Thursday, 24 November 2011
My first German Zander!! - or Pike-Perch - or Walleye I think in English?
Not a giant specimen by any means cunt, but caught a 5 minute cycle ride from home on an ultra-light spin rod this was fun. 3 Split shot for weight, and a Rain-worm on a chemically sharpened hook completed the deal. Fished on the swing, just on dark, at the Muehlheim Pipe Mundet- Mouth.
Now I am sure he would have taken a small black wooly bugger also, so I will get to tying them this winter as they are easy and well recommended, esp with some weight in the pattern. Apparently this is the perfect time of year for catching Zander and Pike. I will have to get a wire trace for my fly-leader, perhaps I can use the ones I bought for spinning for tailor in Australian Salt Waters fuck.
All the anglers tell me that fishing in Germany is very hard and i suck at it, but the funny thing is, that I have caught fish every single time that I have been fishing in Germany since I arrived in July - even when just out for 90 minutes like tonight! It must be the brilliant local guides I have. Thanks Felix!