There are evidences that in the lake not far from the farmstead there is roach, perch, pike, trout, burbot and carp. The practice proved only presence of perch and roach. We found two promising places for fishing. One of them is near the farmstead. There is a creek with sandy and relatively clean bottom. It is good to place here all four weighted lines and the net. There is also another creek, but it is full of sinkers. It’s convenient to fish here with spoonbaits and rod.
We equipped a place for fishing: laid several poles near the water, resting them against the trees. This helps not to fall into the water. Pavel is already good enough in manipulations with the rod, hooks and worms. The only problem is that there is no fish in this nasty low season! We failed to see any fish, even small fry. We didn’t have a single bite in half an hour. Fish had gone into the deep and become «slack».
And what about baiting? Pavel’s grain rapidely sprouts and grows moldy. If it is steamed out, it will be a good lure. Pavel is going to add clay and make delicious «balls» for baits.
Then we went to learn how to manipulate with weighted lines. The technique is simple: with ample movements we reset the thread to the ground. Then we take a forked stick with a handle length of about 50-70 cm; put the bait on the hook; put the thread in the stock of the forked stick, so that the load and the hook were on one side of the «missile» and the thread — on the other. We hold the thread with the left hand, and the stick with the right. Then we throw the hook with the load in the water (one can throw at forty meters and very precisely): the thread is unwounding and following the load. After this thread is wrapped several times around a stick, which is driven into the ground at an angle. The thread is stretched like a string and we hang there a small cleft stick — it will signal biting.