USE BIGGER HOOKS
One of the things you have to remember about Ireland is that not only are the surroundings wild, but the fish are too!
Most of the fish you catch won’t have seen a hook before so they aren’t tackleshy in the slightest.
So when it comes to roach fishing on the feeder I will think nothing of fishing a size 10 hook to a 0.19mm hooklength! And I’ll fish a single maggot on that size 10 (above)!
The reason for this is, you’ll hit more bites when fishing a size 10 as opposed to a 12 or smaller as the fish find a 10 that little bit harder to deal with. If you’re fishing a single maggot on a size 10, hook it either through the middle or thread it on.
Both these approaches will lead to a better bite-to-fish ratio, and if you’re threading the maggot on you can catch several fish on the same hookbait without a change.