I am very paranoid when it comes to choosing the right spot to present my hook bait on. First of all, I need to have seen signs of carp visiting the area to feed. Once confirmed I will explore the general area casting a Deeper around the spot.
The Deeper is an electronic, castable, echo sounder. It can be used to around 100yrd range and is very precise in revealing not only the make up of the lake bed but also the depths. I will cast this from left to right around the area, building up an idea of the features and depths, mapping out the zone in my head using the findings from the Deeper. It will reveal steep drop-offs, raised plateaus and or gravel bars. It can also be a very helpful item of tackle for finding shoaled up carp in the winter.
Once I have located something that I am happy with, something that looks appealing (the bottom of a shelf, the top of a bar for example) I will then wrap up the distance on my marker sticks and then swap the Deeper to a lead. I will just be double sure of what I am fishing over by casting, hitting the clip and dragging it along the bottom feeling it through the rod tip. Braided main line is a must for this practise as it boasts zero stretch meaning optimum feel.
I match up my main fishing rods to the same distance, marking a line or object on the horizon and then I can hit the spot accurately, each and every time.
First of all, I need to have seen signs of carp visiting the area to feed. Once confirmed I will explore the general area casting a Deeper around the spot.
Jimmy began his angling on the river Ouse with his father fishing for roach. His passion grew quickly and soon developed a love for big-fish across the globe!
James | 25th August 2020