday. Got out quite late … found some dace willing to take the fly and spotted a few big ones .. in the no fishing zone.

Germany 28-10-2018

Germany 28-10-2018

With the last week of my vacation the endless summer also ended. The heavy rain that we needed did not materialize, just low temperatures and some sprinkles. Temperatures plummeted abruptly last weekend, when I started my fishing session it was barely over freezing. In the early cold morning the sky was still clear, with the low temperatures I expected that the fish would not be in the biting mode. I tried one of my former hotspots and surprisingly the first…

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Germany 20-10-2018

Germany 20-10-2018

With the ending of the trout season on oct. 20th. I went for a last time to the mill pool. It was the first time I had a real fall feeling with all this mist and the low temperatures in the morning. My action of the previous day by removing some debris from the lower weir had helped to clear the mill pool and early on fish where active at the front of the weir. The only competition at the time…

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Germany 19-10-2018

Germany 19-10-2018

My holiday was pretty ok but alas it could not last forever. Now I still had three day tickets left for the mill pool, in this case Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The session on Wednesday fell through the roof as one of my friends sold me firewood which needed proper storing … it took longer than expected so fishing was off. Today I went ahead to the mill pool and was shocked at what I  saw, the pool full of…

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HSK 10-2018

HSK 10-2018

Usually I would be spending my holiday by now in Southwest Florida but the environmental problems caused by dumping polluted freshwater into the Gulf and the Atlantic caused a change in plans. Instead I decided to go to nearby Germany and spend two weeks troutfishing at the Wenne river. Maybe a bit too long for the short river stretch but the pampering at the hotel made up for some of the lesser days of fishing. I did get the big…

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Germany 16.09.2018

Germany 16.09.2018

Another day spend at the mill pool where the action was fast and furious in the first couple of hours. The rainbow trout responded well to the nymphs but after a while the bites died down and I switched to streamer fishing. The midday action was close to zero allthough the worm anglers who appeared mid day cleared out quite a few rainbows from the pool. I had a faint hope of some rising fish in the evening but the…

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Germany 15.09.2018

Germany 15.09.2018

It is that time of year again … fishing the mill pool. We where on a roll at the start but soon the action died down, totally. In the end it we caught our limits and some more, a fine day.

Germany 02.09.2018

Germany 02.09.2018

There is a saying here over the border “Reale Welt … Ponyhof” which roughly means life is not always perfect which could cover todays fishing. As no meaningfull rain has fallen the local stream is still at its lowest level and frankly it seems the fish have gone in the upper reaches. All I could manage was a small roach and the tiniest gudgeon of the season. In a last ditch effort I fished a slow moving stretch inside a…

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Harz 08-2018

Harz 08-2018

As my intended trip to the HSK region was cancelled due to high temperatures and low water levels the last planned trip was to the Harz region in Eastern Germany. Luckily conditions where not that bad and although the river could have been higher it was fishable. The season up in the mountains was relatively short with an ending date 16 September instead of the usual 20th. of October. With such an elevation late spring and early winter where probably…

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