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May Asp
May 21, 2018

May Asp

Many anglers anxiously await the magic month of May every year. It’s often the start of our season. The closed season for two of spin fishing enthusiasts’ favourite predators ends in May - the asp and the pike are the main attraction of the May Day Weekend. Due to my love of trout my sea...

Shock absorption in a long-range bottom fishing rig
May 18, 2018

Shock absorption in a long-range bottom fishing rig

In one of my previou articles I described long-range bottom fishing. Although it’s not the easiest way - it’s difficult to control rigs placed far from the angler - there are ways to make it more efficient. Using a few easy tricks can help you protect your tackle from strain and safely h...

Spring bottom fishing for ide
April 27, 2018

Spring bottom fishing for ide

This year spring started with a bang and brought hot weather and green leaves with it. It’s a breath of fresh after an unpleasant winter and anglers are all ready for some action. My tackle has been polished and stood waiting for this moment for a long time. Sitting in the warm breeze I decide...

Spring method
April 5, 2018

Spring method

Spring, every angler’s favorite season, is finally here after the winter off-season. The days are getting longer, the ice covering reservoirs is melting and everything is starting to turn green. The conditions are perfect for those who can’t wait to get back to fishing. There are lots of...

A spotted winter
March 22, 2018

A spotted winter

The first months of the trout season were some of the most bountiful I can remember. The temperature was above 0℃, which helped the trout get back into shape quickly. The conditions were also good for fishing trips. I managed a few enjoyable trips to my favorite fisheries - small, lowland rivers, wh...

MATYLDA’S CASE - why I release fish
February 22, 2018

MATYLDA’S CASE - why I release fish

For a while now I have been following the argument between anglers who follow the “C&R” rule and those, who take the fish they catch home for dinner on facebook and other social media platforms. Both sides are fully committed to proving their point. The C&R people say that they are the only ...

Ebro in November
February 5, 2018

Ebro in November

We decided to end the fishing season in a warmer climate, so we took our annual end-of-year trip to Ebro river. It’s no accident that this wild Spanish river has become one of our most frequent destinations. It has an impressive population of really big fish, which is a lot of fun and perfect for te...

Zander fishing on Ebro
January 24, 2018

Zander fishing on Ebro

I’ve been zander fishing for as long as I can remember and I have tried an infinite number of techniques. I fish with both live bait and artificial lures.     Let’s start with the artificial lures. This type of fishing is possible all year round - you just need to adjust your point of vie...

Saira - a recipe for success
January 15, 2018

Saira - a recipe for success

In the era of incredible innovation in fishing tackle we can finally choose the perfect lure for any body of water. Years ago, back when I was just starting out spin fishing, there was much less to choose from. We had twisters, rippers, maybe a few spoons but not much else. Some of us didn’t have a ...

January 10, 2018

"Cold" fall flat tops - finesse is the key to success

When fishing in a large lowland rivers many anglers rig their lures with heavy jig heads and focus on half-pipes and holes made by the current. However, when the temperatures fall drastically this strategy often just doesn't work... Why?     Cold water changes the dynamics in the river ec...

ERÄ 2017 award for the BEST LURE OF THE YEAR in Finland goes to MIKADO
December 21, 2017

ERÄ 2017 award for the BEST LURE OF THE YEAR in Finland goes to MIKADO

Saira and Fishunter Goliat are the best lures of the year! Abramis Ltd. - the owner of the Mikado brand - wins the ERÄ AWARD FOR THE BEST LURE OF THE YEAR IN 2017 in Finland for the third time in a row.   We asked the anglers who took part in the test to choose their favourite lures and we comp...