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    Default Re: Fly fishing in Germany help

    Thanks Eddie,

    Kinda weird, when I first spotted this thread back up the links (none of them) would load the UK forums

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    Default Re: Fly fishing in Germany help

    Quote Originally Posted by kglissmeyer1 View Post
    I may be wrong, but Germany does not have any public waters where you can just decide to go fishing. There is a pretty drawn out process to get licensed as well as a slew of other rules. Here is a link that may help answer your questions:

    Fly Fishing in Germany

    Kelly.
    The link led to an extremely interesting article on fishing in Germany. I was impressed by the amount of education that German authorities require fishers to undertake.

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    Default Re: Fly fishing in Germany help

    Kelly's got it right! Very strict rules and enforcement! Learned the hard way in the 70s when a farmer told my German speaking gf that I could fish a lake near Bremeraven. I was wondering why all the guys with euro tackle on the banks were staring at me fly fishing and releasing Bach Forellen (Brown Trout the only German word I knew beside beer!).then the constable came and wanted to lock me up!Still don't know what went wrong to this day but that was my extent of German fishing!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
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    Quote Originally Posted by theboz View Post
    Kelly's got it right! Very strict rules and enforcement! Learned the hard way in the 70s when a farmer told my German speaking gf that I could fish a lake near Bremeraven. I was wondering why all the guys with euro tackle on the banks were staring at me fly fishing and releasing Bach Forellen (Brown Trout the only German word I knew beside beer!).then the constable came and wanted to lock me up!Still don't know what went wrong to this day but that was my extent of German fishing!
    Today, C&R is basically banned in Germany, but I don't know what the situation was in the 70s. Maybe you strolled up to the wrong lake.

    In Switzerland we have a similar law. Fishing with the "intent" to catch and release a fish isn't allowed. How someone determines that intent is beyond me. Releasing fish that are undersized or protected is the law, but you can also release non-targeted species and fish for "ecological reasons". The only fish you are absolutely required to kill are non-natives (rainbows, sunfish, etc.)

    Honestly, if I were going to Germany, wanted to spend a day fishing, and I didn't speak German, I'd probably just go ahead and hire a guide. I find it all confusing enough and I'm fluent...

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