The location hunt
Kyrksjön (The Church Lake) is located in the municipality of Botkyrka, just south of Stockholm. The lake had been drained for nearly a century when Swedish non-profit organization Sportfiskarna, together with the land owners and municipality of Botkyrka, decided to restore the area. The incentive was to improve odds for Baltic Sea pike to reproduce, by creating a protected space for pike spawning, and where fry could hatch and grow. In 2014 the restoration of Kyrksjön was complete, resulting in over 30 hectares of wetland that now is home to a wide variety of birds, insects and of course, pike.