How shal­low should I be go­ing for com­mer­cial carp?

HOW shal­low should I be fish­ing on com­mer­cial carp wa­ters right now?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

Ian Grice, Hal­i­fax

PLUMB the swim to find the max­i­mum depth. Be­gin at half-depth and fish un­til you get bites.

If the fish are hooked in the mouth, you’ve found them straight away. If not, and you’re strik­ing into thin air, fish are swim­ming into the line above the bait.

This is the sig­nal to shal­low up by 6ins at a time. Give each depth change around 15 min­utes be­fore go­ing shal­lower again.

The time will come when you find that mag­i­cal depth at which the fish are feed­ing, but if you are catch­ing and the bites then stop, it can be worth go­ing 6ins deeper again in case the carp have dropped fur­ther down in the wa­ter.

Be pre­pared to change the depth to keep in touch with the fish in your swim.

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