Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

HOW far down should I shot my pole float when fish­ing for roach on rivers?

Chris Hines, Row­ley Regis

ROACH bites are gen­er­ally fast and quite pos­i­tive af­fairs, so don’t leave too lit­tle bris­tle on show or you may end up strik­ing too early. With a typ­i­cal two-inch-long bris­tle, shot the float so around half of this is on show – this will also show up any bites on the drop.

How­ever, if you are plan­ning on fish­ing with the float held still and a bait fished well overdepth, leave the whole bris­tle show­ing. This will al­low the fish to get hold of the bait prop­erly with­out pulling the float un­der too early.

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