Each "dimple", except that, that there are fish in it, it is quite difficult to catch. For Rudolf Schmidt, it is the most attractive fishery in the river.
The fish are not "scattered" in the water like raisins in a batter. At some point we discovered, that on the other side of the river, near dense coastal thickets it is much deeper than in the entire river – about three meters, and not one and a half as everywhere. From now on, we will simply call this fishery "hole".
This place has only one drawback: Fishing in it is possible only from the opposite bank. The bushes on the other side are so dense, that there is no way to reach the river from that bank. This forces us to fish at a distance 20, and sometimes even 25 meters. If we had decided on the float method, our float would have to be quite large (necessary casting weight), then the bait would not naturally run downstream. For this reason, we decide on a light ground cover, and because we go with the times, it will be a winkelpicker.
Our hole is technically quite difficult to catch. The branches of the shrubs hanging over the water are the worst. It is true that such a natural roofing attracts fish with redoubled strength, however, it makes it very difficult to throw perfectly to the other bank. There are also some stones at the bottom of the hole, there are many roots sticking out. So we also have to reckon with frequent snags.
However, there are many fish in this fishery. In the tangle of roots and near dense bushes, white fish and carps are very eager to find shelter. Fishing on the other bank also has an advantage – we can comfortably, and also very precisely bait the selected hole. We encourage you, of course, before fishing, and we encourage you systematically during the game.
Now we'll begin.
10-a gram weight is enough, to add the bait to the desired location and hold the bait at the bottom, for example, a grain of corn on a golden hook no 10. The bait lies on the bottom about half a meter from the bushes. I put the winkelpicker rod aside, that the tip protrudes upwards at an angle 45 degrees.
I have the first nip. Very delicate at first, then more decisive. My hand hangs over the handle of the rod. The tip bends and twitches slightly. Jam! The fish is sitting on the hook. After a short fight, a 20-decagram roach lands on the shore.
Tell the truth, after the tip's behavior I realized it, that a roach got interested in my bait. These ubiquitous fish are always the first to appear in the baited place. I'm catching three more roaches. All roughly the same size. After some time I manage to haul out a 1.5 kg chub.
Another jam, however, this time much more resistance. The fish doesn't think to move. He runs away for five, six meters and still bricking. Only before the landing itself did it break away from the bottom. The 1.5 kg barbell ended up in the landing net.
Let me not be too happy, the next time I cast the rod, I have a hook. I am tying a new leader, because the leader line is already worn too much. In the meantime, I am baiting a whole handful of corn (throwing pipe), From time to time I also throw the groundbait balls into the water, which I knead on a regular basis” with breadcrumbs and corn.
Biting again, first a slight tug, and then firmly bending the quivering tip. The whole rod bends at the moment of the hook. I have a feeling, that I got caught on something at the bottom. After a while, the weight comes alive. The fish stands in one place for a moment, and then dashes out into a swift escape. This is the moment, where carp are most often lost – forceful departure, and the brake is still tight enough after the last hitting the hitch.
Escape with the flow
This time I am careful. The carp turns to the side and starts to run away even faster with the flow. I've almost given up 30 meters of fishing line. However, I manage to pull the fish to the middle of the river, and then under my shore.
Fish steadfastly goes back and forth, once the other way. From time to time, it also bricked to the bottom. Fortunately, that he is not trying to escape into the wicker bushes growing in the water a few meters below my position.
After a few minutes, the carp is in the current in front of me. In the last spurt, it stands across the stream, the brake immediately releases some line and my opponent jumps a few meters to the middle of the river.
When I pull up to the surface again – carp lays out and stops fighting.
The previously prepared landing net turns out to be very useful once again. A wonderful full-scale carp, has approx 5-6 kg.
My favorite river has a lot to do with the golf course – precise hitting the "hole” it almost always means success…