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 !
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 .....one 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.
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
The moment of truth for Jimmy !
Slight smile on Jimmys face but has he enough to beat Pierre and ultimate glory.
Pierre , has he done it ........Yes he beats Jimmy's weight by 300 grams !
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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