Free­lined bait lures 1lb dace

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

A QUICK change of tac­tics to pre­vent a finicky shoal of sil­ver­fish be­ing spooked worked a treat for Robin Wool­nough when he fooled this 1lb dace from a River Thames trib­u­tary.

The pro­fes­sional an­gling artist started the ses­sion on the stick float but no­ticed that the com­mo­tion of the rig land­ing in the wa­ter was forc­ing the fish to back away.

To solve the prob­lem, Robin de­cided to free­line his mag­got hook­bait with just a No8 shot on the line for cast­ing weight – and the move gained an al­most in­stant re­sponse from the spec­i­men dace.

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