One well-placed rod is all I need

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

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...

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