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Angling Times (UK) - - WHERE TO FISH -

BAIT-TECH AND SHAKE­SPEARE’S DAR­REN MASSEY SAYS…

Tackle: “There’s no need to fish too light, and 0.12mm main­line to a 0.10mm hook­length will get your plenty of bites. Use a No5 elas­tic and a size 18 hook and you’ll have a nice bal­ance be­tween cush­ion­ing the bites and hav­ing enough power to get big skim­mers in quickly.”

Bait: “A pint of mag­gots and the same of cast­ers is all that you need in terms of loose­feed and hook­baits.

“My ground­bait is an even mix of Bait-Tech Pro Nat­u­ral Bream and Pro Nat­u­ral Dark. Feed three balls at the start, laced with a few free­bies on one line.” Tac­tics: “Ro­tat­ing be­tween a line where you have fed ground­bait and an­other where you have pot­ted in some loose­feed is the way for­ward. If a boat ploughs through, don’t feed im­me­di­ately – put a rig over the top and see if the fish are still in the zone be­fore pil­ing more bait on top of a shoal.”

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