Sunday, 20 October 2013

2013 - TROSA and a practice with friends in readiness for next weekends Roach Fest

         Trosa ! Just one of the wonders of the world in fishing ! Its town receives different influxes of fish all during the season . This time of the year the fish are queuing up ready for the winter. Today the surface of the water as far as the eye can see is covered in Bleak . Occasionally the activity is broken by Pike and Zander attacking them with such a ferocity but they are not just taking Bleak but they scare the skimmer, roach, ide and Bjorkna just below them in the water and they cascade out from the surface with the crocodiles snapping.

       I arranged to meet with fellow team member , Tim Heighes and when i arrived i found 3 of the Trosa men also looking to practice . There was Hasse ,Percy and young Johan. The weather was cold and it was expected to get colder as the North wind strengthened . 

Percy in ful concentration and bagging from the off , 7 casts and 7 fish ! , think it will be a good day !

Percy with a nice sample

Straight in again on the 7m whip.

The days fishing was awesome with all five of us having over 25 kilos each . The fishing was sick really as it was a matter of getting the most fish fast and at the best distance.
Hasse was the king of the day with an estimated 30-35 kilos , Tim , Percy,Johan and myself were all estimated to have 20-28 plus kilos.
The stamp of the fish was exceptional with the Roach being of the 14oz to 1.8lb size , the Bjorkna being 12oz to 2lb size.

Young Johan  caught on a 2 metre whip under the boat !

Percy the bagging master general of the TROSA SFK with a healthy net of specimens.

Hasse needed help with the lifting of his net.

His net over floweth !

 Sorry about the fish on the boards  - but it is Sweden ! , No fish were dead after this episode

 Tim Web-designer with a great net on the 7m whip.

Enjoyed it immensley and caught better at 3.0 metre whip

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

2013 - Fyrisan series no 5 match

October 12th and a beautiful sunny crisp autumn day greeted the match man for the finale of this river series on the Fyrisan at Uppsala .
The final has extra impetuous as Pierre and Jimmy are the top 2 men in the league so the draw is significant for both anglers in this highly competitive league. How will they draw , same section or different sections ?

Looking from the car park to the right and down stream.

Comfortable parking area for the guys

                From the car park looking up stream to the left ...... i can see a Krazy man in the distance

Johan 'DJ Krazy Tikanen (Bob Nudd's brother) completing the hacking of the undergrowth on peg 14

The members started to gather

Time for the day's words of wisdom and  few choice words from the Reverand Tikanen.

 All the anglers had the trolleys at the ready fully loaded for the off !

My Wheels

Todays competitors and their standing

Pierre .....last year had a second to me , will this year see him place his hands on the trophy and all the spoils ?


Trosa's top Junior rod , Johan.

Kent John Wayne

Match Anglers United Jimmy Kudman ......Will he be the days champion ?

Burt , who won the last match with a great all roach catch

Rolf the ever consistent.

Hasse the bagging machine from Trosa SFK

Percy the general of the TROSA SFK of the nicest guys in Swedish fishing.

Rolf's lady wife who is not afraid of the opposition and had fished consistently all through out the series.



My Peg 6 for the match . It had no features and was about an even 2.8 metres deep all the way across

Mixed a 2 kilos of VDE Black turbo and dark lean with a bucket of black soil for worming and initial bombardment with chopped worms.

Casters were riddles for the mix.

Menu board

Johan T to my left out of sight

Front , featureless!

              Possibly fishy area next to the overhanging tree , need to explore that.

Well , the match started and after 1 hour ......1 Bleak ! ....WTF !! By this time i had scaled down even more to 0.08 and 20's hooks just looking for a stray ! 

Decided to take a walk and Jimmy was in a concentrated mode and taking the odd roach .

I decided to fish up in the water and close at 2-3m whip to find bleak just for a weight , i even set up the feeder rod as a shit or bust method.

I started to take bleak but not consistently so it became bleak chasing ! 
In the end i had about 35-40 bleak and 2 tommy roach and a decent Perch for 1.5 kilos 

Weigh in time

Kent took a nice next of roach samples for best weight of the day 




Johan Tikanen contemplating eating the fish instead of weighing it in .....has been on the skunk snuz !

Awful day !

Lena did okay

Hasse had a great first 30 minutes with many roach then it died

Rolf with the best fish of the day , an Ide.

The moment of truth for Jimmy !

Slight smile on Jimmys face but has he enough to beat Pierre and ultimate glory.

Lars the bleak bagging machine.

Pierre , has he done it ........Yes he beats Jimmy's weight by 300 grams !


Young Johan

Johan quickly calculating the final places ready for the prize giving.

Quite a lot prizes were up for grabs . Great donations from swedbait the main sponsor . 

       The days winner took the money and a large 15 kilo sack of SWEDBAIT special mix

Young Johan had an early Xmas present collection.

The Series winner is Pierre Willander , richly deserved win , unlucky for Jimmy but i am sure he will challenge hard for next year.

Big thanks to Johan Tikanen who organised the series and he ran it bloody well as usual. 

Massive thanks to the sponsor's SWEDBAIT and METMASK.COM

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