Q: After hear­ing about a re­cent LRF com­pe­ti­tion that you fished in Wey­mouth, I would re­ally like to en­ter my first species com­pe­ti­tion. Can you give me any tips?

Sea Angler (UK) - - Sea School -

an­gus mcFaR­lanE, EDinbuRgh

AK & DS say: it’s a re­ally good vibe at these events, and you can take them as se­ri­ously, or not, as you like. Ev­ery­one is more than happy to share their ex­pe­ri­ence with new­com­ers.

We reckon that tech­nique is sec­ondary to wa­ter­craft when species hunt­ing. it’s gen­er­ally no good fish­ing the same spot over and over again in the same way. you’ll likely catch the same species of fish, and even­tu­ally bites will dry up. keep mov­ing and look for dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ments (sand, mud and rock) where dif­fer­ent fish might make their home.

lots of species will re­side in and around struc­ture, but don’t for­get that there are things you can’t see. so don’t write off the oc­ca­sional cast to deeper water. you might find a bonus species that will climb you up the ranks.

un­doubt­edly, flavoured worm im­i­ta­tions seem to catch the widest ar­ray of species, but don’t get fix­ated on them. To rank higher in the po­si­tions you need to do some­thing dif­fer­ent to find ex­tra species.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.