SWIM 1: There is a tre line on the left with some nice big overhangs to cast too. Out in front of the swim you'll find some hard spots and silt at 40 to 50 yards range.
SWIM 2: Use your marker rod to find the numerous silt and gravel spots in front of this swim - keeping the bait going in on alittle and often basis.
SWIM 3: As with swim 2 if you keep the bait going in the fish will find it - just make sure you're well presented fishing the clean areas of the swim.
SWIM 4: There is a tree line to your right where its best to fish one rod - using the others on the clean gravel spots at 40 to 50 yards.
SWIM 5: There is a treeline to your left, but please mind the nearby aerator. Fish will show at the same range as the areator so fish on this line.
SWIM 6: Fish your rods at the same range as the aerator about 40 to 50 yards where you will find gravel spots.
SWIM 7: Look for fish bubbling at 45-50 where there are some nice hard spots.
SWIM 8: Here you have the tree line to your right which is lined by some nice spots - you will also find gravel and silt spots at 40 to 50 yards range.
'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.
APPROX. CARP STOCK
Twenty-pound plus - 150
Thirty-pound plus - 100-150
Forty-pound plus - 80
Fifty-pound plus - 5
Sixty-pound plus - 1