On the Volga from the shore
In the morning, the Volga resembles a large lake. Almost no current, and along the coast stretch strips of greenery. HPS gates usually open at around ten o’clock. Only then…

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Logs Mugs
... In the light of thunder-storm flashes, like a native of inferno, a bristling clod of four kilograms of glance at us looked from us in the net ... For…

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Logs Mugs
... In the light of thunder-storm flashes, like a native of inferno, a bristling clod of four kilograms of glance at us looked from us in the net ... For…

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let the fish go for

Fishing Rules Again

The officials are still deciding our fate … Putting the law into practice. How much can be stored and exported. About catch rates.

This topic excites, and the fishing community will excite for a long time, and this topic was re-developed on August 7 in connection with a meeting led by the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya Shestakov, which was held in Astrakhan. It was about the implementation of the recently adopted Federal Law “On amateur fishing.”

The meeting was attended by representatives of Russian fishing organizations, with a dozen governors and even deputies of the State Duma of Russia. Why was Astrakhan chosen for this Russian forum? Probably due to the fact that for many ordinary fishermen these places are considered to be some kind of fishing Eldorado, an earthly fishing paradise, where every fisherman would like to go during his lifetime … But not everyone succeeds. It takes time and relatively large financial investments. Despite the legendary fame of these places in the lower Volga, the Astrakhan fishermen themselves do not live very well, if we talk not about fishing, but about a banal “household”, from which the Russian citizen can not escape, wherever he lives. And these are shamefully low salaries, pensions, for which it is impossible to die at the current rates of “grave diggers”, or rather the mafia on death. It is clear that Astrakhan fishermen always solved these problems, as the situation dictated to them, when you live in places of concentration of all fish, including sturgeons. Continue reading

Onboard donks on a small river

Is it appropriate to use specific donks at shallow depths of rivers, both small and large? Report.

Catching on-board donkeys is unique and passionate in its own way.
The bite moment here is probably one of the most exciting among gear of this kind. Here the gatehouse, quietly bending under the pressure of the current, suddenly stops, bends down sharply, and then, leaning back limply, starts to shake sharply and nervously, making the bell ring. Most often, it takes a bream and most likely a large bream. And scammers take about the same, but still the nature of the bite of a large bream is distinguished by some solidity and authority, which is not determined immediately. Only after sitting on the water a couple of days, you begin to distinguish all these features.

Onboard donks on a small river

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Horse fish can slurp

Fishing on top during the golden days of Indian Summer. What is the reason for the fish’s unwillingness to peck?

More than once in the summer I heard a frank “champing” of fish that is heard right in the thickets of water lilies. Moreover, when he went to the river in the early morning, almost at night, then in the still silence of a warm night, these sounds were heard from afar. Some of the cyprinids clearly ate up on top, licking from the lower side of the burdock egg capsules of worms, larvae, small bloodworms and various water bugs.

After spending the morning with a spinning rod, having caught very few medium-sized perches and having missed the pike, he wound it on his mustache … well, about the “champing” shameless fish. And I decided to change the specifics of fishing. Leaving the pond, I was not too lazy to swim into the very thick of water lilies and pick up there from the bottom of the sheets that fall under the arm. And there any “creature in pairs” got there, that is, the lower floor of water lilies in the summer heat turned out to be quite populated. But who feeds so loudly? I decided to find out with a coal rod. With its unusual lightness and a length of six meters, this is ideal for fishing with a side nod. In addition, you do not have to change the equipment. Fly fishing rod, without rings. Therefore – attach at least a snap with a float, at least any other. Continue reading

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When the moon burns and takes burbot
Night burbot fishing. Preparing for fishing. The alarm of fate rings in the sky, and blood is burning with excitement ... Burbot night fishing Night fishing requires some preparation for…

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