Latest Issue August
CARPology Features

How to tackle Linch Hill Fishery

Venue regular Baz Lloyd explains...

1. Location

“It goes without saying, you have got to be on them to catch them, so this is obviously number one. The Linch fish love to show themselves so make sure you’re up at first light and wherever they’re showing, that’s where you need to be. Also, be willing to move if it’s not happening in your swim; you’re not there to camp so get moving.”
Tip: Get there early and beat the crowds.

2. Confidence catches fish

“Stick to what you know; whatever catches you a carp on your local lakes, use it at Linch because it will no doubt work there too. Use what you’re confident in, otherwise you’re already questioning things before you arrive if you’re thinking of using something different.”
Tip: Don’t feel under pressure from people around you, do your own thing. If it takes 100 casts to find the spot, then it takes a 100 casts.

3. Give them something they want and need

“I always use a good high quality nutritious bait (Sticky Baits Krill or Manilla); once you give the fish what they want they can’t get enough of it. Fish know what a good bait is and what it contains.”
Tip:: Washed-out bait works a treat. Those Linch carp are crafty and they associate bait that has been in the water longer as safer, so get one step ahead.

4. Always be prepared

“Always be prepared and organised for any situation that arises, whether it be out in the pond, bags in the edge or floaters. Have everything tied up and ready to go.”
Tip: The Linch carp love a floater so don’t sit behind motionless rods, get the floaters out.

5. Precision

“Everything has got to be 100%; don’t settle for anything less. If the cast was slightly left then recast it, all those extra tweaks add up and when you put all those 1% and 2% together it will give you that edge over other anglers on the lake.”
Tip: Try big leads (5oz), use super sharp hooks, fluorocarbon leaders and bait up incredibly accurately.

Those Linch carp are crafty so use all the tricks in the book
It should go without saying, a super sharp hook is essential