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Germany 04.09.2016

Germany 04.09.2016

Another weekend and again weather warnings. This time it actually rained but luckily the lightning storms did not happen. Again extremely low water, combined with the lowering of the weir at the watermill for the bypass they are building meant that fish where concentrated in the few left over deep pools. Never seen so many and big fish concentrated at one spot. The down side … overgrown banks and very wary fish. You could catch a few from the school…

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Germany 28.08.2016

Germany 28.08.2016

It had been pretty hot here lately and the lack of rain had been taking a toll on the fishing as the stream carried very little water. As was often the case with this summer weather the extreme heat caused massive thunderstorms that abruptly ended a series of hot days. On the last days of August the weatherservice once again issued a weather warning but I went fishing anyway and was lucky enough that the storms did not materialize in…

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HSK 08-2016

HSK 08-2016

As my last trip to the so called Hoch Sauerland Kreis in Germany was pretty enjoyable I soon schemed for a second go. I had some unfinished business down there. That big trout that I lost was still edged on my mind and I just had to return to give it another try Also the presence of the big grayling intrigued me and I sure wanted to catch a few of those. At the last visit I had only partly…

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HSK 07-2016

HSK 07-2016

Allthough my last road trip was not that far in the past I could not resist joining another one when my palls where planning a new one. Actually a few days before the intended start of the trip it turned out that the guy responsible for arranging the trip had done squat … bummer. Quick thinking of one of my more reliable friends resulted in a booking of a hotel in the Sauerland region on a decent trout stream. So…

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Germany Harz 06.2016

Germany Harz 06.2016

It has been a while since I was in the mountains but we finally got enough people together for a short three day trip to the east. The resident trout where small as usual with some larger stockies mixed in. We fished mostly a section above a large reservoir as it was not as overrun as the part below the reservoir and had constant action from the many many roach that swam upriver from the reservoir. Beautifull weather with a…

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Germany 12.06.2016

Germany 12.06.2016

If I had believed the weatherforecast I would have stayed home but well … I did not. The whole day rain scenario turned out to be a light drizzle at most so I could happily drop small nymphs in the stream scouting for fish. The water was off color but fish where present and surprisingly I hooked a rudd which is kind of rare in this stream. Could not get into anything large with the exception of the dace I…

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Germany 28.05.2016

Germany 28.05.2016

On a scouting trip to the Ems river, graciously invited by the local angling club. Lovely water, tough fishing if you are a first timer down there. The transition was a bit too much for me … small stream to big water with a heavy current. The tip was to reach the other bank and fish from there but the current was despite the low water so great that I felt a swim was close by so I doubled back…

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Germany 16.05.2016

Germany 16.05.2016

Another chilly day with a little rain but less wind than two days ago. Plenty of fish spotted but tough to get them on the fly in the shallow water. Mental note … always bring the net (lost a big one at the last moment).

Germany 14.05.2016

Germany 14.05.2016

As I had joined the work party last week and prospected our new pond with all the carp in it my plans for the weekend where to get the trout I missed last week and try to catch my first carp on the fly at the pond. What I had not taken into account was the fact that the weather had turned. It started just in time on Friday and before you knew it the temperatures dropped from a balmy…

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Germany 07.05.2016

Germany 07.05.2016

Last Saturday I had two appointments and I had to choose which one I should honor. Appointment one was the annual breakfast and fishing with the flyrodders from over the border, always a lot of fun although the fishing was never that great as it was foremost a social outing. Appointment two was a working party at the recently leased pond of my German fishing club. In the end I choose number 2 as I had volunteered for pond duty but…

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