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Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

An­gling Times Se­nior Re­porter Mark Peck says: TACKLE: “The bar­bel run to over 14lb and there are plenty of snags such as sunken trees and big boul­ders to test your gear. A 10-12lb main­line and hook­lengths of 8lb-10lb are about right. Leave your fine-wire hooks at home and fish a Method, a ground­bait feeder or a bomb heavy enough to hold in the flow. You may need to go up to 5oz-plus.”

BAITS: “Some an­glers like to fish this stretch us­ing a match fish­ing style caster and hemp at­tack with block-end feed­ers. This works well when the wa­ter is low. When it is up and coloured a ground­bait at­tack is bet­ter.”

TAC­TICS: “Keep re­cast­ing to keep the feed go­ing in. If you don’t get a fish within an hour, move swims. The shal­low swims half­way up the stretch of­fer good float­fish­ing and touch-leg­ering op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

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