ANDY’S WIN­NING TIPS

A few of the lit­tle edges that gave Andy May his Fish O’Ma­nia vic­tory

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

STODGY MIX

Make sure your ground­bait is mixed so that you can cre­ate a small, firm ball that will sink quickly. Bait-Tech Karma is great for a va­ri­ety of species.

PLUMB­ING UP

A heavy plum­met will help you gauge what lies on the bot­tom. If you feel it sink then you know you are fish­ing over silt – if it bangs down, it’s a solid lakebed.

SIDE PULLER KIT

Use a top kit with a Side Puller on it. This will make sure you can use light elas­tics and still land bonus fish quickly.

BACK SHOT

Place two No8 shot on the line be­tween your pole-tip and float. This will help keep a tight line and re­duce the num­ber of bites you miss.

DOT IT DOWN

En­sure your float is well dot­ted down to help you spot ev­ery bite. Add a touch of grease to the bris­tle to stop it sink­ing when there is no fish at­tack­ing the bait.

BIG­GER HOOK

A worm head can eas­ily wrig­gle it­self off a small hook, so step up to a fine wire size 14 to pre­vent this hap­pen­ing.

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