How do I catch over the ‘fizz’?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

WHY is it I can never get a bite di­rectly over the top of bub­bling and fizzing fish?

David Parker, Stock­port

DE­SPITE all the ac­tiv­ity, the float may refuse to budge. This al­most al­ways hap­pens be­cause the lakebed is packed with silt.

The fish tear up the bot­tom and be­come pre­oc­cu­pied with nat­u­ral food that starts to ap­pear. The wa­ter will also colour up sig­nif­i­cantly close to the deck, mak­ing it hard for the fish to even lo­cate your hook­bait.

To help al­le­vi­ate this prob­lem, fish a me­tre to the left or right of where you have fed. This will help you catch big­ger fish as well, as the lumps in the shoal of­ten sit off the epi­cen­tre to avoid the com­mo­tion.

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