92 MINUTE HD VIDEO - Des reveals his meat fishing tactics and shows you how to get the most out of an island swim
ISSUE 26 - April 2017
92 minute HD video
52 page e-mag
- Plumbing up an island swim
- How to prepare meat
- How to feed an island swim
- Rotating your lines
- Topping up your swims
- Avoiding line bites and foul hooked fish
THINK FISHING WITH DES SHIPP
Welcome to Issue 26 of Think Fishing and this month it was another new venue for me to visit in the shape of Shearsby Valley Lakes in Leicestershire. Just like Harescombe last month, Shearsby Valley is a small commercial complex set in tranquil surroundings in South Leicestershire and, since it was taken over by Adey Hull in late 2016, it’s becoming a very popular venue for anglers in that part of the country. I was fishing on Alder lake the day I visited and it’s a long, narrow lake with split islands running down the middle which you can reach with 14.5m or 16m.
There are also those gaps to consider though and in this issue my aim was to concentrate on fishing tight to the island and then move to a close in line late in the session to really build a weight and this a typical approach to this type of venue where carp are the main target. What confuses many anglers I talk to is how to plumb up on this type of swim and where exactly to feed and fish because going tight to the island right from the start isn’t always the best plan, so in this issue I go into great detail on the plumbing up side of things and how to get everything right in your head before you actually start fishing.
Hope you enjoy the issue and I’ll see you next month.
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