Tidy tackle, tidy re­sults

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

IN THE past I have been guilty of hav­ing very un­tidy fish­ing tackle.

My rig tray had bits of line trail­ing ev­ery­where, winders that weren’t la­belled, and draw­ers full of rub­bish – in­clud­ing old casters!

While I sat there look­ing pretty scruffy, other an­glers around me had ev­ery­thing in or­der and really looked the part. I didn’t think it would make any dif­fer­ence to my re­sults, but some­how those an­glers al­ways beat me in club matches.

I cleaned up my act and my gear, and al­though it took a few months to get sorted, it made a huge dif­fer­ence.

I was able to pick up a dif­fer­ent rig for a quick change or add an­other shot within sec­onds, rather than hav­ing to root around for the dis­penser.

The ‘fail to pre­pare, pre­pare to fail’ motto def­i­nitely rings true in angling. Ed­die Brewer, Abing­don

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