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Simple waggler rig to catch fish overdepth

This is a simple, straightforward waggler rig that will catch fish from stillwaters, canals and rivers. It’s the basic float rig that every angler ought to know how to tie. The float is locked onto the line using a silicone float adaptor (these allow a quick change of float whenever required) and is locked in place using the vast majority ...

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  • Float rigs
  • 25 March 2011

Snag-free link legering rig for big barbel and chub

Barbel love to hide under or tight to streamer weed, sunken branches, tree roots and other submerged obstacles. That makes catching them really difficult. Static leger rigs may seem to be the answer, but often they aren’t. A mistimed or an inaccurate cast might see the heavy rig land bang in the middle of the obstruction – not only snagging ...

  • Rigs
  • Leger rigs
  • 25 February 2011

Presenting expander pellets on the bottom with the pellet deck rig

This rig is ideal for presenting expander pellets on the bottom for carp, tench and bream. It can be used in depths of 3ft or more and when fished correctly it can tempt bites when all other pellet rigs fail. A Use a long, body-down pole float for this style of fishing. One having a long plastic bristle is perfect ...

  • Rigs
  • Pole rigs
  • 11 February 2011

Get more bites when feeder fishing for bream, carp and tench

If you want to get more bites when fishing a groundbait or open end feeder, try this neat trick and twitch your rig back. It’s easy to do and can trigger even more bites than you’ve ever had before. It works brilliantly for bream, carp and tench – even roach too when you’re fishing a maggot feeder. It is very ...

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  • Feeder rigs
  • 14 October 2010

Groundbait feeder rig for river barbel, chub and bream

This simple yet very effective feeder fishing rig is perfect for catching river barbel, chub and bream. It’s easy to make and can be used in deep sluggish rivers through to fairly shallow and swift flowing rivers. The beauty of this rig is that it can be used to catch all of our larger river species, providing you use an ...

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  • Feeder rigs
  • 17 September 2010

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 2010

How to tie a resistance-free running feeder or leger rig

The resistance-free running rig has to be one of the simplest leger and feeder rigs a fisherman ought to know how to tie, and it’s deadly too. It will work on rivers, lakes and canals, for almost all British freshwater fish, and below you'll find out how to tie it... This rig can be used with a groundbait feeder, a ...

  • Rigs
  • Feeder rigs
  • 05 March 2009

How to tie a simple helicopter rig for specimen fishing

The helicopter rig forms the basis of the vast majority of big carp fishing set-ups used by specimen anglers. It’s incredibly simple to create and its fish-safe too. This means that if the rig is created properly, a fish is hooked and the mainline breaks or the lead becomes snagged, the lead and line will eject from the rig. You ...

  • Rigs
  • Carp rigs
  • 05 March 2009

How to tie a stickfloat rig ideal for trotting on slow flowing rivers and streams

Trotting a small river for roach, chub, bleak, dace and skimmer bream is a fantastic way to spend a day fishing. It’s an active method that involves flicking your rig out, paying out line from the reel, mending the line to make sure the float travels along the right line, and occasionally holding back the float to make the bait ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 05 March 2009

How to float fish a river with a Crowquill Avon trotting rig

The crowquill Avon is a very underused float nowadays, but it’s one of the very best for tackling pacey, powerful or deeper rivers where plenty of shot is needed to get the bait down to the feeding fish. The float itself is quite long and features a large and long balsa body that requires a lot of shot to cock ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 05 March 2009

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