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NorthWestCarpCatcher

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About NorthWestCarpCatcher

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  • Birthday 12/11/1993

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    Blackpool
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    Catching Carp.

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  1. Exactly my thinking mate. Or experiment and use heavier leads and see how that affects your hook holds. If you've caught a few already that is.
  2. I too fish a lake with a very silty/sandy soft bottom. When you watch the fish close in you can see the bottom pluming up just off their tale movements. I use a 2oz lead on helicopter set up utilising leadcore leaders. I have my top bead set to around 3 feet though. The leads plug so much so that you can't really pull back, I use this to my advantage though as I feel it only helps to drive the hook home further on the take. I use a stiff coated braid as the hooklink and a balanced wafter as the bait so that when the leader settles on the bottom the hooklink finds its natural position on the le
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