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Old 11-09-2017, 23:13
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On an unfamiliar section of river I spend an hour or two trotting a stick float down to establish the features, always a chance of catching a fish while I'm at it!
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:30
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I have a friend who has used one since the start of the season on two different rivers.Net result for his efforts are his catch rate has actually dropped quite dramatically,probably because he's too busy faffing around with said gimmick......the word sucker springs to mind.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:29
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Sounds like fun!
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Old 12-09-2017, 18:55
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My results improved when I waded through several stretches on a river I fish, finding features I had no idea existed. Unfortunately you can't do it on all rivers and it takes rather a long time to complete. The idea of using a sonar was to speed things up a little and hopefully keep me dry!
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Old 12-09-2017, 19:25
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Sorry to jump on your post but Ive just dropped into the classifieds section a deeper that I have on ebay if anyone is interested
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Old 12-09-2017, 19:45
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Not used mine in anger yet but wanted to try and find some features on a relatively deep and baron stretch sometimes I fish.

The connection via wifi is superb so I like casting it far upstream and letting it drift down adjusted the sensitivity more now and switched off the fish icon display, the detail is quite something. I'm a sucker for gadgets though.

One of my blog posts on the use of the deeper
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Old 16-09-2017, 09:22
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My results improved when I waded through several stretches on a river I fish, finding features I had no idea existed. Unfortunately you can't do it on all rivers and it takes rather a long time to complete. The idea of using a sonar was to speed things up a little and hopefully keep me dry!
Anthony, I see the next Catch Cult release (no 4) will include an article on using a sonar by Ian Crook. Will be worth a read.
If you are fishing smaller and shallow rivers that you can wade in, then I think you'll be wasting your time using one.
On larger rivers like the Thames, which have a lot of featureless stretches then it could be a good investment. Gives you something to do in the closed season.
Take a mate with you so he can note down your findings.
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Old 16-09-2017, 14:57
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Have no time for bait boats at all. Throws all the skill of casting out the window. The only remote control boat i would buy would be for a kiddies boating lake.
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