Fishing AcademyIn the reservoirs of the Baltic basin (and, accordingly, in the rivers and lakes of the Leningrad and neighboring regions), an amazing fish is found - the European freshwater, so-called river eel. This fish is extremely interesting not only as a trophy, but also in a cognitive sense
Fishing talesAs soon as loud spring drops begin to ring, I and my constant fishing companion Alexander Rykov, once again going fishing on the last ice, swear that this is definitely our last winter trip. So we promised our relatives this time too
Smelt can rightfully be called a kind of symbol of our city.Smelt as it is. In addition to purely gastronomic advantages (and the smelt is very tasty when fried, boiled and pickled), it is very beautiful in appearance … She has a slender oblong body, the sides of which are painted in silver, the back is gray, bluish-green or gray-beige, the abdomen is white, fins transparent. T
Leaving the Niva in Shcherbakov, my relative Aleksandr Rykov and I moved across the ice towards Vysotsk. Our way lay in Pikhtovaya Bay, to the usual place for catching smelt. We had to go about three kilometers. And although it was very freezing, and even the headwind, spinning the snow merry-go-round, hit painfully in the face, we hurriedly walked forward in anticipation of the first smelt catch this year
Fishing AcademyThe end of autumn and the beginning of winter in recent years are characterized by dank and slushy weather. There are often prolonged rains, often with sleet and night frosts. Therefore, the ice that forms during the day either completely disappears, or turns into a thin, barely noticeable film, slightly powdered by the fallen snow
Fishing talesCircumstances so developed that I got to my favorite lake in Karelia only at the end of autumn. In winter, spring, summer, fishing on this reservoir was very catchy. And now it was necessary to check how the fish was caught here in the winter
The day when Vadim and I, my constant fishing companion, went to Ladoga, turned out to be sunny, but cold and very windy. When we got out onto the open ice, we immediately felt how much it was blowing out. And although we were going to fish exclusively with jigs and spinners, Vadim suddenly changed his mind and said:- I don’t want to freeze, sitting motionless, I’ll catch it on the zippers.
Fishing Academy“… The most widespread way of catching pikes is to catch them with girders. Everyone knows the device of the girdle - it is a flyer with a twine wound on it with a hook on a leash. The name of the zherlitsa is given to the flyer itself, not the hook, and the zherlitsa is a purely Russian invention, very simple and witty … ". This
Fishing AcademySmelt fishing in St. Petersburg has been practiced since ancient times. For example, I still remember the times when fishermen used simple, primitive fishing rods with homemade floats and any hooks for fishing it. Nowadays, everything is different: fishing gear is improving, but smelt is becoming less and less
It was the middle of the week when I managed to go fishing. And I went for the smelt. The March sun was tenderly warming, the first puddles appeared on the ice. There were not many fishermen and they scattered across the entire water area of the bay. I also drilled several holes, lowered the gear in them in anticipation of bites. And they followed, however, not very soon, and after I caught two dozen smelts, the biting completely stopped
Fishing Academy… End of March, beginning of April. The time when winter fishing ends soon, and summer fishing is still ahead. The ambient temperature is often above 10 degrees Celsius. So sit on the box, keep an eye on your fishing rod and enjoy the warmth of spring. S
Fishing talesSchoolchildren from a neighboring village study at our village school on the other side of the river. Most of them walk along the bridge, but a boy of about twelve, as I noticed, returning from school, for some reason often crosses the river on the ice
Fishing talesFrom time to time I have new comrades in fishing trips, and this, of course, is good in principle. But for some time now I have been making the choice of travel companions very carefully. The arrival of spring generates optimism and new sentiments
Fishing talesOn a sunny May day, my friend Vadim and I came on vacation to the forest cordon to his uncle, the huntsman Fyodor Nikolaevich. He, having learned that I, like his nephew, an inveterate fisherman, invited us to fish in Rotten Creek
Fishing AcademyOur man is so arranged that over the years he is drawn to analysis and everyday philosophy. Yesterday, I was looking out the window of an electric train carrying me away, and my thoughts were about something else. Why do many people take recreational fishing lightly?
Fishing AcademyMay is the month of sun and spring heat. It is at this time that the most lively fish bite occurs. From the surface of the water, you can see how from the depths young shoots of reeds, reeds, cattails stretch towards the light
Fishing AcademyThe middle of winter is perhaps the wildest time for anglers. Many species of fish settle for winter quarters, and therefore feed poorly or do not feed at all. One of the rare exceptions from this fishless time is the striped robber of the underwater world - the perch
Fishing talesToday I have gone headlong into the accumulated urgent affairs and for a long time could not get out on a fishing trip. For a real angler, such breaks usually affect well-being.Dreams begin to dream, in which, for example, I cannot get a huge bream into the boat, because the landing net has disappeared somewhere
Fishing talesI was fishing on a forest lake in Karelia. From the steep cliff on which I was sitting, to the water - four meters. It was shallow, so from above I could clearly see a flock of pretty decent perch darting among the grass. I, of course, was not at all averse to fishing them all out, but they were in no hurry to get hooked
Fishing AcademyI noticed a regularity in art long ago. For some reason, summer, as a time of the year, does not enjoy special honor among poets, writers and artists. All laurels go to autumn, spring and winter. And at the same time, a certain part of the population, consisting of avid fishermen, is looking forward to summer with great impatience
Fishing talesIn my sixties, I still wonder: why all people are divided into fishermen, true lovers of fishing, sitting in the rain, in the cold and in the icy wind in conditions completely unbearable for a person, and on those who, as they say, do light bulbs?
Fishing AcademyI love spring, especially May. The smell of awakened nature, the bright, already warm sun and an incredible rise in vitality - that's what he brings me. In addition, active fishing starts this month.Water bodies were freed from ice almost everywhere (I mean the North-West region)
Fishing AcademyThe ice is cracking, melting. The spring sun is hot and soon the auger and box will have to be removed before next season. Nature begins to wake up from hibernation, somewhere else there is ice, but there are already many open areas of clean water
Fishing AcademyEverything flows, everything changes in our life. And above all, this can be attributed to our nature. Humanity has allocated four seasons for it and itself purely conditionally. In fact, with the Earth turning the other side to the Sun, nature goes into hibernation, and it seems that this is for a long time
My "fishing experience" began with barefoot childhood. Looking back and remembering trips to rivers and lakes, I smile, because various funny incidents and stories that occur on almost every fishing trip come to my mind
Fishing talesWith a company of seven people, we fished in the Gulf of Finland, near Vysotsky. Towards evening, while two of our comrades were setting up the lines, baited by small crucians, Oleg and I started fishing with rods for fish soup
Fishing talesWith a willful effort, I drive myself out of a warm bed - and run into the street. Light golden needles of sunlight filled the early morning mist with a pink glow. From this marvelous picture and light invigorating coolness, the remnants of sleep washes away immediately and without a trace
Fishing AcademyThe fact that in the middle of winter the activity of biting fish fades somewhat is known to many who are engaged in ice fishing. I think the skill of an angler is to catch a "gold" fish when it hardly bites. When everything is against an active bite - the wind, pressure, time and place of fishing … And how pleasant it is at this time to prove to everyone that you are the very master from whom you should learn something. T
Dear fishermen of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region!I am glad that we will again, albeit in absentia, regularly meet with you in our "Fishing Academy". This time the heading already known to many readers of summer cottages will appear on the pages of the popular magazine "Flora Price"
Fishing talesFishing humor is common, but this narrative must be taken very seriously. This time I was going to give my companions a real open lesson so that they would never again have doubts about the genius of my fishing prowess.At the enterprise, having heard about my vast fishing experience, not only colleagues, but also complete strangers often began to ask for partners for the next trip to the pond
Fishing talesI was fishing in circles on a deep forest lake in Karelia. By the evening I caught five pikes and two perches. And when the sun sank down on the jagged wall of trees on the high bank, and their long bizarre shadows lay on the water, I decided it was time to stop fishing
Fishing AcademyWho knows the gudgeon - a small fish that lives in a variety of bodies of water. It can be found where the bottom is sandy, pebble, sandy-pebble. He does not avoid the hard clay bottom. If the current is weak, the gudgeon keeps on the rifts, if it is strong, it stands in the pits behind the rift
Fishing talesOnce upon a meeting, my constant fishing companion Alexander Rykov said:- At my work, a guy from the next department boasted that he successfully caught minnows with a spoon and a wobbler.Of course, like any angler, this fact surprised me very much … Is the gudgeon a predator? T
Fishing AcademyTrout is a tasty trophy (literally and figuratively) for any angler: whether it is an inveterate trout fighter with many years of experience or a completely inexperienced angler. Catching and playing this fish is associated with great difficulties, and therefore each trout caught gives the angler an incomparable joy, making him forget about all the hardships and troubles that precede success
I was fishing from a boat on a small lake in Karelia. The weather was, frankly, not very suitable for fishing … A hot summer day, complete calm … The stuffiness seemed to envelop everything around in a dense, sticky veil. There was no bite at all, but I nodded. "Maybe throw some bait for the fish?" I thought lazily. But on the other hand, is it necessary to waste this bait? And yet, overcoming drowsiness, he threw two handfuls of food for aquatic inhabitants into the water. And it
Fishing talesHiding in the tall grass, I threw a small lure with a spinning rod into the rare gaps between the willow bushes, a wall stretching along the bank of a forest river. Occasionally biting: I caught three undersized trout, which I immediately released, and a pike
Fishing AcademyA fishing rod for trout fishing is practically no different from rods for fishing other fish. Except that there are special requirements for the rod. It must be strong and flexible. Its length varies depending on the conditions of the reservoirs
I think there is no other such fish for catching which would have been invented as many tackles and methods as for pike. There is a spinning rod, a track, and a circle, and a zerlitsa, and a post, and a line, and a sheer spoon, and an ordinary fishing rod, and a fishing rod with a sliding float and much more. And how many ingenious baits have been invented in order to seduce a toothy predator. In addition to the traditional set of all kinds of spinners, there are twisters, devons, vibrotail
Fishing talesOnce I had a chance to fish on a small river on the Karelian Isthmus, in which, according to the inhabitants of the nearest village: "Trout is a dime a dozen." And the river was probably called something differently, but local fishermen called it only Trout … Well, how not to be tempted?
Fishing AcademyThis type of fishing is a very difficult and tedious task. And always with an unpredictable result. However, despite all the difficulties, the number of spinning anglers willing to catch trout is steadily growing. Not only potential prey is very attractive, but also the hunt for it