5 SUR­FACE FISH­ING TIPS

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

TRIM DOWN A POP-UP

Try cut­ting down a boilie as a hook­bait to match the size of your feed pel­lets or bis­cuits.

AVOID DIS­TUR­BANCE

Don’t cast di­rectly into a group of feed­ing fish and al­ways ‘feather’ your line on the cast to avoid dis­tur­bance as your con­troller hits the sur­face.

DON’T RUSH THINGS

Be pre­pared to keep feed­ing un­til the carp start tak­ing your baits with con­fi­dence be­fore you make your first cast.

HAIR-RIG IT TIGHT

If you’re us­ing a hair rig, en­sure your bait is tight to the back of the hook.

LONG HOOK­LENGTH

When fish­ing with a con­troller, use a hook­link that’s around 4ft long to cre­ate some dis­tance be­tween the float and your hook­bait.

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