Marcel_Karssies

Harz mountains August 2020

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At the beginning of the year the plans where made for several road trips but then

came the China virus and it all fell apart.

I feared this would be a lost year fishing wise but besides the local venues I

actually managed one road trip now.


The opportunity arose for a trip to the Harz mountains despite the current troubles
and so I took the chance to visit the east for a few days.
With travel so restricted the area was crowded by tourist but just a few anglers

so we had the water mostly for ourselves.
Getting a place to stay was difficult but we managed to find lodging at the 

preferred hotel near the river.

The walkers however where walking single file on the mountains trails, not my

idea of fun but no bother when you standing down in the river.

 

As it was high summer even high up the temps where high and with frequent

light showers it was pretty damp.
Season was almost to an end so I figured fishing would be tough but the 

pretty small native browns where plenty at certain spots.

 

Having been in the area many times local knowledge paid off as the sections
that usually where stocked with rainbow trout still held some fish.

I had a splitcane rod and the glass rod with me but the glass would be the

weapon of choice.

I was frowned upon by my dry fly buddy as I used the despicable squirmy but the local

wild trout did not complain so I was good with that.

As we where both a bit unflexible what fishing methods where concerned we both

did well be it at different times.
With the trout season up in the mountains ending on Sept. 15th we did some quick

thinking and arranged a second trip in a few weeks.

Should be good.

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Thanks for taking the time to put this together.  

 

It's a shame you didn't eat for the whole trip though. . .

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Gosh those browns with the orange spots are just gorgeous. Funny enough, some of that water looks exactly like a popular trout river here in NJ, USA, the Musconetcong River

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Thanks for sharing Marcel. I moved to Florida a few years ago, so I haven’t trout fished in a while. I miss fishing in rivers surrounded by the Forrest. Great photos!

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Oh well, before I went on the road I spend three days chasing chub during a heatwave. No luck catching the big ones but the pub was a welcome haven. So hot it was a two beer day.

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