What’s the score with fishing casters for roach on rivers?
WHEN should I begin to fish casters for river roach? Steve Proud, Warwick
IT OFTEN takes a while for the fish to turn on to casters.
You’ll need to feed them for a while before slipping one on the hook – this change can result in fewer bites but better quality fish when they come.
A general rule of thumb would be to start on maggots or pinkies but loosefeed casters. Once you are catching regularly, put a caster on the hook and judge the response – if you catch, carry on bagging, if not, change back to maggots, keep feeding and try again half an hour later.