How do I sin­gle out skim­mers?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

WHAT’S the best way to catch skim­mers on com­mer­cial carp fish­eries while avoid­ing the carp? Pete Walker, Leather­head

CHANCES are you may not avoid the carp but there are a cou­ple of things you can do to stack the odds in your favour.

The first is to fish at close range – carp won’t come close to the bank un­til later in the day. A few rodlengths out or at 6m on the pole will be fine, putting you in the deeper wa­ter that skim­mers like.

Ground­bait is an­other thing that will help out as carp seem to re­spond bet­ter to par­ti­cles than crumb. Feed two or three balls of a sweet fish­meal mix but be care­ful not to add too many par­ti­cles to the mix.

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