Q&A How do I fish a snake lake?
SNAKE lakes are so named because of their shape, which often winds around fisheries and features lots of bends and corners.
They’re also known as ‘canal lakes’ because they are narrow and have very pronounced shelves on both the near and far sides, along with a deep central track. Snake lakes are tailored for pole fishing and are usually between 10m and 16m wide throughout.
Such waters normally offer very good, consistent sport all year round and, due to their restricted space and width, you know your bait is never very far away from the fish.
Because of the shelves and variations in depth, snake lakes aren’t always straightforward to tackle. So here are a few simple rules to follow and pointers to bear in mind…
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