POLE TO HAND ES­SEN­TIALS

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

1 A heavy pole float is re­quired to al­low you to swing the rig into place. Try a 0.4g Drennan AS but make sure the tip is well dot­ted down.

2 Bronze mag­gots are un­der­used on com­mer­cials but they tend to pick out the bet­ter stamp roach, bream, tench and perch.

3 Feed­ing ev­ery drop-in is very im­por­tant but don’t in­tro­duce too many mag­gots each time. Throw­ing around 10 mag­gots around the float ev­ery cast is more than am­ple.

4 Use light but bal­anced tackle with the pole to hand. Rig up a 0.13mm main­line to an 0.11mm hook­length and a size 18 hook.

5 Sil­vers are the tar­get but carp and F1s may show up too. If they do, con­tinue to feed while you play them to keep the shoal oc­cu­pied.

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