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Netherlands 30-12-2019

Netherlands 30-12-2019

Last chance to get a pike this year so I fished a stream on the border.Pretty strong flow but good visibility. The shortcut through the preserve meant dealing with the highlanders but luckily they did not seem that bothered by my presence.  Managed to hook two pike but on both the hook did not stick so I am afraid I was skunked again.Then again it was a huge improvement over the session before when I did not see any action at…

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Netherlands 28-12-2019

Netherlands 28-12-2019

With the end of the year in sight it was time for our traditional venue to close of the flyfishing year,the so called “oliebol snoeken”.Where “oliebol” stood for the deep fried raisin bun, a traditional end of the year treat in the Netherlands.With “snoeken” pike fishing was meant. The location for this year was a polder, a piece of low lying reclaimed land littered with small canalsand ditches used to drain the land by means of pumping stations.It was cold…

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Netherlands 09-06-2019, trying for shad.

Netherlands 09-06-2019, trying for shad.

At our local flyfishingclub plans where made for an outing to Rotterdam to pursue shad.At one of the club meetings the neccesary flies where tied and dates where picked for the venue.The location was the ” Nieuwe Waterweg” which was in facto the artificial mouth of the Rhine with the North Sea.The best time to fish for shad was towards the low tide when the shadwould gather in the lower part of the waterway as they entered from the sea.The…

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Netherlands 16-02-2019

Netherlands 16-02-2019

A day ago I walked past an innercity canal and spotted a bunch of large perch lying on the canal floor hiding under some floating plants.I was there “unarmed” so I vowed to check the place out the next day. Off course I went back to the canal and checked the location of yesterday … no one was at home. I then went looking for the perch at the other bank and noticed one fish on the move. Once cast…

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