Daily Cast Archive

Brilliant Last Week In German Pike-Land

Bernd Ziesche - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Last week Matt Harris came over and Matt, Hansi and I had some excellent days catching a serious amount of well sized pike. We had a hell of a great time fishing together on Rügen!

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Wax on wax off?

Martyn White - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It seems like every other day I see people online asking about dubbing wax; what's good? When to use it? Do I need it?... The responses range from spit to chapstick to glue sticks and even to wax!o

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Winter Training

Paul Arden - Monday, December 10, 2018

It’s been a very long time since I’ve experienced a full winter and I hope never to do one again! Here in tropics it’s hot and humid all year. “Seasons” such as they are are Dry, Wet and Very Wet. Or as I like to call them, Spring, Summer and Wet but no one else understands this distinction - and here in Malaysia it is even more confusing because different parts of the country experience the Wet at different times. Anyway whichever way you look at, the part of Malaysia I am in, is currently either Wet or Very Wet.

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Common Thread

Andy Dear - Sunday, December 9, 2018

Just outside of the tiny town of Sallis Mississippi, at the corner of County Roads 4127 and 4135 sits a small farm pond. It's not much more than a small depression in the ground, bordered by an earthen dam and a beautiful stand of large pine trees. I would guess that most folks that pass by it don't even give it a second thought, as there is nothing to really distinguish it from all the other farm ponds in the south. To me, however, this small pond, in spite of its lack of uniqueness is special. It's special because it has been one of many threads that have woven a love for fishing through multiple generations of my family. My Great Grandparents settled this piece of land back in the early 1900s. They built a house here, they raised kids here, and as my Great Uncle Clarence "Buck" Dear once said, as farmers, "they barely scratched a living out of the red dirt" here. Perhaps equally as important, is that they also fished here.

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Fake flylines

Viking Lars - Saturday, December 8, 2018

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. If a product is suddennly a lot cheaper than it used to be, it's also advisable to alert. Plenty of goods go on sale, which is good for the consumer and something a lot of people look out for. Many shops and sellers have sales when a product line is discontinued, celebrating birthdays or other events and that's a good time ti strike a good deal.

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Arctic waters fishing trip

Mika Lappalainen - Friday, December 7, 2018

I have been doing some tvshooting earlier with these guys, four episode to be exact. Now they have season 7 going and 8 will be coming. Arktiset vedet –Arctic waters is Finnish fishing and nature tvprogramm. Year ago Juhani, who is producer and friend asked me if I have any good locations in my mind. He told me that we (my wife and I) would join them. His timing was perfect, I just had request from guests about fishing trip and first thing in my mind was Paul. Or more like Stefan Siikavaara, because I knew that Paul and Ashly went fish with him from here 2016. And they had good time and fishing in Sweden. So via Paul and thru Stefan I was connected to Peter. So when you have friends you find right persons to help you when needed.

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Grayling Festival

Tracy&James - Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tracy and I went along to the Hanak grayling festival at the weekend. This is a fun but competitive team competition that brings anglers from all over Europe to fish the river Dee on the beats between Corwen and Llangollen. Each team has three anglers, two of which fish a session whilst the third controls for the team downstream of them. There are three fishing sessions in total, two on Saturday and one on Sunday, so everyone gets to fish twice and control once.

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Gary Meyer - Tuesday, December 4, 2018

My trip this weekend was a half-hearted investigation into the “way back”. We had some cooler weather around midweek and the water temperature took a dive. There is this small window before winter really sets in when you can find catchable snook that have just been driven into the backcountry due to the dropping water temperatures. When they first arrive they less likely to know the neighborhood well enough to quickly wrap your leader. And if you find them before they go into a temperature-induced torpor, they are quite likely to eat. Like a winning lottery jackpot, that window is a tough target to hit, but if you do - the fishing can be epic.

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Made in Europe

Paul Arden - Monday, December 3, 2018

I’m interested in buying quality, no matter where it is made. If it’s made in Timbuktu then fantastic! I realise that others like to buy goods that are manufactured close to home - even if of lesser quality - and that’s a choice which is also fine by me.

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Winter Water

Matt Klara - Sunday, December 2, 2018

It’s now December here in MT. Well, everywhere really. But here, that means we’ve gone way past the tipping point between Autumn and winter conditions. Big game hunting season has ended, and the stillwaters are freezing over. We have many rivers that are open to year round fishing, though. So, that is what I’m starting to think about these days.

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A storm brewing?

Viking Lars - Saturday, December 1, 2018

Right now, in Scandinavia, there is a massive focus on fish farming and the heavy, negative impact it has on the environment. In Denmark, our government is trying to pass an act that will allow for more open fish farms along our coast lines - directly against all advice given by sicentists and environmental organisations. In Norway, open cage fish farming is huge, environmental issue. Escapees are causing mixed genepool in wild populations, the open farms pollute the waters they are in with feed residue, copper they use to protect nets, antibiotics, fish excrements and the open farms attract sea lice in number that kill the smolt as they exit the rivers. There's a host of other problems concerning this.

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