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Germany 31-05-2020

Germany 31-05-2020

Another early outing over the border in bright conditions.We have a drought in spring for the third year and the stream is at it’s lowest flow possible.The perdigon yielded the first trout of the day while the squirmy pulled a small perch from under the tree roots.Trout nr. 2 got away and since I spotted another angler near the spot I fished I moved to a quieter place. At the spot where I had seen several trout last week I encountered…

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Germany 24-05-2020

Germany 24-05-2020

Despite rain, chilly conditions and lots of wind the mayflies where out in numbers late in the day and fish eager to feed.In the morning surface action was non-existent so the perdigon did its magic.  Next weapon of choice was the squirminator which yielded a trout from within a maze of sunken trees and debris.Further use of the squirminator brought anything from gudgeon, dace, roach to trout.  Late in the afternoon when it started pouring the mayflies where appearing en mass and fish…

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Germany 22-05-2020

Germany 22-05-2020

Another early outing to the stream yesterday.I only saw a brief glimpse of the sun in the morning as the weather was changing.The weather change had impact on the insect life.It stayed quiet on top for most of the morning. The Perdigon did a good job but I lost more to the trees than I liked.At least I had the materials to tie my own which would be required soon.A passing cold front made the weather let’s say interesting.At times it looked like it would…

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Germany 17-05-2020

Germany 17-05-2020

An early start trying to find the trout I spotted while fishing last week. Insects where on the water early but no fish where rising.I did a field test with some newly bought Perdigon nymphs and they worked well. The roach seemed to like them and one small trout came for them.The nymphs where heavy so no subtle entry in the water but they got deep and caught fish. I had planned a break at the pub as it reopened…

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Germany 10-05-2020

Germany 10-05-2020

Today’s fishing session was to become a short one.The nice weather we had would come abruptly to an end.Predicted was a drop in temperature and an increase of the wind. I started on the stretch where I missed so many trout on the previous session to no avail.I later found out from reliable sources that they had been cleared out.The only fish I managed was a small brown trout on a woolly bugger. The second spot I fished had feeding…

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Germany 05-05-2020

Germany 05-05-2020

Yesterday was a public holiday around here and with the promise of good weather I crossed the border to my fishing haunts.Goal was to catch a trout and it turned out better than I had hoped. The first mark I fished was the barren sand pit as usual but the third position yielded a solid hookup of a big fish.I was still fishing with my usual guppy setup aka roach setup tossing a size 16 nymph on light tippet.The trout nailed…

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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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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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Germany 28-03-2020

Germany 28-03-2020

The last time I crossed the border was two weeks ago.My fear of a closed border came not through. Restrictions where in set in place though. I decided to fish the river as the last day of fair weather was upon.A week of sunny clear skies would come to an end.Instead colder weather with the mention of frost and snow would roll in.The first mark yielded some bites but no solid hookups.I hoped to encounter a brown trout but could…

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Germany 15-03-2020

Germany 15-03-2020

I decided to make a quick dash over the border into Germany.The river pushed a lot of water but it was dropping as you could see fromthe sediment on the banks. Today I had my priorities sorted so I headed for the pub first.Just as I was zipping my second wheat beer the major called and asked the owner to shut the place down.He declined because voluntarily shutting down meant no compensation.I was thus able to order the Mexico burger, a new…

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