Fishing for carp and carp on long-distance casting

Match fishing or as we used to say “far casting” – one of the most interesting sports types of fishing. In this article are several tips for preparing and equipping of the match rods, as well as the main aspects of fishing match carp and carp.

The choice and equipping of a match rod for long casting

The rod. Match the rod has, as a rule, classic length 3,90 4,20 and 4,50 m. Less common rods other long-5,20 4,80 and 5,50 m.

Match the rod equipped with a reel seat and numerous rings on a long foot. The long leg is to ensure that in rainy and wet weather, the fishing line not sticky on the letterhead of the rod.

Coil. For match fishing reel with selectable high gear and shallow spool. Front or rear drag — not very important — as someone comfortable.

Fishing line. Monofilament for match fishing should possess such qualities as softness and durability that protects it from friction and damage when passing through the rings of the rod during casting and playing fish.

Another match fishing line should be well flooded, so when choosing fishing line is to pay attention to the mark of “sinking” or “affondante”, which means “sinking”. The dark color of the line match gives you the opportunity to see the mark on it. The fishing line is wound at the edge of the reel.

Shock leader. When fishing snap with a heavy float should be careful, because the overlap of the line over the Tulip, you can hear a distinctive sound, and float away, fly away forever. When fishing a snap with a heavy float is better to put more thick and durable fishing line — for example 0,18–0,22, allowing bolder to do the casting and reduce the risk of detachment of the snap when casting. But if fishing is at a very great distance from the shore, and throw to snap on a thick fishing line is problematic, you can use the so-called “leader”, i.e. the coil is wound fishing line 0.12 to 0.14, which flies well and less brakes snap in flight, but will not withstand critical load when casting heavy float. For this to this the fishing line tie a piece of fishing line thicker diameter (0,18–0,22) with a length of several meters 2-3 meters more than the length of the rod. This will reduce the risk when casting.


And another tip: to better fishing line unwound from the reel, it is recommended from time to time to degrease. This is good to use a special spray and liberally spray the fishing line wound on the spool. But if the spray is not, that is fine soapy solution of dishwashing detergent.

Floats for long casting

When choosing a float, you should understand the conditions in which it will be used.

If it’s fishing at close range in calm weather, as a rule, require light floats (total capacities from 3 g to 8 g).

But this float will not throw with good accuracy when wind, so in windy weather at distances of 25 m or more I prefer to use floats from 14 to 20 g. Match the float when casting flies like an arrow, loaded end first, pulling the snap and how it is loaded depends on distance and accuracy casting.

Most match floats have a built-in, adjustable set goals, ogruzka.

So, we chose and equipped a fishing rod for long casting, and it will go directly on how to fish the match.


Arriving ashore, dismantling equipment and preparing place, knead the bait.

For cooking I prefer to use ready mixes that can be purchased in fishing stores. It is worth Recalling that when fishing match bait is done with the help of a slingshot, so the bait should be of such consistency that the balls did not scatter when shot in the air. When fishing for small bait for the need to do more viscous, so it is not quickly washed away, as if catching at a great depth, the bait should be heavy. To do this, add ground dry clay or soil.

Clay is a great binder. Add it in already soaked and mixed the bait, and then the mixture is again thoroughly mixed.

Working descent

Mixed bait, Gaugeable depth. Selecting the distance at which we catch, make a mark on the line marker. Choose on the opposite side of the reservoir constant well-marked landmark.

Gaugeable depth, wearing a small hook depth gauge or a pellet weighing 0.3–0.5 g First determine the depth to the point of catching, throwing equipment in the direction of the reference point and domata coil up to the mark. Then Gaugeable depth, right and left, farther and nearer. If there is even a slight current, Gaugeable depth across the “path” of the transaction. Each pond is different, but in most cases, set the depth so that the shepherd boy (swivel) held 5-10 cm above the bottom. When fishing on the course you can let a little shepherd boy above: 15-20 cm above the bottom and put a long leash. For example, when fishing on the river put the leash length of 40-60 cm, a shepherd boy raised higher. When fishing in still water I use a shorter leash 15-20 cm and allowed shepherd boy or on the bottom or 5-10 cm above the bottom. In the process of fishing you can try to increase or decrease the depth. The length of the leash can vary in the process of fishing. If the bites are a lot of empty sweeps, you should increase the length of the leash.

Conversely, if the bite was not visible, and the fish is hooked, or the nozzle sucked, then you should put a shorter leash.

Complementary feeding

Adding to the bait bloodworms, sculpt 2-3 dozen balls the size of a chicken egg. Throw snap-in and start a fire.

In match fishing accuracy casting and shooting accuracy with a slingshot is one of the most important factors, and the more balls will fall, the higher the concentration of fish and more confident bite. If the balloons will fly and will fall on the float, and the fish will go for them. Therefore, in order not to “smear” the fish should be as accurate as possible to overfeed a square around the float. When fishing for a feed “track” along the entire length transactions, the largest number of balls put in the beginning of the “track”. For greater accuracy, the balls must sculpt the same size. And it should be noted that for each distance there is a slingshot with different stiffness rubber. Each slingshot you need to shoot. It remains to add that when fishing for large fish in the bait along with the bloodworms, you can knead maggots and caster (caster — oculistica maggot). Adding maggots, saarma process is much more complicated, because live larvae wiggling loosened his balls and before the shot so the ball must be re-doneprivate. When fishing for carp in a bait is to add canned corn.

Fishing technique

Making starting zakim, start fishing for carp. Below the line of surface wind over didn’t pull into an arc, it is necessary to flood. Here’s how: Polistim sharp throw and throw the snap on tame point 5-10 meters, drop the rod tip into the water and then pulls a short movement. While making a few turns of the coil we select the slack of the fishing line, then again drop the rod tip into the water and turn the coil until it gets there not a white label of the token.

Thus the fishing line under water from the Tulip rod to the float forms a straight line, which facilitates cutting at poklevke.

In match fishing, the cutting should be long and powerful, as fishing line at long range will be extended, but the clutch needs to be configured so that, bleed the line from the spool, smooth excessively strong pull. Otherwise we risk when cutting to stay without a leash.

While catching and playing the carp properly tuned clutch coil and a flexible whip rod will iron out all its jerks. The clutch in the process of playing, you can tighten or loosen. If the fish is large, you need to draw out slowly, raising the rod so that it buffered the swings and gently podmotat fishing line. Strong jerks, as I said, will be to extinguish the clutch.

Summing up the fish to the shore, pick her up in the net.

The length of the line should be 1.5–2 m greater than the length of the rod. This is necessary in order to:

  • the fish did not jump out of the water, thereby creating a risk of derailment or breakage of the leash;
  • the float is not hitting the o rings of the rod;
  • to fish can be easy to manage, bringing it to the landing net.
  • In the process of carp fishing from time to time (especially in the current) need to Supplement, sending balloons to the point of “tracks”, where most frequently occur with bites, making the pre-emption depending on the current.

    Do you need to remind you that in match fishing in windy weather you need to make allowances for the wind when casting tackle and bait.

    The stronger the wind, the heavier must be the float. This will increase the accuracy and casting distance. Because the float is ahead, taking the snap.

    I wish you success in mastering match tackle!


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