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Month: June 2019

Germany 29-06-2019

Germany 29-06-2019

Another blazing hot summers day, the sheltered sections of the stream still yielded some trout for me.It was hot and the break at the pub was more than welcome, nothing beats a couple of wheat beers in the beer garden on a hot day.Started dinner with mozzerella/tomatoes, then the stuffed potato and finished it all off with cheesecake and coffee.

Germany 23-06-2019

Germany 23-06-2019

High summer overhere and just like last year the drought is again a big problem for nature and farming in general. The stream is almost out of water and the only major influx is now coming from the municipal wastwater treatment plant and two treatment plants the local dairy and slaughterhouse. Another problem with the changing weather patterns is the rise of the oak processionary moths usually native in the southern part of Europe.The caterpillars build nests, the little buggers have…

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Thüringen 06-2019

Thüringen 06-2019

The opportunity came along for a road trip with my friends to Thuringia and so I did my best to get some time off work.The plan was to fish the Werra river and some of its tributaries during an extended weekend.On Friday the 14th. Of June we  headed out east in the Volkswagen van of the chairman of our local flyfishing club.After roughly four hours we arrived at the first stop of our trip, a small tributary of the Werra….

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Germany 10-06-2019

Germany 10-06-2019

I headed back to my home waters after the no shad show in the Port of Rotterdam.As I scanned the water i noticed a fish of size in the stream that could only be a trout.With all the shrubs and trees a bankside cast was out of the question.I slipped down the bank which was possible due to the low water to position myself for a cast.The lower position made it possible to toss a small dry fly in the…

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Netherlands 09-06-2019, trying for shad.

Netherlands 09-06-2019, trying for shad.

At our local flyfishingclub plans where made for an outing to Rotterdam to pursue shad.At one of the club meetings the neccesary flies where tied and dates where picked for the venue.The location was the ” Nieuwe Waterweg” which was in facto the artificial mouth of the Rhine with the North Sea.The best time to fish for shad was towards the low tide when the shadwould gather in the lower part of the waterway as they entered from the sea.The…

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Germany 02-06-2019, flyfishing for trout.

Germany 02-06-2019, flyfishing for trout.

Fishing for trout on a hot summers day.At the pub the previous day I chatted with one of the locals.I received vital information about the location of trout.Appearantly the boys from the local syndicate had been stocking trout.I ditched my next day plan for chub fishing and went for the trout instead.I arrived early at the water where I expected to at least some trout. Off course my first though was that this would be easy pickings but to my…

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Germany 01-06-2019

Germany 01-06-2019

With the last session falling in the water due to a lost reel I went back for a rematch.I was fishing the same spot and well it was absolutely dead.The weather was very hot and supposedly ideal for the chub.The big chub I spotted where not inclined to hit the dry fly.I caught only two small chub despite my best efforts.I found the the heat unbearable so the only thing left to do was hit the pub for some cold…

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