In the afternoon, 14.30: The strike was massive! The fish bit a spoon just 10m behind the Norppaplaner! I have never felt more power from a fish and at some points in the short but intense fight i felt i had very, very little controll of the outcome of how this was going to end. But somehow we managed to keep calm and get the fish to the net. And were we happy?
We have fished together a couple of years and knew our rolles, knew what to do. Very important to have a good teamwork in moment like this.
The fish was 111cm long, 71cm around the waist, just under 18 kg, bleeded, seven hours later. Weight afterjust been caught was something between 18.5 and just over 19kg. Caught on a grizzly M spoon in some fuzzy colour. Watertemp. is still only six degrees, so that was to our favour. Wait another 14 days and it will take more then the 20 minutes, as the this fight took, to net a fish of this size. We were photografed in the harbour with our salmon by one of the authors to Scandinavian-trolling.se and later named to "Kings of Hasslö 2010" in that forum. Cool!
Look at the fight with the salmon we caught. 13 minutes long. Some swearwords and a radio sending all the time...Look at the action on Berts filmclip: