float fishing

A test section for WSf to see if we need to progress to a full blown Coarse and Carp Fishing Forum.

General Coarse Fishing reports and information in this section.

Moderator: John Petersen

simonbayley
Regular Poster
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:26 pm
Location: heswall

float fishing

Postby simonbayley » Sun May 04, 2008 2:09 pm

need help!!! i was fishing on canal at stoke and was using rod and reel but i couldnt get the float to sit still kept trotting down the canal!! i tried going overdepth with a couple of shot on the bottom but nothing would keep it still!! any ideas???

User avatar
Big Kev
The Masterful One
Posts: 10447
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:04 pm
Location: Sutton Manor....The Posh Part Of St Helens

Postby Big Kev » Sun May 04, 2008 2:35 pm

Not a lot you can do when there`s a tow on the cut....you can try going over depth and putting shot on the deck,but your main line is always gunna get dragged to a degree :?
Species 2018...Dab...Whiting...Cod...bass...dogfish...flounder...plaice...thornback ray...smoothound ...turbot...small eyed ray

User avatar
Steve Duffy
has crabs
Posts: 9432
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:37 am
Location: Heswall, Wirral.

Postby Steve Duffy » Sun May 04, 2008 2:51 pm

Best way to combat the pull on that part of the canal is to use a small float link leger set up as shown here.

Image

It is not always a good thing to have the bait sitting still.The fish are used to having food moving in the direction of the flow.They are more likely to be suspicious of a still bait.
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F
AGNB
Thats bang out of order !

Species--- Bass,ray,smoothhound,starry smoothhound,plaice,flounder,dab,LSD,huss,whiting,coddling,mackeral,pout,pollock.

bri
Regular Poster
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:44 pm
Location: e/port

Postby bri » Sun May 04, 2008 3:21 pm

as steve says,but you can always put a shot about a foot above the float too sink the line, and put the rod tip under the water, this worked for me

Shaun1118
Sapper McMan !!!
Posts: 2533
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:11 pm
Location: Liverpool

Postby Shaun1118 » Sun May 04, 2008 4:00 pm

depends wether it is surface tow caused by the wind or the water is actually flowing ;) Let me know which one it is :D

zziplex ash

Postby zziplex ash » Sun May 04, 2008 4:46 pm

Use a pole and backshot your float to get your line under the skim. Get your bulk as close to the deck as possible. If necessary, lay on, up to a foot in really bad tow. Using a heavy bait helps. When tow is bad, I often use chopped worm( fed with a baitdropper), but this is usually on commercials.

User avatar
Steve Duffy
has crabs
Posts: 9432
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:37 am
Location: Heswall, Wirral.

Postby Steve Duffy » Sun May 04, 2008 4:55 pm

Shaun1118 wrote:depends wether it is surface tow caused by the wind or the water is actually flowing ;) Let me know which one it is :D


On the Shroppy it is usually flow caused by the locks opening, but as I've said elsewhere don't worry too much about trying to hold the float in one place.
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F
AGNB
Thats bang out of order !

Species--- Bass,ray,smoothhound,starry smoothhound,plaice,flounder,dab,LSD,huss,whiting,coddling,mackeral,pout,pollock.

User avatar
Big Kev
The Masterful One
Posts: 10447
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:04 pm
Location: Sutton Manor....The Posh Part Of St Helens

Postby Big Kev » Sun May 04, 2008 5:22 pm

zziplex ash wrote:Use a pole and backshot your float to get your line under the skim..

Come on Ash,read the question...he`s using a rod n line...it`s a doddle with a pole as we all know :roll:
Species 2018...Dab...Whiting...Cod...bass...dogfish...flounder...plaice...thornback ray...smoothound ...turbot...small eyed ray

zziplex ash

Postby zziplex ash » Sun May 04, 2008 5:37 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Kev, that is exactly why I would use the pole. Anyway, I didnt know people still used waggler rods. I thought you would be in Wales Kev, or has the missus finally worn you down ;) :lol: :lol:

Shaun1118
Sapper McMan !!!
Posts: 2533
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:11 pm
Location: Liverpool

Postby Shaun1118 » Sun May 04, 2008 8:30 pm

zziplex ash wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: Kev, that is exactly why I would use the pole. Anyway, I didnt know people still used waggler rods. I thought you would be in Wales Kev, or has the missus finally worn you down ;) :lol: :lol:


I use my waggler rod every now and then when i cant be botherd :D The tactics ash is talking about can be used with a rod aslo... just use AAA instead of size 8 ;) A moving bait is much more natural though and when on flowing water i often use a small bait dropper. Once the bed of groundbait is out, cast into the flow and allow the float to trickle down ;) Use hemp and small pellets as these are heavier than maggots and casters :idea:

User avatar
millsy
AKA Dick Thrust (Porn Star)
Posts: 1454
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:38 pm
Location: Mancshire
Contact:

Postby millsy » Sun May 04, 2008 9:27 pm

Too many Poles in this country already :idea: ;) ;)
BEACH FLATMASTER. Fit as a Fiddle.


As Seen On (PORN) T.V ........

simonbayley
Regular Poster
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:26 pm
Location: heswall

Postby simonbayley » Tue May 06, 2008 6:01 pm

thanks for all answers great help. ended up using pole but as said got more bites letting float go with flow or just a bit slower!! enjoy using waggler rod sometimes can just sit and relax!!


Return to “Maggot Drowning”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest