With a rolling Donka on the river

Catching on a roll Although I’m a passionate fan of spinning fishing, fishing for peaceful fish is also not alien to me. That day, I just went to the river to put it on donka. The main purpose of the forthcoming fishing was a bream and a large baster. Although, according to the experience of the past, when catching donka in these places can come across up to a dozen different types of fish: bream, bream, roach, chub, ide, perch, ruff, nosar, carp, minnow.

And now, after a fairly long passage through the floodplain meadow, I am on the shore. I prefer to catch a donk with a rolling, from the shallow shore. And this time I stopped on a sandbank. The river here had a width of about 60 meters. My calculation – to throw at 40-50 meters, just in the area of ​​the riverbed. There, where the dump begins in depth under the opposite steep bank. I’ve got a long-range rifle. But maneuver the tackle from the cliff – it’s not it. The trees on the shore and those that lie in the water interfere.

Place of fishing

My rolling tackle is quite simple, but it is also elegant. The base of the Donka is a telescopic rod with rings, 4 meters long. You can use the rod and longer, but this does not increase the casting distance, complicates the disposition, and there are constant hooks for bushes on the shore. The rod is equipped with a simple inertia-free coil. (I use the trivial “Cobra” and “Flagships.” That’s enough). The line is transparent or slightly greenish. Cross-section of the line is 0.25-0.3 mm. Large sections will be too “sail” on the current, consider this. The margin of the line is 80-100 meters, as it is necessary to make quite long casts. It is very important that in the wound up state the line is only 3-4 mm buried in the spool of the coil. If the line is too deep, long casting will not work. In this way, a bandage is used – the spool is wound with a layer of thread or an old line, and only then the working line, to the desired level. By the way, a useful technique for spinning.

Next, a line is put on an elongated flat sliding sinker weighing 30-40 grams. A swivel is used, which serves as a stopper for the sinker. To the swivel, a leash from a fishing line, 0.2 mm in diameter, and a length of 30-40 cm is attached to the hinge by a loop in the loop. The hook for the donka is quite large from No. 7, it is better bent inwards (like “Cobra”).

Easy donka with a rolling – an interesting tackle. On the details of its installation, with illustrations and explanations, I will stop in a separate post. So, if this topic interests you, follow the new publications by subscribing to the RSS blog.

As a nozzle, I use a dung worm, less often – peas, corn, steep millet porridge. If someone is surprised by the lack of feeders in the gear, then this is just another way of catching. Feeder (donka with a feeder), I will not disassemble in detail in one post, but this is another topic. Simply, dunk with a rolling – it’s more active, running gear. Here, rather, you are looking for a fish, but not for your attachment.

And now I throw my tackle like a sling. The flexible tip of the telescope springs and gives an additional impulse to the departing sinker. When throwing such a donk, be sure to follow the correctness of the line through the rings, and especially through the tulip (the last ring). If the line crosses the ring – the sinker will fly off the line: 🙂 ​​It is checked more than once.

Ruff by the side

Donku put on a ramp at an angle to the river so that the tip looked against the current. A fairly strong current pulls the line well. Now, the flexible tip of the rod becomes the bait detector. Smooth oscillatory movements of the tip are possible when the sinker moves along the unevenness of the bottom of the river. But the pulsating twitching or sharp jerks are bites. Tackle is very sensitive. The main thing is not to yawn!

And now, the first bites. Ruff is a nosar. Then another one. A small fir. Yes, that day I did not manage to catch anything outstanding. But here it is more a matter of choosing a section of the river and the activity of the fish. I have more than once successfully caught on a donk with a rolling and I am sure that more than once she will help me out. Moreover, there are situations when this is the only way to get fish on the river.