I was invited by the TROSA SFK to fish a 2 day event over the weekend . The fishing length was about half way out from the town , pegged about middle to out to the sea. Weather was average temperature with a wind coming in of the sea , so keep your neck warmer on !
Johan 'The Ax-man' Axelsson - told him that he would win the competition , how did he get on ?
The remainder waiting patiently what was there draw for the day.
What a magical place this is , so much water to fish you are spoilt and so much variety of fish available.
Behind us is just more water stretching to the next island
I drew peg 1 which was the furthest out to sea and probably to be the windiest . It will either fish extremely well or be not as good as further in the town.
My initial balling in ammunition , groundbait bollar !
VDE Turbo , SUPERCUP and CANAL with a bag or black TRAPPER leam.
All prepared ready for the off , had 5 whips set up at 5 , 6 and 7 meters
To my right and into the town the other 13 anglers were ready for the ok.
Would like to try the water at the back in the deeper winter as i expect it would hold a lot of fish.
Bait table at the ready , wheat , corn , maggot and a few worms
Simple no nonsense rigs , mostly 0.15 line direct on 3 whips to 14's hook , 2 other whips down to 0.12 bottoms and 16's hook - i am expecting a bagging session , i hope so !
Peg 1 office for the day
Strange day for me , after 1 hour ……no fish and the only people catching were up in the town . However after a vigorous extra ground baiting session the splash brought a few fish in . I took 2 large ide and 2 large bream but could not catch anything lease until the last 45 minutes of the 4 hour competition when i took about 12 roach , skimmer and Bjorkna for 8.6 kilos, not a good day but managed 3rd in section of 7
This lady has lived in the town all her life and fishes all the time sand she was not overhauled by the match lads as she took some quality fish - nice ide .
Kent Adell was last to weigh in the section and took it easily with some 15 kilos
The lady's kit is just so sweet and amusing , golf bag on a shopping trolley - this was just so nice to see , massive respect to her.
He has fished a few years .
Some great nets of quality fish
Johan with best weight in section B
Hasse also into a good net
Pierre with a 3rd in section
Great net or Perch and Ide
End of day 1 and a chance for everyone to discuss how they caught or in my case how i did not catch so good .
Day 2 - can it improve for me ? At least i will be in the B section.
A chance on peg 3 for me to improve , i asked the local experts and they said : Corn , corn !
9 balls of VDE SUPER ROACH and brown leam laced with hemp and corn
Action station ready - must do better !
Kent and Percy conferring .
Final preparations before the pre-bait.
Young Johan to my right
OMG ! - Another bad day at the office and a miserly 5.6 kilos and a catalogue of lost big bream and pike problems and being idle to change to the pole and smaller lines and hooks . Young Johan to my right fished really well for 7.5 kilos , Kent took the section again .
Pierre had a tough time furthest peg out
Hasse was next weigh
Johan Ax-man took best weight of the day with 22 kilos and winner of section A
All the good weights were here.
Percy with his best fish :-))
Another nice net of fish
Disaster but still had a nice ide to show for it.
They even sang a Swedish song for me …….think i had a tear in my eye !