My Favorite Summer Aromas

  Approximately half a year ago, in the middle of winter, I presented aromas that I prefer using during my cold water sessions. Back then I received many requests to present the aromas that I use in warm water. As I try to fulfill these requests, I decided to write an article on warm water aromas….

Big bait, big fish?

It’s not easy to catch a big carp on the feeder in spring. Although the carp are becoming more active, their appetite is still not the best when the water’s temperature is barely 10 °C. If you want to be successful under these conditions, you should choose your groundbait carefully and, last but not least,…

The One – Free Fall leader

I think we can all agree that the last meter of our tackle requires a lot of attention in a boilie session. Your rig should be as effective as possible. It’s important that we use accessories and shock lines that don’t scare the target species we’re trying to catch. Cautious carp and grass carp can…

Over 600

I arrived at Maconka with my sibling for a 36-hour session. I made a feed specifically for warming up water. I chose a mix of Red and Black groundbait, which had already proved its effectiveness both in the summer and when the water was cooling down. First I used only 1-1 kg of groundbait, which…

Focus on the Benzár Coated Wafter

Since I started dealing with fishing more seriously, very often I’ve used soluble hook baits more successfully than any other baits. My first truly big carp and outstanding competition results also proved that soluble baits are very effective. Quite often I was more successful with my handmade soluble baits than those who put their trust…

The IBCC is the biggest carp angling competition in the world

The IBCC is the biggest carp angling competition in the world By this year, which is the 5th anniversary of the competition, the number of competitors has grown five times bigger than at the beginnings. In 2015 50, in 2017 more than 120, in 2018 almost 190, and in 2019 250 teams registered for IBCC….

Choosing the Proper Hookbait in Spring

After the ice has melted and the first rays of the sun start warming up the water, life comes back under the surface. Slowly, the fish are starting to take longer routes and feed intensively. In this period, the carp mostly search for food sources that are easily digestible and gives them a lot of…

On the Old Danube

This time we tried our luck on the “old” Danube, where we were feeder fishing for barbel. We found an excellent peg with gravel and we thought that we’d catch fish here for sure. The water level seemed suitable, but we were a bit worried about the flood that had been predicted to come. The…

Eels from Mária Canal

I’d been planning to go eel fishing on Lake Balaton for years when I met Zsolt Bakonyi at the fishing show last autumn. Zsolt drew my attention to the canals flowing into the lake. In the spring when the temperature of Lake Balaton reaches 8 Celsius, the eels gather into groups and start their migration…

The Common Bream

Abramis brama The bream’s body is laterally flattened. Younger specimens have lighter color (their scales are silver), whereas the older ones are yellowish and bronze. The bream prefers slower rivers, lakes, and backwaters. In Hungary, it can be found in the Danube, the Tisza River, and the Körös rivers. Large bream stock lives in Lake…