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Month: January 2020

Germany 19-01-2020

Germany 19-01-2020

Again a late start as the temps where around freezing in the early hours. The reduced flow made fishing a bit easier. Plenty of takes despite the low temps. I got several small roach on deep fished nymphs. Since I had reserved a table at the pub I had to leave a bit early.

Germany 18-01-2020

Germany 18-01-2020

I had pretty much luck with the weather untill I arrived at my fishing spot.The clouds had followed me and hail thunder and lightning broke loose.I got out of my waders asap and headed for the shelter of the pub. When the worst weather cleared I headed back out and had one bite … .A small dace took one of the nymphs I was fishing.Temperature around 40F, not comfy at all.Spring is still far away but I have spotted the…

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Germany 06-01-2020

Germany 06-01-2020

Another day with gray skies but at least dry and warmer than the day before.The previous night it had poured and it seemed like the river was a bit up.Water was still clear, this time I started fishing the deeper pool in the sheltered part of the stream.  The current was strong and it took some time to figure out how to get to the fish.A rig with three nymphs was the ticket, the first two nymphs where just to…

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Germany 04-01-2020

Germany 04-01-2020

Today’s choice of fishing venue was either the border area for pike or the other side of the border for the roach and dace.The combination of a favorable flow in the stream and the opening of the pub made me choose for the last option.Weather wise the temperature had dropped a couple degrees and the wind had picked up considerably.Skies where dull and grey and from time to time light rain fell. It was not exactly comfortable to be outside…

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Netherlands 03-01-2020

Netherlands 03-01-2020

I had a black cat feeling about my first fishing day of the year … spotted one in the field on my way to the water 🙂Then again that sudden temperature rise would surely put the pike in feeding mode despite the rains that where predicted.To put it short … total blank today … not a single bite and halfway the session it began to rain seriously. Fished the border stream again and the water looked pretty good, did not see…

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