SNAKE LAKE FAR BANK

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

ONE of my favourite ways of fish­ing is on the mud line on snake lakes, and there is no bet­ter float for this than 0.2g KC Carpa Ape.

For fish­ing in inches of wa­ter I find this pat­tern per­fect. The float is heavy enough to give me the re­quired sta­bil­ity even when there are a lot of fish in the swim.

It’s a very short float with a chunky wire stem, which means it’s very sta­ble. It also has a short bris­tle so that it sits quickly – im­por­tant in shal­low wa­ter.

The body shape is like a rugby ball, which helps with sta­bil­ity. Nor­mally here I’m tar­get­ing carp and F1s rang­ing in size from 1lb-6lb so main­line is 0.15mm N-Gauge to a short 4ins hook­length.

I like a short hook­length in shal­low wa­ter as it al­lows me to get shot close to the hook with­out putting them on the hook­length.

For meat or pel­lets, hook is a size 16 Guru F1 Pel­let, a strong yet light­weight pat­tern. Shot­ting is a bulk of No10s 4ins from the hook.

TIGHT BULK OF No10s 0.15mm GURU N-GAUGE SIZE 16 GURU F1 PEL­LET

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