I was really happy, great and what was my biggest mistake, I posted the fish, shared it with my friends. It was how shocking it was on my FB, and my friends and colleagues, which I recognized, shocked me. There is no such fish! That was the message of the wise. After two days I would rather say that I had a bad weight. The first time I caught this fish I lost more than I got. But I was hoping someone else would be caught and documented.
What a man gets by fishing and what he loses is about this story, the story of one fish, people, fishermen, carp anglers. I hope that this message will lead to reflection rather than a celebration of success. A carp and a piece of life with him, a fish that took a lot and gave a lot. Paradoxically, even if I described the whole story on the pages of a long text, it was best summarized by a long-time friend who went a long way with me, Luděk Černý:
March ... it came faster than I expected: One afternoon the weather changed. Long-term cloudiness and strong wind, when the air pressure was at the optimum heights, was replaced by something that nobody would like twice. The clear blue sky, where the lambs would be hard to find. A sharp rise in pressure and tree branches that don't move a bit.
The course of winter has a different course for everyone. Some people rejoice, enjoy winter sports, others rest, others do not admit it, but I usually wonder about the things I will do the next fishing season and think about the past in my head. This year was not different and I used to go home like a tiger in a cage, who wants to stand still. Out to the water where I'm fine and where dreams are often filled. You may argue that, from your point of view, fulfilling dreams in the form of a trophy fish can be a pitiful little life.
One rod on the right side of the board, the other on the left. The early evening is beautiful. Nothing in the dark, but I didn't even promise anything, fatigue was overwhelming. Instead of a quiet two-hole madhouse. Once again I serve thirty balls at each of the places. Nothing to ten, just beep. It is pulling! I fall and sleep like a baby. Unfortunately, I don't wake up the phone's alarm clock, but the rain. So I missed it. Let Holt show the sleeping bag. I'm not pulling anything out of the car anymore. The alarm clock rings after an hour of heavy rain. I'm going to import it there, the expedition has gone down to the last five hours.
I will be fishing in very cold water. Two days off is a great rarity for me. Beautiful fifty hours of fishing. I prepared everything in advance for my fishing supply and go for my favourite fishing grounds, find the best possible place and enjoy two days of peace and tranquillity. Upon arrival at the sandpit, I take a place downwind in a small cove, spread out the brolly, bedchair, sleeping bag, everything ready to fish, establish and cast out. After two hours, the first carp, a beautifully built scale sixty-six. Well, I'll let you enjoy it! Every day, everyone at work, what more could you want. Late autumn is beautiful this year, enjoying a sunny day.
In the afternoon, I went to the river for a few hours, to a part of river where I had never been fishing. After measuring the depth, I found that at a distance of 30 meters the trough with a depth of 4 meters and from the bank to the trough is about 1.5 m deep. I cast rigs in the trough with a B17 with a diameter of 24 mm where I fed two B17 kilo.
The temperature of the water is inexorably decreasing and it’s difficult to convey the fish to the bite. But you are successful, you’re lucky to catch a big carp, it's great If the water is cold, I bet on an attractive bait and I use small amounts in the winter. At the end of November, it’s all about luck. On this autumn fishing trip, I caught a 15 kilos (33lb) scaled carp.
At the beginning of autumn, we focused on two stretches of middle river Elbe. These were short walks for a day or a few hours after work. We made a few places we did not prepare in advance. We tried to find the fish and not wait for us to catch up. We had enough bait for a few spots. For this purpose, we used the highest range of boilies Rapid Champions Platinum, namely Devil Squid and B17