How deep for a pellet wag?
HOW shallow do I need to be when fishing the pellet waggler?
Jake Cranston, Worthing
FIRST of all, check the rules of your fishery as they may have a limit as to how shallow you can fish – typically around 12ins and no less. If the swim is around 6ft deep, begin by fishing at 3ft (half-depth) and start loosefeeding. Either you will get bites and hook fish or get indications and miss them.
If you are catching, carry on with what you’re doing but if you are striking into thin air all the time, come shallower. Slide the waggler 6ins up the line and carry on fishing. You’re trying to find the depth where the carp are happiest feeding.
This could be as little as 2ins shallower than your starting point or it could be a foot under the surface.
Carry on shallowing up by 6ins at a time until you begin hooking carp.