KNOW YOUR DIS­TANCE

Angling Times (UK) - - STEVE RINGER: STILLWATER SECRETS -

WHEN Eng­land first fished the World Feeder Cham­pi­onships we were one of the few teams who counted the turns of line on the reel to es­tab­lish the dis­tance at which we were fish­ing.

It was soon ap­par­ent that mea­sur­ing sticks were miles quicker and far more ac­cu­rate!

I have two sets, with tapes pre-set at 2m and 3m. If space be­hind me is tight I’ll use the 2m set, or the 3m set if there’s plenty of room.

In snaggy pegs they’re a god­send. If I need to re-clip a rod I can just get up and use the sticks – I don’t need to make five or six casts to try and get back to the right num­ber of turns on the reel.

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