Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

What tends to hap­pen is that I will feed, lower the float on top of the feed and then, for the first 30 sec­onds, I will get lots of in­di­ca­tions and hope­fully a bite.

If I’ve not had a bite in that time, and I’m get­ting fewer in­di­ca­tions, this tells me the bait has gone and af­ter two min­utes it’s time to refeed.

It can pay to al­ter your feed­ing pat­tern too, es­pe­cially if you know there are a lot of fish in your swim.

A trick I use a lot for this type of fish­ing is that rather than ship­ping out and emp­ty­ing the pot straight away, as tends to be the norm, I will ship out, lower the rig in and let it fish for 10 sec­onds.

Quite of­ten this will get me a fish in­stantly. As soon as I lift into a fish I will tip the pole to re­lease the contents of the pot.

Of course, if I don’t get a bite I sim­ply feed af­ter 10 sec­onds any­way.

What tends to hap­pen is that when you ship back you will see fish where you have been fish­ing be­cause sud­denly there isn’t a pole over their heads.

When you ship back out a lot of these fish will van­ish, but by go­ing straight back in with­out feed­ing, more of­ten than not you can pick the odd one off.

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