|Barbless hooks are a syndicate rule, so what pattern should I choose?|
Two "Ronnie Rigs" - yet I'm unsure if this will be my route to cracking the code.at this new fishery.
With so little experience of this style of angling, it would be ridiculous for me to pass judgement on the tactics of other syndicate members, but have to admit that I've been shocked by the amount of bait some lads have introduced whilst I've been at the venue. My approach will be very similar to that of my Barbel exploits on The Stour in 2013. Everything I do will be based upon my own experiences, not following trends simply because that's what is expected. If I manage to get down during February, and that's a big "IF", I will be using tactics designed to solicit a bite. Certainly not aimed at a big hit during the present weather conditions. One fish at a time is the way I envisage this learning experience to develop, as I seek an insight into the subtleties of this population of carp and the conundrums they pose.
In the very limited time I've spent there, no carp have been caught, so the baiting strategies I've witnessed have failed. It is a blank canvas for me to start out from scratch and succeed, or fail, due to my own decision making.
|Two grains of maize, plus an IB pop-up, on a blow back presentation.|
Now we're talking
|February 1984 - the fish which saw the Stanborough project to a successful conclusion.|
23 lbs 14 oz - in 2020, it needs to be beaten, and using a split cane Mk IV!