DreamLake 2 Swim Guides

SWIM ONE: Fish show close in along this bank, so a good start is to fish clean spots at at 16-17 wraps. You can go up to 19 wraps which as about the middle. Look for showing or bubbling fish - casting to these signs can promote quick bites. 

SWIM TWO: Similar to Swim 1 look for showing or bubbling fish and don't ignore spots close in. Spots from 16 wraps to 19 wraps (the middle) are a good starting point.

SWIM THREE: Spots between 16 and 18 wraps are a good starting point and dont be afraid to place all your rods close together this very often creates multiple takes.

SWIM FOUR: Wondering why spots at 16-18 wraps are so good? Well this swim is a prime example of why as the fish show here at this range a geat deal.

SWIM FIVE: Eighteen and a half wraps is a great place to start in this swim - you also start to see most of the lake from here so keep looking for fish!

SWIM SIX: There are two silt runs in this swim - cast to the three dead trees on the far bank, to the left of the swim. 16 1/2 wraps and 18 1/2 wraps.

SWIM SEVEN: This is the start of the middle area of the lake where fish will often be passing through - so keep the bait going in - 18 and 19 wraps will find good areas.

SWIM EIGHT: Middle of the now and people do well fishing at 19 wraps - although fish can show closer in and if so it's worth bringing the rods in closer.

SWIM NINE & TEN 'THE DOUBLE': From Swim 9 fish to the lifebuoy on the far bank behind Swim 23 - at 19 wraps you'll find a nice smooth spot just before some gravel. From Swim 10 look across to Swim 22 and the three big trees to the right of the swim to find a good spot at 19 wraps. There is also a between Swim 9 and 10 so look for that too - it's not far out.

SWIM ELEVEN: Still in the middle part of the lake - fishing at 18 wraps has done a lot of big fish so keep your eyes peeled for carp showing in this area.

SWIM TWELVE: Spots at 18 and 19 wraps are good bets, but don't be afraid to bring your rods closer in. 

SWIM THIRTEEN: Thirteen! Unlucky for some but not normally in this peg, as it produces a lot of big fish. 16 and 19 wraps when the fish show long and 12 wraps for good spots when the fish are closer in.

SWIM FOUTEEN: A lot of gravel spots here and some silt - fish at 18-19 wraps toward the middle area.

SWIM FIFTEEN: There are gravel and silt areas all over this swim - 18 and 19 wraps range can be productive.

SWIM SIXTEEN: You have a lot of water here and fishing halfway up the treeline is always a good start. There are a few spots between 16 and 19 wraps towards the middle. If the wind is pushing down this end the fish will generally follow.

SWIM SEVENTEEN: 19 wraps will find spots near the middle, but don't ignore the treeline to the right as the fish like to find this cover. 

SWIM EIGHTEEN: Mostly gravel spots in this swim at 18 and 19 wraps.

SWIM NINETEEN: Similar spots and range to Swim 18 here.  

SWIM TWENTY: Again spots fished at 18 and 19 wraps produce the goods in this swim as well as silt areas to the right.

SWIM TWENTY-ONE: Spots at 19 wraps can be productive - reducing the range a little to 17-18 wraps can be a good idea when the middle area is pressured. 


SWIM TWENTY-THREE: Aim towards swim 9 at 18 wraps to find some good silt and gravel spots.

SWIM TWENTY-FOUR: This is a big fish swim and 18 wraps will put you on the silt, gravel hot spot! 

SWIM TWENTY-FIVE: There are silt and gravel spots at 16 1/2 and 18 wraps with more to be found at 19 wraps.

SWIM TWENTY-SIX: Like Swim 25 there are plenty of spots at similar ranges - although mostly gravel.

SWIM TWENTY-SEVEN: Fishing at 16 to 18 wraps will find the better spots.

SWIM TWENTY-EIGHT: Fishing at 16 to 18 wraps will find the better spots.

SWIM TWENTY-NINE: Fishing at 16 to 18 wraps will find the better spots.

SWIM THIRTY: The aerator and treeline are great features here although please don't fish too close to them and excellent spots when the wind is pushing in to this end. 17-19 wraps will find you spots towards the middle. 

'WRAPS' AND THE TWO BANKSTICK TRICK You will find reference to clipping-up and casting 'wraps' in our Swim Guide sections as well as hear this from the bailiffs when on-site. Basically this is a method known commonly as 'The Two Bankstick Trick' which helps you record and set your casting distance to exactly the same range every cast, day or night. The benefits are obviously huge as this means you can spod bait precisely to the location of your rigs and return your fishing rods quickly to the same spot after catching fish. Here's how its done...

STEP-ONE: Once you have found your fishing spot with the marker cast a bare lead to the spot and place the main line under the clip on the reel spool and reel in.

STEP-TWO: Lay your fishing rod on the ground (normally a 12' rod - four-yards) and push a bankstick into the ground at each end.

STEP-THREE: Now wrap your lead, spod/Spomb or marker around one of the banksticks to secure it in place and your ready for the next step.

STEP-FOUR: Open the bail-arm of the reel and wind 'wrap' the main line between the two banksticks until you reach the line clip - couting the wraps as you go.

STEP-FIVE: Record the number of wraps so you can repeat the process at anytime (day or night), line-up with a far bank marker and cast to the same spot everytime.


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