COLIN’S TOP TIPS
1 Plumb up so that your rig is sat at dead depth. This will make sure your paste hookbait cocks the float properly without dragging it under.
2 Change the size of your paste hookbait slightly from time to time in order to pick out fish that have become wary of the same old tricks.
3 Don’t be afraid to use a big hook on venues where it is permitted. Colin will happily use a size 12 hook and a much bigger piece of paste to help pick out bigger fish.
4 Use an elastic that allows you to get fish in quickly while also being quite forgiving. Red Daiwa Hydrolastic is a good choice when big weights are on the cards. 5 Mix up a big batch of paste in a bowl at the start of the session and then flatten it off. This will make sure it retains the moisture and doesn’t dry out quickly.
Add extra groundbait to stiffen paste if it ends up too sloppy.
Pellet Waggler hooks are ideal.