How easy are river bar­bel on the float?

I’d like to try this tac­tic on the Sev­ern

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

I’M no great fan of fish­ing the feeder, so was won­der­ing how easy it is to catch bar­bel on the float. Could you sug­gest a sim­ple rig that would work for me on the River Sev­ern?

Clive Ralph, Kidderminster

PRO­VIDED that you find the right swim, catch­ing a bar­bel or two on the float should be rel­a­tively straight­for­ward and it is def­i­nitely more ex­cit­ing than us­ing the feeder!

You’re aim­ing to find a deep run or chan­nel down which you can run the float – ei­ther a wag­gler or a stick.

The stick will of­fer bet­ter float con­trol and pre­sen­ta­tion, but can only be fished so far out and so is bet­ter suited to swims of­fer­ing deep wa­ter at short range. It’s also a highly ef­fec­tive tac­tic to fish in shal­low, un­even swims where the flow can be all over the place.

Here’s rig for tack­ling a typ­i­cal swim around 8ft deep on the mid­dle reaches of the Sev­ern…

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