Tuesday 20 February 2024

2024 - Södertälje Canal - Viewing potential for Feeder competition

With slightly milder weather i decided to take a walk down at my local canal. I thought i would estimate the amount of viable positions to fish at if there was a potential competition of Feeder class.

A view from the last potential place to fish on this promenade.

From the picture above looking down the whole length towards the Gold putting area and Cafe 

Just after the tree is a potential position about 20m from that first place.

Looking back from the first place 

The next 50m was unfortunately three trees with small gaps so not useable . Then from the sunken tree was another section ..........


This looks like a section for at least 7-9 positions.


Last position of this section



Last position of that section 

Next potential section is the signage stating the electric cable 

This small area is worth 3 positions


The first position to fish could be here with the gold activity/cafe area 



Loads of activities with the canal strengthening 


Home time 

All uphill for home 

Last path to home , all uphill 

Monday 5 February 2024

2024 - February 4th - Loughborough canal WL Pairs Match 2 - Mick Carr report

Round 2 of the LOUGHBOROUGH PAIRS CANAL LEAGUE and myself and partner Cliff are on the Swing bridge section . I have drawn peg 32 with a nice boat feature opposite and Cliff had peg 22 in the other section, will we both get into some fish ?

Further to my left 

Target boat area 

The match passed and my two fish weighed 3oz and Cliff had 7.5oz yet the Zouch sections blitzed the days proceedings with lowest weight being 2-10 and highest weight 10-14 !!! .......different planet !

Andy Astle with a decent Perch 


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2 rounds complete , 2 more to follow , all to play for.

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Saturday 3 February 2024

2024 - Feb 3rd - Trosa

I decided to get some fresh air at one of my favourite venues as the weather went to a barmy 6 degrees! With the snow melting it was seeping into the river system and it was expected to be hard to fish , this it proved to be but the essential thing was to get out and cast a line even though i was only drop shotting.

As usual i ventured to the Fish pass weir but then perambulated up stream in the direction of the crazy golf . Half way along the tree line the sign then shown you can fish from .

This part of the river looks inviting however some space between the trees was hindered with low branches 

Looking back towards the car park and fish pass

Walking back towards the fish pass ( Kayak white water dream ) 

Looking down to the basin area - my favourite place to fish 

Shame you cannot fish from the building 😃

Moved into the town opposite the Bohman Hotel and took a coffee and macka 

When arriving there was about 7-8 anglers and absolutely no takes so obviously the melting water had place the level up a good 90 cms .

Anglers came and went throughout the 3 hours i was there 

Decided to travel home as clearly there was no fish takes but the result was i gained some vitalising fresh air and also met a really nice guy who was a Perch expert and held some records in his fishing expeditions . He fishes also in Holland and is travelling to Spain to fish for them . I hope to follow his exploits and list them on my FB pages . 

Monday 22 January 2024

2024 - Jan 21st - Loughborough canal WL Pairs Match 1- Mick Carr report

This is the first match in the loughborough pairs canal league and myself and Cliff hodgkiss are team  'OLD BUGGERS' . Today we are on the Zouch sections A and B . Other sections were the Bishops Meadows and Swingbridge.

To my left i can see ice all the way to my peg 

Breakfast this time at McDonalds on the Warwick road close to the A6 roundabout and also ideally close to the match venue 

I have fished this before !

To my right 

My Office for the day

Cliff pointing to his catching area 

Cliff's catch of 7-11

Brian Hull 

Brians catch for 3-10

Match over and back to the pub and a beer

Rewards time 

Scores on the boards

Wednesday 10 January 2024

2024 - Jan 10th - Trosa - First fish of the year

With time to spare i decided to take a visit on my TROSA Membership card . Normally over the years this can be feast or famine as it appears each year that no years is the same. It was three years ago when arriving back in Sweden from UK that i was invited out by Jimmy Kungsman on 1st January and we bagged up on Bream  (well , Jimmy did !!!)

Back in 2021 - 

The days armaments 

The window of opportunity is too good to miss - HEATWAVE !!!

Top part of the river overlooking the platform where the camera is situated 

Looking down towards the social centre building 

Plenty of Duck for some local restaurant ???

As soon as i hear of fish being caught i shall return for another try