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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 20-04-2019

Germany 20-04-2019

It was a warm and quite windy day with a lot of insect activity .I spotted a lot of grannom and hawthorn flies so I tied on a CDC F-fly and went looking for rising or surface feeding fish.There was a lot of debris on the water and the fish which I spotted whererather picky. I managed to catch a few dace but a lot of offerings where bluntly ignored.There where some larger fish in the slow moving stretch I…

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Germany 14-04-2019

Germany 14-04-2019

It was pretty cold in the morning, temperature near freezing.The white herons where freezing their backsides off in a pasture on my side of the border … all that white and sunshine was too much for the camera so the pics turned out pretty bad.At the stream it was windy and cold and fish where not active.All I could muster was a small roach and a dace. In the village I spotted some carp in the no fishing section and…

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Germany 07-04-2019

Germany 07-04-2019

Out and about on this sunny warm en sometimes windy day. The only thing that sucked today was the brook lamprey I encountered at the stream.The decision to fish the urban setting did pay off as I found plenty of fish, just a shame I missed that larger trout that took my indicator. The line kept running so I set the hook hoping the trout had taken the nymph .. appearantly not … i’ll be back.

Germany 06-04-2019

Germany 06-04-2019

Fishing wise not that good but for the rest another great day in the outdoors.My botanical knowlegde was extended today as I found out that those smelly plantsI encountered where wild garlic (white flower).I explored one of the feeder streams further than ever before and found a nice new spot allthough no fish where biting.

Germany 31-03-2019

Germany 31-03-2019

Urban sites fish … rural sites fishless. The day started out cold and the wind did not help. The cloudcover broke in the afternoon and from time to time the sun appeared.Not much going on fishwise but the urban spot produced some good roach on the nymph.The larger trout I had spotted previously was not at home. The river is still running a tad high and warmer temperatures are needed to obtain some better fishing.

Germany 31-03-2019

Germany 31-03-2019

A lot colder than yesterday and a cloud covered windy start of the morning.The urban site delivered despite the conditions.A nymph with an indicator yielded some larger roach and a few dace.When the sun came out in the afternoon some dace started to rise.Had a go at a school under some bushes but after one landed fish the restwas gone. With countless dog walkers and cyclists moving along the path at the stream I soon had enough of the urban site…

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Germany 30-03-2019

Germany 30-03-2019

Another nice spring day that called for a visit to the river.Water level was still up but clarity was good.In the morning I could not spot fish except for one bold troutthat went airborne probably going after a single insect.Not much going on with insect activity and frankly not with fish either.The warmer afternoon got things going and I could at least catchsome dace and a few undersize brown trout.The snowdrop bloom is completely over by now but the windflowershave…

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Germany 24-3-2019

Germany 24-3-2019

A quite late session on this day with not the weather I had hoped for.On Friday it was a beautifull warm spring day but on Saturday theskies where cloudy, it was chilly and eventually it started to rain.With the huge amounts of rain from the last weeks the river was stillpushing a lot of water and some spots where not available to me as I was walking around with too short wellies.The plus side was that the water was pretty…

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Germany 10-03-2019

Germany 10-03-2019

Against better judgement I went fishing and it was a total washout.The river was a flooding brown mess, not a chance in the world to catch a fish but as they say hope springs eternal so I had to try.Pretty awfull weather with rain and snow mixed in, quite a change fromthose bizarre hot days we had earlier.

Germany 24-02-2019

Germany 24-02-2019

With the predicited warm weather my hopes for catching fish where pretty high but the reality was different.The main task for this day was to get my second fishing license so I couldfish the feeder stream of the main river again.As this particular feeder ran just beside the clubhouse I did wet a line in the hope to catch a chub or dace.The water was clear but I could not spot any fish at all. The morning was pretty cold…

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