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Germany 24.06.2018

Germany 24.06.2018

The weatherforecast for the weekend was not that good considering the fact it was nearly summer. A strong breeze and rather low temperatures made it look more like fall. No blue skies but clouds and now and then some sprinkles or rain. As I had not visited the chub spot for a long time that would be my first port of call for this day. I did made a stop at a weir but the water was shallow due to…

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Germany Harz 2018

Germany Harz 2018

It took some planning but we managed to get to the Harz mountains once again. Part of the problem was that I had to get time off from work and as I had recently switched employers I did not want to start my first day at work with asking for free time even though this trip had been long in the planning. One major hurdle was the fact that our interpretation of off season did not reflect the reality of…

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Germany 03.06.2018

Germany 03.06.2018

Had the honor to once again mess about with the sluice gates of the mill to get rid of some accumulated debris from the flooding. Amazing how much power the water has even though the gate was just lifted a little. Next job was to remove the stranded pallets in the mill pool, I discovered my el cheapo waders are not watertight anymore… The time left was spend with fishing and with a mix of small dace, a gudgeon and…

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Germany 02.06.2018

Germany 02.06.2018

It was not so long after the flash flooding at my fishing spot and the water was still very murky. As usual the banks of the river were slippery as hell as the deposited mud had the consistency of grease … My descent from the bank to the waters edge  was rather uncontrolled and ungraceful. Grey skies and drizzle dampened the mood somewhat but despite the murky water a very decent dace decided to take the nymph … amazing. Today was…

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