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Germany 16.09.2018

Germany 16.09.2018

Another day spend at the mill pool where the action was fast and furious in the first couple of hours. The rainbow trout responded well to the nymphs but after a while the bites died down and I switched to streamer fishing. The midday action was close to zero allthough the worm anglers who appeared mid day cleared out quite a few rainbows from the pool. I had a faint hope of some rising fish in the evening but the…

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Germany 15.09.2018

Germany 15.09.2018

It is that time of year again … fishing the mill pool. We where on a roll at the start but soon the action died down, totally. In the end it we caught our limits and some more, a fine day.

Germany 02.09.2018

Germany 02.09.2018

There is a saying here over the border “Reale Welt … Ponyhof” which roughly means life is not always perfect which could cover todays fishing. As no meaningfull rain has fallen the local stream is still at its lowest level and frankly it seems the fish have gone in the upper reaches. All I could manage was a small roach and the tiniest gudgeon of the season. In a last ditch effort I fished a slow moving stretch inside a…

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Harz 08-2018

Harz 08-2018

As my intended trip to the HSK region was cancelled due to high temperatures and low water levels the last planned trip was to the Harz region in Eastern Germany. Luckily conditions where not that bad and although the river could have been higher it was fishable. The season up in the mountains was relatively short with an ending date 16 September instead of the usual 20th. of October. With such an elevation late spring and early winter where probably…

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Germany 27-8-2018

Germany 27-8-2018

For a change I visited the upper section of my stream and well it still was pretty miserable due to the low water conditions. The levels had risen slightly but the water was still murky and almost stagnat. It was very windy with rain mixed in so the dry fly fishing was not really an option. As fishing the nymphs got me nowwhere and I could still spot fish in the surface of the murky water I decided to give…

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Germany 19.08.2018

Germany 19.08.2018

The strong wind and overcast skies did not make it easy to pursue the chub. Nymphing only yielded small tiddlers so it was off into the fields to find the fish. I missed some good shots on the big ones but finally got a good fish lined up that took the sedge textbook style. Now that I had the fish on I had to land it which posed a problem as the banks where steep and the net way to…

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Germany 12.08.2018

Germany 12.08.2018

With the drought continuing it was off again to the lower sections of the stream where the chubs where happily roaming in the current for food. I have never seen so many large chub in there so plus side of the low water is that it has given me insights in where the fish are holding up. By pure coincidence I came across a whole lot of fish at a bridge and curiously caught my first ever bleak from the…

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Germany 05.08.2018

Germany 05.08.2018

With the drought and high temperatures around here I had to move my fishing activities further downstream in the open countryside where the many chub seem to thrive in the hot weather. The open country side and high banks  prevented a sneaking up on the big fish and usually the landing of the fly caused the big fish to move and the small ones to attack. At one pool I saw a fish that had eluded me for several sessions…

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HSK 07-2018

HSK 07-2018

My friends always organized an annual meeting at the beginning of the year to plan various road trips to go fishing. The idea of matching schedules to eventually find common ground seemed nice but alas more often then not when a date was due nothing tended to be organized. So it happened that at one club meeting just prior to a planned trip my friend Wiebe and I were the only ones present at the meeting … the rest ……

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Germany 21.07.2018

Germany 21.07.2018

There had been a change it the weather pattern on this day … it was even hotter than usual and humid. I was again off to the chub spot but could not get much responses from the fish. The water table had even got a little lower and fish would run for cover if the leader hit the water. I did get a few small chub but the bigger ones were just milling around showing no signs of feeding. The only…

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