Why do casters score better than maggots? Any tips on avoiding the carp?The fishery I frequent is stuffed with carp, I for one never fish for them.
Silvers are my bag. I have on a regular basis fished for everything and yes carp have put their noses in.
The silver fishing has really exploded in commercials even though there's a lot of Ide in my chosen fishery, not my favourite fish. There are also aa good mix of roach, skimmers, and chub besides the dirty carp.
I have much more fun catching silver fish rather than carp.
The only trouble is if I fish with casters I need 3pts a session, in some cases even 4pts when the fish are up in the water where they generally are.
Fishing on average 3 times a week is expensive to keep fish coming.
Of course I could just buy a pint of maggots and catch next to nothing. Fishing would be cheaper but is sitting waiting for the odd fish to slip up really fishing, not to me it isn't.
I don't match fish now but still use match style methods.
Sorry Richard but there have always been methods that are self hooking and well before the bolt rig was popularised, those 3 ft twitches from Barbel were because the fish was hooked, tight lines on running leads were self hooking if they were not where did those handle churners come from? Tow can cause a free running lead set up to become self hooking, fishing close in with the reel line tight to a float that is set almost dead depth can be self hooking.I do think we have lost the art of striking, with the bolt rig and all? In my case not a bad thing as I can miss bites on the float better than anyone, about a minute behind most dips. But seriously in the pre-bolt days it did get your heart racing missing a few bites had you hanging over the rod in anticipation, a little sad I think?