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Fishing Season: Spring. What Do We Need?



Early spring. I consider this period to be the most difficult for searching and catching fish. On large rivers, ice has already come down, but the water is rather cold, due to the melting of snow and ice in the bays and the introduction of “harsh” water into the riverbeds. Fish at this time is inactive.

It is not difficult to determine this period. Snow has already fallen, but nature has not yet awakened. The rivers have a dull gray appearance, and the banks, bristling with bare branches of bushes and trees, do not add optimism to the first fishermen already sitting near the spring water.

But is everything so hopeless? No, you can fish at this time. Let us together define those terms that will not allow you to go home without a catch at this time.

I will tell you in the example of a river near which I live and most often fish. I will clarify all the necessary nuances.

Choose a place for fishing

The floodplain of my river is such that on the left, more shallow and shallow shore, the water vegetation is located from the water’s edge at a distance of 12-15 meters. The depth at such a distance is insignificant. The right bank is more precipitous and thickets of aquatic vegetation begin in 3-5 meters. It is much deeper here. Which shore to choose?

It should be borne in mind that during the period of increased solar activity, water is stratified by temperature. Warmer water is found on the shallow bays of the northern shore. So, the left bank, which is shallower, and therefore warmer, with aquatic vegetation far from the water’s edge at shallow depths, which also creates a sense of security for the fish (given the transparency of the water) is more preferable. If you add to the above-mentioned the presence of warm sewage in a place, then, most likely, this will be the place to which you, first of all, should pay attention. Although, of course, this is just a general discussion. So to speak, the guide to action. I think that practically all anglers in their regions know well the places where the season is best from year to year. Do not philosophize, rape them first!

A way of fishing

The feeder, I believe, is just the same tackle that will not allow the early spring to leave the river empty. And here it is appropriate to say a few words about the minimum necessary equipment. And in the feeder, it is, above all, a rod that has certain qualities. Personally, I use the rod “Pride” from TM “Flagman”. This heavy-duty feeder with a length of 3.6 meters allows you to drop feeders weighing up to 125 grams. The rod is light and reliable, it is equipped with three changeable tops and different rigidity and satisfies all conditions of catching – from standing water to a strong current, and provides excellent visual control. After all, the process of catching involves the need to track the most delicate “early spring” bites of inactive fish. Knowing that not everyone can afford such luxury as a branded feeder rod, I want to say that you can catch any cheap spinning or fishing rod.

Since we catch in shallow water near the coast, a monolayer with a breaking load of three kilograms (I use Salmo Evolution with a diameter of 0.17) is quite suitable. You should not put thicker. With the help of this line, I made long enough casts and dug solid fish at “loading” from the eighty-gram feeder, without using any shock-leader! For those who can afford it, try to catch with a cord. I now switched to the “Fireline” from Berkley and I can say that for catching a feeder in some cases this is the best option. The braids are strong and strong, and thin at the same time, and most importantly they have a quality that is of paramount importance for this kind of catching – they are super sensitive!

Hooks for feeder

I use hooks from Gamakatsu No. 16 of the F-21 series. Very thin, strong, allowing to hold a large fish. In addition, they are perfectly suited for the attachment of bloodworms, which is the bait number one in the described period.


Open type. I use the type of feeder, the lower part of which is two lead “skis”, connected together by a wire mesh. The top is a cylindrical grid. When lifting this feeder from the bottom, the lead “skis” play the role of underwater wings, and the net between them plays the role of a stabilizer, which makes it easy to tear the feeder from the bottom and deliver it to the shore. The trough is tied to the main line. Above a distance of 10-12 cm knit a loop, to which the way “loop in the loop” attach the leash. The use of side branches or triple swivels is considered to be unjustified in clear water.

Note: for a more convenient definition fish flocks, I recommend that you use a fishfinder that will greatly speed up your fishing process. Read more: how to read a fishfinder

Leap for feeder

A separate topic for conversation. In the period of clear water, I mainly use fluorocarbon. The material itself I would not call transparent, but in water, it becomes almost invisible. I use the Vanish transition from Berkley for leashes. The diameter is not so important because of the invisibility of this line. When fishing with a braid, I use leashes with a diameter of 0.18 mm and a breaking load of 2.9 kg. The line of this diameter is less confused and twisted by the flow of water. Hook one!

The length of the leash is 50-80 cm. The stronger the current, the longer the leash should be. On a leash, I put a pellet with a weight of 0.3-0.5 gr., Which can be moved. For what I will explain below.

Bait for the feeder

Considering that for ten March days spent on the river with the feeder, I did not see a bite on the worm, spells, etc. – my only bait of this period is the bloodworm in its pure form, without any sandwiches.

First, we put on the hook a small foam plastic ball of white color, then two or three bloodworms, planting them with rings (that is, piercing the body below the head and at the tail). I hide the sting in the tail of the last bloodworm. The foam ball located on the hook raises in the standing water a hook with a nozzle on the height, which is limited to a pellet on a leash and allows you to catch different layers of water. On the current, the pellet restricts the free oscillation of the leash.

I cannot say anything specific about why a styrofoam attracts fish so much. I know one thing: a scarlet bloodworm on a white background of a ball becomes such a bright target, from which neither the roach nor the chub does not refuse in the spring (these fish often give the main weight in my catch). In addition, playing a certain depth of bait on an invisible leash leave indifferent no fish, seeing the bait from a fairly long distance. The method of nozzle packing is dictated by the presence of a large amount of fry, which, with the traditional method of planting this delicate bait, pulls the tail of the larvae, thereby causing the top of the feeder to register false bites. This leads to an unreasonable lifting of the tackle from the bottom and a reduction in the net fishing

«Feeding for the feeder»

As a basis, I use a winter bait with Betaine, which works well in our region. The composition is as follows:

1) The basis is 500 g;

2) Milk powder – 1/2 cup;

3) Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon;

4) Cocoa – 1 tablespoon;

5) Ground dog food with the smell of liver – 1 glass;

6) As a binder – ground oat flakes;

7) Ripper is sand, in case you are too flaxy, and water overdo.

An important note: about the consistency of the composition: the bait should be washed out of the trough during the first ten minutes. To determine the interval of “release” of the feeder from the feed mix after the first cast, I lift the feeder upward after 3-4 minutes, regardless of whether the bite was or was not. According to the state and amount of bait left in the bird feeder, you can determine whether the composition is loose enough or vice versa, and add a ripper or binder to it, respectively. The use of the popular “bread + macula” type in cold water does not give any decent result, especially when the consistency resembles a window putty.

Now that we are prepared for fishing, we only have to drop the tackle accordingly, getting to the same chosen place. Now it is not difficult, because long casts are not needed. If you do not trust your eye, use an additional rod equipped with a marker. Having installed it on the surface of the water, you will always have a reliable landmark… Using these simple techniques and gear will allow you with honor to get out of the unspoken competition with fellow fishermen surrounding themselves with a palisade of ordinary donkeys. You will only have one feeder! That’s why, having nothing against ordinary spinning donkeys, I prefer a more delicate gear.

Try it, maybe you’ll like it!

So, based on the above, the set for spring catching on the feeder looks like this:

– a rod of a heavy class, with a test within 125-150 gr;

– coil EU 3500-4000 from the “Line Winder”;

– a braid with a breaking load of 7 kg of circular cross-section or a special line for feeder fishing, such as “Albacore” or the like, with a diameter of 0.17-0.12 mm.

I wish good luck in the new fishing season to the entire “brotherhood”!

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Factors to Consider When Setting Up an Enterprise




Setting up an efficient enterprise does not come by chance. It involves a lot of input or factors. Proper consideration and planning of these factors can help one to be able to set up a very industrious enterprise. Some of the factors that merit serious consideration are discussed below.

1. Capital: This refers to the funds or money available for the establishment of the enterprise. The entrepreneur should have a start-up capital as well as working capital to help the enterprise to stand on its feet. The start-up capital is the capital that is used for the purchase of tools, equipment, materials and machinery to start the business operation.

On the other hand, the working capital is the capital used in the day-to-day running of the business. It caters for the salary of workers, transportation costs, and purchase of new materials for productions, operation costs, maintenance of machinery and all the other things that ensures the smooth flow of business activities. The entrepreneur should have a sound financial bedrock to enable him set up and run the enterprise.

2. Room or Space for Workshop: The entrepreneur should also search for an appropriate room or space for the workshop. The space should be large enough to accommodate all the equipment, tools and machinery as well as the entire work force. It should also allow free movement from one area of the workshop to the other.

Moreover, the room should be well ventilated and well lit to make the execution of business activities very smooth. The space should be located at a good spot where tools, materials and machinery can be well stored without any hazards internally or externally.

3. Skilled Labour: The working force or labour of the enterprise refers to the people who are employed to work in the enterprise. The appointment of these people should be strictly based on their technical expertise or skill that can be utilized for the success of the enterprise.

The entrepreneur should seriously consider this factor otherwise he will end up paying people who do not in any way contribute to the generation of funds for the enterprise. Qualified personnel should be employed and they must possess excellent traits that can positively affect the business activity. Never should persons employed to work in the enterprise be based on sympathy or family grounds. Doing this would eventually collapse the business enterprise.

4. Availability of raw materials: The entrepreneur should ensure that he has a sustained supplier of the raw materials for his enterprise. He should have a large stock of these raw materials that can sustain him for a fairly long period of time. This would not cause the business activity to cease or halt when the raw materials are very scarce. He must have reliable suppliers of his raw materials. If possible he can even initiate the production of his own raw materials.

5. Transport and Communication: The entrepreneur should consider the means of conveying his products from the enterprise to consumers and shops. The roads from and to the workshop should be well constructed or accessible to ensure easy transportation of products. Means of conveyance of products such as vehicles can be made available to aid in transportation.

Communication lines must be readily accessible to prospective clients who might want to call to propose business transactions. Telephones must be installed in the enterprise as well as in all its departments. This would ensure the smooth flow of information, enhancing productivity.

6. Nearness to market or customers: The location of the enterprise should be near to prospective buyers or customers. It should be closer to the market. This would promote and maximize the sale of the products.

7. Selecting a Business name: The entrepreneur should select an appropriate business name for the enterprise. It should be attractive, easy to remember and must have a direct bearing or full description of what the enterprise produces. The business name should be unique and original.

8. Registration requirements: The one who desires to set up an enterprise should endeavor to meet all the registration requirements. For example, he has to register the business at the Business Registry Department. He has to see to it that the enterprise together with all its resources is insured.

He must also pay all his taxes and have the name of his business in all the legal documents and books of the country. This would spare him of any future business close down.

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What to Expect From Therapy




If you are entering therapy for the first time you may be feeling a little anxious. After all, you don’t really know what to expect. You may have been in therapy before, but dropped out early, because you didn’t know what to expect. Many people enter therapy hoping to find quick and easy solutions to their difficulties.

That expectation is usually too high. So, what can you expect from therapy?

You can expect to feel a little awkward at first. It takes time to establish a trusting relationship with a therapist. After a session or two you should be feeling more comfortable.

Be prepared to answer quite a few questions. Remember the therapist must gather information to fully understand you and your situation. One question you will hear a lot is, “And how do you feel about that?” So, be prepared to talk about your feelings.

Don’t be surprised if you are asked to complete homework assignments or read books. Therapy is less effective if you only concentrate on your issues and concerns once a week for an hour. Doing the specific activities assigned by the therapist speeds up the time it takes to work out your problems.

Therapy can be very painful. Expect to be emotional in session. It is normal to be tearful and/or angry. You will be talking about situations and people that have hurt you. You may need to talk about your past. You might be discussing things that you are ashamed of. This is an emotionally charged process.

Therapy is hard work. It requires time and patience. You might be tempted to quit right before any real change or breakthroughs happen. We are all naturally resistant to change.

Others may resist your changes and growth as well. Don’t be discouraged by this, they need time to adjust. As you become more healthy and balanced you too may need time to adjust. This may be uncomfortable at first as it can feel very unfamiliar.

If you stick to your commitment to therapy it will change your life. Be prepared to feel some loss. It is a normal part of change.

Therapy is a journey. Expect it to be like any other journey with roads that go up, down, and twist. There will be some smooth sailing and some rough seas. When you work hard and stick to the course, therapy can get you to your destination.

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Divine Soul Purpose Signal




Divine Signals and Messages

Our soul is different from spirit, and often confused. We are given divine signals and messages. Our spirit is the connection to our higher source, where answers will be heard with actions to be taken. Our soul is the expression of how we will live in this world, because we are a body.

Living with the soul is a natural way of living in the world. Your soul is being expressed through your everyday experiences. So today you can start to become the person you are most seeking, making you life more fulfilling, living with soul will help you to become more alive and purposeful.

When the search for spiritual connection and it works well, it brings great relief. You want this experience to last forever. All it takes it a few minutes a day to remember. Your soul will show up more as it becomes better connected to higher source.

Connect to your Higher Source

Give yourself a few minutes and try this exercise to connect to your higher source for answers of your soul purpose

I recognise there is one power and presence in the universe. God the good, omnipotent. I am one with this power and presence of God. Therefore, I claim my perfect divine signal and divine message to come to me now with divine order and timing.

I call upon the Holy Father to give me a divine signal and message. Release all seeming blockages that have prevented me from receiving my perfect divine signal and message now. Release and let go f all ideas that I am separate from God or that God is out of reach. In doing so, I accept and welcome with open arms my perfect divine contact with God now. Thank you, God, and SO IT IS.

Once you make contact with your higher source take a few deep breaths

I now let go of the outer environment and go deeper to the physical level

Take three deep breaths

I now relax and become aware of my conscious mind

Take three deep breaths

I now relax to the level of my subconscious mind

Take three deep breaths

Connect with your higher source

Ask for the signal

Take three deep breaths

I call upon Holy Wisdom to give me your divine signal now. Feed it stronger feed it stronger feed it stronger

Take a few deep breaths

Let go and Let God

Recognise and verify my signal

Once recognised a clear signal than say aloud:

Holy Wisdom is the signal that I have identified as being my signal? Then please feed it stronger to me now?

Take three deep breaths

Ask for a message and say aloud

“Holy Wisdom please tell me (ask the questions you are most seeking answers to) now”

IT is critical to ASK for direction of your soul purpose.

  • Why am I holding back?
  • What is it that I need to do?
  • When do you show up in my life?
  • Is there a message that I need to understand?
  • When will I live my truth?
  • It there anything else you would like to say?
  • What would you like for me to do?
  • How will this look like in my life?
  • Is there anything else you would like to say?

Let go and let be

Take another deep breath

Do nothing and less than nothing. Do not try to get a message have a neutral attitude and give up completely.

Give Thanks and Gratitude

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