How to use paste on rivers

Paste is just one of those baits that fish of all sizes, but especially the larger specimens, adore. And during the warm summer months when the fish are looking for a big bait it can be totally devastating.

Its soft, flavour-filled consistency and texture is just too much for them to resist.

Improve Your Coarse Fishing’s Features Editor, Mark Parker joined IYCF regular columnist Julian Chidgey at Walthamstow, in London’s East End.

Rather than targeting the areas famous reservoirs, Julian was fishing on the tiny Coppermill Stream, which runs around and through the heart of the E17 area.

Even though you can jump across the river, the Coppermill is famously filled with specimen-sized fish of all species.

So, with this in mind, what better way to target his quarry, than using a big ball of his ‘special’ paste on the hook, wrapped around a small pellet hookbait.

In this short video, Julian reveals how to make his special paste, and shows a couple of the little edges that he adds that have helped to propel him to the top of the angling tree.