Coarse Fishing Articles
Words And Photographs By Alistair Hopkins
Make youself some cheap and effective groundbait by putting fresh slices of white bread in your food liquidiser. Cut off the crusts first and then liquidise. This is best fed into the swim in small amounts as neat it will feed up the fish. Fish a piece of breadflake, paste or punch over the top.
When carrying ready made Pike rods with snap tackles on, stop the hooks catching on the car seats, you or bankside vegetation by covering them with a section of pipe insulation. Much better (and cheaper) than lead bands. Budgie
Use dead maggots in areas with silty bottoms. These cannot wriggle into the silt and they will also remain visible in areas of blanket weed. To kill, seal in a plastic bag and freeze. Steve Randles
Chop up 15-20 worms and add a handful of "Crushed" Casters, this will get bites on all but the bleakest of days. Steve Randles