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Germany 31.05.2017

Germany 31.05.2017

Checked the weather totals of this month in the morning and noticed that the month May lacked 50% precipitation, it showed when we were at the stream this morning. I showed my colleague where the trout was located that eluded me on the previous visits and he did his best to get the fish on the fly but alas failed also. In the meantime I went off to the mill pool where an excavator was busy digging out the last…

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Germany 30.05.2017

Germany 30.05.2017

It rained in the night and the stream was a tiny pit higher. Water was quite murky and off course full of debris on the surface due to the thunderstorms in the night. I pestered the trout I lost yesterday and had a few cautious takes but in the end he had enough of me and scooted off to the next pool. The mill pool was dirty and although fish where sporadically rising it made no sense tossing a dry…

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Germany 29.05.2017

Germany 29.05.2017

Again on the road despite the tropical temperatures of 30 degrees C and imminent warnings of hail, lightning and excessive rain. I finally hooked the trout that has been avoiding me for the last couple of weeks and it pulled quite strong. I really thought I had the fish and the net was at the ready but blast the hook went out and launched itself in the tree branch above me. Fishing the nymph was quite worthless as the fish…

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Germany 26.05.2017

Germany 26.05.2017

Started early and found that my hot spot was not producing any fish. Tried the mill pool early in the morning and caught some roach and a dace. Outside the village I did quite well at a weir and probably caught my best roach of the season but it did not want a picture taken = jumped out of my hand… Fled to the forest to escape the burning heat and battled a nice trout that fled into a deadfall,…

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Germany 23.05.2017

Germany 23.05.2017

Started out late at the chub spot hoping to toss flies at cruising chub but I had not taken in account the wind. It was blowing so hard that the mayflies flew backwards. Only some tiny fish where visible in the surface. I tried to fish the nymph but the wind constantly picked up the fly line so no joy. Tried the home waters next and noticed the water was low, very low. Fish plenty but no takers. A few…

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Germany 20.05.2017

Germany 20.05.2017

As I had a mission at the hatchery I was bright on early on the road. The weather was in total contrast of yesterday’s downpour, clear blue skies. Since I was early I found some time to fish the stream and noticed that the rain had swollen the stream by a couple centimeters and that the water was off-color. For some reason I could not get any takes until at last a roach ended the misery. With some spare time…

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Germany 19.05.2017

Germany 19.05.2017

Mayflies everywhere but no fish on them. Tried the usual haunts and managed a few roach. Tried the mill pool and got a nice dace on the nymph. Still could not get my head around the fact that I never catch any perch in the mill pool which should be the ideal spot for them. So again I tossed a lure in the pool and behold I got a solid bite … I think it was a decent trout but…

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Germany 17.05.2017

Germany 17.05.2017

Hot and sunny weather was the ticket for a little exploration to find the big chub. Mayflies plentiful but nothing rising for them. The first fish I came across where a couple of hefty carp and they were surface feeding. Could have had a go at them but without a proper net I decided to leave them be. At the mill the weir was raised so the flow was almost non-existent. Tossing a small tungsten nymph in that stagnant pool…

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Germany 13.05.2017

Germany 13.05.2017

I was early out and about on this day and surprisingly catching loads of roach. The normally more eager dace where keeping quiet. The mill bypass was still not finished and now they estimated that it would be ready in June … six months late. Off course the budget for the works had been exceeded accordingly and what I could figure from the German newspaper reports was that the weekly progress meetings where not happy affairs. The issue the local fisherman…

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Germany 07.05.2017

Germany 07.05.2017

The session did not turn out as planned as the usual suspects would not cooperate but if you know your haunts there is always something possible. After the housemartins I finally have seen the common swifts again soaring above the city. Also spotted today the first big mayflies. The chub spot did not boast a lot of rising fish but they where out there and I got a few smaller ones on the sedge despite the lack of rises and…

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