Reports of the Byron Carp Teams
Team Byron Austria at the 3rd Boilie Challenge (Szeki To, Hungary, May 2013
On April 29th, we started the 2013 tournament season with participating the 3rd Boilie Challenge. 61 participants from 7 countries (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and France) were registered.
The luck of the draw gave us to a fishing spot in the yellow sector, and due to our knowledge of the lake we knew, that this was a tough place to achieve good results.
Based on our bait mix and bait strategy in combination with some Byron “secret weapons” (Byron Long Range Competition rods) we could reach and place our hooks in the former riverbed (casting distance approx. 165 - 170 m).
It took us 48 hours to bring the fish to our spod and a lot of hard work to keep them there for the last 3 days of the competition.
In the final classification we could achieve the 5th rank with 140 carps weighing 551 kg in total. In addition we won our – the yellow - sector, with more than 202 kg ahead of our competitors.
A big thank you to our supplier and sponsor - Fa Byron / Rössler for their active support and excellent material.
Byron Austria carp team at the WCC, Sept. 2012
The Byron Austria Carp team was again attending the World Carp Classics, this year taking place at lake Bolsena in Italy. The team was highly motivated and well equipped: beside the boilies and other Byron baits, the had the new Byron Long Range Competition carp rod with them.
The conditions at their spot have been extremely hard, due to the fact, the the strong wind was guiding lots of carp away from their area. But at the end, several, beautiful carp could be landed succesfully.
Finally, the Byron Austria team was overal ranked 35 out of 160 participating teams. Within their sector, they achieved the great 2nd place! As part of the Austian Carp Team, they achieved the 4th place in the nations ranking!
24 Hours Cup Breitenleer pond, May 2012
Just as last year, we had our first cup this year in early May. After the little disappointment from last year, we decided to get even better! We had a good area and in a distance of 40-50m a reals hot spot in the water. During the day everything went well and we were leading the tournament at halftime with 50 kg fish. Unfortunately we have had a night, like last year, with little success and were overtaken by three teams. In the morning they had all caught over 60 kg and we had a night without bite. At 4 in the morning we were preparing everything for the day, to fight for our result. We fed again and und caught 19 carps in total until 11 o´clock. Therefor we leaded to our next by over 40kg. The winner was just under 9 kg ahead of us and it was really exciting. The 4 teams fighting and for the first places that we had unfortunately just missed. In total we have caught over 45 carps and are really proud of our results because we were the youngest team in the tournament!
Byron Unlimited Team - start in the new season - 48 hours at the lake, March 2012
48 hours fishing at the lake and such a result: 23,5kg, 20,4kg and 5 more carp with weights between 14 and 16kg. A real successful start into the new season!
Byron Austria Team - WCC 2011 - Lac de Madine, Sep. 2011
We have attended this years WCC in France and proudly shown the Byron flag. Even under tough conditions, we finally could rank under the Top 30 teams taking part and finished as 2nd best Austrian team in the tournament!
Byron Carp Team Revolution - Boiliecup Rotenturm - July 2011
In this event we wanted to atone for our defeat by the Byron Cup. But it came totally different than planned. Unfortunately, I found myself in the preparatory phase of my new established company, and thus I could not attend this Cup. Unfortunately, the bite indicator remained quiet in the first night. So our team changed to our "secret weapon" - Byron Sweet Plum Boilies and after short time the first bites occured. In the end, once again a - for us disappointing mid-field result - rank 7 of 15 participating teams.
Byron Junior Team - 24h Cup Breitenleer lake, May 2011
On Friday May 20th, Erich and I were ready for our first Cup this year. The pond is a former gravel pit. 21 teams started to fish at 9:30. First, we marked a place on 85-95 meters distance with a depth of 5.5-6 m. We shot about 25-30 balls of our food to our fishing spot and about 10 rockets with our food Spod mix. After about half an hour bit the first carp and at 3pm, at the first weighing, we had 6 fish kg with a total weight of 13.20, which at that time meant the 3rd place in tournament. Many of the teams had not even one bite at this time. At 10:30 the next day, the competition ended and we achieved a total weight of 60.80kg. We reached the 6th place and unfortunately missed the 4th place by only 101g. Overall we are really satisfied with our first Cup. Given the fact, that our neighbors to the left and right of us only have caught one single fish, we are truly proud of us.
Byron Unlimited Team, April 18th -20th 2011 Finzula Croatia
On April 18th, I went with the whole family to Croatia, to lake "Finzula" in Rakitje. When arrived at the lake, we immediately set up the tents and my son Jacob set up the stainless steel rod pod from Byronn. At this occasion, I was fishing for the first time the new Byron Unlimited carp rod 13ft, 3,5 lbs. After the first casts it was sure, that this rod ensures a lot of fun and satisfaction. During the first night I caught some nice carp and grass carps, weighing up to 14kt. As I mentioned earlier, I was traveling with my family, and due to the fact, that i cooled down to 1 degree during the clear, full moon night, we ended our trip early.
The Byron Unlimited carp rod has convinced me with their excellent throwing properties and drill. Maybe next time we catch a really "fat" carp - I know, that I can trust on my Byron Unlimited rod for sure!
Byron Unlimited Team: testing the new Byron Unlimited spod rod
In advance of the Shimano Cup 2011 in Croatia, I received the new Byron Unlimited spod rod 12.6/5.5 lb for testing.
As I used only Greys spod rods so far, I was a little bit sceptic to change my rod in front of a major competition. After the first casts at my "home water" - the Zeiringer Stainach pond - it was was clear to me that the Byron Unlimited spod rod is much more better than my Greys rods.
The slight and well balanced blank, makes casting to longer distances possible.
The Byron Unlimited rod in combination with the Byron Distance Control reel works perfectly. When casting natural baits, I use a rocket with monofilament shock leader. Preferred the casting line from Byron with changing diameter from 0.28 to 0.65mm and 300 m length. The main advantage of this line: it has no line knot on the reel. You should cut the first 3 - 5 m, which makes it easier to cast.
When using a feeder rocket, I would recommend a braided line 0.14 or 0.16 diameter. If you decide yourselve for a Byron Unlimited spod rod and Byron reel, I can guarantee you big success!