best carp margin technique on pole .

Status
Not open for further replies.

poleaddict14

Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2012
Messages
32
hi all, got a match at border fisheries and it offers great margins, just wondering what is the best technique for down the edge?[:T]
 

Neil ofthe nene

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
May 4, 2009
Messages
18,875
No real/one answer. Margin fishing like most techniques will depend on what the fish want on the day. First its location, how deep/close to the bank will the fish feed confidently? What's the margin profile like?

Then you have to get the feeding right - groundbait/micros/4mm/corn and how do they want it - cupped/thrown/lot/little

Then hookbait - corn/maggot/4mm/6mm pellet

Presentation - overdepth (up to 3 ft sometimes)/dead depth

I like to think I am a fairly good exponent of margin fishing but there are days I struggle to find the right combination.
 

Neil ofthe nene

Regular member
Site Supporter
Joined
May 4, 2009
Messages
18,875
Once fished a lake where the fish were spooked by the line below the float. Every time a fish touched the line the margins would boil and empty. Eventually fished a 6 ft rig in 3ft of water pinning down the last three foot with 3-4 No.6 shot.

Never come across a similar situation since but its always in the back of my mind.
 

gobby1

Regular member
Joined
Oct 29, 2007
Messages
407
poleaddict14, watch this you won't go far wrong.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTQzbvJTHc4&sns=fb
 

alfie

Regular member
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
1,704
are you sure the match is on Gibbos? normally that's just pleasurefishing. Maybe once in a great while they will have a junior match on there
 

alfie

Regular member
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
1,704
Carp in Gibbos only average about 2-3lb the odd one bigger. I would feed micros and fish whatever gives you most confidence they are not that fussy, feed about a foot away from the bank and fish as tight to the bank as you can, you won't get liners and foul hookers like that [;)]
 

mocnscott

finally a winner
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Messages
2,300
If you have a match on Gibbos then fish out a bit it will probably be a bit tight for margins save for a few pegs. A short line will work and shallow works as well plenty of silvers in there and carp too. Depending on numbers if you're good at shallow fishing that could be an option.

Scott
 

PrestonPoleFish

Sir Catch-a-lot
Joined
Feb 6, 2013
Messages
1,333
I like potting in a load of loose groundbait, when it starts boiling and you see tails get on there with a big bait!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Feldy Fishing Talk 30
S Fishing Talk 18
G Fishing Talk 17
M Bait Talk 16
E Bait Talk 18

Top