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Expert Advice for Fishing at Redwood Park

 

These guides were developed as part of a partnership between one of our regular match pro-anglers, Dave Barker, and Redwood Park to bring to you a helpful set of tips for our fishery.

 

From the end of 2016, watch our fishery export catch fish and provide tips on a cold and windy day on the Arc:

 

Follow up to "My Way" (below), Dave Barker now brings you his summer edition:

dave barker fishing guide

My way of fishing a five hour match on the Arc Lake in the summer

by Dave Barker

Sponsor: Maver Newman Scotts

 

Baits


Rigs

 

method of fishing

Method of attack

Go straight out to 14m line and put half a 250ml pot of 4mm pellets in. Then go on 5m line and do the same with 6mm cut meat and hemp - this is my pole lines fed while I go on the meat feeder for the first hour.

 

Start right across on the meat feeder as tight to far bank as possible using 6mm cubes of meat on the hook and in the feeder mixed with hemp to help it come out of the feeder. Within 5 minutes, I bring it back in and fill the feeder again and cast back to the same spot, which I repeat until I get a sign or a pull on the tip. Then I start leaving it till I get a bite - no longer than 10 minutes. Usually you can put 6 to 10 carp in your net in as many casts if it is going well, I will stay on the tip until bites go off and just keep topping my pole lines up with a catapult pinging 4mm pellets every couple of minutes on my shallow line.

 

When bites finally go off, I will go on my 14m pole line with banded 4mm pellet on the hook and feeding 4mm pellets (5-6 at a time). When doing this I will still remember to top 5m line up every 20 minutes with a dozen cubes of 6mm meat and hemp.

Start feeding margin line as tight to the bank where you can find about 18” of water. I kick that swim off with 6x 250ml pot of ground bait then watch for signs of fish. I then come on my 5m line for the last 2 hours while watching for signs of carp on my margin line if at anytime any of my lines that I try are not producing I will proceed, by cast meat feeder, back across to the far bank while I keep feeding my other lines but if plan goes well I will work my way back to myself (e.g., Meat feeder, 14m line, 5m line then margin) for some big carp late on using corn on the hook or meat.¬†


Hope this helps you put more fish in your nets.

While fishing for this article, I weighed in 150lb on peg 14 on the Arc.

 

By Dave Barker


 

Dave Barker's original My Way guide:

 

dave barker fishing guide

My way of fishing a 5-hour match on the Arc Lake

by Dave Barker

Sponsor: Maver Newman Scotts

 

Baits

 

Rigs

 

Method of Attack

Go straight out to 14m line and put half a 250ml pot of 4mm pellets in. Then go on 5m line and do the same with corn and 4mm pellets and that is my pole lines fed while I go on the method feeder for the first hour.

 

Start right across on the method feeder as tight to far bank as possible using 2mm softened pellets with a sprinkling of Horlicks to help bind them to the method. Hook bait I start off using 2 dead red maggots if I don't get a sign on the tip within 3mins I bring it back in fill feeder again and cast back to the same spot, which I repeat till I get a sign or a pull on the tip. Then I start leaving it till I get a bite no longer than 10mins.  Usually you can put 6 to 10 carp in your net in as many casts if it is going well I will stay on the tip till bites go off and just keep topping my pole lines up with 4mm pellets every 20 minutes.When bites finally go off I will go on my 14m pole line with corn or 6mm expander pellet on the hook, feeding 4mm pellets through a kinder pot on end of pole. If getting plenty of bites and signs I will look to bring them shallow by starting to ping 4mm pellets 3-4 at a time through a catapult. While still remembering to top 5m line up every 20 minutes.

 

Starting feeding margin line as tight to the bank where you can find out about 18" of water. I kick that swim off with a 250ml pot of corn and 2mm pellet then watch for signs of fish. I then come on my 5m line for the last 2 hours while watching for signs of carp my margin lines if at any time any of my lines that I try are not producing I will proceed by casting method feeder back across to the far bank while I keep feeding my other lines but if plan goes well I will work my way back to myself E.g. Method feeder, 14m line, 5m line then margin for some big carp late on.

 

By Dave Barker- Maver Newman Scotts

 

 

If you are a regular at Redwood Park, and would like to submit your own guide or share some tips, please contact us.

 

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