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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...

Guido Richard: Frühjahrsfinale | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: Spring finale

At the end of April, the predatory season was over for us and with the first casts early in the morning - in search of the first pike of the season - my addiction and desire for the carp was exting...

Guido Richard: Mein Lieblingsmonat | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: My favorite month

April, April, my favorite month! Nature is slowly becoming green again, the trout are catching mayflies again, the carp are getting into the feeding mood again and are often enjoying the first warm...

Hit the road Jake: Ein Sommernachtstraum | Hammer Tackle

Hit the road Jake: A Midsummer Night's Dream

I feel like I've stumbled a bit into summer this year. Stumbled in, so to speak, without knowing exactly where the journey was going and at the same time a little surprised by everything. Yes, ...

Guido Richard: Saisonstart (2) | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: start of the season (2)

At the end of the last blog I reported on the few ice-cold nights where I caught the pretty zeiler, luckily at the end of this week it slowly got warmer, no more frost overnight and even the occasi...

Lucas à la recherche de la magie: Retour sur les terres rouges | Hammer Tackle

Lucas in Search of Magic: Return to the Red Lands

For this return to the Devil's Banks, I arrive at the end of the afternoon and decide to explore several areas that could potentially hold fish. Always the same strategy, no boat, waders and po...

Hit the road Jake: Zeichen der Zeit | Hammer Tackle

Hit the road Jake: Sign of the times

16 days of adventure were experienced before the Opel was loaded one last time with a mountain of wet and smelly equipment and soon transported us towards home along country roads, cycle paths and ...

Hit the road Jake: Ein kurzer Rückblick | Hammer Tackle

Hit the road Jake: A quick review

Once again, a few weeks have passed since I posted a blog. So let’s jump back a few weeks today. We are in the first week of April and are enjoying the arrival of spring. It is afternoon when I dri...

Lucas à la recherche de la magie: Belle rencontre sur les terres rouges | Hammer Tackle

Lucas in search of magic: Beautiful encounter in the Red Land

After a great few days at work I'm taking two nights off to go back to fishing, as always, it will be in a big lake. The red earth and the devil's lights begin to fail, it is the opportunit...

Guido Richard: Saisonstart | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: Start of the season

At the beginning of November the fishing season ended very abruptly. The second Corona lockdown again brought a ban on movement and fishing. It was hilarious. Then, in mid-December, the restriction...

Lucas à la recherche de la magie: Déroule et stalking en barrage | Hammer Tackle

Lucas in search of magic: relax and hunt in the barrage

After the friendly meeting with Medhi at the launch of the previous dam, I drive down the kilometers behind the wheel of the van to join Nico in Aveyron. After a few nights alone, a little socializ...

Hit the road Jake: Long way out | Hammer Tackle

Hit the road Jake: Long way out

Clutched with an icy fistThe horizon sealedNo breeze that will carry to meThe birds' lonely song It's the end of March, I'm sitting in the warm living room with a coffee and looking los...

Lucas à la recherche de la magie: Retour sur le barrage | Hammer Tackle

Lucas in Search of Magic: Return to the Dam

Several days have passed since the start of the cold snap, the wind does not let up, swirls up the water and cools it down quickly, the few degree increases since the beginning of the year are bein...

Lucas à la recherche de la magie: La reprise | Hammer Tackle

Lucas in Search of Magic: The Recovery

After a winter focused more on sports and evenings out, it's time to get active again. We also have a weekend free together with Rems, not for a second, we're joining in! We want to move ar...

Vantastic Lukas: Der perfekte Abschluss | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: The perfect ending

In the right place at the right time I wasn't the only one who really liked the consistently beautiful weather in inland Spain. It got the fish in the mood to spawn despite the still low water ...

Vantastic Lukas: Frühling in Spanien | Hammer Tackle

Vantastic Lukas: Spring in Spain

Wintering in Portugal It's been over 3 months since I last wrote a blog. A lot has happened during this time and I simply haven't had the motivation to write about the current situation. Ra...

Guido Richard: Der große Traum | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: The big dream

The story begins in May 2019. I returned to France from a full year of fly fishing in New Zealand. And I was excited to go carp fishing again! But neither the canal nor the usual small reservoirs i...

Guido Richard: Une première à Saint Cassien (4) | Hammer Tackle

Guido Richard: A premiere in Saint Cassien (4)

Like every morning, well before sunrise we head out onto the water to the famous pointy point mentioned in the previous blog. In the morning we have a very precise routine to load the boats without...