Here’s a quick list of things I would not leave home without on a winter session;
1. Local weather forecast
2. Mobile telephone
3. Brewing kit or flask
4. Hat – the majority escaped body heat leaves through the head. Less clothing is required if a hat is worn.
5. Polarised Sunglasses – the low level of the winter sun causes a lot of dazzle off the water and you may be surprised at how many carp you can find in incredibly shallow water in winter – if only you look!
6. Binoculars – essential for spotting the tell tale signs the carp still give such as the odd gas bubble releasing to the surface after a carp has disturbed the bottom as well as turning around to inspect hook points for damage – many seemingly sharp hooks have their points slightly twisted sideways.
7. Emergency car kit – shovel in the car (pointed nose shovels as used by the army are the most useful for digging your car out of a mess), tow ropes, jump leads, emergency tools, spare clothes.
8. Selection of different coloured baits
9. Spare socks and boots
10. A bag of pre-soaked boilies.
That’s my list! Shaun Harrison.