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Month: August 2019

Germany 31-08-2019

Germany 31-08-2019

Again a hot day and so it was off again to catch chub.My go to spot was again void of fish, at times it would hold fish but the last couple of weeks it was empty. I was just barely entering the meadow at hotspot number two when a lady walked towards me asking to look out for some escaped cattle from her farm.When I asked what cattle they where looking for the surprising answer was water buffalo, never knew…

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Germany 25-08-2019

Germany 25-08-2019

Yesterday … about 90F in the fields with little or no wind. Second day chub hunting and lost my nerves twice when a big chub wanted to nail the hopper. Big chub meaning 15 to 20 inches.Once you pulled the fly from their nose they submerged and where gone.With sheer luck I got at least one larger fish on the hopper.Also missed two fish who managed to threw the hook.The cloudless sky was ideal for spotting fish but with the…

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Germany 24-08-2019

Germany 24-08-2019

A very hot today in the open fields. With the clear skies I went for the chub located plenty of fish.Totally messed up the chance to catch the big one.Spotted two fat chubs ahead of me and dropped the hopper near the two fish without disturbing them.One came for the hopper and was about to gulp the hopper when excitement got the better of me and made me strike early … fish gone… Have to try again tomorrow.

Germany 18-08-2019

Germany 18-08-2019

Rain all morning, the trout I missed yesterday nowhere to be found.Spotted large dace but those where lethargic.Dropped a segde near the school and fish submerged.The nymph yielded a lot of roach, no big ones but nice fish.Carp where also active.

Germany 17-08-2019

Germany 17-08-2019

Rain this morning and more than I expected. The stream still low and clear.Spotted a trout and got a good strike on the dry fly. Pulled the fly away from the trout instead of hooking it.Action was pretty lame, spotted numerous big dace but they would not take the dry fly.Had some small dace and roach with one roach actually taking a sedge.Tried the sheltered part in the woods but tough fishing in the dark.Scared another trout out of its…

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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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