Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

Mag­gots are still a favourite bait of mine when fish­ing for bar­bel in low and clear con­di­tions. When they are fed cor­rectly bar­bel can be­come pre­oc­cu­pied with them, mak­ing them rel­a­tively easy to catch.

Bar­bel will find a big white patch of mag­gots glow­ing on the riverbed hard to re­sist, and my stan­dard mag-aligner pre­sen­ta­tion is a proven win­ner as the pile of free of­fer­ings helps to dis­guise the rig.

Thread­ing an En­ter­prise Tackle mag-aligner grub over the hook shank also forces the hook to turn ag­gres­sively when a fish sucks in the hook­bait, lead­ing to more hook-ups.

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