WEL­COME

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

EV­ERY­ONE has one, some are more meaty than oth­ers, and some of you like to keep them se­cret – so what’s your favourite fish­ing rig? A quick straw poll around the Angling Times of­fice brought more than a dozen dif­fer­ent an­swers, from Ben Fisk’s ‘dob­bing’ pole rig for F1s to Thom Airs’ ‘go any­where’ carp multi-rig and Richard Grange’s sim­ple pea­cock wag­gler set-up for slow-mov­ing rivers.

A cou­ple went old school and men­tioned the lift method for sum­mer tench, while Kevin Wil­mot opted for a chopped worm pole rig for fish­ing the drains in win­ter.

My favourite would have to be a slider rig – big, bod­ied wag­gler with a bulk of shot, mi­cro swivel and long hook­length baited with dou­ble mag­got or a piece of worm.

Or maybe it’s a 3g bod­ied pole float for run­ning down­stream, hold­ing back and bag­ging on river roach… or maybe the Method.

To set­tle the mat­ter I called Steve Ringer, and he was quick to say that his favourite was what­ever he was us­ing to catch on now! This week he re­veals what he be­lieves to be the hottest sum­mer pole rig around, the Jigga with cast­ers. To prove its qual­ity he banged out around 400lb of F1 carp on it for our cam­eras. Find out more on page 30.

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