Considering continuing your fishing adventures during the winter months? With the Winter Deals here at Angling Direct, there’s no reason you shouldn’t! As well as deals, there are a couple of advantages to winter fishing in the UK.
Despite the horrid weather, you may face with rain, strong winds and in some cases, snow, fishing in the winter narrows down the ‘competition’ from other anglers as many just don’t fancy spending hours out in the cold. But if you wrap up in a few layers of clothing, invest in a bivvy heater or hot water bottle then winter fishing may be your time to shine!
Winter fishing can be tougher than other times of the year, but, it’s also the season when many freshwater species tend to group together, especially some trophy specimens. Other than keeping yourself warm, you also need to pack the right gear to keep your belongings and equipment nice and safe from the harsher winter elements such as lubricant for reel bearings and line conditioner to prevent snaps when casting.
Another great tip for winter fishing is to avoid rivers or lakes with elevated currents. Instead, go for lakes and rivers that have a naturally stable current, and always check the forecast before a trip!