Mattias Larsson again superbly organises this great event and as the years have gone by it is a really top bagging fest match with huge popularity where you must get your name down early. Since 2011 the last time i fished here the pegging has changed and the match has extended out from the main narrows to the harbour area with sections either side .The 'Narrows' now fishes on the 'town' side with a section of Ladies on the opposite side further upstream .
I arrived at the main car park to engage Metmask for my bait !?
Further down the area was METEBUTIKEN doing a roaring trade with their shop and ordered bait supply .
View of sections out towards the harbour area
My section , the 50's
This section had a low weight winner on Day 1 , i think of about 1.5 kilos so could it happen again or are the fish there ? I pre-baited with 10 small balls of just black gb /leam and a few pinkies . I then dropped one pot of chopped worm in the middle of the feed. Everyone else also pre balled their laced joker balls.
Immediately Jesper got into a bream and others did also , they are here !!! I then had a fish , good size about a kilo followed by another of similar size. Tommy Strengulsund also had a couple then it slowed down for most except for Niklas and Jesper near the bridge who continued to take a steady amount of Bream .
With three in my net my target was to get at least 3rd place however my bites became rare and i could not compete with the red balls of joker being placed by the rest of the field . I had one more fish on , the largest of the day , foul hooked . I slipped it in the net and just as i started to move it towards me the thing took of and pulled the hook , lost fish . I took a Perch and lost another Bream - match over for me as the joker Boys were 'creaming it' . With an hour to go and a long journey to South Stockholm (Sodertalje) i packed and by end of the match my gear was loaded in a crowded , packed car. I emptied my net of 4 fish (approx. 4 kilos ) I said my goodbyes to the guys and went to the station to get Carola with suitcase .
Bitterly disappointed as i honestly knew i could compete but i was let down.
I look forward to next years match and i will not be short of bait !!!