DreamLake 4 Swim Guides

SWIM 1: Aiming at the tree line on your left use your marker float to find your spots - gravel and silt areas.

SWIM 2: There are gravel and silt areas all over this swim so use the maker float to find your spots.

SWIM 3: Gravel and silt spots can easily be found using the marker float.

SWIM 4: There is a tree line on the right and the airator but please don't cast to close to this.

SWIM 5: Target the tree line on the left fish - the fish do get right in the left hand corner. There are also gravel and silt spots to be found using the maker.

SWIM 6: There is a silty gully that runs around 40yards out, which can be very productive - especially when you see the fish bubbling there. 

SWIM 7: The silt gully found in peg 6 sontinues to run across this swim.

SWIM 8: There is a tree line on your right and the fish like to get right up along this bank so fish as close as you can. As with swims 6 and 7 you also have a silty gully at 40 yards range.


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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