Q&A How do I fish a snake lake?

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

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…

CON­CEN­TRATE HERE IN WIN­TER CON­CEN­TRATE HERE IN SUM­MER

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