Fishing for tench

Eels, zander and catfish are typical nocturnal fish. And how is it with ropes? It turns out, that these fish also eat best in the dark, especially in tanks, about which the impression is given, that there are very few ropes in them.
Ropes, as well as eels and catfish, they are fish, which cause many problems for anglers. Only a few colleagues can boast, that they specialize in tench fishing and are regularly successful. Seriously, catching fifty or more very attractive lines in a season is not that difficult. Provided, that you will be fishing with the right equipment – some of you will say. Nonsens! Good quality equipment only contributes to success and nothing else. The most important thing is the right time of fishing, for the ropes are typical nocturnal fish! In my opinion, the ropes do much better at night, than according to the fishing literature, in the evening or early morning.

Proper preparation

The mysterious "disappearances" of the ropes in some reservoirs with them are not always to blame for the large pikes occurring there. Answer the question, whether there are ropes in a given water area can be obtained after a properly prepared night session. when we focus only on fishing with tench. Regarding the big pikes – I'll even risk a statement, that in the waters, in which these predators live, there are also large specimens of ropes. Both of these species can often be deliberately caught with a fishing rod at the same time. – Examples, examples! – I can hear voices now. My fishing practice so far is one great example. Akwenem, in which I like to fish the lines, there is a very old pond built in place, where peat was once dug. The ropes were practically always there, they were always caught with a fishing rod. Unfortunately, it was rarely possible to catch more than two lines in a day, even more rarely they were fish weighing more than one kilogram. Therefore, anglers had an established opinion about this peat bog. The reality, however, was different. Everyone blamed the pike for their poor results in fishing, no one even guessed, that many ropes in this pond grow to over two kilograms and that this species is dominant in the entire reservoir. I discovered it quite by accident in June a few years ago. It was so hot then, that even the little rudds refused to take, being a real nuisance when fishing for tench. Out of boredom, I decided to make a round around the pond. As I approached the large tree that had fallen into the water, I noticed, that normally brown bottom, it was pitch black under the tree. Without reflecting on this perception, decided to climb the tree, because I wanted to detach the centrifuge hanging alone on one of the dry branches, torn off by one of the anglers. At the time, as the tree trunk began to slowly sink into the water under the weight of my body, the black bottom came to life.

Dozens of ropes

Some, fleeing in panic, they were huge. I never would have thought of it, that such large ropes can live in such a small tank, let alone, that you can try to catch them with a fishing rod. It was summer, vacation and vacation time, and me, I worked like a piece of work for my fishing successes. I started early in the morning, I slept during the day. and in the evening I returned to the water again. At night, however, I caught, worms, the most effective bait (and groundbait) on the rope, I know. That summer I also caught a lot of nice pikes, a dozen or so beautiful rudds and one-kilo crucian carp and a lot of handsome roaches.

Intensive foraging

The fish have gotten so used to the place I am baiting, that they began to feed intensively at the moment, when the first bait ball fell into the water. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, never once did I catch more during the day, than two, four ropes at most. These fish had no more than 0.8 kg. In one word – no revelations.
The breakthrough also happened by chance. While looking for a good eel fishery, I decided to "test" my favorite rope pond. In the dark, in August night I cast two fishing rods and had an unforgettable adventure. Instead of the expected eels, they regularly began to take beautiful ropes for loths. One of them was even over two kilograms, so he has crossed the line of fishing dreams. The ropes, so careful during the day, did not bother at all, that I was fishing with heavy-caliber eel gear. The mystery of the "disappearance" of the ropes has explained itself - most of the fish (especially the biggest ones) it forage intensively only at night.