Carpy hide and seek

Anglers Mail - - 2. 1. 4. 3. -

Smuch of fish­ing suc­cess is down to cast­ing in the right place at the right time, and that is par­tic­u­larly rel­e­vant as we un­dergo the sea­sonal change.

One ‘on the money’ cast can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween catch­ing and not catch­ing, even on heav­ily stocked waters.

Carp are hav­ing a last big feed be­fore look­ing for their win­ter sanc­tu­ar­ies, and it’s amaz­ing just how small a space a big shoal can oc­cupy.

Some­times you can make sev­eral casts with­out a sign, then one in the right place can be­tray the pres­ence of a num­ber of fish.

Over­hang­ing trees and beds of rushes are the places to try, and bright, small baits, light leads and gently dropped rigs are the way ahead. And where you find one fish, there’s ev­ery chance you’ll catch a few more.

What’s be­ing caught? Roach, chub, bream and perch in dou­ble-fig­ure hauls. Pike ac­tive. For bar­bel, look fur­ther up­stream at Kell­aways.

Tac­tics? Float fish­ing with run­ning line or pole for the sil­ver fish. Crumb feeder for the ‘slabs’. Dead­baits for the pike.

River Exe

Where? Count­ess Wear, Ex­eter, Devon, EX2 7DA. Day tick­ets £6. Ex­eter & Dis­trict AA mem­ber­ship £48. Tel: 01392 668935.

What’s be­ing caught? Dace, roach, a few chub and bream with oc­ca­sional carp. Dou­ble­fig­ures bags of sil­ver fish. Tac­tics? Trot­ting with stick float and mag­got is a con­sis­tent ap­proach, as is shal­low wag­gler and mag­gots.

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