The traditional competition of winter spoon-bait users was held on the 24th and 25th of February in Leningrad Oblast.
On the first day, the organizers decided to hold a competition on the Pasha River, which flows into the Ladoga Lake. As some participants had forecasted, there turned out to be very little fish there, and the size of the fish left much to be desired.
And, of course, Muscovites were up to the mark, as they were used to that kind of fishing. Ye. Konstantinov (Rybolovny Almanakh - 'Fisher's Almanac') won the personal competition in the first round - he caught almost 3 kilos of the local perch.
In spite of the participants' requests, on the second day they had to fish in a place that was not abundant in catch again. The fishing took place on Ladoga, near the Kirikovo settlement, where, as is known, only the small-size (to the Ladoga measure) perch can be caught in mid-winter. Here, it became much easier for Ladoga habitues, and, using their tactics and specific tackle, the local teams managed to leave the visitors behind.
On the second day, the first place with the catch a little over 3 kilos was won by Vladimir Zinovyev, M. Balachevtsev took the second place (2.3 kg) and A. Alexeyev was in the third place (1.8 kg).
By the total score of the two days, the places distribution was as follows: Teams:
- Delta (Syasstroi))
- Rybolovny Almanakh - 'Fisher's Almanac' (Moscow)
- Nastoyashchaya Rybalka -'Real Fishing' (St. Petersburg)
- A. Alexeyev
- V. Zinovyev
- M. Balachevtsev
Prizes were awarded to the participants by the Badger