Straight wag­gler rig

Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Tactics -

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.

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