ANDY’S WINNING TIPS
A few of the little edges that gave Andy May his Fish O’Mania victory
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.
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.
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.
A worm head can easily wriggle itself off a small hook, so step up to a fine wire size 14 to prevent this happening.