4 READ THE SIGNS

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TRICKS -

JUST be­cause you’re leg­ering doesn’t mean that you can’t read the swim prop­erly. Slow-mov­ing win­ter fish of­ten give them­selves away by caus­ing line bites, which can be small, slow move­ments on the tip.

These aren’t al­ways like the big, steady lin­ers you get in the sum­mer, so it’s vi­tal to have your rod cor­rectly set with front and back rests so you can ‘read’ the tip po­si­tioned just off the wa­ter.

If you find your­self sit­ting for long spells with no in­di­ca­tions, it’s worth cast­ing around to try and fish the fish.

If you’re get­ting lin­ers but not proper bites, the shoal is likely to be closer to you, so drop­ping shorter may just catch you those ex­tra fish.

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