How deep should I fish in the mar­gins?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

WHAT sort of depth should I be look­ing for when fish­ing the mar­gins for big carp?

Marvin Hollins, Herne Bay

THE op­ti­mum sum­mer depth for mar­gin fish­ing is any­where be­tween 12ins and 18ins.

Any shal­lower and carp won’t feed con­fi­dently or com­fort­ably, while deeper than 2ft you will strug­gle with hav­ing too much wa­ter to fish.

Line bites and foul-hooked are nor­mally the end re­sult.

Set your rig to 18ins and plumb up to find this depth – it doesn’t have to be close to any cover from reeds or bushes and it may be that this depth is a me­tre or so off the bank. It doesn’t mat­ter – find­ing that depth is the most im­por­tant part of mar­gin fish­ing.

Op­ti­mum depth for the mar­gins is 12ins-18ins.

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