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Germany 30-04-2017

Germany 30-04-2017

Forecast was a warm day and indeed it was, the wind however was a factor I had not thought of. Plan A. was to check out the chub stream and see if there were any chub feeding in the surface. Plan B. was to check the usual haunts for fish. The wind was way heavier than I had expected and to fish the open water of plan A did not seem like a good idea as that surface feeding would…

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Netherlands 25-04-2017

Netherlands 25-04-2017

Today my friends and I tried to catch a seatrout (searun browns) at a coastal lake that is part in a pilot project to reintroduce migratory fish to the northern part of the Netherlands. We where hoping to run into one of the searun browns or at least get a flounder or an ide (shiner) but the weather was against us. It was cold, the wind had stirred up the sediment of the lake causing the visibility to drop to…

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22-04-2017

22-04-2017

This Saturday was officially a date for a working party at our hatchery but when I spotted our former club president actually working … meaning bossing around all the kids to do the work I decided I might better of just going fishing. So I did and as the previous day had yielded so many fish I thought it might be time to see how the headwaters where looking where fishing is tough … because there just are not that…

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21-04-2017

21-04-2017

This was the last day of the week that it would supposedly be warm… It started out sunny but it all ended in tears … from the sky that is. Fish where present though and pleseantly surprised by the number of trout I encountered.

09-04-2017

09-04-2017

With this single hot weather day forecast I decided to have a go at my chub hotspot. As I arrived fish where indeed rising and I messed up a couple of good bites. Tossing the leader with the leader ring still attached was not that smart … it was too splashy. Still I got a fish on the sedge, not the intended chub but a dace. For some reason however the rising stopped and I could not spot a single fish…

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08-04-2017

08-04-2017

As my trips to the border waters where not that great lately I decided to hit the home waters again as it just had better quality water and held more fish. Yesterday I received a call from one of the hatchery guys asking if I would be willing to relieve the natural pond of the big brown trout. That call brought my plans in disarray but oh well … somebody had to do it The trout had become too big…

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07-04-2017

07-04-2017

So back to the venue from yesterday, armed with traces this time. The mill pool … zero bites … no following perch … no pike attacks. Tried the nymph … absolutely nothing which I found very odd as there had to be at least dace around. So back into the woods to look for rising fish as the sun came out but again … totally dead. Figuring there had to be fish in that stream I tried the nymph again…

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06-04-2017

06-04-2017

Sometimes it just does not work out. No bites from the silver fish, instead two tiny perch. Next on the agenda big perch so I tied on a streamer and ran into three pike. Two unhooked themselves, one got away with the streamer. Left the mill pool and tried the stream but no life and thus no bites. For a brief moment the sun came out and a fish started to rise. Tied on a segde and finally got a…

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01-04-2017

01-04-2017

Headed out again to the local stream where for some reason I could not get into fish. Only after several hours I managed the first couple of roach and dace. I had a chat with some of my fellow anglers and it seems that somebody has recently managed to catch quite a hefty brown trout from our little stream. I am still hoping that one of these days I will manage to get one of these ultra-rare 27 inchers from the stream….

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