Fishing on the River

River Fishing

Today in some regions, the river became almost the only place where you can sit on the beach with a fishing rod in his hands. Unfortunately, not everyone can correctly pick up a “key” to “bad” fish. There are several main reasons, of which the foreground, of course — is to reduce the “tails” (for obvious reasons) and greater caution on the rest. But in spite of all fish remain fish to catch its still possible.

Fishing on the river


On our river people who successfully catch bream, catfish and pike can be counted on the fingers. This is mainly the locals-anglers, who fish in these places all my life. Most often we hear only disappointed reviews anglers on the subject of the topic “there are no fish”.

More recently, about ten years ago, I also believed that our river “died”, so most of the time spent on the ponds (rates) for carp fishing and carp. But due to certain circumstances, I went to the river fishing, what all don’t regret, because in some areas was definitely an expert.

In this article I want help beginners anglers to succeed in catching fish on the river, and also to share my experience for proper choice of fishing, select the bait, bait and other related factors.

Ways of catching fish on the river

Blitz tips fishing trout

I believe there are four ways of catching fish on the river for open water (poaching doesn’t count), namely:

  • spinning;
  • bottom;
  • float;
  • fly.

Every method of fishing is fundamentally different from others and makes it unique. To be fluent in one of them you need to spend more than one year. But don’t give immediately the hand to catch pike, bream or catfish do not have to be professional enough to know the basic principles and the rest of the experience will come in the “process”, directly on fishing.

Fishing on spinning

Spinning catch pike

Spinning fishing on the river — perhaps the most active way of fishing. When shore fishing in search of a bite the angler sometimes takes a few tens of kilometers. Moreover, you need quality gear that cost a lot of money.

This method is designed primarily for half-predatory and predatory fish, but in my memory there are exceptions. The main objects of fishing — pike, perch, and pike, at least — Chub, Chub, IDE, Rudd, and catfish.

For those who still decided to engage in this type of fishing, I suggest you follow the link and read one of the articles of the rubric “Spinning fishing”.

In spinning fishing components such as the tackle and rigging, time and place of fishing, the season and the water temperature is extremely important. What is the only number invented by snap-ins. A huge field for experiments will not miss even the “seasoned” spinner.

Fishing for the bait

What to catch perch

Oddly enough, but with the right approach to floating the bait, you are guaranteed no fish will remain. Can say with absolute certainty. Even in the “dull” days in my cage always swam a brisk roach or duster.

This year I fished the rod a few dozen times and on average 4-6 hours was catching 2-3 kg of roaches there with a hand, but sometimes approached pretty heavy white bream and bream. The biggest this season caught a bream rod pulled in half a kilogram. That day the puzzled neighbor said to me, “And I fishing for two hundred kilometers to go…”

At the present time invented a lot of varieties of fishing rods that are adapted to different conditions of the reservoir. With them, you can see on the website under “Float fishing”.

This method requires a thoroughly planned approach in the choice of venue and used on the hook bait. In addition to everything, you should be knowledgeable about feeding.

The basic rule of fishing — how to lure and catch.

Fishing on the Donk

This is a separate group of anglers, including many sub-groups.

One can distinguish three main ones:

  • carpatica;
  • somatique;
  • lestnici.

Each subgroup is unique, has its own set of gear, equipment, baits and so on. In General terms, on this gear as a Donk, you will learn by going to the article “Donka”.

Our local donk practice fishing on trotlines using cheap Chinese spinning fishing rods and sets an average of about three to five tackles. Snap is a spring filled with chickpea porridge to which is attached a pair of short leashes. The bait is pierced through the foam. With this simple snap, I have caught many of our local bream and skimmers.

Great popularity today is purchased a feeder fishing. It is more modern and more sporty look of the bottom gear. The main differences between feeder from donkey is a special fishing-rod and set of special bird feeders with a different scope.

Catchability place

Place catch

From the angler can often hear the expression “efficient place”. In our understanding — this is the place, jealous different from the other large concentration of fish. A natural question that catchability characterizes the place and how to find it?

Where to fish on the river?

How to increase the fish catch?

First of all catchability places is sufficient availability of forage. In other words, where there is food, there will always be fish.

The second characteristic, though not always required, is the presence of places of refuge (or ambush). They can be all sorts of seaweed, driftwood or fallen trees into the water.

And last, the important, although not always mandatory. There’s a popular saying, with which I fully agree:

Fish is looking for where it is deeper

With the same total depth of the pond finding even small local depressions in the bottom can bring you unforgettable bite. Now try to add up all three factors and remember where it is on your pond they converge. Will throw catchability natural place competent use of bait and the success you have in your pocket. That is in the cage.

The edge of the river

Where to catch perch

The edge of the river — the place of the sharp slope of the bottom from the shallows to the depths. This constant places of a congestion of fish, and it can be as the lower border of the eyebrows and the upper. Is sought by trial casting tackle or sounder.

Dikes and dams

Another place of a mass congestion of fish. In our neighborhoods dam occupied EN masse by poachers who want quick and easy money. Moreover, local power supervision is absolutely nothing doing. Maybe it’s time to start to move? Or by trying to protect what is left?

Bait for the river

Bait for perch

Divide conditionally the bait for the river into two groups — living and plant. I’m not going to list all the types and names of lures, and walk only on the most basic, the most efficient.

Live Bait

  • Caddis worm. One of the smallest and at the same time the most efficient baits. Caught directly in the pond in the bottom benthic algae or debris and is a larva wrapped in the “house”.
  • The bloodworms. Mostly used in winter and early spring. It looks like a red little worm and is the larva bloodworm.
  • Maggot. Agile small white worms that are the larvae of flies.
  • Worm. Mainly use red dung, which has a pungent specific smell.
  • The Nightcrawlers. The big worm is almost thick as a finger. Just gorgeous bait.
  • Grasshopper. Grasshopper — he and in Africa the grasshopper.
  • Fly. Caught, baited, threw. Everything is very simple.
  • The may beetle. Spring is used mostly when fishing for Chub.
  • Frog. The feature of this bait — rarely, but neatly.
  • The live bait. Little fish used when fishing for predatory fish.

Vegetable bait

  • Barley. In my opinion, the best vegetable bait.
  • Corn. Too good.
  • Peas. It is used for catching larger specimens of bream, carp and crucian carp.
  • Bread. Does the crumb and kneaded until a homogeneous mass.
  • Pea porridge. In my opinion is also a bait number 1.

As for me, on a fishing trip, I take with boiled barley (bait, lure), porridge (a ground rod in the spring, feeding) and if you’re lucky to get Nightcrawlers (they eat the whole fish, which they’ll fit).

Lures for the river

Float rod for perch

Bait for rivers can be both purchased and homemade. Key features — enough weight and viscosity depending on flow (to reach the bottom in the right place and ensure proper operation).

And unless you have your recipes, start your knowledge with the simplest — the usual pea porridges and make the bait barley mixed with small pieces (tennis ball) the same porridges. Our fish loves the smell of peas and will not pass your bait by.

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