Banding for bream

Hello, today I’ll talk about fishing for bream in the ring. What is tackle made of? How and where are they caught for ringing? Should I bream bream? What nozzles to choose?

Bream ... As the classic, Sergey Timofeevich Aksakov put it, “ there is something ugly in this fish ”, referring to the disproportionately wide and flat body of the bream. But for most Russian fishermen there is no more beautiful and desirable fish than a large bream. It is to him that the earliest dawns, late evenings, and in the July heat, are dedicated to the nights when the largest bream is most successfully caught. It's true, it's hard to say, but in our lakes it was on warm nights, according to one book, once from rafts, in the light of a fire, they caught 6 kg bream ... For all my life I caught the largest bream for 3.4 kg . It was a beautiful heavy fish the color of old gold. But I can’t even imagine how the bream looked six kilos ... Happy fishermen of that time ...

What do bream catch?

A lot of articles and essays have been written about classical bream fishing in the summer. Probably, after crucian carp, bream is the most popular and most often caught fish, if we take into account small scammers. And the equipment for bream fishing is also one of the most common. These are: fishing rod, feeder, donka. But less commonly mentioned is such catchy gear as an airborne donka. Namely, onboard donks catch the largest bream on large rivers, where it is difficult and often impossible to get this fish from the shore even with a feeder of the heaviest class.

Banding for bream

Of the family of onboard donks, the most catchy one can be called a "ring" . Some time ago, this airborne donka was even banned because of its effectiveness. The essence of tackle ringing is that a heavy feeder is integral with the rigging of an onboard fishing rod and leashes with hooks are constantly in the bait stream. Everything is almost like in feeder fishing, only here the hooks with the nozzle are located directly behind the feeder in the stream, and not like in the feeder, where it all depends on how the feeder lies. In addition, not a single feeder rod “pulls” the “ringing” feeder, which can weigh up to two kilograms or more, since it contains almost half a bucket of bait.

But the "ring" is a rather clumsy tackle and is needed only at great depths and very strong currents, where there is nothing to catch except for it.

Now about the nature of fishing ...

The feeder is discarded from the boat and lowered to the bottom, then the feeder cord is fixed in a tight tension position on board the boat. After that, a heavy lead ring with slots is put on the feeder cord, through which the feeder cord passes. For lighter rings, only one slot is made, and then the ring is simply squeezed by hand so that the cord does not slip out of the slot. Heavier and coarser rings are equipped with cuts with round-trip moves or special latches.

The ring is the sliding sinker of this side donkey. It has a hole for the main fishing line, at the end of which a long undergrowth with leashes and hooks is fastened with a swivel and fastener. The ring is lowered onto the lid of the feeder, and the leashes with hooks and bait curl along the flow in grains of fragrant bait.

For fishing using short side rods, you can winter, for example, telescopic winter rod Salmo ICE SUDAK. The length of the rod is 70 cm, which is optimal for the side donka. Since this rod can be equipped with a nod for winter flashing, it is best to put on a hard nod with a bell or feeder bell for catching from the side. This will give the fishing even more excitement and can help out when the angler “bites his nose” in the boat from smooth rocking on the wave. The sonorous bell will not let oversleep a bite.


Various feeding mixtures are used as bait, as they are viscous and most suitable for fishing on the course. Many anglers use a variety of cereals, cooked right on the shore, and add signature blends for the smell. For flavoring and attracting large bream, various flavors and dipes are also used, in particular: GF TUTTI-FRUTTI spray fragrance, Sensas AROMIX Earthworm fragrance and other additives that spray the nozzle in the form of a spray jet or add directly to the bait.

Summer attachments and bait for fishing for bream on the ringing consists of a small set, which is the main one for large rivers, in particular, for the Volga. These are: worms, maggot, barley, semolina.

For shallow depths and not very rapid currents, instead of “ringing” it is better to use a short feeder (look here).