River fishing tips

River Fishing Tips 

Catching fish in a river is different to a lake. There are things you will have to think about and prepare for differently which can determine whether you land that big catch or not. Here at Taskers Angling we thought we would share some useful tips to help you make the most of your river fishing. 


1. Walk the banks 


In order to gain an understanding of where the fish are likely to be in the river make sure to take the time to have a good look around. Come down a bit earlier and walk the banks to see if you can spot anything that you feel may give away a clue as to where the best fish will be. This simple thing to do could make a big difference. 


2. Set-up somewhere with cover

Try to fish on a river which will offer you some sort of cover, an example of cover you can use could be a reed bed, tree or some lily pads. The likelihood is fish will live close to this and provides another option to fish to during your session, normally with a feeder of waggler cast. 


3. Watch the tide 


Make sure that you are aware of what the tide will be like on the river you are angling on. They can flow fast or slow and making sure you know the direction can save you a bit of hassle. A tide that will produce the most fish is one that is ebbing (running out to sea all day). However do make sure you are careful if the weather is bad or the ground is uneven as you may fall in. We have a page set up on angling safely if you want to read about steps you can take to protect yourself.


4. Seek out Depths  

At times rivers can suffer due to a shortage of rain which can reduce the rate of flow. To try and avoid this try to find the shallowest swims which will generate faster, oxygenated water. 


5. If you are looking for looking for bream cast down the middle


No matter if it's the summer or winter the habits of bream don't seem to change. They prefer deep water which is found right down the middle of a river.


We hope that you have found these tips for river fishing helpful! if you have any questions about what gear you may need then please do visit our Liverpool Store or give us a call on 01512606015.