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Germany 08-02-2020

Germany 08-02-2020

The stream was still high from last weeks downpours as I looked at the online river gauge.I decided to go fishing anyway as a big storm out on the Atlantic was predicted to hit us on Sunday. The day started cold but warmed as the storm came nearer.I even fished the dry fly for a moment when the sun came momentarily out and fish started to rise. The rising fish where small though and where not able to drown the…

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Germany 02-02-2020

Germany 02-02-2020

An ongoing story in this winter, rain … and then more rain.The river was just returning from the last high water when it started raining again.I had the choice to fish for pike on my side of the border or try the river anyway. As I despised pike I went for the river. A look at the high water made it clear to me that fishing would again be tough.The calm water sections I looked for where almost non-existent.To get…

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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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Germany 15-12-2019

Germany 15-12-2019

Another week with again lots of rain and wind.On Saturday I visited one of my sure shot perch spots in the Netherlands hoping to catch a large perch.It was very windy, chilly but dry when I arrived at the canal in the afternoon. I wanted to test a WF4 sink-tip line and soon found out that I did not get the fly fast enough to the required depth.I finally ended up exchanging the floating leader with a fast sinking poly…

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Germany 08-12-2019

Germany 08-12-2019

I had to visit the pub as I ordered some stuff from the local distillery.Since I passed the stream anyway I figured some fishing might be in order.After a record dry summer fall and the start of winter had been wet.This was good for the groundwater table, not for fishing. The stream had a coffee color and pushed a lot of water.I tried my luck and fished in the calmer water hoping for some bites.It actually worked so I did…

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30-11-2019

30-11-2019

Last week the temperature drop was not exactly inviting for fishing.For Saturday I had once again a working party at the hatchery.On the way to the hatchery I noticed frosty fields and ice sheets on the puddles of the back roads. Work at the hatchery consisted in draining the pond that housed the small brown trout.Some members carefully moved around in the pond with nets to get thetrout while the water was pumped out.I was hoisting the fish out and put them…

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