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FINE CHOP

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

Some­thing that was ap­par­ent through­out the week was the im­por­tance of chopped worms. If the fish­ing was hard – and when I say ‘hard’, I’m talk­ing about try­ing to catch 20lb of roach – then the best way to do it was to feed a lot of very finely chopped worms (above) through ground­bait.

This put a lot of scent and cloud into the wa­ter, which in turn drew in lots of small roach and a few big hy­brids.

So ef­fec­tive were worms in this sit­u­a­tion that you could be bite­less and then, within three casts of pil­ing in fine choppy, you’d be get­ting bites again.

This was never an open­ing gam­bit but it was a great way of get­ting a flag­ging swim go­ing again and putting a few bonus fish in the net.

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