Steve Ringer Maximise the potential of every commercial swim you visit
Steve reveals his five favourite hotspots to target for stillwater success
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.