winds

Tips for casting in strong winds

 

Nothing like a strong cross-wind to spoil a bank angling session.  Even experienced anglers will tell you that casting in the wind remains a challenge, not to mention the extra vigilance needed to detect a bite when your line is bobbing up and down in the waves. Even worse is being in a competition situation, where casting accuracy is very important, and the wind keeps pushing your bait into the next anglers zone and leaves a huge loop in the line.

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Much ado about carping

The truth of the matter is I am not really qualified to advise anyone on how to fish but I’m going to anyway.


Have you ever had that day when you sat there on the waters edge and tried everything you could but absolutely nothing was caught – not even a bite. To top it all off the guy next to you was landing the big ones one after the other. The next time it happens, and I hope it never does, try going over to the guy who’s nailing them and spend some time with him. Try to see what he is doing differently and I don’t mean what dip or flavour he is using, I mean try to see how he fishes. Over the years I’ve come to realize that the difference between someone who catches regularly and someone who hits a lot of blanks is something I like to call “finesse.” Don’t let the fancy word confuse you. It’s not something you can learn from book or even from this article but here are some finesse tricks you can incorporate into your fishing style.

use the line

Use the line-clip to get that “kol” going…

Ever looked forward to a fishing trip for weeks, only to be left in an anti-climactic situation? Been at the waters for 2 days with minimal success when a new angler sets up camp 100 meters to your left and he starts catching fish like its going out of fashion?

choosing the right rod

Choosing the right rod for you

Whether you’ve been out of the game for a while, or you’re taking up bank angling for the first time, it’s important to note that the landscape and equipment have developed tremendously in recent years. Shorter rods mostly made of carbon fiber or graphite have replaced those lanky fiberglass rods of over 14 foot. You will have to be able to distinguish between the following three options when going rod shopping:

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