Angling Times (UK) - - UNDERWATER SPECIAL -

It’s very well doc­u­mented that carp have great senses of smell/taste, and also that their eye­sight is pretty good. I like to take ad­van­tage of this and make my fish­ing just that lit­tle bit more ef­fi­cient by us­ing food that they can find eas­ily.

In coloured water carp use their sense of smell to find their food, and will use their eyes once they are close. In clear water their eyes are more im­por­tant.

It’s sim­i­lar to us when we switch the lights off and our other senses be­come more acute. If the water is coloured, in­crease the smell of your bait dra­mat­i­cally – it makes a mas­sive dif­fer­ence.

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