The contest Trollingträff Åland is a tradition that has been arranged since 1993 and attracts participants from near and far. It´s now a 3 days contest where the mainwinner is the team with the the highest total score for the entire contest.
2015 was the first year when all starts, weigh-ins, prize ceremonys and dinners were gathered to one place, Käringsund Resort & Conference in Eckerö, Western Åland. Also this year the same place will serve as a center for the contest, in cooperation with Käringsund gästhamn.
After the fishing day the participants can supply themselves with food and drink from Käringsunds café and pizzeria. Foodpackages can also been booked. Gastropub Bodegan in the guest harbour will also be open during the contest.
There are also several accommodation options in the area, including Trollingspecial 2019- accommodation packages that can be booked directly via the “Book your Stay” – box (to the right).
The main organizer is Åland Event.
Registration and fees 2019
When registering breakfast- ,take-away lunch- and dinner packages can be booked (menu coming up later). These can also be booked when booking Trollingspecial 2019 – accommodation package.
More information about travel and accommodation can be found here!
Dinner package MENU 2019
Thursday: Chopped pepper steak with bearnaise and potatis wedges
Friday: Schnitzel with garlic butter, lemon and french fries
By signing me up for the race and paying the participation fee I agree to the contest rules and give my consent to the organizer to publish data about my and my team members (name, teamname and nationality) on participant,- start- and resultlists.
Participation fee 2019
- until 31.12.2018 90€/ person
- 1.1-26.5.2019 125 €/ person
Late registration at the competition site costs 150€/ person
NOTE! Max. 80 teams can sign up for the competition.
The registration fee includes at least:
- boatmooring, incl. access to a fully equipped servicehouse during the competition.
(5.-9.6.2019, for most team in Käringsunds marina)
- dinner at Wednesday’s Skipper’s meeting
- dinner at the prizeceremony on Saturday
- sauna (Thursday – Saturday)
- ice for preserving fish
- cleaning board equipped with knives, barrels for fish guts and running water
- Ismo trolling spoon ( 1pcs/ team)
Trolling spoon from Gladsax Fiske
From 3 pm on Wednesday 5th of June organizers are on site to receive the boats and mark their spot, which will be the same throughout the competition. Participants can´t choose their spot.
No alongside mooring! Extra mooring lines are needed!
Surveillance of the boats at night (00.00-06.00am) from Wednesday to Saturday (3 nights).
Additional days before and / or after the contest can be booked -please contact Käringsunds gästhamn.
Contest programme 2019
3 pm Organizers in place for receiving participants, including i.a. show them their boat moorings, hand out registration packets and for late registrations
From 6 pm Welcome- dinner (drop in) in the restaurant / on the terrace (incl. in the participation fee).
Approx. 7pm Acoustic music/ Emil Svensson
7.30 pm Mandatory Skippers meeting (only 1 participant / team) in the conference room.
6.-7.6.2019 Thursday – Friday
06.30-8 am Breakfast
7.15 am Mandatory Skippers´meeting in the restaurant
8.00 am Today´s race begins
5.00-7.00 pm Submission of fish (only by boat) at Käringsund Resort & Conference’s floating jetty. Each fish is labeled by the participants with ribbon and tag (awarded at the skipper’s meeting).
7.15 pm Weigh-in (max. 4 fishes/ team), presentation of today´s weigh-in and prize award ceremony for the day’s winner on the terrace / restaurant.
The Sauna is warm from 7.00-10.00 pm
04.30-8 am Free start
06.30-8 am Breakfast
8.00 am Start tags latest picked up from the restaurant
1.30-3.00 pm Submission of fish (only by boat) at Käringsund Resort & Conference’s floating jetty. Each fish is labeled by the participants with ribbon and tag (awarded at the skipper’s meeting).
3.15 pm Weigh-in (max. 4 fishes/ team)
5.00 pm Prize award ceremony and farewell-dinner (included in the participation fee)
The Sauna is warm from 3.00-5.00 p.m and 9-11 pm
Note! The organizers have the right to adjust the schedule if necessary.
A description and a map of the fishing area can be found under the Rules.
Competition categories and prizes 2019
The best team in the contest, i.e. the highest total score for the entire contest is awarded the main prize. Salmon and trout caught during the contest which exceeds the minimum length of 60 cm is approved catch. Each team may weigh a maximum of 4 pieces of fish / day.
The winner of the day is also awarded in the category. The leader of this contest will be awarded a green flag that shall be visible hoisted on the team´s boat the following day of contest.
10 points per fish and 10 points per kg e.g a salmon of 7,8kg will yield 88 points. In case of equal scores, the winner will be the boat that caught the largest fish.
This year´s main price comes from Raymarine and is a AXIOM 12 Pro-RVX (E70372, value 4891,80 €) and CHIRP RV-100 RealVision 3D (A80464, value 489,80 €)
Axiom Pro is engineered for captains that want it all.
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RV-100 All-In-One Transom Mount Transducer
Raymarine’s RV-100 All-In-One Transom Mount Transducer lets you easily identify structures and locate fish with the life-like clarity of RealVision 3D sonar. The RV-100 is a 4-channel, Wide Spectrum CHIRP transducer with DownVision™, SideVision™, high frequency CHIRP fish targeting and RealVision 3D™ sonar inside. The transducer has a built-in attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) that stabilizes the sonar imagery, automatically compensating for vessel motion. You’ll enjoy crystal-clear imagery in waves, swells and while maneuvering. The RV-100 also has a built-in fast response water temperature sensor for quick, accurate readings.
The RV-100 is designed for easy transom mounting on outboard-powered motor boats. It features a rugged, marine-grade stainless steel mounting bracket with integrated kick-up to prevent damage in the event of a strike with floating debris, rocks, or stumps.
The biggest fish of the entire contest is rewarded. The winner is the one who caught the biggest fish, measured in kilograms of unprocessed fish.
The main prize of the biggest fish is a Yamaha F8 -outboard.
A winner of the day is awarded also in the category.
During the contest will also i.a. the fish closest to 10 kg. This year also a winner of the day will be awarded in this category.
The 10kgs competition is arranged in co-operation with Rundbergs Bil & Service Ab
The contests first fish over 20kg will be rewarded with a Ursuit– suit (value approx.1500€)
The fish must weigh over 20kg at the weigh-in. If it is caught two or more fish over 20kg, the price will go to the largest of them.
Trollingträff Åland celebrates 26 years and thus a prize will be awarded to the 26th fish caught during this year’s competition!
The birthday competition is organized in co-operation with Navionics and the winner is awarded with a Navionics 44XG-chart (price 265 €).
Also the winner of the category Best team gets a Navionics 44XG -chart.
Navionics Gold chart gives you more coverage than other electronic charts in the same price range. Thanks to the highly detailed and seamless Gold cards, you get access to a variety of navigation data in your chartplotter. Navionics really looks like a plain paper chart. You can see deep figures, deep curves and underwater structures with very pleasant reading and lot of details. You also have access to a informational database that is built into each Gold Card, such as if there is service, shop, fuel or toilets in the selected harbour.
Best nation is appointed by counting the two best total weights per nation per competition day.
No winner of the day in this contest. The winning nation is rewarded with a new, magnificent trophy!
Earlier winners in the Best Nation – competition:
2018: Åland Islands
Other prizes come from sponsors and partners.
HERE you find the Event schedule!r
Trafic- and parking arrangements
Free parking near the competition center. Boat trailers shall be parked on refered place at the Käringsund Resort & Conference.
First aid competent people and basic first aid gear on area during the competition. If needed, proffesionals will be called.
Lost and found
Will be given to the organizer, that keeps them during the season (to 31.10.2019) if they have not been picked up during the event. After the season the left goods will be submitted to a charity-organization.
Service of boats, motors and marine electronics
If you have a need for service you can contact Wemarin, they will help you! Contact them by phone: +358 18 12990 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations shall be made by email to email@example.com by attaching a scanned document of the payment transaction of your registration fee or a print screen of the transaction.
Cancellation is eligible for reimbursement of the participation fee according to the following:
- 35 days prior the contest (30.4.2019) with a full refund minus a service fee of 45€
- Up to 10-34 days before race (1.-26.5.2019) with a 50% refund
- For cancellations made within 10 days before the race (27.5.2019 or later) there is no refund or relocation for the following year´s contest