Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

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.

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