READING A VENUE
One of the biggest headaches any shore angler can experience is choosing where to fish. Simply turning up at the beach and just fishing close to your vehicle will undoubtedly be a mistake.
To get the best from a mark, it’s always a great idea to take the time to view it over low tide. Not only will this offer you the chance to see the ground you’ll be fishing over, but you’ll soon spot any potential fish-holding areas – or features – to improve your chances.
These areas often involve things like gullies, patches of rock, weed or kelp, and holes that have been scoured out by a recent storm. Finding where these are leaves you with a virtual map of the fishing area in your mind.
■ TOP TIP: Put the effort into locating potential fish-holding areas over low tide to give you a better chance of catching.
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