11.05.2014 – Team Piky qualifies for the final of the Swedish Pike Championship „Sportfish Masters“

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11.05.2014 – Team Piky qualifies for the final of the Swedish Pike Championship „Sportfish Masters“

 

10.05.2014 – day of arrival at Sundbyholm. Björn and Werner have arrived in Sweden one day before to do the warming up at a small lake approx. 60 km away from Sundbyholm. Here they have fished a few hours together with our friends Jonas and Robert from Mojoboats…

the result: 6 pikes and a small pike-perch.

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In the afternoon we pick up our Tracker boat which we have borrowed from a nice Swedish guy just for this special event.

Thereafter we meet Fredrik at the castle of Sundbyholm to do the check-in.


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After having a good dinner and a few beers at the restaurant by the harbour… and some more beers at the bar from the castle Werner, Fredrik and Björn meet to study the sea chart as well as to talk about the tactics for the next day.

The target is clear! We shall catch as much big pikes as we can so we will be qualified fort he final.

But how?

Contrary to the other competitors we have never fished in this area. We do not know what kind of lures the pikes prefer and on which depth we can find them?

Of course we have been given some good tips from a local guide and our friends but these waters are so big that we will have to focus on some special area. Otherwise we drive too much with the boat and lose valuable fishing time!

The rules are similar the ones that we already know from the ECP (European Pike Competition):

  • However at this competition one team consist of 3 fishermen.
  • The 5 longest pikes will be added with reference to their lenght and so the outcome is your final result.
  • All boats start at 08.00 a.m. and have to return to the harbour latest 04.00 p.m.
  • You are only allowed to use artificial baits.
  • Your photos will be taken with your own digital camera and the date as well as the correct time have to be shown on all of your photos.
  • All pikes will be held on a special measure board in a special position.
  • Additionally another photo has to be taken which shows the angler and the pike in the front and the landscape in the background.
  • Moreover all data of the pikes have to be sent by sms to a special number. All data will be evaluated immediately and clearly represented by an online statistic.
  • All pikes of 50cm and over can be documented.
  • Fair rules of behavior and strict Catch & Release apply for all teams.

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11.05.14 – 07.00 a.m. – Team Piky slips the boat… approx. half an hour later coffee and some sandwiches are offered.

After we have been given our measure board the flag is waved for the start. With about 60 km/h we drive for about 20 minutes north-east. Here we fish in some shallow bays. The water is pretty muddy and the thermometer shows 10 degrease in the water.

Full of tautness we are searching for pikes at the shallow reed and stone fields. After half an hour of fishing time we recognize a big splash behind Fredrik’s big shining shad….. and…the pike has missed the lure…

At this place no more pikes attack our lures and also the next hour we do not catch a shit. Time passes by and the pressure is on us…


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We change the place and drive into a huge shallow bay with a lot of reed and submerged plants. After having changed the lure we catch a small pike which we release immediately. Step by step we are fishing the edge of the reed fields and catch some pikes between 50cm and 75cm.

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A few moments later Björn catches a good pike of 81cm. The pikes now bite on shining jerkbaits which we offer directly under the surface. Now we have documented 5 pikes and also manage to get a better result but without any bigger pikes we are not able to reach the final.

Therefore about noon we decide to fish at deeper edges. This attempt as well as changing the place again is not crowned with any success.

A little bit frustrated we decide to drive back to the harbour and make a last stop at a nice shallow bay. This bay really smells like pike….


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After 10 minutes Björn catches a nice pike over 80 cm and the following casts he has a great strike. The big pike is moving at the surface and the lenght is about 1m for sure… one second later… damn fu… pike gets lost.

We offer shallow running spoons and shads and after a while Fredrik strikes…. a few seconds later… he has lost it…

then we see 2 other bigger pikes attacking his shad… spitting it out again!

Damn it – the time is over and we have to return to the harbour.


Knowing that the first 10 places will be qualified for the final in October we can’t wait for the price giving ceremony to come.


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And – 7th place for Team Piky – well done!

 

Kvalresultat Mälaren/Eskilstuna 11 maj 2014

1: Team Smells Fishy = 451 cm
2: Team Pilot / Happy Angler = 451 cm
3: Team Happy Angler = 445 cm
4: Team Lowrance / Mojoboats 420 cm
5: Team Ace of Pikes = 407 cm
6: Team Snipers = 382 cm
7: Team Piky Germany = 367 cm
8: Team Roland = 359 cm
9: Team Gäddhäng 353 cm
10: Team Myrby = 349 cm

11: Team Geffle profish 1 = 347 cm
12: Team Hjälmarskräcken = 346 cm
13: Team Mojoboats = 342 cm
14: Team Jordskepp = 278 cm
15: Team Invictus = 276 cm
16: Team Wiseguys fishing crew = 254 cm
17: Team Guleböj = 169 cm
18: Team Torrdockan = 73 cm

Team Anglers = 0
Team Shaolin = 0


Team Piky

Björn, Werner and Fredrik

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