Long gone are the days when the hundred-kilogram catfish was considered a normal catch.
In the late twentieth century desyatikilogrammovy “somenos” (A. Sabaneev) – a significant event in the life of a fisherman. Therefore still affects the success of the Italian Armando Frisaro, which was caught in a small lake in the North of Italy catfish weighing 150 kg.
The area to the North of Italy – pool rivers and Adige, dotted with small, but clean and deep lakes, which are famous for their catfish. Instances up to 50 kg are not uncommon, and previous personal record Armando catfish weighing 85 kg. In addition, in the early 90’s in the network of local fishermen, Industrialists got 200 -killogramovy kgs! So the Italian success was not accidental. Anyway, in preparation for fishing, fisherman hoped for a “serious” fish: a special rod for fishing, 300 meters strong fishing cord with a diameter of 0.6 mm, a 100-gram sinker. And tempted com monster dead fish on the rope. “Fish” was the sardine with a length of 30 cm. Armando says that large catfish only take on the big bait, before he used a carp with a length of 40 cm, or 25 cm roach Continue reading
It all started with the fact that I had a broken fire acrylic bathtub, corner shape, the depth of nearly 60 inches and a capacity of 300 liters. After not artful manipulations for the installation of a pond at sunken place in advance, I patched with silicone unnecessary holes and cracks plastic tanks. Don’t get bogged down in the appearance of the pond, will focus on the construction of the reservoir. More than two dozen algae were launched with a variety of ponds and rivers. Snails – pond, of the coil. Frogs and common scoter, as it turned out later hatched out from eggs on the plants. Emergent plants – rushes, sedge, coin, with roots planted in pots with sand. The water in the pond had to be refilled on average in 2-4 days no more than 10 liters, and the normal from the tap, a little chlorinated. In June the water temperature even at night does not drop below 15-18 degrees Celsius. Continue reading
Soma is not for nothing called a true aquatic predator of gigantic proportions – it can grow up to 5 meters in length and weigh more than 250 pounds. And to catch such a trophy is the dream of every angler. However, in most reservoirs it is possible to meet ordinary and catfish weighing up to 10 kilograms, to catch which is no less prestigious.
Since it prefers to conduct a night way of life, and fish for the purpose of catching better this time. Som lives in freshwater lakes and rivers of the European part of Russia, in the Caucasus it occurs in rivers and in lakes. In most cases, leads a benthic lifestyle, perfectly camouflaged at the bottom of the pond to catch their prey. The diet of catfish are other fish, shellfish, but in some cases, soms can be seduced to Pets and waterfowl. Continue reading