Monday, February 22, 2021

Ice age

Strange times continues with a virus that refuses to let go of the world. For obvious reasons we lost or rescheduled lots of reservations, especially our guests from abroad who couldn't visit Sweden last year. So far this year, the situation isn't much better and we can see that many guests from other countries are waiting with their fishing plans rather than making reservations. We hope to say good bye to this virus soon and choose to stay positive and hope that the vaccines will be effective!

Karlskrona has experienced a very cold period now for a month or so. Many nights with -10 or more and day temperatures close to be that cold as well. Ice has now been covering most bays for at least a month and actually, for the first time in my soon ten years at Dragsö, ice is actually covering more or less the whole archipelago. Locals were ice skating from the city of Karlskrona to the big islands Hasslö/Aspö just a few days ago! Around Dragsö we estimate the ice to be 15-20cm thick at the moment. Pikes are for sure getting a well needed "vacation" from baits, cormorants, seals and industrial fishing... 

Perhaps we have seen the last days of winter now in our area. Right now we experience sun, 5 degrees and melting snow. Snow? Yeah we got a hell load of it a couple of weeks ago with approx 25cm in a day, plus many more days with snow as well. The whole city of Karlskrona felt like a city located far north in Sweden for a while. This doesn't happen every year and I have to say, I enjoyed it! 

Currently, lots of different projects are going on at the camp. All of our four-bed cabins are being reconstructed, a new service house is being built, many new camping pitches are taking place. Just to mention a few of the projects going on. 

Forecast is now looking a bit more promising for us fishing enthusiasts. Day temperatures in the two week forecast between 5-8 degrees will have its impact on the ice. However, night temperatures still show about 0 or below that so most likely it will still be at least three more weeks until it's realistic to see the first boats enter the water at our camp. We'll just have to wait and see but we hope to do some fishing in the later part of March.

First days in January offered open water before the ice age started. I managed to go out two times with friends and I can't complain about our results. First fishing day of the year resulted in my first meter plus pike caught and the next day we had a 90cm in the boat. Guess if I (WE) are looking forward to season 2021 :-)

Until open waters appear, stay safe and healthy. Hope to see you at our camp sometime this year!

// Daniel Wickman


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