I am interested to know if anyone actually uses 3 rods at all times? When I start a session I will tend to initially use 3 x rods to scope the best fish holding areas, bed type and the most reactive baits but as soon as I know that, I will then move to max 2, probably 1. This is mainly down to when you have multiple hook ups which drives me mad with all the noise (Other alarms should mute after 5 seconds if you are already playing a fish imo). I do find that depending how quickly you get your first take in, eventually the others do come off - Which is frustrating as you never quite know what that fish could have been. I think generally because you find yourself having regular sessions where all 3 x rods are hooked up constantly, this part of the game does need looking at. I am not a carp angler but surely the use of 3 or more rods in the real world is because bites are often hard to get and thus you need to cover different baits and water - On a video game it's a lot different.