Two mar­gin lines or just the one?

Angling Times (UK) - - JAMES ROBBINS: RIVER CHUB -

SHOULD I fish two mar­gins lines or just the one on a com­mer­cial fish­ery?

Si­mon Waites, Colch­ester

THERE’S noth­ing to stop you fish­ing a mar­gin line down each side of your swim, although one will al­ways prove to be bet­ter than the other.

Do­ing this, you can feed dif­fer­ent baits and find out which is best. Some an­glers use pel­let and corn down one mar­gin and dead mag­gots and ground­bait in the other, work­ing on the the­ory that the for­mer should get in­stant bites from any carp that are home while the lat­ter will take longer to work and be a banker for the fi­nal few hours of the ses­sion.

One thing that may sway your de­ci­sion whether to fish one or two edge swims, though, is bait lim­its. A fish­ery may only al­low six pints of bait or two ki­los of ground­bait to be used.

You can’t have two edge lines on the go and feed enough to catch well in this sit­u­a­tion, so one line will be the an­swer.

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