If you do what you always did,
you'll get what you always got!
Of course the mood of any lake can change by the hour
due to any number of factors. Climactic influences,
seasonal variances, lake physiology and that's before
you even start to consider your own tactics.
We will do our best to advise you on the 'going'
methods when you visit Passais but in advance,
and based on 5 years of visiting guests, I would make
these four simple observations which might help
you plan your strategy.
Planning and patience pay off
When you arrive, take time to talk to us about where fish
have been caught and consider your baiting plan for
the week. It is best to try and pinpoint an area you will
commit to feed on a regular basis throughout your stay
and the key is to adhere to this strategy even when the fish
don't appear to be feeding. When you start changing your
area, you start to chase the fish instead of bringing them
to you. In an ideal world, spend Saturday afternoon
choosing spots, baiting and setting up. Feed your areas
before dark and get a good nights sleep in the cottage.
An early start on Sunday after an unpressured early feed
can yield wonders....
Work each and every rod
If you're going to fish with 3 rods, really try to fish with
3 different tactics. Try a bottom bait, a pop-up and wafter
and see what works. Experiment with colours, baiting
strategies and how often you reposition to see what is the
winning method. Fishing in identical manner will reduce
your opportunity to catch well by over 50% if you're not
Rest and don't be greedy
If you find am area and catch well, that's great but remain
disciplined and don't forget to rest the area regularly,
feed them and remove your lines from the water so the
carps' confidence remains thoughout your week.
Bait boats are an excellent example of where sometimes,
a spot will blow quickly simply because of the constant
pressure, lack of free feed and or no variation of tactics.
FINALLY, GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO BAIT
If you are catching well, don't be afraid to feed the fish
Our prices for bait are incredibly cheap as we want you to feed the fish and catch as many as possible.
It is not uncommon for us to bait with up to 100kg of feed per day in the close season
so you really shouldn't be afraid of baiting say, 10kg of pellet in one go.
You will be amazed at how quickly even a small shoal of carp can clear this level of feed.
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