Two margin lines or just the one?
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.