Germany 08-12-2019

Germany 08-12-2019

I had to visit the pub as I ordered some stuff from the local distillery.Since I passed the stream anyway I figured some fishing might be in order.After a record dry summer fall and the start of winter had been wet.This was good for the groundwater table, not for fishing. The stream had a coffee color and pushed a lot of water.I tried my luck and fished in the calmer water hoping for some bites.It actually worked so I did…

Read More Read More

30-11-2019

30-11-2019

Last week the temperature drop was not exactly inviting for fishing.For Saturday I had once again a working party at the hatchery.On the way to the hatchery I noticed frosty fields and ice sheets on the puddles of the back roads. Work at the hatchery consisted in draining the pond that housed the small brown trout.Some members carefully moved around in the pond with nets to get thetrout while the water was pumped out.I was hoisting the fish out and put them…

Read More Read More

Germany 24-11-2019

Germany 24-11-2019

The morning was chilly and slightly foggy when the sun came out.At the stream no fish action was visible and the nymph stayed untouched.With the dace and roach not active I tied on a streamer and surprisingly gota few hits by the perch.Could not get the larger ones but at least I had some action. In the afternoon the temperatures climbed to such a level that rising fish could be seen and I got into some dace on the nymph.Sunset…

Read More Read More

Germany 23-11-2019

Germany 23-11-2019

Another weekend, another working party at the hatchery.First I did some sightseeing and took pictures of the last foliage on the trees.After the frost and rains the strong wind made short work of the leaves. A second working party was organized at the club’s pond where they planted trees. A sandtrap was being constructed for the ditch that will eventually feed water into the pond. The last couple of daylight hours where spend at the river where I had one…

Read More Read More

Germany 16-11-2019

Germany 16-11-2019

There was a working party at the clubs hatchery and as volunteers where sought I attended the party.With all the foliage coming down from the trees the aeretors in the hatch ponds got blocked causing the alarms to go off at the caretakes of the hatchery. Usually in the middle of the night so I could understand the urgency of the work. It was a cold day and by noon when the work was finished I went to the local…

Read More Read More

Germany 10-11-2019

Germany 10-11-2019

As the days get shorter and the temperatures go downhill it would made more sense to fish the waters at my side of the border for pike instead of continuing to fish the river on the German side.Still I really enjoy the pub visits after my fishing exploits and as the foliage is coloring and falling fast this is the time to visit the rural countryside. The water is getting very clear now and fish seem to disappear to their…

Read More Read More

FL 2019

FL 2019

I skipped Florida last year due to personal reasons and off course the dreaded red-tide situation that killed off everything from fish to dolphins.Took a gamble and went for two weeks in October to Naples where I was lucky enough to avoid any hurricanes.On the red tide front things where different and there where some days where I was confronted with severe fish kills that left the mullet dying by the hundreds in the Gulf.Still most of the other species…

Read More Read More

Germany 27-10-2019

Germany 27-10-2019

The Saturday was warm and sunny and would have been a perfect day for fishing but a long standing appointment was more important.With the prospect of lower temperatures I had to stock up on my firewood supply so I spend the day in the forest hauling wood. On Sunday the daylight saving time ended and I was quite late en route to my fishing haunt.Despite predictions of rain all day it stayed dry be it quite colder than the day…

Read More Read More

Germany 19-10-2019

Germany 19-10-2019

As my holiday in Florida came to an end I had already planned the next fishing outing at the mill pool.When my plane from Fort Myers arrived in Atlanta at the domestic gate my connecting flight to Amsterdam was already boarding.I made it ASAP through the terminal was just in time at the gate … my luggage however dit not made it on time. The flight left at 20.00 hrs in the evening, arrival next morning aroud 10.00 hrs in the morning…

Read More Read More

Germany 08-09-2019

Germany 08-09-2019

Despite the cloud cover and occasional rain I went for the chub spot today. Normally only good with clear skies and warm weather but what the heck, I wanted to try roach fishing first but when I came to the right spot the water level had dropped one to two feet below the already low level. Appearantly work on the weir had required the lowering of the weir.I had hoped for schools of fish at the end of the weir…

Read More Read More