Thursday, June 04, 2009

Pike

Edersee, yet again, TZ2. And some massive pike...

Monday, June 01, 2009

Diving all weekend in the Edersee

I spent all weekend with Horst, touring his students through Edersee. Saturday morning we dove from the Eiche, in the afternoon in the sight called "2 1/2". Here, visibility was breathtaking 10 meters, and we saw a half a dozen of pig pikes (Hechte) in 3-5 meters of water. They like sunny days like this, and commonly sit in or near the submerged bushes. Plus, total highlight, we saw an adult eel resting in a bush. During daytime, these are an extremely rare sight.
Sunday, we went back to "2 1/2". On an 75 minute dive, we must have seen something like forty pikes. Especially the large ones could not be bothered to move, and commonly let us get close to 30cm. I just wish I had brought the SLR.

Equipment wise, I traded the Oceanic liner for an old Aquata one, and was totally fine with the 13 kg. However, I will have to buy a larger weight system, the current one puts too much weight on the side of my hips, and not in the front.





The man.
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This bastard could not bother to move.
Finally he swam a 2m circle, to park himself just in the same position.

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My Student.