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?
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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.