Steve Ringer Max­imise the po­ten­tial of ev­ery com­mer­cial swim you visit

Steve re­veals his five favourite hotspots to tar­get for still­wa­ter suc­cess

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

I’M OF­TEN asked: “How do you know where to fish when you ar­rive at a swim?”

For me, some of it is down to ex­pe­ri­ence and know­ing a peg, ei­ther from fish­ing it pre­vi­ously, or by gain­ing in­for­ma­tion from other an­glers who have.

There’s also the com­mon-sense fac­tor. Your de­ci­sion on which ar­eas to tar­get can be based on fac­tors such as the time of year, the num­ber of an­glers on the bank, weather con­di­tions, and the size of fish you’re likely to be tar­get­ing.

Most swims have mul­ti­ple op­tions as to where to fish – the snake lake I’m fish­ing to­day is a prime ex­am­ple – but you also have to en­sure you’re fish­ing these spots at the right time.

Ig­nore that rule and you can be in the right place, but not al­ways at the right time when the fish are there. Re­mem­ber, fish can swim wher­ever they choose!

To­day I’ve come to Makins’ Avon Pool, and a swim that I would con­sider to be a pretty stan­dard one as far as a snake lake goes, to re­veal my plan of at­tack.

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