Jump to content

Recommended Posts


If your having difficulty seeing your floating bait being taken at range, you could just use a self cocker, like a drennan puddle chucker float etc. I know the line comes off the bottom and might cause your line to sink and pull the bait toward the float etc, if it does just recast more often. You could even use a ruber on the top of the float, so the line comes off the top and see how it casts.

There used to be designated floats made specially for this purpose, maybe someone can point one out for you?....i've looked for them on ebay but can't see any.


I think you mean floats like the one below (surface controllers) which we’ve  been using for many decades for surface floating baits



Edited by BoldBear

Happiness is Fish shaped (it used to be woman shaped but the wife is getting on a bit now)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 92
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Just had a session on a gravel pit Fished for perch, one evening, the next day, and the following morning   Evening - three bites, all within half an hour, yielded three perch, all over a pound, w

Had a week in Eire.   Weather was roasting hot, which killed the fishing. Fished Garadice, Brackley, Killykeen, Belturbet, Town Lake. Landed some nice hybreds, skimmers and roach.   I went with

I didn’t fancy going on the river today as I thought it would be packed so I had a few hours after lunch on my local estate lake after a few Carp with my son Stuart. We fished against one of the

Posted Images

Can also use a Bubble Float - Loaded with a few shot if you can't get down to the water to fill it. (The shot also provides a bit of a rattle - simulating feed going in)

I've had a few Carp using These!! (Chicken & Duck Breast Cat Treats) They Float Nicely, They're Freeze dried & firm, yet soft enough to hook - not messy to use.


Edited by Martin56
  • Like 1

Fishin' - "Best Fun Ya' can 'ave wi' Ya' Clothes On"!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I like bubble floats  ,great for getting crust into lilly pads or filled up a bit more weight casting a whitebait in to the edge of reeds.Half filled the become a weight and a float ! Underused bits of kit !

  • Like 1

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

None of this "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" crap it just means i have at least two enemies!


There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong


Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle


Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

Life insurance? you wont enjoy a penny!

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...