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Rig for floatfishing close to islands and features

This float rig is ideal when casting tight to an island to catch the carp that patrol around its margins. As you will be casting to a feature you can actually use this rig with the line clipped up because a hooked fish will not be able to swim away from you - it can only swim to the side ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 11 December 2014

How to use a groundbait feeder

Become a much better groundbait feeder angler with our superb video guide to using the right groundbait and fishing with open-end and cage feeders. In this video - part four in a very extensive groundbait video series - we talk through a stack of tips to help you catch more when fishing with groundbait via a feeder. Find out how ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 29 September 2014

How to feed groundbait

One way to attract masses of carp, bream, tench and roach when fishing is to ball it in and feed with many balls of groundbait. This term is commonly known as 'balling in'. Getting it right is absolutely imperative because once you've thrown that groundbait and feed in, you can't take it out again! Here - in part three of Gofishing's exclusive ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 28 September 2014

How to choose the right grounbait

In the second part of their extensive groundbait tips video series, the Gofishing team help you through the minefield of the massive amount of different groundbaits on the market so you can confidently pick the right colour and type. In this revealing and in-depth video you will find out which species of fish respond best to the many different colours ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 26 September 2014

What groundbait is and why to use it

Here's part one of an extensive groundbait tips video series - this part details what exactly is groundbait and why anglers should use groundbait when fishing for roach, carp, bream and tench etc. If you have ever wondered what ingredients go into making the vast majority of groundbaits on the market, or even if you're unsure of which groundbait you ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 26 September 2014

How to use a chubber float for fishing shallow and fast rivers or streams

The short, fat and dumpy chubber float is perfect for fishing shallow and fast river glides or trotting on streams. It’s capable of carrying a lot of shot, due to the size and buoyancy of the float. This is perfect because fast, shallow swims need a lot of lead down the line to ensure that the bait is pushed down ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 19 June 2014

Anatomy of a canal

If you took a cross section of a canal you will find that most are the same in that they have very similar profiles and therefore you’ll find the fish residing in almost the same places. There will be a deep central track, two ledges at either side, two shelves and two marginal ledges. They aren’t deep venues – most ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 28 May 2014

How to plumb the depth when floatfishing a waggler

Close in Hold the plummet in one hand and your rod in the other – flex the tip of the rod slightly by pulling the line taught. Open the bail arm of the reel. Swing the rod upwards, let go of the plummet and take your finger off the spool to cast the plummet into the swim. Timing and a ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 27 May 2014

How to find the depth when pole fishing

Plumbing and finding the depth of the lake, canal or river when pole fishing is a lot easier than finding the depth when you're float fishing because you can simply lower the plummet into your swim and gently drop it onto various areas of the swim to gain a true picture of the venue's depth. It's a vital part to ...

  • Rigs
  • Pole rigs
  • 27 May 2014

How and when to use a Driftbeater float rig

Want to be able to keep your float rig still when fishing a large windswept lake? Well here’s the rig for you – the simple driftbeater rig. When fished correctly this rig can be used to anchor your bait to the bottom in the strongest of undertows. It works by placing a fairly large shot overdepth, so that it rests ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 05 March 2014

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