10 tips for suc­cess on the bomb – Jon Whin­cup

Top-earn­ing match­man Jon Whin­cup re­veals how to get the best from his favourite tac­tic through­out all four sea­sons

Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Contents - Words Tony Grig­or­jevs Pho­tog­ra­phy Lloyd Rogers

IF YOU had to pick just one tac­tic to guar­an­tee suc­cess through­out the year, smart an­glers would opt for the bomb. An ap­proach that has many dif­fer­ent guises, it is equally ca­pa­ble of help­ing you avoid a blank in win­ter as it is put­ting to­gether 100lb of carp and F1s when the tem­per­a­tures soar. When the coun­try is as­saulted by an arc­tic blast it will pro­duce bites when all else fails, but it isn’t the most riv­et­ing way of fish­ing. Fast-for­ward to now and the ex­cite­ment lev­els of fish­ing the bomb are se­ri­ously ramped up, with the man­ner in which it is fished com­pletely dif­fer­ent. Jon Whin­cup is cur­rently the most suc­cess­ful match an­gler in the land hav­ing won over £100,000 last year, a fair share of it us­ing the bomb dur­ing spring. “It de­vel­ops from an ap­proach where you chuck and hope for the best in win­ter to one where you are con­stantly cast­ing, feed­ing or play­ing a fish,” ex­plained Jon. “At this time of year you com­bine the ap­proach with pel­lets, keep the bait go­ing in and the fish be­come so ob­sessed with com­pet­ing for the feed that the bites are sav­age.” This month Jon re­veals his top ten bomb and pel­let fish­ing tips to help you repli­cate the stun­ning suc­cess en­joyed by the BaitTech and Fren­zee-backed an­gler.

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