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How to Catch Carp on the Rivers

How to catch carp in a river

The technique of carp fishing in the river varies depending on the conditions in which fish live. You can always successfully catch carp in the river. But carp fishing on the river is different from catching carp in a lake or pond. It takes a long time to look for a promising place where fish live. Otherwise, adjust the tackle. To introduce a number of changes in the process of feeding. It is necessary to pick up other baits.

Feature of river fishing for carp

Catching carp on the river is complex in that the fish moves more actively around the water area. Carp overcomes several kilometers a day in search of food or a favorable place for parking. It is especially difficult to catch carp on a large river.

The competition among fish is great. The fodder base is more diverse. The ability of bait to attract carp is reduced to a minimum. Even an experienced fisherman does not always manage to pick up a working bait or lure a fish.

There is one problem. This is the current. It prevents accurate casting of tackle and flushes the bait. River carp is very different from its lake "brother". It is frightened by the sharp and unusual taste of the bait. The taste of carp is more unstable.

Despite a number of potential difficulties associated with catching carp on the river, one can always achieve a good catch. The main thing is to listen to the recommendations about which will be discussed further.

Choosing a fishing spot on the river

Choosing a fishing spot on the river

The difficulty in catching carp on the river can arise due to the current. The main rule when catching carp on the river is a good choice of location. It is always easier to find a promising point on the lake. Small water area and more significant places for fishing. On the river, sometimes you have to spend several hours to find a site attractive to carp.


Often on the river there is a turn of the main riverbed that skirted the shallows. There is no current and there is a lot of aquatic vegetation. The carp can also find shelter.

Reeds on the river

Often carp can be found among reeds. River carp like its lake "brother" likes such places. It's easier for fish to find food. It's easier to hide from predators. Therefore, catching carp on a similar site is considered promising.

Bending of the river

This is a site with a steep turn on which the flow of water slows down. It attracts a carp that likes standing water. There is always a lot of algae in this place. There are places with deep water and with a sandbank. Here the carp can find food or wait out the bad weather.

The confluence of a stream and a small river

When two currents collide, a boundary of "quiet" and "fast" water always forms. Therefore, carp often finds shelter here. In such a place, there is always a high level of oxygen in the water which is necessary for fish activity.

Fallen trees

Carp can be sheltered among fallen trees on the river. They create a natural protection for the carp and slow the flow. There is more food here. There are not only shellfish but also insects.

Steep bank

In such a place, a lot of river food is attracted, which attracts carp. The difficulty is only how to settle down a fisherman. Not always convenient and comfortable.

These are the main places that you should pay attention to when catching carp on the river. It is also necessary to take into account the peculiarity of the bottom. Choose a greater depth for carp fishing is not necessary. Most often choose a place where the distance to the bottom does not exceed 2-4 meters. The same goes for the distance from the shore.

River carp is mainly kept near the coastal zone. The hardest thing is to look for carp on the river with a straight channel. There is always a rapid current. At the shore there is no vegetation that can attract fish. There is an exception. If there is a nearby dam or bridge nearby, there will be carp.

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