Fish O’Mania cham­pion and Docklow reg­u­lar Andy May:

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Tackle: “Light rigs are re­ally im­por­tant and go­ing over­gunned will re­sult in far fewer bites. When fish­ing the short pole or wag­gler in open water, use an 0.10mm hook­length to a size 18 hook. If you are fish­ing for the chub close to any snags, step up to an 0.12mm hook­length.”

Baits: “Mag­gots and cast­ers are all you need, but lit­tle-and-of­ten feed­ing is cru­cial. White mag­gots are bril­liant for chub but I find that feed­ing cast­ers over the top draws a bet­ter stamp of fish into the area.”

Tac­tics: “Start fish­ing on the deck and use a strung-out shot­ting pat­tern so that you can still get bites as the bait drops through the water slowly. If you start to miss bites, shal­low up by a few inches and keep do­ing that un­til you start hook­ing fish.”

Docklow holds plenty of big roach.

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