Straight waggler rig
This simple waggler set-up is perfect for use on commercial carp waters where a long cast won’t be required. Perch have thrived in these types of waters as there are rarely any pike present, and as the apex predator the perch have filled their boots on the shoals of silverfish. Plus they are largely ignored by the majority of anglers who only target the stocks of carp. Look for features such as overhanging trees, bushes and reedbeds that provide shelter and cover from where they can ambush their prey. The rig detailed here incorporates a 3AAA straight peacock waggler that has been set and plumbed to fish just touching bottom at the base of a marginal shelf. Many commercial venues ban barbed hooks, so to stop the worm from wriggling its way off the hook nick on a small section of elastic band as a bait stop. Keep feeding maggots or casters every five minutes to attract the prey fish, as well as chucking in a few chopped-up pieces of worm every now and again.