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Germany 30-12-2018

Germany 30-12-2018

As the fishing session at the stock pond resulted in a complete blank I had to go out for a final time in order to close the fishing year off with fish.The warmer weather had finally prevailed and so I was on my way to Germany. Since my MD told that I was too heavy or as I put it I am to short for my weight I tried the bike route again,roughly 19 miles single way over hardened farm…

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Germany 23-12-2018

Germany 23-12-2018

Due to circumstances today I had to adapt and overcome which resulted in a 15 mile bikeride through the continuous rain to get to my fishing spot.My hopes where for better weather as it had rained all day on Saturday but once again the forecast was out of sync with reality. It took quite some time before I was on location and by then off course I was completely soaked.With all the rain the river was high and murky but…

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Germany 09-12-2018

Germany 09-12-2018

With the heavy rains from yesterday during the day and the night I figured the stream mightbe finally carrying some water and maybe more than I hoped for.Early in the morning a strong wind was blowing and some rain came down.The weather service mentioned a break in the afternoon so I headed out late. En route to the stream I came across one of the feeders and for the first time since monthsI could actually hear the water flowing over…

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Germany 02-12-2018

Germany 02-12-2018

On the warmest December 2nd ever measured I dogded the rain and strong wind at the stream. For a change I fished a different section of the river where the roach allthough small where quite active.At one spot the two dead trees leaning against each other on both banks made an eerie sound asif they would collapse any minute so I quickly relocated.If one of those trees would gave way fatal injury would be immenent. I was expecting some dace to be around…

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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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