Different times of the year suit different fishing styles. Right now in the UK, it’s the ideal time for lure fishing. That’s largely because freshwater predators are feeding and gaining weight. This means they’re more likely to bite and you stand a better chance of catching a more sizeable fish.
Knowing how deep the water is can be essential to fishing. This can inform the equipment and techniques you need to use, as well as what kind of fish you can expect to catch. There are a number of ways to plumb the depths, each with its own pros and cons. These are the most common methods for gauging depth.