W niedzielę rozegrały się towarzyskie zawody spinningowe z łodzi na zbiorniku Rybnik.
A spin fishing meet was held on Sunday in Rybnik. The competitors were fishing from boats.
45 teams entered the competition including two representing Mikado – Mikado 1 (Karol Lasota, Mariusz Walczyk) and Mikado 2 (Marcin Gruszczyński, Arkadiusz Chudy).
After listening to the rules we set out on the water at 7:30. We had 6.5 hours for fishing. None of us knew the reservoir well so we decided to split up and look for fish. Our second team went towards the dam in search of underwater hills and Mariusz and I chose a spot that we call “the steering wheel”. We knew we had the right place because our neighbours caught some small zander within the first couple of casts. The 8.5 cm Saira proved to be the right choice. If the zander stopped flicking your lure all you had to do is change the color and they became interested again.
After many zander below the legal limit I finally felt a real hit. Strong resistance, the reel was singing and I pull out a beautiful 84 cm pike – the first fish that would count towards our score.
A strong wind started around 12.00 so we decided to hide closer to the bank. Mariusz caught a 56 cm pike there and we had a set. We just had to find some perch.
As neither of us was very familiar with the water we decided to stop at the first nice place our fish finder would show. As we were looking we happened upon Marcin and Arek, who managed to get a 65 cm zander.
Mariusz found a small hill with a lot of small fish after 15 minutes. We used a 5 cm Tsubame lure there (color no. 507). We caught 5 perch, 2 over the limit. The competition ended at 14.00 and we went back to base. There we saw beautiful 80 cm zander, incredible perch, catfish and pike caught by others. Rybnik had, once again, rewarded us with incredible fish. A tasty dinner was provided and then we gathered to hear the results.
The fish we caught guaranteed us fifth place and we placed third in the largest fish competition thanks to my pike.
The zander our second team caught gave them 24th place. After the main trophies were given out Marcin Gruszczyński presenter the awards for the biggest fish, which were founded by Mikado. We took a group picture and everyone went home.
I’d like to sincerely thank the organizers for my invitation and for the incredible atmosphere. The second round of competition is in a couple of days so fingers crossed!
See you on the water,