There's something special about carp fishing. For some anglers, it's the fight that fish puts up when hooked. For others, it's the challenge of targeting these difficult-to-catch fish. No matter what your reason for carp fishing is, one thing is for sure: you need the right gear to be successful. On this page, you will find a fishing tool to assist with bait application at those carp fishing venues; the bait throwing stick.
Why Do I Need A Throwing Stick for Carp Fishing?
When targeting large, open-water areas, carp anglers can try spreading the bait over the large area with a throwing stick and then fish your rods across it to grab the fish’s attention. A throwing stick offers great bait application over a wide area but when fishing a heavily weeded lake or ‘spot fishing’ try to be far more accurate with baiting and use a spod rod. If you fish with young anglers or those new to angling, a good way to start piquing their interest when going fishing with you is to hand them the throwing stick and let them flick some good bait out in the water for the fish to feed on.
When shopping for a throwing stick, it is wise to look at the material the stick is made out of and what reach it offers. You can find throwing sticks on this page made from carbon and plastic, with the carbon throwing sticks often costing a little more (£60 plus). Plastic is the cheaper option but performance is seen to be better with those made of carbon and of course, it matches a modern carp set up much better! Look at fishing brands such as Fox, RidgeMonkey and Cygnet.