HOW many times have you gone fishing loaded to the brim with gear, only to see a guy with the most basic kit catching loads of fish?
I’m as guilty as the next man for taking everything bar the kitchen sink to the bank, but Martin Bowler’s column this week has got me thinking that a different attitude may pay dividends.
On pressured waters where the lakebed is like the spokes of a cycle wheel – with lines crossing every inch – it can pay to give the fish somewhere safe to head for where they don’t get spooked.
Martin’s ‘one rod can do the job’ mentality has certainly been working for him – check out his column to see how to get the best from this fuss-free approach.
Steve Fitzpatrick, Editor-in-Chief