Q Should I try fishing close to an aerator if I have one in my swim?
ROBERT HALL, EMAIL
AYes, definitely. Carp, F1s, and barbel all love to shoal up around them. You’ll find that when they’re used regularly they will scour a deeper area in the bottom of the lake beneath them, and barbel in particular love to sit in these holes. A good tip when targeting these features is always to start by fishing just off them as opposed to tight to them. This way you will get two bites at the cherry – you’ll catch a few fish straight away before it slows, then you can move closer to the aerator to catch a few more.