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Winter Fishing Help!

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  • Winter Fishing Help!

    Hi all,

    I went fishing today with 2 of my mates who also cought nothing ... it was a massive lake in leckhampton (outskirts of chelenham) and contains fish like Barble, carp, tench, roach,bream, absolutly any fish... i was fishing the feeder on the bottom, do you think this was wrong in these cold conditions what would your recommend for me to do to improve my catching in winter i mean i did have my pole with me but i thought that would be even more hopeless and by the way i had every type of bait you could think of and still didnt catch someone help

    Many Thanks,


  • #2
    Tom, my guess is that many venues would be a struggle this weekend, for several reasons, one the sudden cold spell, without doubt the high pressure and add to that there was a full moon last night, in my opinion all of these will put fish down for a spell, combined it done nothing for catching fish.
    You were probably right to use the feeder, but i hope you cut back on the amount of feed remember you have not got to fill a maggot feeder up and can tape some of the holes up to slow it down a bit. Bait like pinkies will come into play during winter when a big maggot wont buy a bite, a single or double grain of corn on a bomb set up can also be a killer bait in winter. Groundbait should be low in feed by putting it through a pinkie riddle to remove any big pieces and even further reduced by adding some leam.
    Location is also important and pegs with a bit of depth will often be where the fish are having a walk around a venue will often give you a clue to the best winter pegs.


    • #3
      tom, try lengthening you,re hook length,sometimes up to 4 ft,dead maggots and not a lot of feed. talk to local tackle shops as well