Can reeling in and removing your lines from the water for periods of time actually help you catch more carp? ADAM PENNING offers his expert view...
"This is one of the biggest edges in carp fishing!
"I’m not talking about fashionably resting the swim mid-session - by then it’s too late and the carp are well aware of the game.
"Instead, I rest it from the beginning - I don’t fish at all, and only introduce bait.
"I call this ‘free, safe food’. It’s a very simple concept, yet it really does produce tremendous results.
"Your swim is your own private bit of real estate and you can do whatever you wish with it! You can get fishing straight away, OR you can play the intelligent game and keep your swim closed while you prebait it!
"The more pressured the lake, the better it works. Imagine having a swim closed on St John's at Linear for 24 hours and prebaited.
"Sounds good? I did it and the result was more than 30 carp to over 40lb. So, next time, try not fishing for the first 24 hours, bait little-and-often, and if you’re on fish, results can be far better than introducing rigs from the off."