Q I recently bought a throwing stick but I’m hopeless at using it – my baits just end up at my feet! What’s the correct technique for using one? Gary Vincent, via email
LUKE VALLORY: It is similar to swinging a golf club; where you finish is the direction the bait will go. If you try and throw them as far as you can, the momentum will often leave the stick in front of you in the margins and that’s where the bait will end up. Like anything, practice makes perfect. Grab a bag of cheap dog biscuits and practice with them. You will get a rhythm and the gist of it and, from then on, you won’t have any issues.
Correctly using a throwing stick is a matter of practice