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Netherlands 28-12-2015

Netherlands 28-12-2015

The last fishing day of the year was traditionally spend with friends on the so called last pike-fishing trip. This time we picked one of our local streams on the border with Germany as our venue. The task at hand was simple, try to catch a pike and conclude the day with dinner at the restaurant of the local watermill. The mill was quite old, built in 1610 and still used for power generating. In the good old days they…

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Netherlands 27-12-2015

Netherlands 27-12-2015

Although it was early this morning I figured I was pretty well prepared for a little canal session. Once on the water however I noticed I had left my landing net at home. My high hopes of fish activity were not justified as the canal looked pretty dead and I did not receive one nibble on the fly. That unusually high temperature for the end of December surely did not convince the baitfish to seek shelter in the dead end canal….

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Netherlands 06-12-2015

Netherlands 06-12-2015

The weeks persistant rains accumulated such an amount of water that my beloved stream in Germany was bursting out of its banks, no use in going there. So for the first time since ages I fished a body of water in my own country for a change. Each morning as I went to work I passed along a dead canal that was used by the coarse fish as an overwintering spot because it provided shelter from the elements. In the…

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