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Germany 30.04.2018

Germany 30.04.2018

As my time of leisure ended I went out for a final time to the stream. In the night before a front of thunderclouds and rain had passed and made way for a low pressure system with lots of wind and showers. At the place formerly known as my hotspot I did not see any fish, somehow it seemed that all fish had disappeared. Only after a long time I finally got a hit and caught a roach on the…

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Germany 29.04.2018

Germany 29.04.2018

Today the weather service warned of severe thunderstorms at the end of the day as a cold front and warm air would meet in the general area I was fishing. To get my timing right I skipped some of the downstream spots and headed straight for the place where I had done well on the previous days. And again the fish turned up, but I have to say they looked rather familiar … After my lunch I decided it might…

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Germany 27.04.2018

Germany 27.04.2018

And yes … another day spent fishing … to put it in the words of my friends … they can’t take that away from you. The day started bright and sunny … the stream surprisingly clear and lower than the day before. The fish … dormant … did not spot any at my hotspot and had to revert to dirty tactics to get something going. The tactic consisted of tossing a streamer through the water … that streamer tailed a…

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Germany 26.04.2018

Germany 26.04.2018

As my time of leisure is coming to an end as my new job starts soon I had to make the most of the spare free time that is still left to me. As it had rained cat and dogs last night I was anxious about the state of the stream as I had seen a sharp rise in the level at one of the online gages. A strong wind was blowing, the temperature was low and at times showers…

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Germany 24.04.2018

Germany 24.04.2018

The rains and cooler weather raised the stream a little and the clarity was quite a bit down. Could not get any fish on my regular spots but found one in the end that produced small dace and roach. Also got one of the larger roach, have not seen those for a long time. Alas it did not end so well as the camera took a dunk in the drink … looks pretty dead now but might come back to…

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Germany 17-04-2018

Germany 17-04-2018

After the misery of the Denmark trip I had to get redemption so I headed to the local stream and encountered loads of small trout and a few larger ones. Got one of the larger fish on a squirmy worm dare I say. I spotted some dace surface feeding but mist almost every strike, at least one fish stayed put. It was nice to be out in the sun and the warmth.

Fyn 2018

Fyn 2018

So the four days seatrout trip to the island of Fyn in Denmark is at an end. It was good to wade in the clear Baltic sea again listening to the common eiders floating far off in the sea. The conditions this time however where not that desirable. I sort of had an idea that it would be tough as the winter had been long and cold meaning the seawater temperature was very low. Ideally you wanted to see some…

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Germany 09.04.2018

Germany 09.04.2018

With the mornings still cold I figured it might be wise to start the fishing session late. At one of my favorite spots I just could not catch anything and I began to think I had lost my fishing mojo. The only hit was from a small brown trout that threw the hook with lightning speed. A visit to the mill pool did not yield much as only a small gudgeon went for the nymph. I spotted some pretty big…

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Germany 08.04.2018

Germany 08.04.2018

Yesterday a call came from the syndicate that the mill pool boasted an unsightly log that the inhabitants wanted to have removed. As I was near the premises I agreed to take a look and if possible get rid of the log. This morning I went to the mill pool armed with waders as my plan was to float the log out of the pool and send it on its way to the sea. I had volunteered quickly for the…

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