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The wind and its effect on fishing – 2

The wind and its effect on fishing – 2

There is a lot of talk in the magazines and other instructional; media these days about the importance of “following the wind”, but what does this mean in practice? When experts talk about carp following the wind their reasoning is:

The wind and its effects – 1

The wind and its effects – 1

I want to deviate slightly from my usually subject matter this month and next in order to deal with a subject that seems to crop up regularly on the carp fishing forums; namely, the effect that wind strength and direction is likely to have on the fishing. To be honest I don’t think that there is a single definitive solution as waters react very differently to one another, even when subjected to identical conditions. You may fish a lake where the fish respond positively to a fresh wet breeze, while the same conditions on another lake such weather will not affect the fishing at all.

Seeds by Ken Townley

Seeds by Ken Townley

There are many seed baits available and probably the best known is hempseed. Other well-known seed baits are Red Band, dari seed and sunflower seed. Seed baits are also generally known as mass baits because you get a lot of them to the kilo. They are used to achieve a level of feeding preoccupation hard to achieve with other bait types. When carp are feeding on small food items they can quickly become totally preoccupied with the bait and will compete for every last seed. They tend to be less cautious when they are feeding in such a manner and the greater the degree of preoccupation and aggressive feeding the more the carp throw caution to the wind. I have watched carp literally barge each other out of the way simply to get at a few hempseeds nestled under a stone. They have even been known to shift quite large stones in order to get at any seeds trapped underneath.

A festival of Robin Red

A festival of Robin Red

I doubt if there is anyone reading this who has not heard of the famous Robin Red, arguably the finest carp attractor of all time. Discovered back in the late 60s, the red stuff continues to be effective to this day, as this recent account of a trip to France will show.

SuperRed and groats attract large numbers of carp

SuperRed and groats attract large numbers of carp

This month I want to show you a very simple way of attracting large numbers of carp into your swim in the shortest time possible, all thanks to the pulling power of SuperRed, Groats and a dash of flavour and sweetener.

There's only one genuine Robin Red

There's only one genuine Robin Red

From its base in the UK, bird food manufacturer, John E Haith Ltd has been producing Robin Red® since the early 1950s. More than half a century on and Robin Red is universally recognised as one of the most successful carp baits ever.

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