A bigger float?
I POLE fish a deep river for bream and perch but have trouble with bleak. Would a bigger float than the 2g one I use solve the problem?
Gerry Saul, Worcester
THERE’S no harm in using a bigger float and bunching all the weight close to the hook to bomb the bait down, but it’s better to change hookbaits to something that the tiddlers won’t manage.
For bream, try corn, while for perch, give a whole worm a go. Bites may take longer to come but you should catch a half decent fish when the float goes under.
In deep water, bream and perch can come off bottom so you may get a hold-up on the float that look like a bleak bite – hit it!
Bigger floats – and baits – deter bleak.