Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Stockholm Strömmen; 27th August 2008

A 10lb. Salmon from Strömmen...

A 5lb Seatrout taken just after dusk...

Popped down to Stockholm Ström for a couple of hours in the late evening and fished an hour into darkness. The late autumn run is begining now with both Seatrout and Salmon coming through in big numbers, with some colossal fish present. Seatrout run well over 20lb. here and Salmon as large as 50lb.!
Fished a tube fly on a long leader from a three way swivel, with an 80 gram weight required to get the fly down in the very strong flow and happily lost very little tackle. No fish fell to my rod but fish were taken by others during the evening, a couple of which I took snaps of and have posted here to whet the appetite! Will be getting out over the next few months and into the winter in pursuit of that dream fish, a large Seatrout really would be something special...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lidingö; 19th August 2008

1lb 13oz. Perch

1lb 2oz. Perch

4lb 15oz. Pike

Simon and Perch

A fine day at Lidingö today with Karl and Simon, fishing principally for Perch. Perch came early on the legered worm, particularily to Simon who had three nice fish around the 12oz. mark. Karl then had a free roving Perch Live bait taken by a Pike of 4lb 15oz. which gave him a scare or two as it did its best to entangle itself in the reeds to our left before it was landed. A nice fish barely under five pounds gave him his first single point of the day for the table.
Next came a really nice fish for myself, a lovely 1lb 13oz. (4 Pts.) fish with rather faded markings, presumably an older female fish. This fish fell to legered worm and gave a brief but powerful account of itself on the swingtip rod. Then to wrap the evening up Karl had a large Roach livebait taken before he failed to hook what most probably was a good Perch. This was followed by a fish of 1lb 2oz. , a 2 point fish that went into the reeds and was fortunatly landed all the same, which was a great way to end the session before we packed up at 19.30. Happily all todays fish were released and swam away strongly to fight another day....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lidingö; 12th August 2008

2lb 2oz. Perch

2lb 2oz. Perch

1lb 6oz. Perch

An evening session was long awaited at this spot, had been itching to try for big Perch, probably my favourite species to catch when they are bigger specimens. Began at about 4pm., with two float paternostered livebaits set up, complete with bobbins and bite alarms. Fished another rod on the bottom with worms on a fixed paternoster.
A frustrating start was had due to a lack of suitable bait sized fish coming on the worm, no shortage of Perch though with constant action with medium sized fish. Lost two fish in the reeds that might of topped a pound, my own fault for not carrying a landing net. Finally got a couple of bait sized fish, a small Perch and a Roach. The perch was the first to be taken at 18.10, the culprit a lovely 1lb 6oz. Perch(2pts.) which was landed after a few anxious moments after the fish kited into the reeds...
Things went quiet after that and I occupied myself with more modest Perch and Roach on the worm. Decided to fish into dusk and was rewardered at 21.10 when a roach livebait was taken suddenly, a screaming run and fabulous fight followed before a cracking Perch of 2lb 2oz. was landed, a 6 point fish and my best Perch for some time. A nice way to end the day...