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onsdag den 15. marts 2017

Echo sounder presentation at Danish fishing clubs


What is what and how do I read it?
For those interested, I will be doing a series of presentations on the use of echo sounders, hosted by different fishing clubs I Denmark in 2017. Two venues, Ishøj Sportfiskerklub and Sorø Lystfiskerklub have been confirmed and I am just waiting for the exact dates – I will publish them here, but more plans are being made as several other clubs have shown interest. 

I will be going over general use and setting of the echo sounder - I have spent literally thousands of hours looking at “sounders” on salt and freshwater over the years, and I am sure that I can help improve your use of echo sounders, so you can get more out of your fishing trips. I will be bringing the latest from unit from Humminbird along, so we can go over the latest and leading technology from Chirp to Mega Imaging. I hope to see you there.

Tight lines

Peder

torsdag den 9. marts 2017

The new Humminbird SOLIX!



Most of you who keep up to date with echo sounders, should have heard the news! Humminbird has finally revealed their new “monster” the SOLIX – available in 12” and  a whopping 15” version, and they have not spared on groundbreaking features, packing the SOLIX with the revolutionary Mega Imaging, full CHIRP, Bluetooth and Cross Touch, just to mention a few. Everybody knows that I am a big fan of the ONIX unit, and I have used it for all my lake and sea angling since it came out, and my personal point of view is that it has the best 2D, Down View and Side Imaging out there. So I am really looking forward to get my hands on the SOLIX – if they are just half of what they are promised to be, then they will be a game changer for sure! I will keep you updated when I have had the chance to try one.

In the meantime, check out the SOLIX units here:
http://www.humminbird.com/Freshwater/Lifestyle/SOLIX_FW/

tirsdag den 9. august 2016

Family carp vacation

Lilja with her second ever carp - the fist one got away before we got the chance to take photos!


I brought the family along for a ”work week” at the Graviers in France. The plan was, that I wasn’t going to do any fishing this time around, but hand my tackle over to my girlfriend and our kids, so they could do some hours fishing on Luke’s back lake a few times during the stay. We baited an area for a few days with a mix of 18mm Pukka Fish boilies before getting the rigs out, and it didn’t take long before the first of the two rods was of, and after a good battle I could lift the net around a nice French common for Alexander, his first ever. This was only one of many carp for the new anglers, and the bites kept on coming on the simple snowman of a pukkafish bottombait and a new white test pop up. During the next short 1-2 hour day sessions, Lilja, Hekla and Freyja also managed to catch their first ever carp, and more – with several thirties mixed in. Again a great time at Luke's together with Nick, Christian, Simon and Lonnie.

Alexander with a lovely French common
Hekla with a nice 30lb plus mirror

Teaching the next generation correct fish handeling

Back she goes...... Until next time...




fredag den 17. juni 2016

PB og bådrekord laks!

15,2 kilo smuk trolling laks!
 
 
En lille forsinket rapport fra da Magnus og jeg var på vores første rigtige trollingtur efter laks i den nye båd. Vi havde godt nok været afsted en enkelt gang før, men med et hav af uheld som defekt trailer,ekkolod og vhf radio var det ikke ligefrem den start vi havde håbet på. Vi havde derfor ugerne op til denne weekend brugt alle vores aftner på at få styr på elektronikken, samt hvad der ellers... måtte udskiftes. Fiskeriet var ekstremt svært og den første dag på vandet endte med at der ikke kom laks i båden. Men fik vi 5kr. for hver hornfisk der var oppe og vende, så tror jeg at benzinen til hjem turen var i hus.
Dagen efter var der kongevejr og det var en sand fornøjelse at være på vandet. Der sket heller ikke noget de første mange timer og der blev arbejdet hårdt i båden. Grejkasserne blev endevendt og der blev afprøvet at hav af fremgangsmetoder. Belønningen kom ved middagstid da knaren skriger fra en af sideplaner stængerne og der var fast fisk. Den stoppede 900fod ude og det hårde arbejde kunne påbegynde. Jeg fik den uden de store vanskeligheder ind på omkring 400fod hvor den derefter tog et vanvittig udløb og stoppede først på 800fod! Der viste jeg at det var en rigtigt god fisk jeg havde for enden af linen og vi besluttede hurtigt at ryddet alle stængerne, der skulle ikke gå noget galt!
Efter 45min intens fight kunne Magnus nette en laks på 112cm og 15,2kg! Der var jubel i båden og en ny PB og bådrekord var realitet. Det var en kæmpe oplevelse og vi kunne slet ikke fatte hvad der lige var sket. Det hele spillede max under fighten og båden var en fornøjelse at sejle med.
Det bliver så fedt at skulle komme i gang til næste sæson og kan næsten ikke vente.
 
Tight lines Mikkel

torsdag den 16. juni 2016

Næsten for godt til at være sandt!


Det trak i mig for at komme et smut til åen og lufte fluestangen for først gang i år. Personligt synes jeg stadig at det er for tidligt, men det skulle vise sig at jeg tog grueligt fejl. Jeg ankom ved åen ved midnat og allerede efter kun 5 minutters fiskeri, kom hugget i egen side. Det var en intens fight, men forholdsvis hurtigt overstået og jeg kunne lande en smuk havørred på 78cm og 5,75kg. Det var mere end jeg kunne have håbet på, så kørte hjem med et stort smil på læben. Hvilken start på sæsonen.

Tight lines Mikkel.

mandag den 30. maj 2016

Boat plans!

New alu boat build project!
So my good friend Casper and I have finaly decided to go ahead with our plans to build our own aluminium boat for the pleagic vertical zander fishing. I found the plans on the following website: www.metalboatkits.com . Obviously - we will customise the design as we go along, so it will fit our exact needs. Casper is a master at welding and all kinds of metal work - so I am sure that the project will come out great when we are finished - I will keep you updated as the project moves forward.


Boat project no. 2 needs some tender loving care!
I also started on another boat project with Benjamin - we wanted a boat we could use for baiting up and boating out rigs for our carp fishing on the big lakes. So we got this great deal on a glassfiber boat - But there will be a "few" hours work, as it needs sanding down, some glasfiber work and a total new paint job. But that is a project for the comming months, as it needs to be finished by the the end of august - again I will keep you updated as this project moves forward.

Fishing wise - Casper and I will be going to Sweden this comming weekend to participate in the   Spinn´s Gösadrag 2016 a pleagic zander competition on the lake Rottnen. We are looking forward to a great time meeting anglers with the same interest as ourselves.

Untill next time!

Tight lines 

Peder

søndag den 22. maj 2016

Back from the Graviers

 A deep lovely mirror @ 25,1 kg, the only one that week for me. 
 
 
The other side - just a great looking carp!
 
So another week at the Graviers near Dijon came and went. Again the fishing was difficult to say the least, and without any reason really - weather and water temperature was perfect, but carp can be moody cunts, so in the end Benjamin lost one and caught a lovley compact 26,4 kg (58lb 3oz) mirror. That was the only action that side of the lake. Then on the friday I finaly managed to "bore" a nice       25,1 kg (55lb 5oz) mirror up the line - we all used DT Bait Pukka Fish Mix boilies with sour cream and peach flavour in 22 mm - I am quite shure both fish landed fell for a "snowman" set up with one of the new Cult Classic pop up in the Peach and Orange version, But do check this line of pop ups out, the also do a nice Scopex one and the Bubbelgum version and they are all awesome. But again we had a great trip, so big shouts go out to the lakes owner Luke Moffatt and his "side-kick" Nick and Maze the dog for having us on again - I will be back in July with my family, and the we are palning 3-4 weeks next year, but we will see how things pan out.

Until next time!

Peder