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Germany 21.12.2017

Germany 21.12.2017

With the last fishing outing being fishless due to circumstances I was still on a mission to catch at least one fish in the month of December. With nothing to do at work due to lack of orders I decided to take a day off and go fishing despite the fact that the stream still carried more than twice as much water as normal. Once at the stream I noticed that the water was still a lot higher than I…

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Germany 17.12.2017

Germany 17.12.2017

The local flyfishermen from the other side of the border always organized casting sessions at various locations during the year. The last one was called the Christmas casting session and usually an excuse to party at one of the local ponds with maybe do some casting along the way. So I attended the party eh… last casting session and met up with fellow anglers from the region. And as usual people brought food and drink with them so everybody had…

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Germany 26.11.2017

Germany 26.11.2017

With the miserable weather the last couple of weeks fishing the stream seemed not to make much sense. This weekend was again miserable weather wise with  temps in the 40 F range and off course rain … cold rain. As it poured this morning I pondered wether to tie flies and enjoy the wood burning stove or take a chance and get outside for a fishing outing. The fishing outing eventually won and so I went out late in the…

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Germany 04.11.2017

Germany 04.11.2017

A very fine day with sunshine and a breeze and as it supposedly was the last one with decent weather I went fishing. With the Algae bloom a distant memory the water has cleared extremely and the fish have vacated their usual hideouts. So I struggled to get fish but at least the dace and one roach cooperated plus off course the bonus gudgeon. With the many geese flying overhead it is clear to me that the stream season is…

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Germany 28.10.2017

Germany 28.10.2017

Today I checked out the work party at the syndicate pond and watched how they transferred the fish to our stream. The pond was a new addition to our clubs waters but being neglected for a long time a major renovation was planned and the fish had to go before work could start. The warm days where definitely over as a storm was brewing in the sky. Going from a balmy Florida 32 degrees C to a German 12 degrees…

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Germany 17.09.2017

Germany 17.09.2017

Another day of stockie bashing and surprisingly no competition from my fellow syndicate members … well I did not miss them … the whole place for me alone. Crazy action with the rainbow trout plus a couple of browns mixed in. The pike got me again … at least that is my conclusion to the loss of yet another streamer without feeling any resistance. The silver fish where present but I could not manage more than a few small dace,…

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Germany 16.09.2017

Germany 16.09.2017

At the annual gathering of our syndicate members at the mill pool we had some spare time and fished the nearby pools for anything with fins … fishing was poor but some of the small stuff did show interest in the nymphs we fished. When we where lot loose in the mill pool if was stockie bashing allthough there where also some silver fish to be had. Even the illistrious pike under the weir made its presence known by cutting…

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Germany 03.09.2017

Germany 03.09.2017

It was bright start of the day last Sunday when I was out and about fishing. The air was so calm and crisp that this only cloud in the distance looked suspicious. It turned out the be the plume from the cooling tower of the so called AKW Emsland, a nuclear powerplant located 24 miles northeast of my hometown as the crow flies. With the sudden deluge at the upper stretch of my river and the consequently muddy water I…

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Germany 02.09.2017

Germany 02.09.2017

There was a deluge yesterday in the area of my syndicate, trash bins where floating through the streets … A stationary front dumped such an amount of water in a short time that the drainage system could not cope, cellars got flooded … emergency services and the fire brigade worked overtime. So fishing the stream was maybe not the smartest thing to do today but as the syndicate had the annual ladies fishing event I made the pilgrimage anyway. As…

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Germany 26.08.2017

Germany 26.08.2017

With the chub being so responsive lately I once again fished my chub hotspot. The first thing I noticed was the ridiculously low water levels at my favorite chub hole. Hole being maybe the wrong word as the depth was not a mere 10cm … in the middle of the stream. Even the landing of the fly + leader on the water scared the chub and made them scatter into all directions. After landing a few fish the action was…

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