TACKLE UP

Angling Times (UK) - - TIP & TACTICS -

I LIKE a 12ft rod, as it helps keep the line out of the flow ands hold the feeder in po­si­tion.

A freespool reel, set cor­rectly, elim­i­nates the risk of a bar­bel pulling a rod into the wa­ter.

Most times I pre­fer a sin­gle rod but if bites are hard to come by I’ll fish a sec­ond on the same line, a few yards fur­ther down­stream. I fish it with a straight lead rather than a feeder, as I don’t want spread bait around the swim, pre­fer­ring to stick with one baited area.

Plenty of bait will be car­ried past this down­stream rod and the hope is that it will pick up fish re­luc­tant to move over the main baited area.

Deep rests help to avoid rods be­ing pulled in!

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