SHALLOW water close to the near bank isn’t necessarily always the best place to target. You may be able to catch here in spells, but you’re unlikely to make it work all day. Sometimes the margins won’t take off until the last hour, when the bigger fish feed. Pellets can be good down the edge fed little and often, but to catch those bonus late carp try potting in full cups of loose, wet groundbait. Look for signs of fish in shallow water and fish a large bait such as a bunch of dead maggots, a whole worm or double corn.