Where to fish?
Until recently, this species was common, but now, due to water pollution and their regulation, this fish can only reproduce in a few streams, and often in their selected episodes. It is found sporadically in the Elbe basin, more numerous in the Danube basin, Lower Moravia and Dyje. They suit him broad, large, slow flowing rivers, even the cut off oxbow lakes are not avoided. Requires clean water, the nature of the bottom is not decisive for him. In winter, it draws you to the deepest places. From spring to autumn, it sticks to these places most often, where it can find the most air food. Places, in which he is staying, can be recognized by the presence of longitudinal furrows on the water surface, which it produces by swimming just below it.
When to fish?
Jazia is fished all year round. In the spring after the ice has descended, it can be found at medium depth in slowly flowing waters, but only after sunrise. In summer, it swims near the water surface, especially in the evening, when he collects insects from it. In bad weather, it should be looked for at the bottom in the depths and in hiding, in winter in deep pits and coves. Low and transparent water is not conducive to fishing, as well as sunny and cloudless weather. Favorable conditions for fishing are in the summer, when it is slightly flooded, cloudy water; Weirs also take well in the pre-cloudy period, when they stay close to the edges, and during warm drizzle and just after rain, whenever the surface of the water is rippled by a light wind. They always take it early in the morning and in the evening.
On the ide, a longer rod is suitable for fishing with an attachment to the ground, for cross-flow fishing - lighter and longer (2,5—3 m), and also a fly rod. Line 0.20-0.25 mm, hooks 5-10, load adapted to the strength of the water current, A well balanced float. Flies should be similar to catching chub, but slightly smaller (no 6 — 10). Small spinner, about the length 25 mm and width 8 mm, with one fixed hook on the lower edge and with a lead filled bushing (type of marmalade for vertical spinning). Line without leader, the hook ties directly to the fishing line.
Weir fishing methods.
On the flow at the bottom, close to the surface and on it.
For an appetizer with and without a float. Fly method and vertical spinning and, if local possible - "with a whisk".
In spring, earthworms and leeches can be used (for starter fishing), and from the beginning of the regular season - cooked peas, corn, cereal grain, groats, white worms”, cake, a roll (for the flow at the bottom and for the starter), cookies, moths, Butterflies, grasshoppers, weighty, caterpillars, mayflies, locusts (the flow below the surface - alive, moving insects). In the fall, animal baits are used again. In winter, deep-sea fishing can be successfully used with the vertical spinning method, using a small marmalade spinner. You can also use bloodworms or slurry. In summer and in the period of early autumn cold, it is recommended to bait the fishery. It is good to use the baits mentioned above, like chub fishing. A particularly effective bait is the crust or flesh of white bread served to the fish close to the surface. in autumn, rowan fruits are an effective bait.
We only use one fishing rod on the ide, so that we are always ready for a quick jam, The ide is a valued sport fish, because he is neither shy nor suspicious, though careful. You should hide well when you catch it. It does not react to a larger and fast spinning spinner. Due to its advantages and importance, it would be worth breeding it in ponds under controlled conditions, and later, as a one-year-old raised fry, introduce to natural waters. Due to the aesthetic value, the golden variety of weir is kept. This fish is not protected, its catch is not limited.