Monday, January 12, 2009

Ice Fishing; Flaten, 11th January 2009

Winter Perch

Karl's first fish from under ice...

Jack Pike

Another monster....

Scouse eskimo fishing in a hole...

At last, for the first time in three years the tempature has fallen enough to allow ice fishing around Stockholm. A really enjoyable few hours spent on Flaten enjoying a form of fishing new to us all. Managed to catch a few Perch between us on vertically jigged lures, mostly tiddlers, as well as a single jack Pike which netted me the first point of 2009. A lot to learn about ice fishing, hope the cold weather holds so that we can try some predator fishing, with Pike, Perch, Zander and Burbot all possible from under the ice...

Final Point's Table; 2008

Another year passed already, so time to post the final points table for the year 2oo8. As always, bonus points are now added for the biggest points scoring fish of each species caught over the year, with a reward of 12 Points for each. In addition a further 12 Points are awarded for the heaviest fish of the year outright. The following fish are awarded points;

Pike; 14lb. 14oz., Dreviken. Al (24 Pts., also largest fish of the year.)
Zander; 3.8kg., Lidingö. Ed (12 Pts.)
Perch; 1.2 kg., Lidingö. Ed (12 Pts.)
Burbot; 6lb. 5oz., Tyresö Slott. Al (12 Pts.)
Eel; 1lb. 4oz.,Aspö. Karl (12 Pts.)
Rudd; 2lb. 3oz., Tyresö Slott. Al (12 Pts.)
Bream; 3lb. 9oz., Varmdö. Al (12 Pts.)
Tench; 4lb. 2oz., Nyfors, Al (12Pts.)
Ide; 1lb. 4oz., Aspö. Al (12 Pts.)

All of this means the final table looks like this...

1st. Al (194pts.)
2nd. Ed (53pts.)
3rd. Karl (28pts.)
4th. Simon (13pts.)
5th. Tom (3pts.)
6th. Kevin (2pts.)

Again in 2008, several species were not caught at all. Notably, these include Salmon, Brown Trout, Seatrout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Char, Chub, Dace, Silver Bream, Carp, Crucian Carp, Asp and Flounder. Several of these are easily available with a little effort and time and offer good opportunites in 2009. Other species, like Roach, a commonly caught species were not caught at sufficient size to register points on the table. Burbot, Eel, Ide and Zander were all caught for the first time during 2008. Hopefully 2009 will bring some more great fish and enjoyment for you all...