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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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Netherlands 28+30-12-2020

Netherlands 28+30-12-2020

With the year ending it was time for the annual pike fishing session with some of my friends.Due to pandemic  issues we where left with four attendees but all in good health and spirit.The plan was to visit a local stream and harass the pike if any where around.As a result of several days of rain the stream we wanted to fish was  dirty and high.Combined with  the presence of other anglers we switched to plan B, fishing a nearby…

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Germany 13-12-2020

Germany 13-12-2020

In the so called dark days before Christmas I was not the only one to hit the river while it was possible. Pretty consistant action for such a late date in the year. I spotted a few carp, noticed dace rising to small midges and caught several roach and dace on nymphs and squirmies. I had many tail bites on the squirmies which again shows how effective that fly can be to generate bites … Catching fish that bite on…

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Germany 05-12-2020

Germany 05-12-2020

I had planned to fish on saturday despite the cold weather.On friday message came that help was needed at the club’s hatchery.I figured the best time to fish would be the afternoon so I headed to the hatchery first. The task at hand was to clear out a hatching pond.Before that could happen the resident trout needed to be caught and sorted along weight.I had my waders with me so I entered the basin and caught a few hundred brown…

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Germany 22-11-2020

Germany 22-11-2020

Maybe it was not the brightest idea to visit the chub stretch inwinter but I did.I figured the chances of getting a chub where almost non-existantbut I had to try anyway. En route to my favourite chub haunts I made a stop at the riverto see how the water was looking.Surprisingly the clear water was full of small roach so I had to fish there.The fish where skittish but I caught at least one small roach. Further along the stream…

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HSK 10-2020

HSK 10-2020

The planned holiday in Florida soon became fiction this year.Plan B was Germany, I was lucky to clear to border a day before travel restrictions where put in place.As you can imagine the hotel stay and dining arrangements where odd but at the river it was business as usual. I had the river for myself which, a bonus in these dark times. My hopes for an warm fall dissappeared as I dogded rain and cold mornings.Having said that I also expirienced…

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Germany 27-09-2020

Germany 27-09-2020

A few days of rain had put water and color in the stream.I fished the upper section of the stream as the weather was no good forchub fishing. Since the mill pool was open again for members with a special permit I tried to catch some fish there.Unfortunately the lack of water over the past year had filled in the poolcompletely so it was to shallow for decent fishing.Surprisingly the usual present roach and dace where a no show. Luckily…

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Germany 20-09-2020

Germany 20-09-2020

Another sunny day was upon us so again back to the chub hot spots.As it had not rained for ages the water in the stream was extremely low and almost stagnant.I did not manage to spot any large fish or many fish to be precise. With the sun low in the sky I had again problems just seeing fish.The many bow waves in the shallow water indicated to me thatthe fish had none of such problems. I finally spotted a…

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Germany 19-09-2020

Germany 19-09-2020

A bright sunny day just beckoned for chub fishing.An early start was out of the question as it was fall and the morningtemperatures where quite low.The first spot I visited boasted some chub and I had the first fish quiteearly on. A little walk along the stream revealed a very big chub in the middleof the stream hovering in the surface.I managed to put the fly right in front of the fish without scaring itas I usually do.The chub moved…

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Harz 09-2020

Harz 09-2020

An opportunity arose to make a last minute fishing trip so plans where put into practice quickly to arrange another road trip.The recent visit to the Harz region called for more and so we left for a second trip at the end of the trout season for that region.Conditions where excellent weather wise while fishing was not alwayseasy. I set goals to catch browntrout, rainbowtrout and grayling and all thosegoals where accomplished.I was most pleased at catching the grayling as I…

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Germany 06-09-2020

Germany 06-09-2020

I left for the stream just as the sun was appearing in the sky.The weather forecast was questionable but early morning started with patches of fog and a clear sky. Fall was here, crisp mornings with fog and still the possibility of warm afternoons.With the sun low in the sky I could not really have a good look in the water and thus had difficulty with spotting fish.I scared the fish off before I could make casts with only on…

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