Tar­get the up­per lay­ers for rudd

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

ALTHOUGH they can be tar­geted us­ing many tac­tics, rudd are suck­ers for baits fished on or just be­low the sur­face, es­pe­cially in sum­mer.

Their up­turned mouths have evolved for tak­ing food from above, so it’s lit­tle sur­prise that one of the best rigs for catch­ing them when the sun is high is the sky is a small float sup­port­ing a bait about a foot be­low it, with no shot on the line be­tween float and hook­bait. Small loaded clear wag­gler floats are per­fect, and re­quire no shot down the line to help cock the float.

The best baits for rudd in the sum­mer months are mag­gots, bread­flake and bread­crust.

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