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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

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

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 ...

  • Rigs
  • Float rigs
  • 25 March 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

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 2014

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 2014

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 2014

Shore Terminal Rigs: Basic Rig Making Tools

  The basic rig making tools Simplicity is the secret of most terminal rigs, and the basic tools required to construct your own rigs are few and uncomplicated.   Line clippers The most essential tool of the rig maker, a pair of nail clippers, ensures that all knots are trimmed close. Hooks and swivels that sprout a long tag of ...

  • Rigs
  • Sea rigs
  • 10 June 2008

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