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DEPTH MAT­TERS

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

When catch­ing hy­brids on the feeder, depth is the key. Hy­brids like the se­cu­rity of deep wa­ter, so the first thing I do on ar­rival at my peg is have a good plumb around with a 1oz bomb to check the depths I have in front of me and dis­cover any drop-offs.

If I find lots of deep wa­ter close in I will fish short, whereas if it’s shal­low close I will look to go long for hy­brids. By the way, on some places, such as Lough Erne, 10ft-15ft is ac­tu­ally shal­low. Here, the hy­brids pre­fer 25ft-30ft!. So the les­son here is to care­fully plumb your peg so that you have an ac­cu­rate pic­ture in your head of what’s in front of you and where you are go­ing to fish.

You def­i­nitely can’t go to your peg with a pre­con­ceived idea of ex­actly where you are go­ing to fish, as chances are you’ll get it wrong!

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