TIP 8 –

PICK THE RIGHT HOOK

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

FOR mag­gots and worm sec­tions there is only one hook for me, and in­ter­est­ingly it’s a red pat­tern. I use the Drennan Red Mag­got on a nat­u­ral venue (a mi­cro-barbed pat­tern) or a Drennan Carp Mag­got, which is bar­b­less, to com­ply with com­mer­cial fish­ery rules.

The size 18 is perfect for mag­got or worm at this time of year as it’s a big size 18. Go­ing into win­ter I’d start to con­sider drop­ping down to a size 20.

Don’t use too fine a line on com­mer­cial fish­eries as you need to give your­self a fight­ing chance of get­ting in any carp or big perch you hook – a 0.10mm or even a 0.12mm hook­length is about right.

Red hooks are great for use with mag­gots or worm sec­tions.

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