What fish took?

For a spinning angler this question is sometimes very important. Sometimes fish recognition, which hit the bait, determines the success of the lobby. After all, the pike is led differently, otherwise barbel. The first one who is too forced likes to stand on the tail, leap over the surface and shake your mouth in the air… The other one, if in shock it was not "rigidly" led up the river, can string tens of meters of fishing line in an escape with the current…

The ingenuity of equipment manufacturers knows no bounds. Reels were invented from the so-called. the brake of the fight, an additional rod allowing for step adjustment of the brake resistance and return to the basic braking value. However, it is not a device for fishing indolents, but the equipment, which can only make life easier for these spinning enthusiasts, who are able to recognize after a few seconds, what is hanging on their line. And there may be a lot of hanging. The development of the spinning method has gone so far, that apart from obvious predators, they hang on the fishing line of the fish, which a few years ago no one associated with this fishing technique.

Today it is not only pikes that a good spinning angler catches, zander, perch and salmonids, but also – first of all at competitions – ides and chubs. Asps are caught exclusively on spinning. It is not difficult to tempt a barbel with spinners and wobblers, spring, after love exhaustion, the bream can get hungry for small lures, big roach, and even vimba or piggy.

I know my friends, who stubbornly stuck in their spinning frenzy, to catch carp with artificial bait – and they did it successfully. More than one has died on the Żerań Canal; a very slow wobbler in the shape of a crayfish or shrimp and a rubber band, have become a loss for carp specimens.


Powerful blows and exciting combat, it is the domain of sea trout and trout. However, they are fish, which leave anglers in no doubt – hitting the bait itself is very violent, in general, it is immediately followed by a rapid departure and a characteristic milling under the surface. There are frequent jumps over the water, although large sea trout or stream bream in deep positions can also wall up to the bottom.

Spinning specialists in salmon rivers can, however, flawlessly distinguish an attack of sea trout from a pike beating., trout mocking from chub tap or barbell fastening. In the rivers of Pomerania, the pike lives next to the trout, but he is mainly a riot of the lowlands. Smaller individuals, such up to two kilograms, they also leave no doubt whatsoever. The beating itself is not particularly strong, however, it does not resemble an abutment in any way and a fierce fight begins almost immediately after it. Sharp, however, esox is perhaps the laziest fish in Polish waters. He attacks from a trick and tries to free her at the lowest possible cost. Immediately after the jam, he does not want to run away – she probably finds it too tiring – and tries "standing" to shake the bait out of its mouth. Only the smallest, the so-called. dimmers, they run for a panicked flight. The others stand firm for a short or long time and tug at their jaws – and what if we can free ourselves from an unpleasant situation without any special miter…

And here is quite an important point – after that, so that it is possible to recognize the fastened fish at all, the common mistake made by spinning take should be avoided: after a jam instead of stopping the line winding, most of the friends start turning the crank with a passionate son-in-law, whom the mother-in-law had ordered to grind pork into chops. Such a procedure precludes the diagnosis of this, what hangs the angler…

After a successful jam, you should stop shooting for a moment. This is the moment for a conscious dialogue with the fish. The pike immediately admits to this, that he is a pike – on the lake, in the river, ba, even in a rushing stream, it will jerk its mouth, until he comprehends it, that it is impossible to spit out this trouble without effort. A half-meter-long glut and a hundred-centimeter crocodile will do exactly the same, although the "weight" of these jerks will be completely different. The most violent blows to the bait in lowland rivers are the domain of asp. It was not for nothing that he was baptized as the salmon for the poor. There is no point in writing about Asp whack, for he is a fish, hunted in the most conscious way and extremely rare, that another predator would be tempted by a very fast lure. Rapa, however, is sometimes erratic and can attack a slowly led twister, ripper or even a large spoon. He introduces himself immediately – knows how to snatch a stick that is too lightly held in an angler's hand, knows how to make the hunter fall. Suddenly, a powerful beating can shock the angler and cause him to lose his balance.


Perch attack, arches, The angler perceives jazz as a quite decisive tap on the rod. His strength – of course – depends on the size of the fish. But not only – chubs and ides living in the strong current zone knock harder on the stick, otherwise the perches in the river knock, otherwise in a lake or canal. Immediately after jamming, a large perch rushes to a sharp and forceful escape. One kilogram individual is much stronger than a pike of the same weight. His jerk is usually not accompanied by hard jerks of the mouth – a tabby predator jerks the rod in its own dynamic way, runs off to the sides, watch over the water, does not allow to pull up to the surface. The really big perch does not show up to the angler until the end of the haul, when he is so exhausted, that picking it up with a chinstrap or gripping it with your hand is very easy. Smaller individuals also fight like crazy (they probably go mad with terror), although they only mark their presence with long and hysterical bends of the tip.

Chub tapping is quite dynamic, however, these are usually not powerful blows. Even the attack of the medal art appears on the stick with a firm "knock-knock", followed by a series of quivering departures, escape across the current, attempts to stand sideways to the current and escape into underwater obstacles. The chub jammed near the shoreline fortifications usually blows towards stones and mattresses, held back he tries to run to the water. It tries not to show on the surface for quite a long time.

Contrary to the jazz, which immediately after jamming and stopping the first spurt, it emerges and splashes on top. Both methods often prove effective, but from an angler they require completely different behavior.

A chub rushing towards the fascine must be stopped by force, np. by pressing down on the draga, while the idiot has to release the brake, to go under the surface.


Pike perch is a well-known capricorn. Its behavior cannot be predicted. Sometimes I can barely nibble at the bait, sometimes he attacks her with the power of an asp. But it's easy to recognize him after a few seconds of hauling. When jammed, it stands still and can be easily towed for some time. Sometimes it even helps the angler by swimming against the tide. Only after some time does a series of bricklaying to the bottom and escapes with the current begin. An easy start often misleads the angler – The zander can defend itself beautifully, the bigger one sometimes wins the fight. Though, when he stops fighting, this picking up even great art poses no problem.


The greatest strongman of Polish rivers is undoubtedly the barbell. It is an easily recognizable prey. Taking it is rarely accompanied by blows, pops, the stick is bent suddenly. The barbell is a hook, which comes to life after a second and always starts pushing against the tide. Right at the bottom, no chance of being pulled up. The barbell is a fish, which will draw force ellipses in the water to the end, which is always dangerous and may slip out of your hand at the last moment, jump out of the landing net, or even to fluff out of the land. It's a fish, after hauling which lactic acid is deposited in the fishing muscles, causing unpleasant pain.

Sometimes a barbell treated too stiffly can make salmon – rushes to the top and jumps out of the water. He's almost always tense. The only salvation for her aerial madness is loosening the braking force of the reel.

A sum? Isn't he a strongman? No, is a mighty man of Polish waters. Fish above the fish, the dream and dream of anglers. To catch catfish in spring and summer, already in winter, equipment should be completed and a total war doctrine developed. The catfish is so special, that we will treat him separately.

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