SPEED HOLDS THE KEY
Being able to build a big weight of small fish is very important in the World Pairs, and never more so than on the Pumphouse section of Lough Scurr.
A lot of anglers on this section opted to fish a whip here for speed, but as this isn’t something I do much of I decided to fish to my strengths and use a long pole and short line.
This meant fishing anywhere between a top kit and one section and a top kit and three sections out from the bank. Basically it was a case of constantly chasing the fish in and out. The key was always going to be speed, so the first thing I did was position my rollers so I didn’t have to break the pole down.
One of the slowest parts of short lining is breaking the pole down, so by eliminating this I could be a lot quicker.
It clearly worked, as I caught more than 400 small roach and hybrids for a county-winning 18 kilo 750g.
My winning catch from Lough Scurr.