SLAP, TAP AND CATCH SHAL­LOW

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Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

NE tac­tic guar­an­teed to pro­duce big weights in the warm weather is the pole up-in-the-wa­ter. keep carp near the sur­face, but they re­spond well to slap­ping the rig or tap­ping the wa­ter.

Slap­ping the rig in­volves ro­tat­ing the rig a full 360 de­grees over the pole-tip to bring it all back down again on the wa­ter’s sur­face, ‘slap­ping’ it. It often en­cour­ages im­me­di­ate bites as fish come to the noise and find the bait fall­ing.

Tap­ping the wa­ter with the pole-tip mim­ics the sound of feed hit­ting the wa­ter, and is best done with a very short line be­tween the float and tip.

Fi­nally, the most tra­di­tional way of lay­ing the rig in hor­i­zon­tally amid the feed is best for sil­ver­fish, or if the carp are sit­ting deeper, over 3ft down, and not com­ing near the top to in­ves­ti­gate noise.

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