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Month: December 2018

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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