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.