BILLY FLOWERS and Jamie Londors are two of the most successful and highly rated competition-style carp anglers, and they also target bigger fish when not competing. Here they share some secrets of success...
Jamie – Bill and me fish a lot of matches together and the important thing with match fishing for carp is to work as a team. We always arrive at the venue in plenty of time to think ourselves in and come up with a plan that will give us the best chance of catching well on the day.
Billy – When the fishing starts we’ll have four rods out between us but it doesn’t matter who’s catching the main thing is we are! While I’m playing a fish Jamie might be re-baiting a spare rod, or maybe even baiting the spots. We will always fish as a team and it’s the end result that counts.
Jamie – If you are fishing with a friend this autumn why not try adopting similar tactics. Even if its only pleasure fishing on a local runs water, if you are fishing and working together rather than against each other you’ll catch more fish. An element of competition in your fishing will help to spur you on too, you don’t have to take it too seriously but you can set targets for both of you – first fish, biggest fish of the day that kind of thing.
Billy – The fishing can be a bit hit and miss at the moment and as the weather gets colder on some waters the fishing will get more difficult – so if you fish as a team you’ll stand more chance of cracking it. But the most important thing of all is to enjoy it. Good luck!