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Germany 01-12-2013

Germany 01-12-2013

The weatherforecast had predictied a dull gray day but the blue skies in the morningtold something completely different. The big idea of the day was to visit my summertime chub honeyholes in order to catch a chub.Off course this was a desperate attempt as all the fish that used to swim so freely in the riverthis summer had somehow dissappeared … traceless. I went in search of the fish and checked out all my favorite spots but there was no…

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Germany 16-11-2013

Germany 16-11-2013

On this day a working parting at the hatchery of my syndicate was planned.It was chilly and a thick blanket of fog covered the land. At the hatchery the usual suspects where at work.I guess it is the same everywhere, plenty of people who want to fish but justa few who actually want to work for maintaining a good fishery. The kids where busy with removing the leaves from the ponds and the walkways.Others including myself where busy with the…

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Germany 05-10-2013

Germany 05-10-2013

As the trout season and also a section of my stream would be closed at the end of themonth I decided to go on a last outing to the stream.Having gained another permit to fish the mill pool I was pretty confident that the fishing session would be good.The last couple of days had been pretty warm for the time of year but still temperatureswould drop steady in the evening.The day started foggy, no signs of any rainshowers that where…

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Germany 29-09-2013

Germany 29-09-2013

Today I had arranged special permission to fish in one of the private mill pools at our stream.Allthough the main attraction would have been the Trout you might encounter there thesepools also housed very large Roach and Dace. I had feared that the strong easterly wind on this cloudless day would make fishing absolutely miserable but fish where pretty active in the morning.It all worked out pretty nice as the Trout put up quite an areal show and the Roach…

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Germany 21-09-2013

Germany 21-09-2013

On this day we headed first to the headwaters of our little stream as one of our friendshad reported quite a few trout at that location.If was a nice hazy fall morning with a quite enjoyable temperature. I had not visited the headwaters for a long time as fishing there was useless during times of low water. Every season the stream changed it’s face, trees fell and created new deep pools – other places tended to fill up with sand….

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Germany 14-09-2013

Germany 14-09-2013

A time ago I was complaining about the lack of water in the stream.Well, the weather patterns have finally changed and water is coming out of the sky.The timing is however far from perfect as it seems that it rains mostly during the weekends.This weekend was the same, it rained cats and dogs on the day I planned to go fishing. The plan for saturday was first to join the work party at our hatchery and then fish for a…

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Germany 01-09-2013

Germany 01-09-2013

Today I fieldtested some nymphs that I had tied yesterday.Some of my buddies almost exclusively used the pattern, I tried it a few timesand could not score a single fish with it. During the recent Harz trip I borrowed some of these nymphs from my friendand did quite well with them so it was time for a second go, As the drought continiued I opted to fish far downstream from my usual hauntshoping that the feeder streams would provide deeper…

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Germany 25.08.2013

Germany 25.08.2013

After the fancy trip to the mountains it was business as usual at the local stream.Like each summer the amount of water carried by our little stream has been reducedto a minimum but I have never seen it so low as it is right now.Long term weather forecast bode nothing good for our stream so I just have to hopeZthat it will not run dry over the next couple of weeks. Flow is minimal and the only place you will…

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Harz 08-2013

Harz 08-2013

Day 1 August 4th 2013 After the late spring trip to the Harz mountains when extreme weather plagued our trip it was time for a renewed visit to this beautiful area in the middle of Germany. The same spot, different time (May vs August) – quite a difference. At the height of summer I did not fear high water anymore – more the opposite. Since it was peak holiday season we wondered if the place which was already pretty crowded…

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