Back in UK!

This time we took off to the Tunnel Barn Farm in the Midlands, where Fredrik and I were invited to participate in the Browning UK team meeting and the Browning Warhorse pole match.

Believe it or not! We had three days in UK, without rain and with temperatures between 15-18 degrees!

The fishing then? -Well, compared with most of our English colleagues our results was not to impressive.  

In three days, we caught just over one hundred pounds each. Maybe not so much, but an enjoyable experience with interesting fishing.

My best result was at the Warhorse match, caught just over 40 pounds (mainly F 1), fishing shallow, using 4 mm expanders as hook bait, feeding 2 mm soaked pellets by hand and hard pellets from the pot. “The champ” Bob Nudd, where sitting two pegs to the left weighed in 49 pounds, so it was not too bad.

Fishing the small F ones was fun but sometimes a frustrating game.

The most important, was the match over three days, for best “Swedish angler”, and “yes”, I managed to beat Fredrik with 2-1 in sets. Competing for the daily Guinness, that is deadly serious!

Thanks to Frerk, Justin, Kye and all others for invitation, great arrangements and all help.

Tight Lines!


 Fredrik plumbing up for the Warhorse Match
"The Champ"
Warhorse Match results from High Pool

Tunnel Barn Farm

The past few weeks, there has not been much fishing to report.

Beside four hours fishing in Göta Älv, which resulted only in a few roach, perch and an ide, the last weeks has mainly been about preparation and packing….

Soon it's time to go to UK again and to visit Tunnel Barn Farm.

Myself and Fredrik will participate in the UK Browning sponsored anglers meeting as well as the Browning “Warhorse” match.

Will keep you posted!


Karls Grav 10-hours, pair match

After a quick discussion with Mattias, two days before the match, we agreed to go for an "unswedish" tactic "bleaks". I had some concerns, but....

Started the match throwing out 20 balls at 22-23 m, a mix of Browning Canal, M7, Terre de Somme, about 300 gr jokers and a handful of casters, to have some sort of backup if the bleak fishing failed.

No worry, the bleaks was in place and I started to catch immediately using a 2, 5 m whip, float 4x12, line 0,10, hook size 20 with a red pinkie.

However, when putting 10-12 gram in the net at a time, you know it’s a long way to go…….

After about two hours it started to slow down and I realized that I was now sitting in the shade and that the bleaks moved from the shady area. Fortunately Mattias caught very well, still sitting in the sun.

Tried, with feeder for a while but caught only one small bream and one silver bream.

After a quick discussion with Mattias, we agreed to proceed with the original plan, although I only caught occasional bleaks.

To make a long story short: The sun came back, Mattias did a fantastic match and caught more than 1400 bleaks, I ended up with 825 which gave us a total weight just over 28 kg. Four kg more than Alingsås SFK at second place.

Fun? –Well, we won...

Tight Lines!




Mattias the bleak master


1. BSMK Team Browning, peg A2, 28080 gr

2. Alingsås SFK II, peg A6, 24060 gr

3. Team Palles Fiskeshop, peg A7, 23120 gr

4. FK Topp, Team Jolly, peg A5 16480 gr

5. Alingsås SFK I, peg A6, 16040 gr

6. FK Topp, peg A3, 9360 gr

7. Team Wiberg, peg A1, 8780 gr