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    Default Pole lines.

    Hi all,

    Fish with a few mates on a small lake in Surrey. I read quite a lot about setting up 3 or 4 lines.

    I get the margin line but not too sure about the angles of others. If I wanted a 5mtr and 13mtr, would they both be at 12'0'clock or would you have the 5 say at 10'0'clock and the 13 at 2/3'0'clock?
    Or does it really not matter? Any advice will be appreciated.

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    I would have the short line angled away from the longer line(s) so you are not playing the fish from the long lines through the short lines. Disclaimer : I know nothing about everything, I am studying to learn everything about nothing but until then I would wait for somebody that actually knows to tell you.

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    [QUOTE=sagalout;1456157]I would have the short line angled away from the longer line(s) so you are not playing the fish from the long lines through the short lines.

    Agree. Also especially if it's clear. Keep them away from each other as best you can.

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    I usually fish a short line (5m) and another at 11 or 13m. If you want to maximise these 2 lines you could have one at 10o'clock and one at 2 on both lines.
    I don't think playing a fish from your long line back through your short line makes a lot of difference, in fact it's unavoidable in most cases.
    You now have 4 lines to fish, try different baits in each one, say groundbait at 10 and pellet at 2.

    You could have another 2 lines in each side margin, depends how many topkits you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    You could have another 2 lines in each side margin, depends how many topkits you have?
    I know nothing about poles and the more I read the more disinterested I become but how can you operate 4 topkits(the elasticated bit I assume) with one pole?

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    You only use one at a time Mike, the others are in what is called a pole roost and will have different strengths
    of elastic through them, or duplicate rigs in case one gets trashed. you take one top kit off and replace it with another, I will take short pole and a few topkits to Dunham and show you,

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    Peter Crabtree has given you a good match-angler's take on it. If you want to try exploiting different areas of your peg, without getting too tangled up with complications try this:

    Choose your line, say 10m at 10 o'clock, plumb up and set your float.
    With the plummet still on, swing over to say 2 o'clock and find a distance - may be more or less
    than 10m - where the depth is the same.
    You can now run two areas, feed them differently to see what works, and alternate between
    them with the same rig and only one top kit.
    It increases your options without lots of extra gear!

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    Thanks to everyone that posted a reply. My knowledge has been expanded. Cheers.

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    Hi

    I do the same as Nottskev, usually allows me to try two different tactics groundbait on one line / micros on the other and I don't tend to fish each spot too hard, catch a couple of fish then move to the other line, lets the fish settle. Sometimes both areas can go quite and the fish are in the middle as they've settled in a "quiet" area

    Good tactic and don't forget to try different depths during the day as the fish can rise up in the water as the feed goes in

    Tight lines

    KevT

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    Also add or remove a section of the pole in case the fish have backed away from the feed, the bigger warier fish also
    seem to be on the fringes of where the feed is,
    feeding 2 swims with different baits will determine which is the better swim,you could end up with
    a "throwaway" swim on one side, all you have to do then is start another swim using same bait as good swim
    a little further along , the same with margin swims, Another good spot is between your keepnets ( if nets allowed)

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