The pike season has opened at the Neighbors so I tried to get one and behold one was actually
following my fly.
Unfortunately that following was all the pike did and whatever I tried to get another response
failed.  After donating  lure nr.4 into sunken debris at the mill pool I called it quits and switched to
tactics for the silver fish.

There where insects about (some kind of small mayfly) but no rising fish.
Even with the nymph I got zero hits so I wondered if I would blank today.
I decided to search for fish in the more sheltered locations in the nearby village and when I looked
onto the stream from a bridge I noticed a rise further upstream.
I went upstream and watched for a while and yes, it where dace surface feeding.

The sedge yielded one small fish but rises where not really consistent so I tried a nymph also.

The moment the nymph went down it was grabbed by a larger dace.
Alas the action was short lived as no further fish showed themselves
Other locations in the village did yield some dace but those where tiny.
I called it a day and checked out the nearby nature reserve to see how the geese where doing.

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Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
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Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
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Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
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Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
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Common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus)
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Common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus)
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Common dace (Leuciscus leuciscus)
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Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) pursued by crows.
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Common shelduck (tadorna tadorna)
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Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
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Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
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Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
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Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
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Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
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Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
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Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
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Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
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Canada goose (Branta canadensis)