DON’T STRIKE HARD!
Getting a big fifish to take the bait is just part of the job and once the tip has gone round it is how you react next that will dictate whether you win the battle. “You’ll want to strike firmly when the tip goes round but you need to resist this instinct. Just pick up the rod and start winding. “If a big fish is running in the opposite direction and you strike hard, there is every chance you will get snapped, even on tough tackle.” “The rig is set up so that the fish hook themselves so that no strike is required.”