you dont say were you are fishing
ie canal, pond, how deep,or how you have attatched the line
to the whip or hooks and what fish you are after
the more info the more replys
look forward to your reply
first of all lets sort out the whip before the pole.what seems to be the problem with hooking fish.Are you getting bites.what depth are you fishing at.how is the rig set up.is the whip a flick tip or elasticated.what sort of waters do you wish.hook sizes etc.please answer and i will try to help.
when me and my brother first bought a pair of 5m whips we also had trouble hoking the fish.We simply made the whip shorter to 3m.this helps you to hold the pole and hook fish more easily than you can with it at 5m.Get the hang of the whip before you go on to pole fishing.