THE EX­PERT’S VIEW

DAVE LIT­TLE

Angling Times (UK) - - CARP NEWS -

AU­TUMN is an ex­cit­ing time. With all of spring and sum­mer’s rich growth out of the way, it’s the per­fect time to fish the river.

Less weed and fewer food items for the carp to find means that at this time of year I’ve got an ad­van­tage over na­ture’s own food stores.

Fish­ing the river re­cently I found in the mar­gins a huge wa­ter snail to con­firm my thoughts. These crunchy morsels have grown through the warmer months and are now the size of a 24mm boilie!

With this in mind I have al­ways baited big on flow­ing wa­ters at this time of year. Bait­ing reg­u­larly with 18mm Main­line Hy­brid boilies or big­ger has seen re­sults right up into the win­ter months.

One bit of ad­vice, though – re­mem­ber, rivers flood!

Make sure you bait slow­mov­ing ar­eas out of the way of the main flow, oth­er­wise it can be­come a costly af­fair as all ef­forts are washed out to sea.

A 27lb 4oz Ouse com­mon taken in au­tumn.

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