Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

If your venue has an is­land to fish to then you should def­i­nitely con­sider pick­ing a peg with one in it!

Is­lands are fish-hold­ing mag­nets what­ever the time of year, and should be treated as another mar­gin-type of area. You’ll find shal­low wa­ter tight up against the is­land, that shelves away into the main body of the lake.

It may take some time for fish to find the feed in this shal­low wa­ter but with sanc­tu­ary from the is­land it­self or the veg­e­ta­tion over­hang­ing it, carp will feel safe here and stay for longer. Ide­ally, you’re look­ing for an is­land within reach of the long pole. Pre­sen­ta­tion and feed­ing will be so much more ac­cu­rate. How­ever, a Method or pel­let feeder and even a wag­gler in ideal con­di­tions will also catch plenty of fish.

Be­gin by putting some feed out to the is­land, ei­ther with a pole cup or via sev­eral quick casts with the feeder (pel­lets are hard to beat) and then leave this spot for half-an-hour.

This should be am­ple time for the fish to find the bait and set­tle on it.

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