Germany 28-01-2019

Germany 28-01-2019

With the rain and snow melt I should have known that todays fishing outing would be a mission impossible but then when you want to catch fish you have to go to the water. The bike ride in the morning was a tad challenging as the head wind even at 05:45 in the morning was pretty strong. When I past the first major stream and heard the roar of the water I knew what I was in for. The last…

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Germany 20-01-2019

Germany 20-01-2019

Second time out on the river and now with some lower water as it had not been raining for a few days.The reason it had not been raining was the fact that cold weather had arrived.Winds had shifted to the east as high pressure over Russia dictated the weather.I opted for a late and short trip this day due to the cold and hoped to fish a while when the temperature would climb just above freezing in the afternoon.The river…

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Germany 13-01-2019

Germany 13-01-2019

The first fishing session of the year took place under ghastly conditions.Basically it rained all day and the river was in flooding stage.All the spots I visited yielded no bites and after a while it came up in methat continuing fishing would be senseless.All I could do at the end of the day was to visit the pub and dry out in front of the fire, first trip – first blank

USA 2017

USA 2017

A pictorial of four weeks fishing at the beach and inland lakes in Collier county, Florida a few weeks after hurricane Irma made landfall. Challenging times to say the least …

Germany 30-12-2018

Germany 30-12-2018

As the fishing session at the stock pond resulted in a complete blank I had to go out for a final time in order to close the fishing year off with fish.The warmer weather had finally prevailed and so I was on my way to Germany. Since my MD told that I was too heavy or as I put it I am to short for my weight I tried the bike route again,roughly 19 miles single way over hardened farm…

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Netherlands 28-12-2018

Netherlands 28-12-2018

At this time of year my fly-fishing friends usually gather for the last official fly-fishing session, the so called “oliebollen snoeken” .Where “oliebollen” is a treat during the fishing (deep fried dumpling with raisins usually coated with sugar powder) andthe “snoek”  stands for the northern pike as target for the fishing. One of us suggested to do something different for a change and go to a put-and-take pond instead.The plan was accepted so we would trade pike for rainbow trout at…

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Germany 23-12-2018

Germany 23-12-2018

Due to circumstances today I had to adapt and overcome which resulted in a 15 mile bikeride through the continuous rain to get to my fishing spot.My hopes where for better weather as it had rained all day on Saturday but once again the forecast was out of sync with reality. It took quite some time before I was on location and by then off course I was completely soaked.With all the rain the river was high and murky but…

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Germany 09-12-2018

Germany 09-12-2018

With the heavy rains from yesterday during the day and the night I figured the stream mightbe finally carrying some water and maybe more than I hoped for.Early in the morning a strong wind was blowing and some rain came down.The weather service mentioned a break in the afternoon so I headed out late. En route to the stream I came across one of the feeders and for the first time since monthsI could actually hear the water flowing over…

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Germany 02-12-2018

Germany 02-12-2018

On the warmest December 2nd ever measured I dogded the rain and strong wind at the stream. For a change I fished a different section of the river where the roach allthough small where quite active.At one spot the two dead trees leaning against each other on both banks made an eerie sound asif they would collapse any minute so I quickly relocated.If one of those trees would gave way fatal injury would be immenent. I was expecting some dace to be around…

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Germany 17-11-2018

Germany 17-11-2018

With high pressure building over Russia and the winds shifting to the east the end of regular fishing seemed to be near. I started my fishing session late in the afternoon to be on the water when the air temperature peaked. Wind and frost had made short work of the remaining foliage and the predominant color now was brown. Normally I would have betted on the inner village stretches of the stream to get at least some bites but today it…

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