Angling Times (UK) - - UNDERWATER SPECIAL -

Turn up at any lake with me and the first thing I will do is peer into the mar­gins to have a look. I’m look­ing at clar­ity and also for weed.

I can draw a num­ber of very ba­sic but very im­por­tant con­clu­sions from this within min­utes. Brown means that there is a lot of sus­pended sed­i­ment so it’s likely that the lakebed is soft rather than hard, and that will have a big ef­fect on my rigs.

Clear, and it’s prob­a­bly a hard bot­tom with silt patches, but it is likely that there will be weed around, while green means there’s a lot of al­gae in the water.

Clear water in­di­cates a hard lakebed.

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