5 THE LATE LINE
I DON’T always put this line in. If I do, it’s a final 30-minute job to try and get out of jail.
As the light fades, the carp will move closer to the near bank to feed, and one area they seem to like is right in front of my keepnets. I think that during the match bits of bait get dropped in front of the nets and the carp recognise this as the cue for a free feed.
If I’m struggling with 30 minutes to go I will set up a top kit and short four line to take advantage of this. It’s something I’ve been doing for a few years, and more often than
not it’s worth a bonus fish or two – often big ones!
Using a top kit and short four I feed just enough bait to catch a carp – typically 8-10 grains of corn and a pinch of pellets. The trap is then set, so I just sit and wait, and normally I don’t have to wait long!
Late on, fish can move in under your keepnets.