One of the best bits of advice I was given when I started carp fishing was to look for the swim with the most foam in it. The swim with the biggest waves which was taking the main force of the wind. There is always one swim that little bit rougher than the others. Once I started to do this my catch rate rose considerably. It is a fact that the carp really enjoy the extra oxygen content generated by a big wind and will particularly move onto a new wind.
The picture attached is a little extreme and in hindsight I should have set up a little further along the bank not realising it was going to get quite that rough.
It was advice given to me 30 plus years ago and still very much stands to-day. There are times when larger fish and pressured fish can appear to hold back off of the wind but for sheer carp action you won’t go far wrong always facing the wind.comments powered by Disqus