Depth sound­ings

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De­pend­ing on wa­ter tem­per­a­ture, there will al­ways be a depth at which fish pre­fer to feed. At Bough Beech in late Septem­ber, from ex­per­i­ment­ing our­selves, ob­serv­ing other an­glers’ re­sults and ask­ing around, we de­ter­mined that this would be be­tween 25-30 ft for bream and skim­mers and 8-12 ft for roach. Care­ful plumb­ing, cast­ing heavy bombs on line clips at mea­sur­able dis­tances, re­vealed the bream area as be­tween 50-60 m on most pegs and 18-25 m for the roach line.

A COM­BI­NA­TION of fac­tors helped me to win the Feeder Mas­ters ti­tle, in­clud­ing of course draw­ing two good pegs. You can’t win from bad draws, but you’ve still got to catch them!

Here are my five main tips from the Fi­nal, to help any an­gler fish­ing big lakes for bream and roach… ■ Your cho­sen feeder should cast ac­cu­rately and de­liver the right amount of bait.

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