Fish better with Des Shipp: Shotting patterns explained
Brush up on key angling skills with England International Des, to put more fish on the bank
IHAVE spent hours on end working on shotting patterns and I am convinced that where you place them on the rig makes a huge difference to the number of bites you get. It is important to understand what you are trying to make your rig do before placing your shot on the line. The shotting combinations you could use are pretty much endless but if you have too many on your mind you will soon become confused and your results will suffer as a result. To keep things as simple as possible I rely on five different shotting patterns and these will cater for almost every commercial fishery scenario I am likely to encounter.