TIP #4 / EQUIPMENT: A LIGHTHEART AND A LIGHT BOX
This time of year is perfect for travelling light.
With regards to bait for example, a 2kg bag will be enough to fish for the whole session. No need to carry large bowls to keep your bait in. 12 litre volume will be perfectly suitable.
In winter, fish always feed less and "heavy" bait, which works in the summer, is no longer relevant. All you have to do is simply "remember" often, in other words bait regularly with very small amounts of bait. This principle is even more true when fishing for bleak at the edges, which can be very productive in winter. You can complete your bait with a powdered additive, which is less nourishing and more effective at this time of year.
With regards to rods, a telescopic rod 4 to 6 metres long is perfectly suited to fishing spots at the edges where the fish can be found. Those who own long press fit rods can just use the last 3-4 metres and change to the 11m or 13m version if activity picks up in the open. Think about taking a pole roller for more comfort.
Short rods (4m to 6m) are perfectly suited for winter fishing
With regards to setting up, use a seat box which is easy to carry and set up and don't forget the indispensable accessories (keepnet, cloths, rigged lines, bait boxes).