FIND ROACH, DACE AND PIKE HERE
ROACH and dace cope well with fast currents and are often found in the fast water run-off. Pike won’t be far away either, especially if there is a deep hole nearby attracting prey fish.
To catch the small fish a waggler or stick float is fine, finding a clean-bottomed run to trot the rig 50 or so yards downstream of where you are standing. Keep a steady stream of maggots, casters or hemp going in, around a dozen every trot. You’ll soon work out where the feed is hitting bottom as this will be where your bites start to come from.
On the hook go for single or double maggot and set the float to just touch bottom as it runs down the peg.
Alternatively, a small maggot feeder will present a still bait if the pace and flow are too swift. This method can also pick up bonus fish such as chub or big perch.