MAG­GOTS FOR BAR­BEL

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

1 WHEN rivers are run­ning low and clear, chub and bar­bel can ig­nore large baits. This is the time to switch to the mag­got feeder, as a steady stream of grubs will soon get the shoals hunt­ing for more.

Red mag­gots work well enough, but I like to boost them with some ex­tra flavour. Whiskey, Key Food Dip and The Source flavour­ings work re­ally well in cold wa­ter. Add a tea­spoon­ful to each pint of mag­gots the day be­fore fish­ing.

Even a big feeder will empty quickly on the river, so tape up some of the holes. This will keep a trickle of mag­gots go­ing for up to 45 min­utes.

HOOK­BAIT For this style of fish­ing noth­ing beats a bunch of red mag­gots, boosted or dipped with flavour. MAG­GOT FEEDER This style sits fluuh with the riverbed. If the holes al­low too many mag­gots to es­cape, tape some up.

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