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

Göta Kanal, Töreboda, Light and delicate!, 2014-07-26

Canal fishing my absolute favourite!

As the weather has been very hot the last few weeks, with temperatures around 30 degrees, you do not need not to be rocket scientist to figure it out that today’s fishing should be difficult.

Decided to keep it simple and fish two lines, one at 8 m to the left and the other one 11.5 m.

Started with cupping out eight small balls at 11.5 m, containing Browning Canal and leem (1:5), jokers, a few red pinkies and some chopped worms. At the short line, only one ball with leem and jokers.

Started short and caught immediately three roaches and one perch. After 20 minutes I decided to give 11, 5 m a try, caught three tiny skimmers and was looking forward to a good day.....

Then it went to hell!

My swim was invaded by crayfish, apparently appreciating jokers and a single bloodworm presented on a size 20 hook.

Amazingly, throughout my fishing career, I have had many good excuses for a bad catch but never because of crayfish!

After catching four crayfishes,  I was close to give up. The only possible fish to catch (when the crayfish where to slow) was tiny ruffes (2-3gr each).

With one hour to go, the crayfish gave up and I started to catch again.

Caught one small bream, four skimmers in a row to end up with two nice roaches the last 10 minutes.

Ended up with 56 fishes, weighing 1540gr which was enough to win the section!


Had to save one as an evidence!
Not so easy to get off the hook with those claws!
Has anyone experienced anything similar?
Tight Lines!



Browning International 2014/05/30, Woods, 2014-05-31, Pathfield


As expected, the English dominated and won all sections!

The best weight day one was attributed Rob Wright, who weighed in 128 lbs.

Rod started the match fishing shallow at 13 m and finished strong in the edge. The catch consisted of carp and F ones with an average weight of over two lbs.

Best among the overseas anglers was Gunter Furthmuller, Sweden with 117 lbs.

Second days best weight 140 lbs was caught by Ricky Young “Master of technology to catch fish shallow”.

Best overseas angler, day two was Fredrik Andersson, Sweden. Fredrik ended up as number two in his section.

Top overall angler was Mark Brown, Browning Wickford with a perfect two point score. Well done Mark!!

Thanks for all the help I received throughout the week with everything from weighing, fishing tips, results etc. Thanks also to Zebco Europe who helped to fill the prize table.

Hope to see you all next year!



Day 1, Woods

1. Rob Wright, Browning Hotrods, peg 22, 128lb

2. Gunter Furthmuller, FK TOPP, peg 25, 117lb 12oz

3. Paul Chambers, Browning Wickford, peg 37, 104lb 4oz

4. Mark Brown, Browning Wickford, peg 31, 98lb 12oz

5. Colin Oakman, Browning Hotrods, peg ?,  96lb

6. Mattias Litzell, BSMK Browning, peg 17,  88lb

7. P-E Gyllbrandt, Team Browning Sweden, peg 23,  85lb 8oz

8. Cliff Adams, Browning Wickford, peg 11,  84lb 12oz

9. Mick McGuire, Browning Crowsport, peg 13,  84lb

10. Peter Hansen..Team Browning Denmark, peg 27,  76lb

Day 2. Saturday, Pathfield

1. Ricky Young, Browning Hotrods, peg 23,  140lb

2. Cliff Adams, Browning Wickford, peg 21,  135lb

3. Mark Brown, Browning Wickford, peg 35,  104lb 8oz

4. Carl Shepherdson, Browning, peg 19,  95lb

5. Colin Oakman, Browning Hotrods, peg 27,  93lb

6.Dave Moss, Mossies Morons peg 29,  64lb 8oz

7. Paul Chambers, Browning Wickford, peg 17,  61lb 8oz

8. Kye Jerrome, Browning Hotrods, peg 6,  54lb 8oz

9. Mick McGuire, Browning Crowsport, peg 15,  53lb

10. Ian Crossman, Browning Central, peg 2,  47lb


Overall winners

1. Mark Brown, Browning Wickford   2pts, 203lb 40z

2. Cliff Adams, Browning Wickford    4pts, 219lb 12oz

3. Carl Shepherdson, Browning        6pts, 166lb

4. Paul Chambers, Browning Wickford    6pts, 162lb 12oz

5. Gunter Furthmuller, FK Topp        7pts, 151lb 4oz



Overall winners from left Carl Shepherdson, Mark Brown, Cliff Adams