Fishing for common carp
Choosing a fishing place. Where a trophy carp is unlikely to take a nozzle. Bait-bait. Tackles for catching carp on the top.
Fishing for carp is long-established
In the southern provinces, and now in the territories and regions, fishing for sharks was the most common thing. Oilcake is still called Makukha there. But much has changed in our time. Something for the better, something for the worse. The positive factors include the emergence of modern functional gear, and the negative side is the depletion of fish stocks and fish chopping. True, this is not entirely applicable to carp, since trophy fish are still not uncommon in the lower Volga. Large carp is caught on special carp rods with a length of 3.6-3.9 meters and a fishing line power of 2.7-3.5 lb. Test indicators of these rods are usually 135-150 grams. Equipment in this case is also used by cyprinids, where ready-made installations can be used.
Fishing for common carp
Choosing a fishing spot
Golden carp, and it looks like in scales of the color of old gold, the fish is extremely strong and at the same time incredibly cautious. When choosing a place, they primarily focus on places where the presence of fish is noticed. And this is sometimes seen in the violent outposts of carp over water and outcrops to the surface, from which powerful breakers are formed. Usually these are deep places where there is a pronounced edge and a slope into the pit. It is better if at the bottom there are ridges and placers of stones, snags, underwater manes with uneven bottom topography. In addition, carp prefers places with a moderate and strong course. In stagnant water, large carp can be met quite rarely.
All of the above can be called the main conditions when choosing a place for fishing carp. But there is another important factor that often negates the main criteria when choosing a place, described above. This is the crowded place. A trophy carp is unlikely to take a nozzle in the area of a place of mass recreation or even where there are several people on the coastal strip of sand. Therefore, the wilder the place, overgrown with shrubs, in ravines and potholes, the better. Usually the most unpretentious-looking places quickly settle down by the fisherman, the bush in the place of fishing is cut down, the grass is trampled. And soon the chosen place becomes habitable and cozy. At the same time, seeing thickets of grass and bushes around such a small and secretive patch, tourists do not even try to enter this scruffy world, which is what a fisherman is about to catch a big carp.
Fishing for carp is impossible without the right bait, and this is not a one-time scattering of clumps of clay with corn, oilcake and boilies, but fishing the fish for several days, which can take a lot of bait, but the result can be positive. Given that the bonding lasts four to five days, bait can take 30-40 kilograms, and sometimes more. Not so long ago, bait consisted of almost free feed. Now the feed does not just roll on the road and no one will give out a couple of unaccounted bags for a bottle of “fiery water”. Nowadays, boiled corn, oilcake and boilies are used for bait. Fodder boilies are no different in composition from boilies for which carp is caught. But they go to the bait in the form of halves, which is caused by the economy and the fact that cut boilies do not roll downstream. In summer, aromatic ingredients with fruity and sweet biscuit odors are added to the boilies used for baits and baits. Corn, boilies and cake are kneaded together with clay and rolled out in the form of large balls. These balls are neatly laid out at the bottom upstream of the place of fishing, but are not scattered on a grand scale, standing in the boat. This can lead to the destruction of the balls and rapid erosion during the fall to the bottom.
Tackles for catching carp on a fly
I’m catching carp on a cake — sometimes they say “specialists” of this type of fishing. So what is this gear? In fact, this is an ordinary donka with a heavy sinker under a strong current, weighing 100-150 grams. Fishing rods are used, as already mentioned, powerful, from a series of forms for carp fishing.
Hooks are used thick, strong and sharp, with a bend for carp fishing on corn, No. 7-6. A braided cord and fluorocarbon on leashes are used. Cord – 0.3-0.4 mm, lead – 0.4 mm.
Athletes do not attach the cake cake to the hook, but pierce it with a slot and hang it above the hook as a bait. Corn is planted on a hook or hair. This allows them to release the caught fish. Local miners, for whom fishing is not mischief, tie the tiles with hooks. The fish goes for food. Sinkers fixed in a clip are often dumped when playing carp.