HOW DO YOUR RIGS WORK UN­DER­WA­TER?

Un­der­wa­ter cam­eras give Dr Paul Gar­ner a whole new per­spec­tive on baits from a carp’s point of view

Angling Times (UK) - - CONTENTS -

T all started with a chance con­ver­sa­tion down the pub. How I could I get to see what ac­tu­ally hap­pens to our baits and tackle un­der­wa­ter?

INow, al­most a decade later, I have amassed a huge archive of images and video of what re­ally goes on when we cast out.

To­day you will in­vari­ably find me with a pole-mounted GoPro cam­era or a castable Water Wolf video cam­era film­ing while I am on the bank. These great bits of ‘tech’ en­able me to ex­per­i­ment while on the bank, and then see what is ac­tu­ally go­ing on, rather than just the­o­ris­ing.

Of­ten this film­ing ac­tu­ally gets in the way of my fish­ing, rather than giv­ing me an un­fair ad­van­tage, but the lessons learned have mas­sively in­flu­enced my ap­proach.

Here are some of what I con­sider my most sig­nif­i­cant find­ings...

“LESSONS LEARNED HAVE MAS­SIVELY IN­FLU­ENCED MY BAIT­ING AP­PROACH”

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