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Flyfishing small streams on the Dutch / German border.

Flyfishing small streams on the Dutch / German border.

Introduction The idea behind this site is to document my flyfishing exploits.Living at the Dutch / German border in Enschede offers interesting¬† fishing opportunities. The streams over the border are well suited to flyfishing.That good fishing resulted in memberships of German fishing clubs soI could have access to several small streams.The major attractions are chub and dace but with in addition brown trout. Allthough I prefer to fish small rivers saltwater flyfishing has always been of interest to me.Saltwater flyfishing…

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Germany 11-08-2019

Germany 11-08-2019

A day after the storm the wind had died down a bit and I fished a feeder stream of the main river.I wanted to target the chub with the dry fly.The low water table shocked me as I had never seen it so low in years.With the lack of water I decided to explore the stream in places where I had never been. With thigh waders it was now possible to wade through all spots.At open stretches you would know…

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Germany 10-08-2019

Germany 10-08-2019

With a summer storm passing through I opted to fish the more sheltered sections of my stream. The storm only brought heavy winds and not the hoped rain. The deeper pools held fish but mostly small roach and dace.I noticed a larger fish stationary in the current and was not sure if it was a trout or chub.When I made a cast with a nymph near the fish the sight indicator was attacked.The fish was gone after the strike but…

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Germany 04-08-2019

Germany 04-08-2019

A day out in the field catching dace on the dry fly and even a roach.Met up with some former co-workers at the pub and ended the day sightseeing on top of the hill gazing at the landmarks in the distance. The cooling tower is from a nuclear power plant … no wind today.

Germany 03-08-2019

Germany 03-08-2019

Despite the temperature drop and the heavy cloud cover I opted to fish the chub spots today.On arrival my favorite haunt was void of large fish but the feeder stream boasted six large chub.Just as last time those chub would not look at any fly I presented so I headed on to greener pastures. A view from the bridge revealed medium chub moving about so my hopes where high.The problem I faced was that I just could not get close…

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Germany 28-07-2019

Germany 28-07-2019

Plenty big chub around but none of them wanted to eat. Had a few chub that went on top to inspect the hopper but all declined to take the fly.First spot yielded only a small chublet that wanted to kill the mayfly. Spotted two large chub but no eaters. The feeder stream boasted seven large chub but whatever I tried no response. I tried another spot and found a trout on station in the current, again nothing worked.Wanted to fish…

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Germany 21-07-2019

Germany 21-07-2019

I skipped the fishing yesterday due to frequent thunderstorms but today the weather was fair.The stream was slightly higher than last weeks as water now flowed over the rocks of the weirs. The target fish was again chub, sighting them was difficult as clouds and a stiff breeze made it difficult to look into the water.With no fish in sight I tried a nymph first that yielded a tiny chublet.I moved to a nearby feeder stream and noticed a single…

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Germany 14-07-2019

Germany 14-07-2019

Off course after yesterday’s success with the hopper fly I wanted to try it again.Cloudy and overcast skies did not help finding the fish but in the end I found some chub in a deeper pool and had a go with the hopper.Unfortunately the hopper did not yield any reaction from the fish so I tried a nymph instead.The nymph also had zero effect on the fish so plan C would be to toss a streamer in the pool.Same result…

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Germany, 13-07-2019

Germany, 13-07-2019

Bream The cooler temperatures called for a trip to the stream where chub where the fish species to go for.There had been some rain on previous days and for a short while the stream had ran more water.The signs of the high water where heaps of algea that had accumulated and formed little mounds in the stream.At the first bridge I crossed I checked out the stream and fish where present. A large school of roach with dace and perch…

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Germany 07-07-2019

Germany 07-07-2019

At one of my previous items I spotted some really big chub just downstream from a bridge.On this day I checked out the same location and just as clockwork the big chub where present.With all the high grass and the steep embankment it was difficult to find a good foothold.In the end I found a level spot where I could overlook the fish. Since the chub where wary I kept movement to a minimum but I was still spotted. A…

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