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    Fishing Derby/Fiskederbyt 2019 – Episode 1
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    Fishing Derby/Fiskederbyt 2019 – Episode 1

    November 15, 2019


    This program is presented by Volkswagen Stockholm. Fromm Sweden AB Athletic Work and Sportfiskeprylar.se AIK and Djurgården have existed for 128 years. Side by side in the same town. During theses years, battles have been numerous. And up until now they’ve been fought at grass and ice. No matter what today will result in. A totally different twin derby was decided this summer. It’s time to switch the grass, to the big open blue. Welcome to this first ever, Fishing Derby! This is the competition where AIK and Djurgården go head to head in pike fishing. The rules are simple. You need to catch three pike above
    the minimum of 60 centimeters. The team with the highest collected
    length will win the Fishing Derby. Team captain in Djurgården, Bosse Andersson. Also nicknamed Super-Bo. Following a long carrier as a player, Bosse now holds the title Sports Director in his beloved team. This will be a long day, and we need
    to grind on and keep our patience. I know both Jacob and Erik are patient. Along his side we’ve got Erik Berg
    and Jacob Une Larsson. Two important players for Djurgården… that will come with routine
    enough to bring them the victory. Facing AIK is always a blast. Wether it’s fishing or football. I’m excited to go up against them on the water. In a derby you’ll always be eager to beat AIK. In the second boat, we’ve got the legend
    Nils-Eric Johansson as captain. His task will be to lead his team into
    yet another derby victory. We’ve got a Fishing Derby
    against Djurgården ahead of us. Of course this will be a tough task. But we’re used to win against Djurgården. I see no other way than that we do it once again. It has become natural to beat them. I’m fairly sure you’ll see the victory picture of us in the end, just like in the football. By his side, Daniel Sundgren and Stefan Silva. They will bring the fishing experience to the boat. Both teams have one professional fisherman with them. They will take the wheel,
    and provide their boat with priceless knowledge. Fishing with AIK,
    Egron Nilsson. Incredibly talented fisherman,
    with many hours on the water. We’ve had to adjust our plan to the
    heavy southern wind today. My plan was to fish stones and cays
    since fish are active now. Water is heating up and they’ll be out hunting whitefish and other bait in the pelagic. But we’ll fish a shallow bay now. With lots of vegetation. Hopefully it’s grown enough, if so the small fish will come and the pike follow. We’ll head to a big bay where
    we can cast in any direction. Don’t mind the reeds, it’s not interesting at the moment. If we bomb out there we might
    have a look further in later. But it should be out on the flat bed that works. For Djurgårdens IF, Fredrik Sjöblom. What this man doesn’t know about fishing,
    is not worth knowing. Anyone got a plan? I’ve got one. Une you had something right? I would want to catch a few quick
    fish to get the confidence up. – Fill the paper.
    – Yeah, that feels important. Yeah, start from there and then catch bigger fish. Yeah I agree. 60 centimeter is the limit. We need to catch three sixty fish to be in the game. And then work with that. You want us to mix up the baits? Yeah I’d like that. I guess you guys have your favorites.
    So fish the baits you feel confident in. Everyone needs to catch fish. One each and we’ll be there. – Let’s go!
    – Find Nemo! One, two, three.
    DIF! It’s finally time to release the teams,
    and make history! Let the first Fishing Derby ever
    start now! Let’s go! We’re approaching mid June. And the Swedish summer is about
    to get it’s grip on Mälaren. Hard winds are making the
    teams adjust their plans accordingly. The pike just finished their spawning period. Most likely they’ve headed out
    from the spawning grounds The teams seem to have ended up in the same bay. Start here? Yeah, they can be wherever in here. Three meter depth line Bosse. – Let’s go boys!
    – Yeah come on now! Feeling good! Weather is decent. Our guide seems good. Confident feeling in the boat. I’m eager to see Nils-Eric Johansson fishing. I’m feeling like he should be some
    kind of natural fisherman. We’ve got a good mix going on. Stefan has done a lot of fishing. Nisse is like you all know a good captain. He’ll take care of us. And I’m somewhat of a joker. A joker. I’m feeling good! It’s a new type of lure, and new style of fishing for me. But I’ve gotten a good start. Dirty water. It’s a bit tricky. It’s quite thrilling to think it can bite in any cast now. It’s fun, but though on you to fish
    in the pelagic water like this. We haven’t done that much before. But it still feels good. But the tales of Mälaren that
    we’ve heard over the years… about the monster fish that swim around here. Feels a little bit scary. That they might be too big? Yeah, any second a big one can bite. I’ve been in this bay before. Been around. In this bay. What say you Stefan? – Been here before.
    – Yeah this is our home turf! Chances are big. But I’ve been told that the other team are pro fishermen. Still big chances. Anything over there? You’ve seen anything? Nope, and we can’t hear them either. Well, we’re used to fish towards the reed. At the start we fished in the open water.
    And you really need practice to handle that. It goes to your mind. I want something to aim for. But I’m feeling good.
    I’d say we’re well prepared. And super focused.
    If we get a bite now… we will be on our toes. Yeah, net is ready. Will you net it for us? Have a look at this boat.
    What a feeling we’ve got. – Nice Erik!
    – You ready Freddan? Sweet buddy! How does it feel? – Better?
    – Feels longer right? It’s coming now. Finally!
    We’ve been waiting for that one! No! It’s snagged!
    Can’t be for real. Yeah, snagged. Unreal! It’s not even over 60,
    no biggie. What a relief.
    Not even 60. Get your lures back in now. It was snagged. So I’m guessing it missed the lure. Still a sweet feeling to catch something. – The rod bend.
    – Hard bite! Yeah, and a great strike Erik! Been practicing? How are you doing Sundgren?
    Focused? Always! A bit now wouldn’t hurt. Gut feeling is great now.
    Heading towards a good spot. I would’ve done exactly this. Yeah!
    No? Damn! If the boat is calm and quiet,
    it means we’re on a roll. We’re just in the zone. Focus is on! How are you doing Bosse?
    Felt anything? Not a single bite. Still confident. I like that he woke up there in the back now. Seems like Bosse got going again. He’s been awfully quiet. Yeah he sat down before. If you’re sitting down when fishing,
    you’re tired. – Are you sitting down again Bosse?
    – You tired? Feels in the back. You got any fishing story to tell Bosse? Yeah, once upon a time. We were out fishing a bunch
    of footballers 25 years ago. We said we’ll give a thousand crowns per pike under 15 kilo. We caught 49 in three hours. But that is a killer lake. How did you get into fishing? I fished with a few buddies.
    But we never caught anything. So I got bored and wanted to stop.
    Bud my buddy still brought me out once. So we went to this small part of Mälaren. Close to Bromma. Behind Daisys. Ah you mean that small lake? And I was like
    “We’re never gonna catch anything here” But he told me he had seen people fish there. But two hours later he caught this huge pike. That was the first time I saw a big fish. After that I was hooked.
    And fished many times with him. So lovely. Yeah, and everyone has their own stories from fishing. Fishing is almost like the new golf in Sweden. More and more people want an outdoorsy lifestyle. It’s awesome. For me it’s more about being out here. Fish in itself isn’t the most important thing. I enjoy getting up early, pack some food etc. You’ll be out in nature, it’s all quiet. It’s nice. That’s where we differ. I’m only here for the fish. Without fish I’m upset. That’s because it’s quiet at your house. Nisse needs to get from home to have some quiet time. Damn, I missed it! Damn it! Feels like a hot spot in here. We started with a quick contact in here. And that gets your hopes up. Feels like we’re onto something here at least. I like when you see the bait fish surfacing. You know something is here at least. There we go! Get the net! Wouldn’t say it’s a biggie. You’re ready? Yeah! Nice! It’s hooked in the mouth too! – It’s got to be over 60 right?
    – I’m doubting it. – It’s in the mouth right?
    – Yeah! Yeah it should be 60. It’s thin but long. Yeah it’s sixty.
    No need to measure it. Grab the head. 68! Yeah 68! Sweet! So damn nice! I’m feeling good. I missed one fish early in this bay.
    But got a new chance on this one. It’s not that thick, but it’s decent length.
    Took a Rad Dog! 68 cm, no giant.
    But still the first fish in this competition. Of course a nice feeling for Djurgården
    to get a fish on the paper this early. Nearby we find AIK,
    who’s got nothing to declare so far. We’ll get a bite soon. They seem a bit cautious. They seem like they are full. We’ve had four now, or five? Bites?
    Yeah. Really good casts Silva. About one meter from the reeds at all times. I’m seven meters from the boat. Dream opportunity now. What are you doing over there? It’s really stuck. I’ve got my line ahead of the boat. What’s going on? The boat turned. I’ve got it. Or? Fishing. At the top level. Really exciting. I’m fishing the outer side. I haven’t really gotten my way round just yet. Still having some positive vibes on the boat now. Got a fish of 68 centimeters. Need to work on that. Fill that paper. And go from there. But I’ll fish out here. The others can fish inwards.
    They’ve got the good stuff. It’s all about grinding.
    Patience and a set mind. Keep the team together and
    have a good feeling together. We’re not eating any buns. I’ve had a few. We’re not here for the buns. This is something else. Yeah! It’s a better fish right? That’s a good fish! Yeah it’s nice!
    So sweet! We’re in the game!
    On the paper! Damn, I’m the only one now! I was supposed to be the icing on the cake.
    I’m not contributing at all. I haven’t done anything at all! Come on now Bosse! – This should be a good fish any day right?
    – Yeah no worries! Want me to release the tension? It’s 76! It’s passing!
    So nice! Good one Erik! I saw it before the strike! Thought I might miss the strike and pull too early. – It inhaled the whole bait right?
    – Yeah! Not far away from the lunch break.
    So that second fish was really important. Second passing fish. Two good fish in the Djurgården
    boat means they’re getting ahead. AIK seems to be out of luck. It’s time to hype up the team! Let’s just keep doing what we do. Just keep believing. Just get the gear out. Keep casting. That’s when we’ve got the audience. The audience will come if I start the marching song? Just do a chant! We can’t do much different. A chant.
    Want me to do a chant? A classic! We’re black, we’re yellow! I told you it’ll crack you up! Yeah now you hyped me up! What would you have changed? I would’ve just kept casting. On the same places we’ve been. But I would’ve tried as many things as possible. Maybe tried slower to. To see if they want that instead. Let’s see if they hook. – Want me to drag it out?
    – Just wheel it in. Come on now. Let’s take one here.
    Wind is neat at this spot. Not much time left.
    The rain will go away soon. So nice. This is magical.
    Swedish summer at its best. We’ll let the rain end the morning shift. It’s time for the teams to head back into shore. A quick bite and report todays catch. Djurgården did well and caught 144 centimeters. In the meantime AIK has been struggling
    and have nothing to report in. Still, things can turn around quickly in fishing. Don’t miss out on the exciting
    finish of the Fishing Derby 2019.

    Fishing Derby/Fiskederbyt 2019 – Episode 2
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    Fishing Derby/Fiskederbyt 2019 – Episode 2

    November 14, 2019


    The program is presented by Volkswagen Stockholm Fromm Sweden AB Athletic Work and Sportfiskeprylar.se In the last episode of the Fishing Derby: Djurgården had a great start and caught two early fish. This put them in a comfortable lead. 78 centimeters, took a Rad Dog! Yep! Good fish right? AIK were unlucky during the morning hours. They missed many good bites that would’ve put them in a better spot going into the afternoon. Maybe did the lunch break provide them with some new energy and turn it around. Just keep doing what we do. Keep believing, never stop! Okay boys, first half is done. We had a few contacts. And Djurgården caught small fish. They’ve got two small fish. Not hard to beat. We’ll do that in ten minutes. It’s all about casting and retrieving. – Fight all the way down.
    – All the way! We’ll try something new now.
    Fish very, very shallow. Close to the reeds,
    and new baits. Hopefully they are close to the reed feeding on bleak. We’ll start there and go further. We might fish around the rocks later. Whatever happens.
    Get out there and have fun! Let’s do this now!
    Don’t worry! Let’s take ’em down! We’ll keep doing what we did before lunch.
    Keep grinding, and adapt to the fish we catch. It’s been a tough grind all day as we’ve seen. We’re getting very few bites for being in this area. The other team are having an even tougher day. So we’ve got a head start on them. We’re doing the right thing,
    and we manage to hook the fish that bite. So let’s just keep doing what we do.
    Hopefully the wind will calm down a bit. It’s great that you all fish different baits. We’re fishing both swim baits,
    spinner baits and some rubber. Nothing has been outperforming. Let’s get this second half done! One, two, three!
    DIF! Let’s go!
    Round two! Thanks! After a quick break,
    to recharge the batteries. It’s now time to head out again. Let the games commence. Mälaren is a huge lake, despite this both teams have ended up on the same spot once again. This time, they’re fishing a channel
    running out from a big spawning area. Nah, if you act like that you won’t catch any fish. That’s just like not doing the goal kick in time. Just follow us and then stop in front of us. Just where we are going to drift. Not cool! But if they play dirty,
    we better show them we are better none the less. Yeah! – Come on now boys!
    – Come on! Let’s go! You too Bosse!
    Do not just talk about it! You better deliver too! You can’t live off of others success. First cast in the new spot, second half running. Feeling good after the rest. Nice to be in the lead. But we can’t be comfortable here. We better be on our feet, and catch even more fish. Feels really good to get going again. There, got one! Bravo Stefan! Bravo!
    Well done! – Sweet Stefan!
    – Vamos, vamos! – Gimme five brother!
    – So nice bro! So nice! Got one too! – No it came off!
    – Keep going, it might come back! You’ve got a small one? You saw it right? Damn! You saw?
    Yeah! Finally a fish in the AIK-Boat. Stefan Silva gives his team some hope. Unfortunately it’s not over 60 cm and won’t be counted towards their total. – Oh, come to daddy!
    – Strike back! Is it on? Yeah But the drag…
    Damn! It was over sixty! And I should’ve struck it! I were too soft. Yeah you should do like this. That hard?
    Really? – And then he’ll be hooked?
    – Yeah, best case. In my mind, I already had that pike in the boat. Could see you film me holding that fish. Give a quick update how the fish took the lure ten meters out from the reed. And now I’m standing here like Cliff Barnes. And he died a few weeks ago. Mr Cliff. Now I’m here all alone. Come on now!
    Don’t look at that drone! Yeah, don’t look at the drone Bosse! Damn! Yep! Got it? – Do we have something going on?
    – Yeah, but it’s not big enough. – Come on, be over 60!
    – It might be. Yeah that might do it! What a boss! Calm down now, don’t over do it boys! “Calm down!” 67! First team with a full paper,
    Djurgården! But they need to keep their attack at point since AIK also found some active fish. It’s nice to know that there are fish around. – Bro, fish slowly.
    – Yeah I know. And another thing, when you’re half way in… don’t stress.
    Sometimes they follow all the way to the boat. It’s 15:30 now, which means we’ve got three hours left. I’d say we should move. That’s about 500 casts? At least! 500 casts, and 10% success rate.
    50 fish. Or… Wait?
    No? Since they just caught a fish.
    Let’s do another ten minutes here. Let’s see if we find any fish on this spot. Keep casting towards the reeds at all times. I’m casting towards that jetty! Right there, perfect! Yes! So nice!
    So we’ll stay here? Drag it towards me! Get it up now! Let’s stay here now. It’s a good fish at least. Nice Sundgren! What an important fish! Well done buddy! You’ve fought for this one. Get it up here now. All the way up. It’s up? Yeah, 62 centimeters. 62 centimeters means Daniel will
    break the slump for AIK. Finally a first fish on paper. This means they’ve got all afternoon to improve. I’m feeling like a million bucks.
    Been struggling all day. To catch this one. I’ll let him go back. Can you hook it up on mine? And we’ll have two! Yeah exactly! We’d have two! I’ve been waiting for that fish! That one! Get in there! We should’ve had that fish two hours ago! Better late than never. Let’s just go for it now. I’m getting one more. – Come on now Bosse!
    – I’m trying god dammit! Got my mind set! It’s a fish Bosse! There we go! Finally! I’ve been working so hard for that fish! Set your mind at it! What a sweet feeling.
    I don’t wanna hear that nagging on practice in the future. Just get him on the paper now! On the paper he goes! So sad now.
    He’s too short. Had such a great feeling. – You’ve fought for that one.
    – So nice! Have a good life! Yes! To the right!
    I’ll get it! We’re drifting towards it, and now it’s snagging. I’ve put the Talon down. Hold the net up! Yeah it’s bigger.
    It’s the best we’ve had. – It’s in!
    – There we go! So damn nice! We’re so darn good! I could feel that bite in my elbow. 72.
    Sweet boys! – It’s an improvement. Important!
    – 5 centimeters! I was using a Swim It’s a swim bait. But when these lily pads showed up
    I switched to a Rad Dog. It’s a spinner that will And I got this beauty. A bit thicker than the others we’ve had. AIK tries to reduce but Djurgården keep there offense. This pike will increase their lead once again. If they’ll even stand a chance,
    AIK must hook fish over 60 centimeters immediately. I believe in you Stefan.
    You’ll catch another one here. Gimme some joy and energy! Gimme something! I’ll get a ten kilo fish now. In all honesty, they’re probably more skilled fishermen. So if the playing field is the same,
    chances are they’ll do it better. What an analysis. So I’d say we should leave.
    Take a gamble, and be alone. Absolutely!
    And we’ll be alone with the fish. Totally right. I’ve got a few friends that I used to play ball with. But you’ll spend so much time playing
    against each other, so you become friends. So I can’t say we hate each other
    outside the pitch. But some you enjoy more than others. But it used to be worse. It used to be a lot worse. Both Djurgården and Hammarby,
    they’ve got no people from Stockholm playing for them. Very few at least. Their guys come from all over Sweden. We are well ahead of them there. We’ve got a strong AIK based troop. That’s really nice. It’s over 80? Yeah probably.
    I’d like you to keep fishing… Yes, yes!
    Bite again! Keep fishing.
    How does it feel? I’d say its small. I’ll get you the pliers. A bigger pike smashed the bait. It’s quite thick.
    Unsure of the length. Should be an upgrade. Djurgården are steaming and
    catch fish every other cast. AIK on the other hand are fighting head wind. Time’s running out. But two quick fish and we might
    see a brand new points table. Got one! Bravo! Keep calm.
    Do not give it slack line. Put pressure on the line at all times. – It came loose? No still there.
    – Just keep calm! Get the rod down, don’t let it surface! Get it towards the net.
    There we go! It’s really small.
    Damn! Fish are always fish. We’ve got at least fifteen minutes to go!? We’ve got at least two more in us. Fish on board.
    But once again too short. Unfortunately Sundgrens pike will
    remain alone on the paper. But,
    Nisse seem to not let this be the last word. I’ve got one!
    Sweet Nisse! Tension on the line, get the rod down!
    Sweet Nisse! Don’t let the pike get up in the surface and rattle around. It’ll come loose. Keep it down!
    It’s a small fish? The sun is setting and they’ve started to bite. Get it up now! Awesome Nisse!
    Everyone on the boat caught fish! There we go!
    So nice! What do you think?
    40? It’s less than 50 at least. Finally.
    With 20 minutes to go. But I keep fighting! That’s the joy with fishing.
    Just keep grinding. I feared not catching anything today. But this is nice. Nobody remembers a quitter. This is heavy! This is a heavy fish! So nice Nisse! Nisse from Manpower! Nisse just googled where the fish are. Come on Nisse, bring us a seven kilo fish or something! This is a big fish. Are you sure you’re not stuck on the bottom? You’re snagged in the bottom. I am? It’s not moving. You see the rocks here? You scared the shit out of me. That would’ve been a Cinderella
    story unlike anything else. If that would’ve been a 110 centimeter fish. Bosse will catch a meter fish. Yeah let’s go now! I’ll catch a meter one! They believe in me.
    I like it! Ten hours later. Long line, far out! – Hold it down!
    – Almost fell over. Fish all over this bay. Keep fishing! It’s heavy.
    But I think it’s bringing some vegetation in. It’s a full salad buffet coming with it. Can’t even tell if it’s still there.
    No head shakes. – If it’s not snagged, it’s a big fish.
    – Yeah it’s a big fish! Sweet one! Don’t tangle in the trolling motor! Ready? Got it? What a pike! – It’s thick?
    – Yeah really thick! There! It’s 91. 91. Nope, it’s a two. 92! That’ll take our 68 right? This is a fat fish! Just minutes away from the end, and 100 meter from the start, Jacob hooks the biggest fish all day. A great Mälaren pike that brings Djurgården
    to a total of 247 centimeters. I’m feeling like this. We’ve done what we could.
    And we’ve caught some fish at least. It’s time to go. Last cast. Today. How are you feeling boys? They had their advantage. Coming into the second half. We might have equalized in numbers.
    But not in length. That’s my gut feeling. The Fishing Derby 2019 is over. The teams head back into shore for a prize ceremony. WInners will be announced by Mats Enqvist,
    Secretary General of Swedish Elite Football. It’s been a unusual day. Swedish Elite Football, Djurgården and AIK get together. Let’s call it Swedish Elite Fishing. It’s a little different, but shows how
    the football can bring people together. Really cool to see a derby under new circumstances. It’s prestigious to win the first Fishing Derby. And we remain excited to hear who’s eligible to go home with that bragging right. We’ve had a tough day today. Despite this boat teams have caught fish. But one team outperformed the other. Winners of the first Fishing Derby ever. Djurgården! Congratulations Djurgårdens IF
    on winning the Fishing Derby! First prize is 20 thousand crowns. Sponsored by Stadium. And will benefit the organisations youth. It’s all about Une Larsson. He’s showing tactical discretion. Delicate hands. Something he might be missing on the football field,
    but he’s showing it today. Really impressive! Can’t do anything but agree. As a second prize, Stadium will donate ten thousand crowns towards AIKs youth organization as well. Thanks for this years Fishing Derby. Hopefully we will see you next year.