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

Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Carp Q & A -

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

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