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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Flyfishing in FWSW

Flyfishing in FWSW

Welcome to flyfishing freshwater/saltwater. I dedicated this site to my flyfishing exploits in salt- and freshwater. As I am located in the eastern part of the Netherlands in the town of Enschede most of my trips take place in the surrounding area. As my hometown is located right next to the border with Germany I have explored the other side of the border extensively and now spend most of my fishing time there since their waters are more suited to…

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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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Germany 15.07.2018

Germany 15.07.2018

Fishing is getting tough down here … it has not rained for ages … hot and sunny weather only. It is the first time that I have seen one of the feeder streams run dry and I guess the fish in there were lost. As the upper stream that I fish is low on water I have ventured downsteam and to be more exact to one of the feeder streams that still carries some water. The main attraction are the chub…

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Germany 24.06.2018

Germany 24.06.2018

The weatherforecast for the weekend was not that good considering the fact it was nearly summer. A strong breeze and rather low temperatures made it look more like fall. No blue skies but clouds and now and then some sprinkles or rain. As I had not visited the chub spot for a long time that would be my first port of call for this day. I did made a stop at a weir but the water was shallow due to…

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Germany Harz 2018

Germany Harz 2018

It took some planning but we managed to get to the Harz mountains once again. Part of the problem was that I had to get time off from work and as I had recently switched employers I did not want to start my first day at work with asking for free time even though this trip had been long in the planning. One major hurdle was the fact that our interpretation of off season did not reflect the reality of…

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