THE EXPERT’S VIEW
TO get fish going on the surface there’s nothing better than giving them a bit more than your average dog biscuit. I prepare my floaters at the start of spring, so they are nicely matured in time for mid-summer.
First, I fill a few buckets with mixers and add a generous helping of liquid to each one. My favourites are hemp oil, salmon oil and L030T. Then I leave the mixers to soak for two days while they take on the liquid, shaking them up now and again to ensure they all get a good covering. Then it’s in with the Pure Krill Powder. Again, shaking them up ensures they all get a good coating.
As of April my bucket of floaters is in the car at all times – you never know when you may need them. When they are introduced, the slick they kick off is immense and the Krill Powder takes to the water with bits of attraction both floating and slowly sinking.
The flat spot created helps me to see the fish, but a quality pair of polarised glasses is absolutely essential as well.
This is peak time for a surface fishing campaign.
Look at the slick kicked off, along with bits of Krill suspended in the water.
What carp could possibly resist these oil-laden little balls of loveliness?
With these ingredients you’re ready to make your own high-attract floaters.
Absolute essentials for surface fishing – catty, peaked cap and polarised specs.