Find Carp! (Print)

STEP 1

Upon turning up at your venue, lock your car and go for a lap without your kit, if it's safe to do so.

STEP 2

Make a note of the most heavily trodden areas, it may be worth avoiding these swims.

STEP 3

You're going to need your polaroids to spot carp - they're the most important piece of kit you own!

STEP 4

Island margins can often be good patrol routes.

STEP 5

Small, snaggy bays are well worth a look, especially if you keep quiet!

STEP 6

Reeds hold fish all year round.

STEP 7

Pack light and make sure that your rods are easily accessible, in case a chance presents itself as you head to your swim.

STEP 8

If you can't locate fish, fishing in a swim that a warm westerly or southerly wind is blowing into would be a good starting point.

STEP 9

Once your rods are out, pay attention to any unusual bleeps or more pronounced liners.

STEP 10

This was the result from Tom's session - find the fish and you'll score too.

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