Top Tips: How to be successful at cold water fishing

Top Tips: How to be successful at cold water fishing 

 

In the cold months the temperature drops meaning that Anglers may have to adapt how they have been doing things in order to have a good time by the water. At Taskers Angling we want to give you the best advice to make sue that you have a successful trip out. That is why we have put together a few tips as to how you can catch big on the cold water. 

 

 1. Fishing Period 

With the winter comes the cold and long dark nights. Often this is not pleasant to be out in and Anglers can lost motivation. We have found that it is best to do shorter sessions during this period, for example rather than doing a 48 hour session try doing a few day sessions to break it up. This means you can also fish more throughout the week and try different venues where you may potentially have more success. 

Dan Hawkes - RidgeMonkey®
2. Select the right venue 
Venue choice can be a deciding factor when it comes to whether you have a successful winter or not. Higher stocked waters are likely to be more productive, the fish will also be hungrier meaning that the likelihood is that they will be easier to locate. When the waters cold we would recommend using a shallow venue to fish as carp in particular are never too far from the bottom so are more likely to pick up the bait. 
3. Try alternative baits  
Certain baits work better depending on the time of the year that we are in. If you were just planning on using the same bait you used during the summer months then it is probably worth trying something different. A very good alternative bait that can be used are cold maggots. These are great when trying to find a bite and are particularly useful if you are wanting to attract Carp. 
Winter Perch Fishing - James Armstrong - RidgeMonkey®
4. Make sure that you are comfortable 
Know one wants to be sat by the water for hours freezing. Making sure that you are warm and comfortable will keep you motivated whilst you are out. Layering up properly to make sure you remain warm will definitely serve you well in the long run. We offer a collection of clothes that should provide you with what you are looking for. If you find thats not doing the trick then you could always treat yourself to a bivvy or bedchair for extra protection. 
5. Take part with someone else 
A key theme in these tips is to make sure you do not lose motivation by the water. Angling can be solitary depending on how you like to do it but when the water is cold we have found that being part of a team really does help. It will make the cold nights go quicker and means you will be able to cover more ground compared to if you were on your own. 
IN THE NICK OF TIME! Part Three - RidgeMonkey®
6. Winter holding areas 
When it is the winter Carp will hold up in an area they feel protected and comfortable. Finding these areas can help you to have a successful time cold water fishing. Features that can help you identify such areas are  dying weed beds, snags, reeds and old pads. Deeper areas of the lake also tends to be somewhere these fish gather. 
Hopefully these tips will help you to have a very successful time cold water fishing. If you would like to find out more from us then don't hesitate to get in touch by visiting our Liverpool store or ring us on 01512606015