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03-16-2010, 02:05 PM
Hi all,
A long and cold winter, an unexpected stay in hospital. All this is history.
Trout Saison has started.

The weather forecast was very unfriendly, but we celebrate the opening day in every case.

A heavy winter storm cuts the trees around the old castle.

The rain last night raised the streams.

Fast Water.

Breakfast should help.

Hope dies at the very end.

No chance, no fish!

I'm sure - spring is coming!

Wish you all a great saison 2010!!!


03-16-2010, 02:13 PM
That was some fast moving water. Sorry no trout, at least the breakfast spread looked tasty.

03-16-2010, 03:22 PM
Our season started yesterday, same weather but better water conditions for us. No fish for me either. :(

Hope a great season is coming for you.


Danny S
03-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Sorry to hear that, but like the picture of breakfast--brings back fond memories. I used to fish a small stream that runs through Bad Bertrich, near Cochem, quite often. A lovely stream with nice browns, graylings, and even a few rainbows (not sure how they got there). I think what I liked most about fishing in Germany was the near solitude in absolutely beautiful surroundings. I'm sure your optimism will stay up for a great season.

Where did you fish that day? Just curious, I doubt if I'm familiar with it.

03-17-2010, 04:03 AM
Nice report, love the photos.

Brk Trt

03-17-2010, 07:24 AM
Nice report!
Congratulations on the opening day anyway.
Even without fish, two of you are smiling happily :D

03-17-2010, 08:10 AM
My heart sank for you when I saw the condition of the river, but still, that breakfast looked rather good, and I bet it was just awesome to be back out again :)

Great photos, looking forward to seeing more of your first trout :)


03-19-2010, 12:48 PM
That water is ugly. It looks like our runoff. A sad time for small stream fisherman. I've tried my streams lately, but no luck so far. The water is very low and clear, but still in the 30's for temp. I have no clue where the fish go when it's like this. I can see everything, but no fish in sight.
Today we're getting more snow. This is depressing. :(

03-20-2010, 04:35 PM
Aah, the anticipation of a Spring opening day...a shame nature didn't want to play ball,
but a least your out in the fresh air, enjoying a hearty breakfast & cuppa, & sharing that time in the company of a friend.

I'm sure there'll be a willing fish or two next time...

oh, and the loop reels are a lovely piece of equipment.