Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

CARP will now back away from the bank due to the dis­tur­bance of an­glers set­ting up and nets go­ing in be­fore a match, es­pe­cially with the colour drop­ping out of the wa­ter.

It makes sense to tar­get fish in that slightly deeper wa­ter where they feel safe. When I say ‘long’ I’m talk­ing 14.5m as a start­ing point if pos­si­ble. I don’t start at the 16m limit of a top-end pole, es­pe­cially if there is a 16m limit in place, as it gives me nowhere to go should the carp back off.

Quite of­ten I’ll feed and fish at 14.5m but later on catch a bonus carp or two at 16m, even though I haven’t fed there. If I start at 16m, do­ing this be­comes im­pos­si­ble. Al­ways give your­self the op­tion of adding a sec­tion, even if your pole is 13m or 14.5m long.

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