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Alton Water update – Winter tactics


It is now two months since I started fishing Alton Water, and I thought it was time for an update. In this section, I will look at depths, rigs, feeding and hook-baits. I also want to consider the tow, the resident zebra mussels, and finally the effect the cold winter winds have on the fishing.

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So, let’s start with the depths. Fishing a vast water of this size can be daunting, even for the most experienced angler. Added to this you have to consider the immense depths in front of you.  As a side note, a good mindset when tackling huge venues similar to Alton is to consider only the area directly in front of you. Treat your swim the same as you would do on any other water, because if you don’t, you’ll become confused very quickly. So, below you will see I have prepared a map of what you are likely to find in most swims in the Dam wall area.

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Posted by on November 17, 2016 in Alton Water Update 1

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