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Germany 02.08.2020

Germany 02.08.2020

I checked the river gauges and found them all to be low.More or less what you could expect in high summer.I was early on the water looking for fish in the chub section of the stream. The first big fish came up to check out the hopper but decided it had to be fake. The second fish seemed upset by the hopper landing in front of it’s nose and scooted off.The third fish looked interested but needed some convincing.A few…

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Germany 27-06-2020

Germany 27-06-2020

Yesterday I met up with former colleges at the pub in Germany.The company we worked for had been sold to a big corporation.The new management ran the whole lot into the ground, we left. I had some time to spare so I fished the stream in the morning.Weather wise the rains had stopped at daybreak with the waterslightly up and murky.It was strange that the perdigon did not draw strikes from shiners. I hooked a nice trout and then knew…

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Germany 19-07-2020

Germany 19-07-2020

I had to try a second day of summer fishing for chub hunting and fished the open plain again. Chub where about but I did not see the real big fish.I was lucky enough to once again spot a school of larger fish beforethey saw me. I dropped the hopper in front of the school and one fish raced to grab the hopper, solid hookup and no swimming involved this time. What I noticed today was that the fish where…

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Germany 18-07-2020

Germany 18-07-2020

I tried for the big chub several weeks now and finally got a decent one.After several rejections of the fly and fleeing fish I found one happily cruising the stream without spotting me first.The hopper was served and the chub zipped it down without a care. beergarden. I hooked the fish solidly on the 3-weight and despite it runs I did not loose the fish.The problem now was the bank was like 7 ft high thick with thistles and stinging…

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Germany 21-06-2020

Germany 21-06-2020

With the first day being rather good for chub fishing I tried again the next day.My goal was to improve on the fish size.I got a shot at a big fish early on as I spotted one in the bend of the stream.My cast landed the hopper near the fish and it moved out from under thebank into the open water. The chub grabbed the foam hopper with gusto, I struck and had a solid hookup.Somehow the line must have…

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Germany 20-06-2020

Germany 20-06-2020

The mayflies where gone so it was time to switch to another fishery.I decided it was about time to chase chub with big foam hoppers.I was surprised at the higher level of water in the stream.Normally at this time of year the stones of the fish ladders are visible. The banks where finally mowed but spotting the fish in the higher water was difficult, could not find the big fish.I ended up blind casting upstream dropping the hopper with a…

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Germany 14-06-2020

Germany 14-06-2020

I skipped the visit to the chub section last time due to the weather. Now the skies where an even gray so I figured I might try again.I spotted some big ones from an old railroad bridge.I opted to move for a spot with easier access where I noticeda whole army of smaller chub.It looked like easy pickings but boy the fish where tough. At other spots I ran into trouble reaching the waters edge or spotting fish.The banks had…

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Germany 13-06-2020

Germany 13-06-2020

A hot and sticky weekend was predicted with local thunderstorms. I went outside at 0500 hrs and looked at a cloudy sky which looked likerain was imminent.The clouds moved west, I headed east so I was good.I planned was to visit the chub section of the stream and try for the big ones. The clouds however changed my plan, I did not trust the weather.No fun in walking in the open landscape when all hell would break loose. I crossed…

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Germany 06-06-2020

Germany 06-06-2020

Another week, another weather type.The hot and dry weather changed to wet, cold and windy.I felt a little underdressed in the morning as it was quite chilly. The rain of the past week had caused the water of the stream to rise.Visibility was limited and with the clouds, winds and temperaturefish activity was non-existent. During the first couple of hours only a few roach fell victim to the perdigon.I moved to a sheltered spot of the stream where my friends…

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Germany 01-06-2020

Germany 01-06-2020

A late start and a late end. The stream almost dried up and fishing was slow in the blazing sun.Managed a few dace and a nice roach. Near sunset fish where rising but as it was late I did not bother to put on the waders.Plenty of deer about in the field, always funny to see their eyes reflecting the light ​​​​​​​of the flashlight I carry with me.