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I have been heading down to my local club lake for a few evening sessions and have noticed that i keep ending up in the same swim after walking around the lake i always go for the same peg.

 

It has got a tree on one side that over hangs the water making it secluded from the rest of the lake and a good bed of lillys to the opposite side and alot of open water straight out in front

 

every evening i have been baiting up the same areas and fishing to the same marks so hopefully this will keep the fish feeding and moving into the baited areas or am i reducing my chances by not moving to where the fish are ?

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I have been heading down to my local club lake for a few evening sessions and have noticed that i keep ending up in the same swim after walking around the lake i always go for the same peg.

 

It has got a tree on one side that over hangs the water making it secluded from the rest of the lake and a good bed of lillys to the opposite side and alot of open water straight out in front

 

every evening i have been baiting up the same areas and fishing to the same marks so hopefully this will keep the fish feeding and moving into the baited areas or am i reducing my chances by not moving to where the fish are ?

 

 

If you are getting good results in the peg you bait up, then it's worth sticking with it if you like it. If it's not producing good fish then it would be worth trying a few other spots. The problem with sticking to one peg all the time is that you may turn up in the future and its taken or it stops producing fish and then its like starting from scrath when you have to fish another area. So it's worth getting to know more then one area of a water.

 

I have fallen in to the same pattern at a water I fish and have been catching some great fish from 1 swim and so I find myself drifting back to that spot. So the only advice I can give is the one I plan to follow, carry on fishing the same swim because I like it, but make an effort to mix it up a little and try out other spots every now and again.

Stephen

 

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Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

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Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

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Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
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Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
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Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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Sometimes you can learn more by really getting to understand one swim than you can by fluttering about trying different ones.

 

The test is, once you've really learnt that swim, can you go and fish a different one and learn something new?

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Sometimes you can learn more by really getting to understand one swim than you can by fluttering about trying different ones.

 

The test is, once you've really learnt that swim, can you go and fish a different one and learn something new?

 

That's what I always do know 1 swim then move to the next one you fancy.

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I do whatever takes my fancy. Catching fish isn't always the be all and end all. Sometimes I want to utilise every iota of knowledge I have and use it to it's fullest extent and that's all well and good but sometimes I just want to get outside, put a rod in the water and have a light snooze.

That same mentality applies to my movements on a water. Sometimes I'm happy to up sticks and move if things aren't working and I'm probably far less likely to feed swims, rather hoping to drop a bait on a fish using my eyes and watercraft to cancel feeding out. On the other hand, I'll also berth in, feed a swim and wait it out for fish to move in on my offerings.

 

Is one any better than the other?? Probably but both have their merits.

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Are you catching? Have you seen fish in other areas?

 

i have seen plenty of fish around the lake, and the swim is producing fish but as i can only get down of an evening when there arent many other people fishing so i cant really compare results.

 

i have been catching fish but dont want to exhaust the swim, but always seem to end up in it

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Fishing a tried and tested swim is always fun but wandering around has it`s merits as well.

 

I`m thinking back over 30 years ago when decent rudd and tench were found in some swims.

 

Wandering produced no fish some times but now and again one hit the jackpot. My best rudd came in just under 3lb and that was from a swim a way away from where they were sure to be but none much larger than about a pound and a half

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