VENUE IN­SIDER

Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

Lo­cal match an­gler and venue ex­pert Rus­sell Ship­ton says…

Tackle: “Bream are slug­gish at the best of times, es­pe­cially in cold wa­ter, so use light tackle – I sug­gest 0.14mm Middy Lo-Viz main­line to a 0.12mm or 0.10mm hook­length and a size 16 hook. A soft elas­tic that won’t bump bream on the strike is re­quired, and an 8-10 MTDI Hi-Glow is per­fect.” Bait: “Feed two balls of ground­bait at the start to give the fish some­thing to graze over. I use a 50/50 blend of Marukyu Luxus Sweet Fish­meal and Sweet Fish­meal Black. Ro­tate your hook­baits be­tween a 6mm ex­pander pel­let, a small sec­tion of worm or dou­ble mag­got. Tactics: “Start by fish­ing di­rectly over your ground­bait but if small carp ap­pear, fish a few me­tres off the bait where big bream could be lurk­ing. Feed two or three lines and ex­pect maybe just one to pro­duce the goods.”

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