July and August are the holiday season for most of us. I have been waiting for July for a long time. Just like every year, I went to my favorite lake, Siecino. Like all bodies of water in the Drawskie lake district, this reservoir is very clean. It is also located in the quiet zone.
The lake is 7 km long, in some places up to 42 m deep. It is a vendace lake, so you can encounter large numbers of pikes and perches there. There is also plenty of coarse fish, such as breams or roaches.
Since it was a typical family holiday I wasn’t expecting week-long fishing. We needed to find a compromise between angling and time for the family.
I took a delicate perch spinning (casting weight up to 12 g) and a 7-meter-long pole.
Even though my latest trips were typical carp stays, I found float fishing to be a nice change of pace.
On the very first day I found a peaceful place without any tourists on the beach or children playing in the water.
It was a perfect spot for a pole. What is a pole? Any angler probably knows that it is a telescopic rod without a reel. It is finished with an eye or an adjusted connector to which you attach the rig. With longer poles (6 m and up) you can definitely arm the rod with a “rubber” that will additionally absorb the shocks during the haul. I have poles of varying lengths in my arsenal. I decided to take a 7-meter-long Mikado pole from the Tournament series for this trip.
The length of the pole allowed me to go over all the reeds which cover the banks of the lake. For most anglers who set out for a few hours of fishing the most important aspect is the weight of the rod.
The 7-meter-long Tournament weighs only 280 gram! The rod is stiff, with fast action, and consequently allows for very precise hook ups. It is made of the highest quality carbon fiber and designed especially for competitive anglers.
Considering the quality and lightness of the pole, the price is definitely is not too high. To sum up: it’s a good piece of equipment for many years for those who appreciate the comfort of fishing, and available to anglers of any means.
My rig was delicate. The main monofilament 0.12 mm and a leader with 0.1 mm diameter. All of this, plus small Mikado hooks from the Sensual Profi series, size 18. A sensitive 1g float and a chain of pellets with a small signaling pellet right above the leader. I love such an escape. It’s a completely different and more relaxing kind of fishing than what I usually experience during float fishing competitions.
The most important things is no time pressure, only peace and quiet. All I needed to start fishing was to ground the rig and I could start casting. I baited the spot with a few boilies, made of a mix of bream bait with dispersing clay and an addition of fluo bread. I didn’t need to wait long for a bite. The small fish quickly came to my bait and got interested in the maggot on my hook.
I got a few beautifully colored rudds, perches, and breams. There really was plenty of small fish, and the float started to “dance” after every cast, then went under water. A hook up and another fish! A quick release from the hook and back to the water. I was able to make a few more such trips with a pole that week. While I didn’t get anything larger, I think that’s not what’s most important in fishing (at least for me).
Every fish I catch makes me happy, whether it’s 15 cm long or weighs 10 kg. What is the goal of my long-awaited holidays? To rest, have a good time with my family, take a few trips to the water, have some fun with the fish. After that I can happily return home, to work and other everyday duties. See you at the water.