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Pascal Bouillon: Frühling heißt Wachwerden

Pascal Bouillon: Spring means waking up

I had only just left autumn behind me, barely celebrated Christmas and New Year's Eve and the new season was already just around the corner. We anglers feel spring earlier than everyone else and l...

Zwölf Monate Karpfenangeln: der Mai

Twelve months of carp fishing: May

The beautiful month of May is here! After the long winter months and the early and unstable spring months of March and April, the ‘real’ spring is now coming to life and you should soak up this sho...

Guido Richard: In der Ferne werden Erinnerungen wieder lebendig (3)

Guido Richard: Memories come alive again in the distance (3)

January 2024, West Coast, New Zealand: This area can receive up to 6 metres of rain per year, the average for almost 250 days of rain. A fantastic area for fly fishing, but one that can very quick...

Guido Richard: In der Ferne werden Erinnerungen wieder lebendig (2)

Guido Richard: Memories come alive again in the distance (2)

January 2024, New Zealand:I landed in Christchurch just under a week ago. Driss was already waiting for me there with my little four-wheel drive campervan, which will be my home for the next two mo...

Guido Richard: In der Ferne werden Erinnerungen wieder lebendig (1)

Guido Richard: Memories come alive again in the distance (1)

January 2024, Dubai Airport:It's been a little less than four years since I left New Zealand just before the corona madness. Every winter since then, I've had to think about my friends there, about...

Soël "Wild Dream" Briche: La grosse… Fève | Hammer Tackle

Soël “Wild Dream” Briche: The big… bean

August 2022, I have been working for some time on board a ship that we like to call “Grande Dame”. These few months in Nantes with “Tonton” have been very full of emotions, but I'm starting to ...

Soël "Wild Dream" Briche: 3,2,1 Hic! Bonne année !!!! | Hammer Tackle

Soël “Wild Dream” Briche: 3,2,1 Hic! Happy New !!!!

On October 23, 2022, little Dylan decides to create a WhatsApp group to offer a small party with friends for the New Year. Even if the group consists of only five poor people, the suggestions are n...

Vantastic Lukas: Abenteuer Karpfenangeln in Griechenland | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Carp fishing adventure in Greece

Christmas and New Year's Eve on the Peloponnese Peninsula After the visit to the lake, which I wrote about at the end of the last blog, I put the carp rods aside for the time being. At least fo...

Vantastic Lukas: Regnerischer Reisebeginn Richtung Griechenland | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Rainy start to the journey towards Greece

Looking back on days gone by on the Elbe A lot of water flowed down the Elbe the last time I hit the keys. This was about summer days in my hometown of Wittenberg on the Elbe. As tough as it was fi...

Vantastic Lukas: Ein zäher Sommer an der Elbe | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: A tough summer on the Elbe

Summer project in Germany When Alex brought me his newly purchased van, a Sprinter L3H2, in April, I said: A new project and a lot of work for the summer months. Since I was planning on expanding m...

Rémy Desplace: Du Wild Fishing au Street Fishing | Hammer Tackle

Rémy Desplace: From wild fishing to street fishing

With the heat still intense in France, the desire and need to return to the mountains is omnipresent! Two of my friends join the adventure... It's 8 a.m., after a good two hours of winding road...

Rémy Desplace: Kleines Paradies mit türkisfarbenem Wasser | Hammer Tackle

Rémy Desplace: Small paradise with turquoise water

It all started 15 years ago on a traditional family outing... on a visually unique body of water. I caught the first carp in my fishing life! But it shouldn't stay that way. One day I just had ...

Rémy Desplace: Petit paradis aux eaux turquoises  | Hammer Tackle

Rémy Desplace: Small paradise with turquoise water

It all started 15 years ago on a traditional family walk... A real visual favorite of this place. I was just starting to catch my first carp in my fishing life, but one day when I was more experien...

Vantastic Lukas: Auftakt an der Elbe | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Start on the Elbe

Back in Germany After spending the first week in Germany with Alice in her homeland, I was supposed to go back to my hometown after 5 months of “overwintering”. One of the first things I did - how ...

Vantastic Lukas: Zurück in Frankreich (2) | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Back in France (2)

The next horror action Further chub action on the rigs that were still in the water finally forced me to haul in two more rods, until in the end I only had one rod left on the spot. Towards the aft...

Vantastic Lukas: Zurück in Frankreich | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Back in France

A spontaneous meeting I spent three days at a lake at the foot of the Spanish Pyrenees. The area was unique, right behind my parking space was an old abandoned village. According to research, the l...

Vantastic Lukas: Unverhofft kommt oft | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Unexpected things often happen

The unexpected often comes After Alice and I said goodbye to the lake in Extremadura, we slowly headed towards the airport in Madrid. She accompanied me on my fishing trip and my domestic travel fo...

Vantastic Lukas: Besuch in der Extremadura | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Visit to Extremadura

Another warm winter My last blog and my last fishing session ended in the south of France when the weather there turned bad, with the words: “A good moment to continue the journey”. That was more t...

Guido Richard: Etwas Neues - Hechtangeln im Volkerak | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: Something new – pike fishing in the Volkerak

Since becoming an angler, I've been constantly looking for new ways to have fun. For this I need a goal and challenges - I want to create new feelings, explore new paths in order to satisfy my ...

Guido Richard: Okay okay | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: Okay, okay

At the beginning of July I'm eager to go carp fishing after being too busy with trout and predators for more than a month. I find a very quiet little place, easy to bait and cool for summer eve...

Vantastic Lukas: Autoreparatur am magischen See | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Car repair at the magical lake

A magical place There was hardly a better place for me to wait for spare parts to repair the car. Fortunately, the damage occurred shortly before the intended destination in southern France, the ma...

Hit the road Jake: Wenn die Herbstblätter fallen | Hammer Tackle

Hit the road Jake: When the autumn leaves fall

Every morning and every evening, fog rises from the field, It's cool, even cold, you might say, I'm shivering down by the river, She can do it, chase away the ghosts, sends rays of sunshine...

Vantastic Lukas: Den Zugvögeln hinterher | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Following the migratory birds

Project “4×4 Van” It's been a long time since I last hit the keys. After all the writing, whether books or blogs, I needed some variety in the form of craft activities. Even though the last van...

Hit the road Jake: Hin und Zurück | Hammer Tackle

Hit the road Jake: There and back

Dear readers, I have to apologize deeply! A full four months have passed since I last wrote a blog. Over a quarter of a year, almost a small eternity, one might think. Four full moons without spect...