To travel to Abkhazia in August is a very dubious pleasure for me. Crowds of vacationers, heat, stuffiness, expensive tickets, and even on the days of the competition, heavy rain is promised. But the desire to go fishing on Yupshar once again covers these disadvantages, and I'm going on the road. In general, you don’t have to pack for a long time, because I have not had time to sort out the suitcase from past competitions. Catching, most likely, will be "rubber", but I also want to check large turntables in accordance with the latest trends.
On the first day I got zone “B”. I have never caught there before, and I wanted to get there. Fish in the area was well distributed. No clusters characteristic of the iris were observed in the aquarium sectors. At the same time, the fish was visible on the rapids. So, there will be where to run with my first bad start.
I'm going to the fast. It is inconvenient to catch there, so it should be free. And I noticed enough trout here, it added confidence. Now I was planning to start with silicone, as in these sectors it was very inconvenient to hold a turntable. There can be many gatherings on the turntable, so it’s better to first catch the “light” fish, and then experiment and pick up the bait. I caught the first three trout, not getting up from the stone, which I settled comfortably on.
Then it quickly became clear that the trout had not fully recovered after stocking. Some fish did not pay attention to any bait, despite the fact that no one had caught trout here. Of course, I tried to catch both “turntables and mepps“ cosmic ”, but, of course, I did not bite them. It rarely happens when one topic shoots two competitions in a row.
It seems that here the iris is “correct”, unlike the Romanian one, and prefers “rubber”. It quickly became clear to me that silicone will be out of competition today, and you can not twitch in other directions. Having well caught four sectors, I caught twelve fish. This is the first place in the zone. My second start is good. I get up in the aquarium, where eleven trout were caught in the first period. The sector is large, the fish has already been chopped, so it takes a lot of time to find parking lots for still active trout. My first fish turned out to be a wild game, caught on a turntable from the opposite bank. But then I realized where the fish is, and how it is best to serve the bait. Things gradually improved. By catching specific points and alternating between worms and nymphs, I catch seven fish and again win the zone.
If I moved more actively in this period, I could catch more. But it was important for me to better understand how today you can get chopped trout, so I stayed in one sector. In the third period, I again went upstairs to the speed. There, the fish had already rested from me and the non-caught sectors still remained. Here I was already actively moving. Trout was caught in almost all sectors, but sectors where I had not fished before worked best. This suggests that almost no one in the zone catches in my style, so I easily remove my fish. Now I managed to catch nine pieces. Vyacheslav Sedenkov caught the same amount, with whom we shared the first place in this period. He ruined all the statistics for me. Four little ones no longer dial. The most interesting thing is that before this period I myself told him how I caught. And he fished in the same sector where I caught seven fish in the last start. I caught seven, and he nine, and even after me. Of course, such a result can be justified by various reasons and coincidences, but it is still annoying. It seems that he had some "chips" of his own.
In the fourth period, I calmly went to the lower part of the zone, where I had never been before. They regularly brought fish from there, so I had no doubt that I would catch my own. So basically it happened. Of course, there were more gatherings, but this is understandable for the last start. Maybe it was necessary to experiment with baits. Surely it was possible to improve the result. However, it’s hard to force yourself to make extra efforts when everything is doing so well. In the last period I caught five trouts and again shared the first place, but this time with Victor Rogozin. After the first day of the competition, with a total of five places, I confidently lead in the overall standings.
The next day, the draw draws me into zone “B” and throws such interesting rivals as Fedorov Anton, Fedorets Alexey and Sanguliya Oneri. Today, yesterday’s scenario doesn’t exactly repeat itself. The fight will not be easy. And zone “B” itself turned out to be interesting. In the first round, there was not enough fish to stock up the entire area. And all the athletes crowded at the bottom. In addition, trout was visually very clearly visible there. Trout almost did not rise to the top, and the upper part of the zone remained a mystery. Before the second round, the whole area was well stocked, so the fish was supposed to be everywhere. However, when examining the zone, in the upper part I noticed only a few isolated fish, and below everything was still like in an aquarium.
Although I understand that, most likely, everything is fine with the fish above, it’s just not visible, but the eyes are clearly calling down. I did not dare to risk, went down. As if by order, the sector where the most fish was visible was left for me. He was not busy waiting for me. Why didn’t anyone take him? For me a riddle. Yes, I knew that he was not the best yesterday, but still they caught him well enough. The very first cast and the first reaction of the fish to the bait made it clear that it simply would not be today. The fish already knew perfectly well that there was no need to grab everything. It seems that I got into the aquarium in the final fourth period. Something has to be invented, somehow cast out, and at the same time keep the pace of fishing. After all, standing nearby Oleg Osetrov began to park trout from each cast. I hate it when this fishing starts from the start. I want easy, dynamic, albeit high-speed fishing. Only the choice has already been made, and had to spin. A couple of trout on a thick larva, one on a worm, two more on a spinner, now one on a nymph, etc. Enumeration of the lures worked. In my opinion, I didn’t catch more than three on one bait. In such fishing experience is very much affected. That helped me. Catching 15 fish, I take third place.
The first and second places were shared by Osetrov Oleg and Sanguliya Oneri, having caught 18 trouts. Sturgeons stood next to me, as he caught, I saw well. But Sangulia brought his fish from above. And Fedorov caught his 14 fish upstairs. What was going on there, I have no idea. I have a good start now. One must go for sure and get up in a good sector. But I don’t want to go down at all. There at the end of the period everyone stopped pecking. And upstairs I knew nothing. Here it is minus fishing in one sector in the first period. I decide that there are more fish left and go there. It seems to be talking up to the sector where Anton was catching. The sector is being read, but how can I catch 14 pieces here, I don’t understand. With grief in half I catch 2 trouts and two more go. It bites very badly. Yesterday's lures work an order of magnitude worse. Quickly pick up something new does not come out. Time passes, but there’s no sense. I run away in search of hoping to run into something. But it was not so simple. The sectors above were very unequal. Where there was a fish, someone was already standing, and where there was nobody, there was no fish. Even single. In general, I managed to run a couple more fish.
Four trouts, it seems to be a failure, but in fact everything turned out to be not so scary. Fedorov also has four, Fedorets caught five, and Sangulia six. So far, only Sangulia with the sum of 4 places went into the gap, then everything is very tight: Sturgeons – 8.5, Fedorets – 9, Tishenin – 9.5, I have 10, Fedorov – 11, Ter-Simonyan – 11. I’m very I love you. It is already impossible to predict how events will develop further. It is necessary to play only "on my own." I can’t control such a number of rivals. This allows you to relax and focus on your strengths. I decide to go up, catching promising sectors, as they become free. It makes no sense to run around empty. In the first promising sector, I notice a sufficient number of fish. It’s clear that it’s chopped, but the other one is now practically gone. What else did I not offer trout today? And I did not offer small baits. Therefore, small larvae were used. Surprisingly, the trout, which did not react in any way to ordinary worms and nymphs, began to confidently try new tricks. I even felt sorry for her. But she, just as I am gaining my experience, through trial and error. Developing the theme of small larvae, I caught six fish. Anton Fedorov caught the same amount, and we shared with him the first place in the third period. Sangulia Oneri has four fish. Anton and I are pulling ourselves towards him. The rest are slightly behind, but not critical. Everything will be decided by the fourth period. I plan to go to the lower aquariums. There, probably, the fish have not yet been "fed" with small larvae. There is potential. To my joy, the main competitors, Oneri and Anton, also go there. But it will be very difficult for them there. In this part of the zone they have not yet caught. My forecast is confirmed. I was able to persuade three trout there, but the guys could not get in touch and ran upstairs. But to me there is no longer any lingering anymore. I have already taken off light fish. I also go upstairs and, to my happiness, a promising sector turned out to be free, where I had never been able to get up before. Then I manage to catch four more trout. Moreover, all on different bait. Both larvae and worms worked, and even a spinner. Seven pieces in the final period is a clean first place. Fedorov Anton and Sanguliya Oneri caught only two fish each, which allowed me to win my zone today. It turned out far from as confident as yesterday, but such victories are always more interesting.
Having won my zones both days, I confidently take the first place in the individual competition. The second was Bondarenko Albert. The third place went to Vyacheslav Sedenkov.
In the team event, the fight was more intense. The third place with a total of 151 places was taken by the MixFish team. And the first and second places shared only half a point. The second place with a total of 141 places was taken by my team – “ZERO SPB”. And the Trout Extreme team won the 140.5-seat tournament. With which I am pleased to congratulate them. We lost only half a point. You can, of course, blame the members of your team, such as they are scammers and do not know how to catch]]] But I look at it from the other side. Half a point – what is it? This is one fish caught at the right time. Did I have such moments when it was possible to do this? There were, and more than once were. On the first day in the last period, I could not relax and catch not five fish, but six. In the second period of the second round, it was definitely possible to catch more than four fish, but I was wrong tactically. Well and the most important thing. In the third period of the second day, when Anton and I caught six fish, I had a clipping of a flucarboxy leash on the fish during cutting. If I had caught that trout, there would have been half a point missing to you. The most interesting thing is that I wanted to bandage the knot in the evening, but … In the evening it was too good to be distracted by such trifles]]] So I admit it was my fault, I let the team down. And the victory should go to those who need it.
During the tournament, I used the following gear: a spinning Akara Teuri 662UL with a test of 0.6-7 g and a test sample of a 2000 size Ultra-Sport reel.