YOU’LL typically find a couple of different types of area on the far bank of a snake lake. Bare bank: The water can shallow up to as little as 12ins tight up to the far side. Many fisheries maintain small holes in far-side vegetation, so you can push your pole rig tight up to the bank. These ‘mud lines’ are ideal spots to target in the warmer months when fish are very active in shallow water. Reeds and sedges: Fishing up to vegetation in water around 2ft deep is perfect in autumn and winter when the fish want depth and cover. But in summer you’ll often suffer line bites fishing in 3ft-4ft of water. Instead try fishing shallow up to features, where fish often come up to suck loosefed bait off the reeds.
WHERE TO FISH Target the shallowest water here in summer, deeper in winter.