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Choosing a fishing cage

How to choose a fishing cage? Mesh size and workmanship. The selection is long cage. The average version of the cage, between sports and amateur.

Choosing a cage for fishing Here we will talk about choosing a cage for amateur fishing, taking into account the fact that the object of fishing can be both large carp, crucian carp, bream, and fish, which in many cases live in our Russian reservoirs. This fish is considered to be small, somewhere even weedy, for example, bleak, the amount of catch of which is not even regulated by the new fishing rules. And for an amateur fisherman, bleak is both a joy for the soul, especially yearning for summer fishing during the winter, and a quite valuable product. From bleak, you get excellent roast like sunflower seeds crunching on your teeth – an excellent beer snack. In addition, sprats can make magnificent sprats, salted salmon, smoked meats. This is a fat and tender fish that I would like to keep alive until the end of fishing. But not in every cage this can be done. Usually, she escapes from metal and most of the filament cages due to a rather large cell.

Cage mesh size and workmanship
The cage shown in the photographs is a product from a grid in which there are no nodes. And this is a very important factor for the preservation of any fish, small and large. The mesh size of this grid is 10 millimeters. Not enough, you say. It will sail on the course, the mucus of bream and other “snotty” fish will be difficult to wash out, which means that the cage will smell unpleasant. Yes, and this can be called a drawback of this cage. But, it seems, this drawback can be overcome by soaking the cage for some time with a non-aggressive washing solution, thoroughly washing and drying after fishing. Do you think a cage with a large wire mesh will be better washed out? Slime will also stick on it, especially at the junction of the threads. Unless it’s easier to wash a net with a fishing line after fishing, but a coarse fishing line can injure the fish, as well as cells of metal net nets.

Assembled Fishing Cage

The cage that I chose
The cage, which I chose and purchased before the upcoming fishing for large crucian carp, can be called the average version of the cages between the sporting view and the most amateur one, which is almost a shopping string bag. If sports cages can be up to four to five meters long and 40-50 cm in size with a square hoop, then in this case the cage has a length of 1.7 meters with a diameter of a round hoop of 33 centimeters, which is the norm for a cage of this kind. Even a cage with 30 cm in diameter can be called quite working and optimal for fishing on any “white” fish. In addition, the relatively shallow net of the cage is an advantage over the larger meshes of some sports cages, which are simply cut by carps and carp by their saw fins.

Choice of length
Based on my experience, it seems that the length of this cage with an average person’s height is quite enough to place it on the shore for comfortable fishing, when you do not have to reach for the cage to throw caught fish into it. Moreover, it is not necessary to push each fish through the neck of a completely amateur cage no longer than 50-70 cm. This cage has a wide entrance, closed at a distance of one link of the cage with a dense waterproof and rigid fabric. This “armored” entrance protects the upper part of the cage from being hit by sharp fins of fish. Not always the prey gets into the cage unhindered, especially when the fisherman hurriedly throws it into the neck of the cage. Most often we choose shallow shores for fishing and rarely fish from cliffs. Therefore, it is thought that a cage length of one meter and seventy centimeters is enough for comfortable fishing. And most importantly, bleak and live bait, carp, which can be put on the vents for catching predatory fish, will not run away from such a cell. In fact, I chose a universal cage, the qualities of which will be fully appreciated after fishing, to which this cage was purchased.

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