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.

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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Netherlands 30-05-2020

Netherlands 30-05-2020

I fished a local stream late in the afternoon.The perdigon nymph yielded the first fish quite early in the session.I caught a good size roach and hoped for more of the same.Alas it stayed quiet for a long time.I tried the squirminator but only had a few hits of small fish. I switched back to the perdigon as the worm did not perform that well.The perdigon was intercepted by a gudgeon, fish species 2 of the day.I tried several other…

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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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