One well-placed rod is all I need
I UNDERSTAND why carpers fishing for the proverbial ‘needle in a haystack’ fish find the need to use multiple rods – but the other day someone tried to justify the use of four rods for barbel too. To me, that’s not on.
Carp anglers often use the word ‘traps’ when placing their rigs, and when using more than one rod that is exactly what it is.
So I’m with Martin Bowler (see pages 26-38). I honestly feel that one rig cast in the right place is always going to be the one that catches. Otherwise it’s a bit like the old trait of floatfishing with one rod and legering with a ‘sleeper’, or chucking out a deadbait. It’s hoping to catch – but when fishing in the right place I expect to catch.
Do we need four rods to catch a carp? Martin Bowler doesn’t...