How do I single out skimmers?
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.