Catching carp on a feeder

The right choice of fishing grounds for carp is on the feeder. The choice of fishing rods, reels, fishing lines, snap, bait.

Common carp fishing rod

To catch carp on a feeder, tackles are used, so to speak, of a heavy weight category, at least more powerful than when fishing for bream and other fish of the cyprinid family. Carp is distinguished by its exuberant character. That’s all said, therefore the feeder is often used in powerful conditions - a heavy class with test indicators of 100-150 grams. The recommended length of the feeder on the carp is 3.9-4.2 meters. Now many companies specialize in fishing carp fishing rods, for example, FOX, as well as Sonik. In the budget segment - Banax, Wychwood, Prologic.

Fishing reel

When choosing a coil, “meat grinders” of the spool category 1000-2000 are immediately marked. They simply can not withstand the jerking loads and loads in the form of the weight of the feeders and the strength of the current, on which carp is usually caught. It requires a reel with a byturner that can quickly turn off the friction brake and protect the rod from breaking or stealing an expensive rod with a carp. And this is possible when the fisherman moves away from the tackle for any need.

The characteristics of the coil can be classified as power, that is, the coil must be powerful, slow, similar in nature to the work of the winch. The gear ratio is defined as 4.1: 1, sometimes 4.8: 1. The spool should be of category 4500. The recommended number of bearings on a minimum scale is five, and it is better if there are more bearings. Popular coils include products from Daiwa, Trabucco, Banax, Salmo, Shimano. They verified all indicators, where speed is rationally combined with power traction, which allows fishing for large fish up to trophy fish.

Fishing line or braid

For catching carp, a braided cord is usually used, which is stronger than any fishing line, does not have extensibility and bending with the flow, like a monofilament fishing line, and also gives sensitivity to tackle. Usually, a 0.4 mm thick cord is used to catch carp. For leashes, fluorocarbon is used with the same line thickness as the cord. Fluorocarbon fishing line is not durable, but it is almost invisible in water, which is very important when fishing for a careful carp. But a fishing line with a thickness of 0.4 mm on a leash can withstand jerks of carp, if you do not force events and correctly use the capabilities of the rod, reel and gear in general. It should be borne in mind that the strength of the gear should be at least 10 kilograms together with all components and connections.

With annual testing of the feeder rod and replacing the braided cord with a fresh cord, the tackle will work without interruption.


Familiar loops are used as snap-ons for tying the leash: Gardner paternoster, loops symmetric-asymmetric. Plastic anticirculators should also not be discounted. Proven equipment. In addition, the leash can be attached to a powerful triple swivel.


Despite the fact that the fish is large, you should not put very large hooks. It is enough to use hooks No. 7-6 of international numbering.

Bait for catching carp on a feeder

As a bait, it is better to use verified mixes specially for catching carp from well-known manufacturers of bait: Sensas, Trapper, Dunaev with fruit and biscuit components, and these are important components for summer bait on carp. Nozzles and bait are worms in the form of “sandwiches” with white and red maggot, and boilies are popular, from fruit for summer to high-calorie autumn boilies with additives of proteins, fish meal or fish oil. Also, corn, makuha, young potatoes, bread, barley are used to catch carp.

An important factor for successful carp hunting is the right choice of place.

Here we can distinguish such a factor as the relative or complete desertedness of the selected fishing site. We are arranged in such a way that we are always attracted to settle on a smooth clean shoreline, where there is neither felling, nor dense grass and wild rose hives, nor stones, nor trees lying and standing, where a feeder could be installed. But such parked trampled places are valuable only for our external perception. The fish, on the contrary, avoids such places, because here it is usually crowded and noisy. It is best to find a wild stretch of coast that vacationers avoid, if possible, clear it, trample it, and soon it will be cozy, promising for fishing and fishing.