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Video of freshwater fish underwater in a river without feeding the fish or attracting the fish in any way.

Fish in the natural environment.

Movement of the camera with the water flow.

Video was recorded with Waterwolf camera version 1.0.




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Till next time …

 tight lines and wet landing nets!

Author: Marina Kropec


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This video was not paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.

No fishing tackle or bait or anything was supplied to me for this video.

The content of this video, photos and my opinions were not reviewed or paid for by any outside persons.

Feeding fish (chub, barbel, crucian carp, perch, gudgeon, roach, common bleak, danube roach, riffle minnow, … with maggots in the river. Video was recorded with Waterwolf camera version 1.0.






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Till next time …

 tight lines and wet landing nets!

Author: Marina Kropec


Disclosure – if you buy anything using links found in this blog post, I may make a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any more to buy via these affiliate links – and please feel entirely free not to do so of course – but it will help me to continue producing content. Thank you for your support .

THANK YOU for all of your support, for visiting my blog, commenting, and sharing my posts with your friends and social media.

This video was not paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.

No fishing tackle or bait or anything was supplied to me for this video.

The content of this video, photos and my opinions were not reviewed or paid for by any outside persons.

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A rib-knit cuff fits snugly around the ears for a good bond in epic weather.

Features

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Materials

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  • 4% other fiber

Country of Origin

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Till next time …

…… tight lines and wet net!

Author: Marina Kropec


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THANK YOU for all of your support, for visiting my blog, commenting, and sharing my posts with your friends and social media. I am SO thankful for you!

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No fishing tackle or bait or anything was supplied to me for this video.

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Nowadays when fishing shop are more or less very stocked with a variety of carp fishing bait (pop up boilie, wafters, ready made boilies, hook pellet, frozen boilies, dumbell,…) today many people do not even think about doing the bait themselves.

Are we always satisfied with the carp fishing bait purchased at the fishing shop? My opinion and answer is no.

In my test I used a basic pop up mix to make pop – up boilies. But I added quite a few other ingredients to this basic mix. I can’t write recipe for this pop – up boilie mix, because unfortunately i just tried something without measuring the exact weight in grams. I know my mistake, which I will correct and write in the near future.

But I can write the names of the dry ingredients I added to the basic mix and you can try it for yourself:

I’ve added quite a few ingredients, but you don’t have to use everything in your mix. I like to try different ingredients so my mixes are sometimes very extreme.

Video How to make pop up boilie on my YouTube channel, to watch the video click below 👇👇👇👇👇👇:



Equipment for making pop up boilies:

  • fork, mixing bowl, towel or kitchen cloth, saucepan, kitchen mesh strainers or similar to capture boilies from boiling water, boilie rolling table or your hands 🤲
  • The first step is to crack one egg (or more, depending on the amount of pop up mix) of any size.


  • Mix the egg well. Air bubbles improve the buoyancy of a pop up boilies.




  • Mix all the liquid ingredients together.
  • Slowly add the dry mix, but not all at once.
  • I added too little mix so it looks liquid, so i add some dry mix.




  • Better to slowly add the mix until the paste is compact and no longer sticks to your hands.
  • The pop up boilie paste is made and I left the paste for about 24 hours. Otherwise, about 30 minutes is sufficient for the ingredients to bind and absorb the liquid.
  • Boilie I made by hand, without the use of bait rolling table and extrusion guns (even with such a small amount, this is not necessary).
  • The water is already boiling and the boilies are ready for cooking.
  • Pop up boilies should be placed in boiling water and in such a quantity that the water does not cool when placed in boiling water (that the water is still hot and quickly starts to boil again).
boiling pop up
  • Boil for 1 – 3 min, depending on the size of the boilies (the larger the diameter of the boilies, the longer they boil). In my case they boiling for 1 – 2 min.


  • Place cooked on towel to cool and dry. Do not load boilies on top of each other, it is very important to cool them as soon as possible.
  • The pop up boilies will now dry about 3 – 4 days. Because there are no preservatives in boilies they will be stored in the freezer.
  • If you want harder pop – up boilies they need to be dried longer (at least 3 – 8 days). The drying time of the boilies also depends on the mix itself, the cooking time, the air temperature, egg size, moisture, … .

There is something special about catching carp on a boilie of your own making. It is true that it takes quite a bit of research and search for ingredients in different stores (fishing and grocery stores), but when you hear that beep and see the curved tip of the fishing rod, at that moment all the effort is paid off.

In one of my future blogs I will write about how successful my pop up boilies turned out.


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On the old gravel pit where I usually fish for carp I decided to try my luck at catching a tench. sSunny weather was forecast that day with possible afternoon thunderstorms Maybe I catch one 🙏?

I chose my fishing spot in front of the water lilies, where I noticed fish activity.

Tactics

I used mixed fish (corn, tigernuts, wheat, hemp), boilies, pellets and ground bait to attract tench.

I bait regular the fishing spot every 20-30minutes, but in smaller quantities. I did not want to use too much bait for day fishing because the fish would be overeating and probably would not be successful.

I used two smaller sized boilies (10mm) for the bait and the hook number 8.



Fish on…..

I noticed a tench jump from the water near my fishing spot. About 15 minutes later my bite alarm started to scream. I quickly went to the fishing rod and already felt that there was probably tench on the hook. Shortly after, the tench was already on the unhooking mat.

After a quick photo and use of antiseptic I release it back into the lake.

After a long time, i finally caught the tench. I was very happy.

Water from the lake to keep the fish wet.

Just a little bit…………..

………and tench was already swimming back in the lake.

Bye bye beauty :).

You can also watch a short movie bellow:

Successful day for me 🙂

But there may still be some bite……………..

……………….black clouds were coming from far away and the forecast was not promising. I barely managed to put fishing gear in the car when it started to rain very heavily.

Despite the storm, a very great day was spent by the lake with my darling.

Lake

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In my first blog about the basics of safe fish handling. All species deserve respect no matter the size or weight. Considering that I carp fishing the most, this blog of safe handling of fish will relate to it, which does not mean that we cannot treat other types of fish in the same or similar way (especially I am talking about cyprinid fish species, salmonids are another topic for new blog).



1. Unhooking mat or cradle

A must-have equipment for every angler. It is designed to safely place the carp on, protecting them from damage, mud and the various dirt that is on the ground. Before putting fish on unhooking mat or cradle, it is obligatory to pour it with fresh lake water.

Never put fish on a dry unhooking mat.

2. A bucket of water

We always have a fresh lake water bucket ready by the unhooking mat or cradle. Fresh water moistens the fish during photography and weighing. It is very important that we never pour our catch with water that has been in the bucket for several hours, preferably in the sun!

We always capture fresh cold water!

I use Fox Collapsible Water Bucket and I’m more than happy with it.

3. Antiseptic

I notice that we spend a lot of money on baits and equipment, but many people forget about the antiseptic. It is very important to use it not only to carry it because of the rules that apply to individual water. Before letting the fish back into the water, it is carefully inspected and treated with antiseptic (stab wounds, various injuries, etc.).

We stick to the instructions given by the individual manufacturer on the packaging, as improper use can cause more harm than good.

I’ve been using antiseptic Korda Propolis two years and I’m very happy with it. The only downside is that it leaves traces on the cradle or mats, but it doesn’t bother me as long as it’s good for the fish.



4. Fishing Weight Sling

Designed to weigh the catch safely and then safely released into the water.

When our catch is big (relative to each individual) – over 14kg or 30 pounds it is highly recommended (in some places it is obligatory) to put it in a sling together with a landing net and place it on a mat.

Please check that the fins of the carp are folded flat against its body, otherwise they can be damaged by the weight of the fish.

A great choice is Fox STR Floatation Weigh Sling and camo version.

5. Wet hands

Always get our hands wet before handling a fish. Dry hands damage the fish slime (protect it from various injuries and parasites).

6. Landing net

A large landing net with a minimum length of 90 cm is used for the carp fishing. For the health of the fish I recommend a good fine knit net with as small holes as possible to prevent damage to the fin. Always catch the fish with a wet pad.

The same as with the weight sling, it is necessary to check that the fins of the carp are folded flat against its body before going to lift them from the water.

fish on

7. Photography

Fish are never photographed standing and of course we do not even carry fish around. We always take pictures in a crouching stance above the mat.

We keep the fish out of the water for as short a time as possible. If you want to take pictures in hot summer, this is best done in the water and we refresh ourselves as well.


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For the record I have no deal with anyone or any company. I buy what I want with my own money.

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