Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fishing competition

I love fishing alone or only with a few good friends. I like wild spots with no people around asking me: “Do you have some bites?”.  Fishing is for me a time to rest. Although few times a year I participate in fishing competitions. In past few years I tried myself in the hole GP cycles of my province and national competition also and I won some trophies (catching zanders generally).

Last year competition
Winning zander

This year I gave up a little. I participate only in my sectional competitions – like my Section Championship last Saturday. We have been fishing in Przeczyce dam reservoir. Przeczyce is well known of its big zanders and lot fantastic perches. Sometimes you can catch there a nice pike. Catfishes are very rare. I fish there sometimes and I knew that it was hard this time to catch lot of zanders to win. Instead of zanders, perches were biting well. It was my strategy for the day.

Competition started at 6AM after short briefing. We was fishing from boats (2 competitors in every boat) in C&R formula. Every fish was measured by the referee, going by boat between us and other competitors, and released immediately.

I caught the first fish – 8in (20cm) perch -only bigger than 18cm (~7in) perch mattered. My partner from the boat caught one also. After that we had a lot of perches between 5in (12cm) and 12in (30cm). In the middle of competition we heard about a big zander – 75cm (~30in).  It was a danger for us to loose so we had to catch more big perches.

After 6 hours competition was over. I ended it with 23 perches 18 – 30cm (7in – 12in) and my partner with 25 perches the same size. There was also a LOT of smaller fishes but they weren’t counted.

It was time for results. My partner form the boat won the competition and became a Section Champion, I was a Vice Champion and guy with a big zander was third.

Great time and another trophy for my collection. Now it’s time for quiet fishing… alone….

One is mine! :)
Me and my partner


  1. Thats some good competition Jarek,
    Well done to all,

  2. The Plenty fishing is not just a part of life, it's a way of living.Its great competition keep it up...