Small local lakes are among my favorite and most visited sites. Each arm hides its jewels. There are various obstacles in most such waters, and carp fishing there is usually challenging, but all the more beautiful. I caught on various rivers, dams, gravel pits, but I liked carp fishing on a beautiful overgrown lake the most. As a little boy, my father took me to a beautiful, old, overgrown lake, about which I learned at an older age that the old Nitra river used to flow here. What fascinated me most about the nature around me.
When everything was ready and we had rods in the water, we could easily put water for coffee. The sun slowly began to peek through the trees on the opposite bank and there was a wonderful calm around the picturesque sand pit. This feeling is priceless, a wonderful dawn over the water and a fresh cup of coffee in hand in the middle of nature! What is more than the peace and quiet! But it didn't last long!
The water is still quite cold, but the temperatures outside are slowly but surely rising and the nature around us is starting to wake up. By mutual agreement, we went on Saturday morning for a few hours to ventilate the rods, but mainly to enjoy the atmosphere and with a cup of good coffee to talk in peace about the fishing, which we both love so much.
The start of this season was a little different for me than usual. At the beginning of March, I went for shorter walks, but I did not do as well as I would have liked. Eventually, health problems were added and it was carp. I had my first caproaction with a better result in the first week of April, and it was more successful than expected. The weather, which was prospectively available, was not entirely ideal and the only thing that played a bit into the cards was the moon in the phase just before the full moon.
And here it is again. Summer. The part of the year that many are looking forward to, but there are also those who do not need this period. I clearly belong to the second group mentioned for several reasons. The first is that I absolutely hate the hot weather and the second fact is that the water areas are attacked by so many people that you will hardly be looking for peace for caproles. But even so, I decided on a few summer events and tried to choose places so that I could find a little peace.
We have probably definitely had the hot days this year and we need to think about where to direct the autumn steps. The decision was not so complicated for me, so somehow I knew that one of the places where I took a few short walks in the hot summer would be one where I would like to stay for at least three days at a time. A bit untraditional place in terms of space on the shore, gave a chance for undisturbed fishing and a good result. I caught fish here in the summer, so why should it be any different now, but we know carp, right?
One of the best expeditions last season! I have already described the first visit to Pálava in one of last year's issues, but the second one was incredibly demanding and very successful. It all started with a beautiful sunny day. Loading the ship was a cool thing. Until it seemed weird with Michal, two days old prediction. Well, it is good to enjoy. Traditionally we have such a relaxing day on the first day, due to the tactics we choose, we are successful only the next days, and especially the beginning full of preparations is demanding also physically.
As soon as the work commitment allowed me, I decided to try to realize it, to meet another of my previously set goals. It was catching my first big carp on the Vltava cascade, which I have never historically visited carp fishing, even though I have spent a lot of free time here in recent years. It just had to mature, and it happened… I selected a suitable area for this period on Google maps. I found the very place to fish only on closer inspection of a completely unknown area for me from the rumann boat, which I was transporting over this large area.
On 2 - 6 October 2019, our RCCC Czech Fishing Club, in cooperation with the City of Čelákovice, its MO ČRS and ČRS SÚS, organized the tenth annual RCCC ČRS SÚS and I, traditionally for the third time as chairman, hunter, moderator and manager of CZ MIVARDI team. It is the most prestigious and most difficult race in laid individuals, only offshore and without the help of another. The scoring fish is recognized by the hunter only when it is placed on the ground. The competition was announced for the credit of the three heaviest catches from 4kg weight. The duration of the race of 92 hours on a 6 km stretch of the Elbe River, with a total of 48 competitors in four sectors, made this event unique. The purpose of this race is to support the Czech Fishing Clubs, fishing youth events and especially the support of children who were not so lucky.