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Month: March 2020

Germany 28-03-2020

Germany 28-03-2020

The last time I crossed the border was two weeks ago.My fear of a closed border came not through. Restrictions where in set in place though. I decided to fish the river as the last day of fair weather was upon.A week of sunny clear skies would come to an end.Instead colder weather with the mention of frost and snow would roll in.The first mark yielded some bites but no solid hookups.I hoped to encounter a brown trout but could…

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Netherlands 22-03-2020

Netherlands 22-03-2020

As a master of social distancing I slipped out for a few hours to check out the local stream.Took the back roads and a path that was just across the border to reach my fishing spot. The stream fishes bad in early spring and with a frosty morning and a steadily blowing east wind my hopes for finding fish where not that great.It was a short session so I choose a spot where I had lost two pike the last time…

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Germany 15-03-2020

Germany 15-03-2020

I decided to make a quick dash over the border into Germany.The river pushed a lot of water but it was dropping as you could see fromthe sediment on the banks. Today I had my priorities sorted so I headed for the pub first.Just as I was zipping my second wheat beer the major called and asked the owner to shut the place down.He declined because voluntarily shutting down meant no compensation.I was thus able to order the Mexico burger, a new…

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Netherlands 07-03-2020

Netherlands 07-03-2020

I had hoped the rains would stop so my favorite stream would be fishable again but last Thursday and Friday the skies opened again.The river was up in flooding stage in no-time so I tried another canal session at my side of the border. Goal for today was to catch a perch.The last two sessions at the canal remained fruitless, I came no further than hooking a fish.Today I finally had a solid take of a good perch and was able…

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Germany, 01-03-2020

Germany, 01-03-2020

I am happy that the water table has finally reached a decent level after two years of extreme drought.It would be nice however to have some dry weather for a change.The river has been not fishable for a month and every weekend a storm is blasting through. I was a bit too optimistic today to pack the long rod and head to the river. Even at the watermill all gates of the weir where still pulled.I went to the pub…

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