By treble hook or by crook, in every nook and crann

Originally hailing from the River Danube in central Europe, this carnivore from the carp family made their way over to French waters ten years ago.
They make for great sport fishing and are a firm favourite with anglers due to the difficulty of finding, catching and landing them.
With their sleek build made for currents and oversized tail fins, asp are powerful fish that shoot to the surface and literally ram into the whitefish they are so partial to. Many an angler has been hooked at first sight!
This fish sets pulses racing and brows furrowing in excitement and concentration.
But what a thrill to see that topwater lure go down in a spray of water!

 

A choice of three blanks to catch asp with topwater lures, lipless minnows, jerkbaits and metal lures.

Fishing for asp is an active affair that involves casting and retrieving in often quick succession. This aggressive predator hunts mostly near the water’s surface and responds well to stickbaits, jerkbaits, lipless plugs and metal lures 7-12 cm long. The blanks must have a good casting action, fast enough to make the lure dance but with enough bend to fight the fish without unhooking it.
  1. The NFC EFX 703 IM is well suited to light tackle and nearby asp. At 2.13 m 3-15 g it performs well with light lures used to draw out asp hunting for small fry. This versatile blank is useful for summer fishing. As with most NFC blanks, it has great load distribution and is sensitive enough to switch from swimbaits to soft plastics if need be.
  2. The NFC SJ 803 IM 2.43 m 5–20 g casts far and is ideal for lures 7–10cm long. Its taper adds extra stiffness to the butt beyond its specifications. And like its little brother the EFX 703, it boasts all the sought-after attributes of NFC blanks.
  3. The MATAGI Lesson Pt Super Eight M 2.54 m 7–28 g was actually made to fish squid but turns out to be just as good at catching asp in open water. It can reach spots far away and its length is a real asset for long-distance fishing. Long-distance fishing requires strong leverage to absorb the belly of the line when setting the hook. Its fast action means that lures 8–12 cm long can skip and hop on the water and along the currents. When the fight is on, this blank bends evenly under the load of the asp’s furious thrashing right after the strike. Despite its length it is very light and well balanced, a not insignificant feature when casting for hours on end. It is made up of two equal pieces and thus easy to transport.

EFX MB703-1IM Blank

2.13 m 3-15  Grs

Casting distance
Lure animation precision
Progressivity
Lightness
Sensitivity
rapporto qualità-prezzo
165,00 € IVA inc.
SJ803-1 IM Blank

2.43 m 8-15 grs

Casting distance
Lure animation precision
Progressivity
Lightness
Sensitivity
rapporto qualità-prezzo
157,00 € IVA inc.
LESSON PT Super Eight Blank

2m54 #2.5-4.0 Egging

Casting distance
Lure animation precision
Progressivity
Lightness
Sensitivity
rapporto qualità-prezzo
115,50 € IVA inc.