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Month: April 2020

Germany 26/27-04-2020

Germany 26/27-04-2020

Last Sunday I crossed the border to visit the chub section of the stream.The recent warm weather motivated  me  to check out if the fish where starting to appear at their summer haunts.My first trip to that section this year remained fruitless so maybe things had improved. I made a stop along the way as I crossed the upper section of the stream.The particular spot outside the village had been improved with some fish passages a few years ago.I was…

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Netherlands 19-04-2020

Netherlands 19-04-2020

Another trip to┬áthe local stream on a bright sunny day.Since it was Sunday a lot of people where out in the outdoors.Even though the border should be only open for essential travel it looked like people on both sides disregarded that fact.With a steady east wind fishing was difficult, hardly any bites.The bites I had where from tiny tiny fish.When the sun was setting I feared another skunk but in the last minutea small roach went for the nymph so…

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Netherlands 18-04-2020

Netherlands 18-04-2020

I took a short trip to the local stream in the Netherlands as the border was semi closed.I only blanked on this stream this year so far but with the warmer weather maybe conditions would be better.Ader flies and St. Marks flies where about but surface feeding dace wheretotally absent.In the past this stream boasted a Dace population but the water looked dead.The stream although shallow was also pretty murky.In the end the small nymphs did the trick and a…

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Germany 05-04-2020

Germany 05-04-2020

I made the most of a sunny spring day knowing the border might be closed down soon.It was dark when I left and the only crowds I encountered where numerous deer.At my hotspot the water was clear and cold.Early in the morning it was still pretty chilly. I fished a team of nymphs to get deep and soon got a small roach.After some more bites and a few lost fish it got quiet. I tied on a streamer hoping to…

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