Advice Needed On River Fishing
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:10 PM
i have been fishing on the river severn lately and have never fished a river before,hence i still haven't caugh anything ,what are some simple strategies i can use to catch more fish ? (without spending too much money on new equipment or bait)
also i am getting frustrated that when i cast with a float the current takes it immediately meaning i have to keep realing in every 30 seconds ,i have tried using a ledger aswell and the current still takes it ,what can i do to stop the current taking my float and ledger ?
any help will be muchly appreciated
Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:30 PM
Although the river is dinking through, find a place where it slows down, i.e. A bay or the inside of a bend or an area where the river widens.
Try your float or ledger weight in these areas initially.
But, before any technicalities.
Ask the following questions in the local tackle shop:
a. Where do others fish?
b. What type and weight of floats and ledgers do they use?
c. What bait to take?
Always seek the advice of the local tackle shop where you get your bait.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:26 PM
Check out on you tube....Stick float a river...Tips on how to attach floats and holding back floats as they run through the river.
Ledgering. Ensure the weight or feeder can hold bottom without rolling and making a bow in the line to ensure it dosen't.
These is all very basic stuff but persevere and you will start catching. Plenty of videos and cds on river fishing so check out your local car boots.
Edited by alec, 05 July 2012 - 12:30 PM.