Dwarf hunting – rudd

Careful rudds should be caught from the "driveway". The best lure for large and skittish dwarfs is the grasshopper. The inflatable bellyboat allows you to get close to the fishing spot soundlessly.
A real nightmare – the sun at its zenith, not a single cloud in the sky, the ropes do not want to take and are hidden somewhere in the nooks and crannies only, but the worst thing is awareness, that the friends invited to the evening party are just waiting for the opportunity, to make a malicious joke about my fishing skills. And yet it can be avoided.
Okay, I know, that not every fishing trip is successful, personally, however, my assumption is, that happiness should be helped. The ropes do not want to take? It's hard, let's try something else. So we break the ineffective session and pay more attention to splashes of water near the reeds. We'll get some "summer gold" out of the water – we will fish for rudd. The answer to the question "how" seems very simple – a small ball of dough, hook no 10-14, float set, tiny land and you can go fishing. For the most part, however, they will only be small and medium-sized rudds. Capital fish are caught a bit differently. Relief for this, that they live in shallow water, they are exposed to many dangers, something constantly disturbs them, therefore, large copies are very much, but it's very careful. However, just like a mouse, you can be tempted by a piece of bacon, such a large rudd cannot resist some of the tasty morsels. We will catch these fish on a large one, a greasy grasshopper on a set with a water ball.


It is very simple, and at the same time an extremely effective fishing technique. According to many experts, the rudd is one of the few native species of fish, which feed on plant foods to a large extent. The eating habits of the great specimens, however, seem to completely contradict this, because these fish show a special liking for "carnivorous" and we can boldly call them predators. The little rudds also waste no opportunity, to enrich your menu with food with a high protein content, and they eagerly collect every fly from the surface of the water. Large dwarfs are rather reluctant to participate in evening insect hunts. Such a small prey is not worth the effort. What else, when a large grasshopper or an imago of redwort is floating on the surface of the water. I guarantee, that many anglers who fish near the reeds or among water lilies will be very surprised, that such beautiful fish can be caught with the bait I propose.

Simple set

The set should be as simple as possible. Large rudds are very suspicious and if there are too many knots in the line, a fish with excellent vision usually refrains from biting. So we fish with a transparent water ball, the smaller the better, simple monofilament leader 0,15 mm (50-80 cm in length) and on the hook no 12. First we kill the grasshopper, squeezing it lightly with your fingers, and only then we put it on the hook. It doesn't bother me at all. They are also interested in dead surface-floating insects. When giving the bait, however, we must strictly follow the rules of the game. If the water ball falls into the water directly above a flock of cautious fish, we can be sure, that all the rudds will run away at once, and certainly great arts. So better to flip the fish a little, then very slowly, millimeter by millimeter pull the bait as close as possible to the red-finned beauties bobbing under the water surface.

Z bellyboat

If we exercise extreme caution, the taking will take place after a while. Unfortunately, even the best can happen sometimes, that a fierce fish will break up during the haul. Half the trouble, if they were just small rudds, for they are not so skittish. However, if we focus on catching great specimens, we are left with nothing else, how to completely change the fishery. A whole herd will always follow a large fish that runs away in panic. Dutchman Nico de Boer catches leprechauns in an even more sophisticated way – z belly-boat. Thanks to its "inflatable tube" it carefully approaches the great fish from the side, from which they do not expect any danger – from the lake. He had already caught a lot of handsome dwarfs in this way. The Dutch angler catches rudds with both artificial flies, and for white worms on the float set. It follows from his statement, that the hardest part is finding the fish. After spotting them, Nico lures them with pieces of bread, that the rudd would flow a little out of the dense jungle of reeds. Then he gives them a bait using a trick.

Fishing in fall

An English waggler keeps the lure at a depth of approx 70 cm below the water surface. The float is however loaded in a special way. The lower pellet is located 15 cm above the hook, while the three remaining pellets are clamped close together, about 40 cm below the stopper blocking the float.
If the rudds are very careful, Nico gently tightens the line and pulls the top pellets all the way to the float (white worms, of course, also hover o 40 cm up), then releases the line. This is it – catching in fall. The white worms sink naturally into the water with each stroke, so there is no need to cast the rod all the time. – Sooner or later a brilliant rudd will eventually fall for such a sophisticated bait – adds the Dutchman. The float then escapes diagonally to the side and this is the most appropriate moment to hook up. Very simple, but what an effective method of fishing. It happens often, that the first to be picked up is a fish over 40 cm, and then we start spinning the bellyboat – because of the lobby, or simply out of great joy.