TIP 6 –
GO TO THE SIDE
I STRIKE upwards and slightly to my left, as I’m right-handed. I bring the pole round to the left before I start to ship in.
This steers the fish out of the shoal and avoids the line going slack, which might result in lost fish. Then I bring the pole back on to the first roller, which is at a slightly offset angle behind me.
Striking to one side leads to fewer lost fish.