We met for our annual Xmas get together at the QueensHead pub and completed the official club news in 5 minutes then spent the rest of the evening ........drinking fine ales . (Thanks Johan)
We had Mats come along as he was taking his Xmas break with his family from his work in the USA , it was great to see him again , be it about 5 kilos heavier from all the Burgers and fries ! Johan was his usual self laughing and being productive in his fishing thoughts. My Carola came along for the day as we completed a little shopping before arriving . Tim and Erik were unavailable but we will catch up with them in the new year on the bank for sure .
Phew ! .....i have had a drink and eat Xmas of large proportions , must be 5 kilos heavier , time to hit the WCGym !
Johan , in his very own way decided to donate to the club a glass dish as a prize for the 'Outstanding achievement award' of this year. , a beautiful hand crafted prize was given to me , i accepted humbly .
Along with the award came a certificate of recognition , again i was humbled.
Not only a glass plate and a certificate but also a 'Horlicks' tub , the best sticky-mag powder you can use .
Amusing but delivered with a nice touch from one of the most genuine fishing organisers in Sweden today. He is often considered outspoken but has so much to talk about in the fishing circles . His enthusiasm is infectious and his thoughts are of only for the good of Swedish angling . Johan Tikanen is a rarity in this country as his zeal and zest for the sport is for the greater good of the sport ! I thank him very much and its been an honour to work and fish with him . A very genuine bloke !
If we had another 20 angler/organisers like Tikanen then we might have another few thousand extra match anglers in this country's very limited match angling theatre.
.......just my thoughts !
I only have another year in the Swedish angling circles before leaving for England to live again and of course enjoy the match fishing which is so unique to the English way. My heart is with the MAU and will always remain with them and i will still in the future come to Sweden to fish occasionally. The MAU men also know that i have loads of spare gear in UK and they are always welcome to come and stop with us and 'fish a match a day' :-)
SCANDANAVIAN MASTERS 2013
IS BACK ! HAVE JUST SEEN IT ADVERTISED ON THE METETORGET .
IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE HOWEVER IF 50 ANGLERS PARTICIPATE THEN 25,000 SEK WILL BE THE TOP PRIZE !
With the MILO then its 9 days accomadation for me with practice days but thats going to cost ! At least 12,000sek !!!! in the hotel .......SO IF ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GO AND IS PREPARED TO RENT A HOUSE SOMEWHERE CLOSE FOR AT LEAST A THIRD OF THAT COST THEN I COULD STOMACH PAYING THE 2,600 SEK FOR THE ENTRY .
PLEASE LET ME KNOW !