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Germany 21-07-2019

Germany 21-07-2019

I skipped the fishing yesterday due to frequent thunderstorms but today the weather was fair.The stream was slightly higher than last weeks as water now flowed over the rocks of the weirs. The target fish was again chub, sighting them was difficult as clouds and a stiff breeze made it difficult to look into the water.With no fish in sight I tried a nymph first that yielded a tiny chublet.I moved to a nearby feeder stream and noticed a single…

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Germany 14-07-2019

Germany 14-07-2019

Off course after yesterday’s success with the hopper fly I wanted to try it again.Cloudy and overcast skies did not help finding the fish but in the end I found some chub in a deeper pool and had a go with the hopper.Unfortunately the hopper did not yield any reaction from the fish so I tried a nymph instead.The nymph also had zero effect on the fish so plan C would be to toss a streamer in the pool.Same result…

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Germany, 13-07-2019

Germany, 13-07-2019

Bream The cooler temperatures called for a trip to the stream where chub where the fish species to go for.There had been some rain on previous days and for a short while the stream had ran more water.The signs of the high water where heaps of algea that had accumulated and formed little mounds in the stream.At the first bridge I crossed I checked out the stream and fish where present. A large school of roach with dace and perch…

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Germany 07-07-2019

Germany 07-07-2019

At one of my previous items I spotted some really big chub just downstream from a bridge.On this day I checked out the same location and just as clockwork the big chub where present.With all the high grass and the steep embankment it was difficult to find a good foothold.In the end I found a level spot where I could overlook the fish. Since the chub where wary I kept movement to a minimum but I was still spotted. A…

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Germany 06-07-2019

Germany 06-07-2019

With the heat and drought a trip to the sheltered stretches of the streamseemed the way to go.Unlike the previous weeks I did not spot any signs of trout so all I could get where some small roach and dace. At the end of the day it actually rained for a while allthough it was only enough to get rid of some dust.Icing on the cake as usual a visit to the pub where the cheeseburger can now be ordered…

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Germany 29-06-2019

Germany 29-06-2019

Another blazing hot summers day, the sheltered sections of the stream still yielded some trout for me.It was hot and the break at the pub was more than welcome, nothing beats a couple of wheat beers in the beer garden on a hot day.Started dinner with mozzerella/tomatoes, then the stuffed potato and finished it all off with cheesecake and coffee.

Germany 23-06-2019

Germany 23-06-2019

High summer overhere and just like last year the drought is again a big problem for nature and farming in general. The stream is almost out of water and the only major influx is now coming from the municipal wastwater treatment plant and two treatment plants the local dairy and slaughterhouse. Another problem with the changing weather patterns is the rise of the oak processionary moths usually native in the southern part of Europe.The caterpillars build nests, the little buggers have…

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Thüringen 06-2019

Thüringen 06-2019

The opportunity came along for a road trip with my friends to Thuringia and so I did my best to get some time off work.The plan was to fish the Werra river and some of its tributaries during an extended weekend.On Friday the 14th. Of June we  headed out east in the Volkswagen van of the chairman of our local flyfishing club.After roughly four hours we arrived at the first stop of our trip, a small tributary of the Werra….

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