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Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

Or­p­ing­ton Tackle & Bait boss and Eden Brook reg­u­lar Peter Bolt says: Tackle: “When a 6oz carp could come one chuck and a 20lb fish the next it is vi­tal that you have bal­anced tackle. A soft-topped 10ft rod and a reel loaded with 6lb line is the start­ing point, with an 0.18mm hook­length to a fairly strong size 16 hook. My favourite float is a Nick Gil­bert Pel­let Wag­gler.” Baits: “Pel­lets work well on both lakes. Fish of all sizes will take 6mm or 8mm ver­sions but step up to 11m or even 15mm if you want to be se­lec­tive.” Tac­tics: “At this time of year you can catch all day on the pel­let wag­gler, but a few chucks on the Method feeder to­wards an is­land could help find an elu­sive big mir­ror or com­mon. A short pole or whip and mag­gots is a great al­ter­na­tive for new­com­ers, who will catch a small carp ev­ery drop-in.”

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