A big­ger float?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

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.

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