Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Tactics -

When the wa­ter’s at its warm­est, paste is un­beat­able and it is syn­ony­mous with big fish and big weights. Paste fish­ing with big baits for big weights re­quires big rigs. Hook-wise, it is im­por­tant to use a wide gape pat­tern in a big size, so it helps to grip the paste. A paste float is also ad­vis­able. These have very long bris­tles so you can eas­ily ‘read’ bites.

The bait is fished 1in overdepth so any tow doesn’t drag the hook out of the soft ball of paste This is a big-fish tac­tic so the main­line is tied di­rectly to the hook. As there is no hook­length there is no knot to cre­ate a weak point Use a...

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