It’s been said before that if you can find somebody who fishes in winter then you have found a true fanatic. ‘Fanatic’ doesn’t even come close to describe anybody who prescribes to that kind of madness! Winter fishing is not for the faint of heart but the rewards can be well worth the effort. Fishing, particularly anchoring up and bait fishing, can be fairly sedentary at times. The fastest route to an early end to the day is to succumb to the cold so with that in mind I would like to walk you through my top five tips for winter fishing and hopefully they will prolong your day on the water and enhance your experience.
We all have our own little tricks for keeping warmer during the cooler months of the year and this is what has worked for me for the past couple of winters. Failing that you could always stay at home by the fire but where’s the fun in that?