6 STILL­WA­TER ROACH TIPS

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

1 En­hance your mag­gots with Nu­tra­baits Sweet Nu­traspice. One cap­ful to three pints of mag­gots is plenty. Less can be more – like vine­gar on chips.

2 Spend time cast­ing around to try to find a bit of smooth, not-too-stony gravel.

3 Use a feeder car­ry­ing enough weight to pro­vide a bolt-rig ef­fect so the fish hook them­selves.

4 Plagued by ‘bits’? Keep plug­ging away. The big­ger roach will even­tu­ally ar­rive.

5 Set your hang­ers high, so a pull in the di­rec­tion of the rod im­me­di­ately sets the hook. A pull in any other di­rec­tion sets it against the feeder.

6 When weigh­ing a big roach, don’t set the sling to ‘zero’ on the scales. Set them to 1lb and deduct that from the final weight.

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