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15 Jun 2016
by CARPology
How to make the most out of a short summer evening session
Four very different but successful anglers give their thoughts...

Harry Charrington

Day ticket/match-style expert

“Find the fish. Walk the lake, climb trees, do whatever you can to find them. Once found, you can then work out how they need to be targeted, but it’s no good turning up for an evening and setting up where there are no fish present – you need to work hard to get the right results.”

Jim Wilson

Brilliant big fish angler

“Fish light and bait even lighter, use heavily glugged mesh or solid bags, soak the mesh bags in PVA-friendly liquids like Mainline’s Stick Mix Liquids for an awesome attraction boost and rely on a little parcel of food to get you that bite. The same goes for the floaters, on a short evening trip I would feed them little-and-often and make the hookbait stand out.”

John Kneebone

Another brilliant big fish angler

“Put in some preparation. There’s nothing better than an evening stroll around the lake, and while you’re at it, pre-bait a few spots that are easy to check for signs of feeding fish, say from a tree branch. Do this a couple of times and dramatically increase your chances of catching with a few hours fishing at the end of the day.”

Shaun Harrison

The most experienced angler on the panel

“My biggest top tip and I know I have mentioned it before, but I would have to say never leave home without some sort of Zigging kit. Fish spend a hell of a lot of time off the bottom, even in the depths of winter and once the fish can be located then just a single pop-up or piece of black foam that has been soaked in Betalin is all that is needed to get you a fish!”

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