Thursday, December 8, 2011

Season Finale

After 3 weeks with storm we finally got a fishing day. As some more bad weather is coming soon it was my final day of this years fall season and it was a good day. After getting the boat cleaned of ice in the morning I made it to the water around 8:30 and fished the area where I started the season. I got a small trout in the morning and than 3 hours nothing. At 11:50 AM a salmon of 5.5 kg hit a wobbler on the surface and as soon as the fish was in the boat another rod went off with a trout of 7.8 kg followed by a small salmon. Than the wind became to strong and I made it to the shore.
So the boat is out of the water and will be stored for the winter.
Next is Christmas with the family followed by hunting in Hungary.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

30° C warmer

Today is the 1st of December and it is 30° C warmer than last year at this time, no snow and ice have been seen yet. Winter is something a trolling angler doesn't need at all, only the wind could ease a bid down, maybe next week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1 Trout

A single trout of 3.3kg was everything I got today. The weather was perfect but I somehow didn't have the right setup or fished the wrong spot. For the next 10 days the weather forecast is looking quit bad, a lot of storm to come, at least no winter in sight.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

1 Trout and 1 salmon

1 Trout of 7.5 kg and 1 salmon of 4.5 kg were the outcome of the fishing today, as well as a small trout. Löja was the deal again, although the wind was a bid strong. The trout was my biggest fish in the fall season thus far.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

1 Trout

Today's single strike was a Trout of 5 kg.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

1 Salmon in dense fog

1 salmon of 5 kg and 1 lost fish was the result of today's fishing. Too much wind and dense fog were the ugly conditions.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1 Salmon and 1 Trout

Today was Löja fishing again, unfortunately the wind was strong in the morning, but around noon it eased down. I got the first strike around 1:00 o'clock, which came off. Short after I got a salmon of 5kg and around 3:00 a Trout of 4kg.

Monday, November 14, 2011

1 trout

We had the boat out of the water in the morning for a motor service, so I fished only 3 hours in the afternoon and got a single strike, which resulted in a trout of 2.9 kg.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Moose hunting day 4

Today was the final day Moose hunting, 1 Calv was shot. I have seen only Roe deer. So, that season is over and I hope that I can participate next year as well.

Friday, November 11, 2011

2 salmon

I fished with Löja again today and got 2 salmon of 4.5 and 5 kg as well as 1 lost. All happened before 12:00 o'clock than the wind fucked up the fishing.
Tomorrow will be Moose hunting part 4.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

1 salmon and 1 trout

I started fishing with Löja but the wind became to much so I switched to Wobbler around 10:00 and got a small trout on immediately. Around noon came the salmon of 3.8 kg as well as another small trout. One more trout of 3.3kg on the way home. We have seen the sun today, the first time since almost 3 weeks and the full moon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

1 salmon in the morning

I had 3 strikes today, all before 9:30. The first was empty, the second came off after 2 minutes and the third was a salmon of 3.5 kg. I fished with Löja and as soon as the wind started my fishing was over, nothing happened anymore until dawn.

Monday, November 7, 2011

2 salmon in the afternoon

Originally I had planned to move far north today, but strong northern wind in the morning prevented me from doing so. I stayed in our area and found a spot with a lot of baitfish where I fished the whole day. First I got a small trout followed by four lost fish, from which one was a big one. Around 2:30 I decided to move away towards the harbor, 15 minutes later I got a strike on the 10 ft Downrigger rod with a golden Fishlander spoon, that was a salmon of 5kg. Turned the boat and went back to get another fish on a Bomber wobbler on the surface, a salmon of 3.5 kg. One more empty strike and the day was over due to approaching darkness.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rescue action

I had to finish fishing earlier today as I had to pull another boat to the harbor, which had an engine failure. The fishing gave 1 salmon of 4.2 kg as well as 1 lost fish.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

3rd day Moose hunting

Nothing shot and only 1 adult bull seen today, next try on the 12. of November.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

1 Trout

1 trout of 2.9kg and 4 small ones where the result of today's fishing. The weather was nice, unfortunately it doesn't look good for the coming days.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Full Pott # 2

The 2nd limit catch of the season was the outcome of today's fishing, 3 Trouts weighing 6.1 , 2.9 and 2.8 kg. The big one came in the morning on the Downrigger, the other 2 around noon on the surface.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

2nd day Moose hunting

1 Cow-Moose was shot today by the Hunt-Leader, Johnny aka "Bäckinge" himself. I saw 2 nice Moose by myself but as the quota for adult moose was fulfilled with the 3rd one shot they had to be passed on. 4 Calv-Moose are left on the quota for the area, which will be hunted at next Saturday.

Friday, October 21, 2011

1st day Moose hunting

2 Bull-Moose have been shot today, unfortunately I didn't see anything. New try tomorrow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moose hunting on the weekend

I got a last minute opportunity to hunt for moose on the weekend starting from tomorrow morning.
The hunt will take place in Värmland near Arjäng and I'm hoping to see and get something. Report to come.

Friday, October 14, 2011

1 Trout

Finally a fishing day, after 2 weeks of blowing wind, but with difficult conditions, due to a lot of boat traffic and weather, which was too nice for the fish. Anyhow, I got 1 trout of 4.3 kg and missed 2 strikes.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A real Moose

Today was the opener of the moose hunting in our region!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

2 salmon in foggy weather

Today I started fishing with bait fish as calm and sunny weather was predicted, but the result was poor with 1 small salmon until noon time only and no sun at all. So I decided to swap to wobbler and change place as well, which was the right move with getting 2 salmon of 7 and 4.5 kg in the afternoon.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

1 salmon again

1 salmon of 4.4 kg was the outcome of today's fishing, as well as 4 small ones and a Pike of 8.5 kg and 110 cm.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1 salmon

Today's afternoon fishing gave 1 salmon of 3kg, as well as 4 small trout, five empty strikes and 2 fish 60+ with "fettfenna", which are supposed to be "wild" and to be released.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Full Pott

The first limit catch since 2 and 1/2 year was the result of today's fishing. 2 salmon of 3 and 4 kg, which came in a double hook on the downrigger as well as a trout of 3 kg at the same spot short after. Further more 2 small trout, 1 lost salmon as well as a Pike of 105 cm.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Same as yesterday

Today's fishing was almost a copy of yesterdays, same spot, same time, same rod and lure, result 1 trout of 4kg and 2 small ones and to much wind in the afternoon. Now we will get one week of shit weather.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Another Trout

Today's fishing gave one more trout of 4.5kg as well as one small and 3 lost fish. The fishing was good until noon time, than the fucking wind messed it up.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fall season opened on Vaenern

Today was my opener of the Fall trolling season on Vaenern. We launched the boat in the morning and I started fishing around 8:30, 45 minutes later I had the first fish in the boat, a trout of 6.9 kg. I got 2 more trouts in the afternoon, only they were too short.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


On Monday morning we left Hungary after a great week of hunting, thanks to Franz who made it possible to hunt his area while he was on a holiday trip to Croatia with his fiancee and all the others in Hungary who took good care of us.
After meeting some friends in Austria we collected the meat of the first buck, payed Franz a visit in Vienna to say "Thank you" and good bye and went back to Germany.

Now we're looking forward of the salmon season to start on Vänern and to go back to Sweden.

Hungary, buck 3 and 4

Saturday and Sunday I had to hunt in another area together with Gabor, who was guiding me.
Saturday morning was without success, so we went back in the evening. On the first stand we could see only a few young bucks, which made us to change the spot and the stand. Even at the other stand we saw at the beginning only a young buck and a doe, feeding lonely. As darkness approached, a buck came out of the forest close to our stand. We watched him with the binoculars and decided that he was good to be harvested, which I did. He went down at the spot.
I gave Franz a call and he told me that there was another buck to be collected to fulfill the harvesting plan for the area. So we went out again the next day, a bit earlier as the day before. After reaching the stand in early morning dusk our target buck entered the scene. Gabor called him with the whistle into shooting range. I shot and after a few seconds he was down.

Hungary, buck 2

On Thursday evening we saw only a family of wild boar with 10 piglets eating snails in the bush close to our stand, no buck. The next morning we went to another stand, but apart from some wild boar and red deer and a young buck, nothing was around. So we decided to drive a little bit through the area close to river Danube. Around 9:00 o'clock we saw a doe approx. 50 m away between some bushes. Ferrie stopped and said, the buck must be there as well. We waited a few minutes, Ferrie called with the whistle and the buck came out, perfectly placed for a shot. He went a few meters before going down.

Hungary , 1st buck

The next day we continued our trip to the Hungarian area close to the Austrian/Slovakian border.
At the hunting lodge we were welcomed by Piroschka, who should take care of us in the coming days in terms of cooking and so on. I called the professional hunter, Ferrie, who is taking care of the hunting area and agreed on a first outing in the evening, which was not successful. On the next day we saw a lot of wild boar and red deer but no roe buck to fit in our targeted scheme.
On Thursday morning we went out again at 4:30 and it was pouring down with rain. We went to the same stand as the day before. After waiting half an hour we saw a buck entering the road in the forest together with a doe. Ferrie said, this is our buck. The two were playing around and finally mated. After that, the buck disappeared into the bush. Ferrie called him with the whistle, he jumped out again and I shot him, he was down immediately.

Roebuck hunting trip to Austria-Hungary

I received an invitation from my friend Franz from Vienna to hunt some Roebuck during the mating/rutting season in his hunting areas in Austria and Hungary. So we started on the 1st of August our trip to the south-east.
After meeting in Vienna, we went on the first evening to his Austrian area. We entered the stand and already saw the buck, which was our target. Franz called him with a whistle imitating the call of a doe in the rut. The buck came closer to the stand but was allover sudden accompanied by another buck challenging him, this took a few minutes than the second buck went off and we could lure him again so that I was able to pay him a shot, after a few meters he went down. The first buck was harvested.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Double hook again

Yesterdays fishing was a bit slower as there is not so much tidal move in the water. We caught 3 Cod and 3 Coalfish with 10.5 , 7 and 4kg. The 2 biggest came in a double hook, this time with me getting the bigger and trolling was the method again.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Same procedure as last time

Yesterday we went back to the spot where we fished last time doing some trolling again. The fish were still around and behaved well. We caught 6 Cod, 1 Pollack and 5 nice Coalfish. The last 2 came in a double hook with Gretel getting the biggest with 7kg, the others were between 4.5 and 6.5kg.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trolling was the deal

After one day with bad result and a day off due to bad weather we decided to do some trolling with big Rapala-Wobbler around high tide in the afternoon. After 2 hours searching we found the fish close do a small skär. In 2 hours we caught 3 big Coalfish with 2x 9 and 6.5 kg as well as 9 Cod and 1 Pollack. I was doing the fishing while Gretel was driving the boat, real Teamwork.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Living like the tide!

Fishing in Norway means living like the tide. Usually we fish with incoming water during the night.
Last evening we went out at 9.00 PM and came back at 2.00 AM going to bed at 4.00 AM.
The fish started really biting after midnight, we caught 4 Cod , 1 Pollack and 1 Haddock (Schellfisch) and Gretel did it again with a Cod of 10 kg. Originally she had a double on but 1 got of in midway.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gretels turn

Yesterday evening it was Gretels turn to catch the big fish. We went back to our favourite spot but I could get only 1 coalfish of 3 kg, so it was Gretel who caught 2 big cod from 11 and 5 kg although the wind was not in our favour.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hitra, Norway

On Friday last week we started our trip to Hitra, Norway. We left in pouring rain and found a lot of roads bloked in Norway due to the same reason, but nevertheless we made it to Sandstad without a lot of delay. The fist days of fishing were just average with some Codfish and others. We tried several times the spot of last years Coalfish success and today finally we met them. In just one hour we caught 3 nice fish weighing 12, 8 and 3 kg as well as some medium sized Cod. So we hope that the good fishing will continue as the weather prediction for the next days looks good.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spring salmon season over

Today we pulled the boat out of the water in Simrishamn and went back to Mossen. The last 2 days gave only one fish each in the 5 kg class. But anyhow this season has been the best ever I experienced in the Baltic Sea so far and the amount of juvenile salmon gives a very good outlook of the years to come should the overall situation remain or improve, we'll see.
Our next fishing destination will be Hitra in Norway in mid June, before we need a few days rest and have to acquire some freezing capacities.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2 salmon 10+ and Seatrout 8.2 kg

After 2 days with to much wind I went out today around noon time and had a great fishing. In just a few hours I caught 2 salmon of 10.8 and 10.5 kg as well as a nice Seatrout of 8.2 kg which is my new personal best and a salmon of 3 kg. The south western wind has now moved the fish to their traditional places in front of Simrishamn.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Salmon 10.5 kg

Yesterday was the first day of the annual Fishing Competition in Simrishamn. I caught 1 salmon of 10.5 kg and lost 2 good ones in heavy water. Today I fished only a few hours as the wind was to hard later on. I had only one strike and nothing in the boat, the first day without fish. The fish are now very much one the move and you need a bit luck to hit them at the right moment and place. The next 2 days will be to much wind for fishing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Full Hand"

Todays fishing result, 5 salmon from 3 to 7 kg and 2 lost ones. I fished a hot spot with my friends from Team "Reel Fun" which yielded a lot of fish. We had a real race which lasted almost 3 hours.
Yesterdays fishing was slow and gave only a Seatrout of 5kg.
The picture of the day with the catch is a tribute to my wife, who is doing all the logistics on land while I'm on the water.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Full Pott at 09.45 AM

I went out at 6.00 o'clock, started fishing at 6.30 and had 3 fish in the boat after 20 minutes, than 2 hours nothing. Around 9.30 I went back to the spot of the morning and got a Fivehook, one went of immediately, one was only 58cm and the others were 7, 6 and 4 kg, Full Pott and back in the harbor around noon.
The next 2 days will be no fishing because of the wind and a needed rest.

Friday, May 6, 2011

2 salmon

Todays fishing was a bit more difficult than yesterday due to less fish and more boats in the area.
I caugth 2 salmon of 7 and 4 kg and 2 undersized.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

3 nice salmon

Todays fishing gave 3 nice salmon weighing 10.3, 9.8 and 7.8 kg as well as one lost of the same caliber, although I was handicaped by loosing one downrigger base in the morning. Anyhow the fish were all caught on the same rod with the same spoon.
Finally some special greetings to the audience in Niestetal!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

First day fishing in Simrishamn, 5 salmon

After 2 days with to much wind I fished the first time in Simrishamn and caught 5 salmon in the 4-5kg class and lost a good one.
The day had all weather from cloudy in the morning, sunny around noon and a snowstorm on the way home. There have been a few "limit" catches today, it looks as if there still a lot of fish around, it's only a bit difficult to get the big ones but there is plenty of time left.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

First part of salmon season over

Today we pulled the boat out of the water, tomorrow it will go for service and on Saturday we're heading to Simrishamn. The first part of Vänern fishing is over, there might be some fishing end of May depending on the water temperature and the migration of the salmon.
The expectations for the fishing in the Baltic Sea are high as the last month has been extra ordinary.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Finally 3 salmon in the boat

Today I finally managed to get 3 salmon in the boat, but as I was accompanied by my neighbor Kristoffer it wasn't "Full Pott". Kristoffer is normally good for 4 fish as he was today as well, the 4th one was a big and hard fighting "Monster"-wild-salmon of around 8 kg which we had to release. We caught also 2 small salmon, a good fishing day after yesterdays empty tour.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Double Hook

Same spot and same time as yesterday but today a double hook which resulted in 2 salmon of 4 kg each, plus an undersized short after. I stopped fishing around noon as the wind was to much for serious trolling.
Tomorrow will be bait fish action again!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Salmon 8.7 kg

Today's fishing resulted in a salmon of 8.7 kg and a trout of 4 kg. I had 4 strikes in the morning in the time of 2o minutes from which one was the big salmon plus 2 lost and 1 wild salmon. The trout came around noon time in nice and sunny weather.
Yesterdays bait fish session gave 230 bleak in 4 hours.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2 salmon again

Today's fishing gave again 2 salmon of 5 and 3 kg and 1 undersized. Tomorrow will be no trolling instead I will try to catch some Bait fish in the harbor.

Monday, April 18, 2011

2nd day fishing, 2 salmon

After a few days with to much wind and some gardening work I went fishing for the second time and caught 2 salmon from 5 and 3 kg. One came early in the morning, the other one in the late afternoon.
Tomorrow will be fishing again before the wind comes back.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

2011 salmon season opened

Today was the opener of the 2011 salmon season. We launched the boat on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday had bad weather.
I caught 2 salmon, 1 x 4 kg and one wild salmon with approx. 7 kg, which I released. The water is still very cold with 2.3 degC only and the fish are not very active.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hunting trip to Hungary

A few pictures from our hunting trip Hungary showing my first male red deer (Hirsch), which was shot at the first morning, a female deer from new years eve and our pheasant hunting result.

Team Mossen on the rocks

Just coming back from our succesfull hunting trip to Hungary and checking the internet for some news from Sweden, finding our boat burried in ice and snow. Having thought that Simrishamn would be a save place at least for a few weeks, but that was wrong as one can see on this picture ( It looks as if Jan has switched of the heater in the harbor.